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History best customs of the 50,s and 60,s

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by teddyp, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. teddyp
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    after reading the thread about the worst customs lets see what was the best
     
  2. Graystoke
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  3. The Golden Sahara. My favorite!

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  4. Hirohata Merc!

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  5. Hmmm... Cant ya tell Barris is my favorite!

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  6. flynbrian48
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    Predictably, the same cars show up on each thread.
     
  7. I so agree this is the top Dog !
     
  8. Graystoke
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    Yep.... I guess you either love 'em or hate 'em. Most of the show customs back then were "over the top". Modern customs are worse.:eek:
     
  9. teddyp
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    here,s afew (the kopper kart is a clone)
     

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  10. Eric H
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    I like this subject much more. There are so many choices so here is something simple that I can't help but love. Ron Dunn's Valley Customs built 50.
     

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  11. Eric H
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    Or Harry Bradley's owner built "La Jolla"
     

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  12. Eric H
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    Buster Litton's Panoramic Ford.
     

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  13. blowby
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    from Nicasio Ca

    Those last 3, now we're talkin'.
     
  14. Eric H
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    Blue Danube was also nice.
     

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  15. Eric H
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    Larry Ernst' 51 chevrolet
     

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  16. Strittan
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    from Sweden

  17. FASI
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    One of my favorites is the Larry Ernst 2nd version. This is the clone, as the original car has been restored back to the first iteration.
     

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  18. autobilly
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  19. Royalshifter
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    So many cars today have been built with styling from the Moonglow...especially the stacked teeth in the grill...one of my favorites...Thanks Autobilly.
     
  20. Kripfink
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    Dunno who owned it,but this is my dreamcar
    Paul;
     

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  21. froghawk
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    "Polynesian" '50 Olds 88 Holiday, also by Valley Customs, I think...

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  22. Eric H
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    Yes, another nice sectioned car by Valley Custom Shop.
     
  23. Cincinnati Slim
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    Cliff Inman Chrysler....
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  24. ynottayblock
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    without a doubt...
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  25. Another one that has been posted a hundred times before, but by far my favorite custom of the 50s (...and the 60s... and of all time):

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  26. and of course.....This one. Centurion9

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  27. Never2old
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    from so cal

    Growing up in Gardena Ca.the 50s I remember a guy that built a '54 Chevy with extensive customizing. The bodywork was done in Kaminishi's (sp.?)shop. It was strictly a show car As I remember. It was painter lime gold metallic and he named it "The Lime-gold Galleon".
    Anyone else remember it?
     

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