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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by KoppaK, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. KoppaK
    Joined: Dec 21, 2004
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    Looking for some ideas here, the wife wants to know what I want for Christmas and I am thinking of Kustom books. Any suggestions of must haves welcome. (Already have the Barris Custom technique series)
     
  2. epinut
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    Andy Southards "Custom Cars of the 1950's" & "Hot Rods & Customs of the 1960's".
     
  3. mazdaslam
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    The American Custom Car by Pat Ganahl. Lots of great photos and historical information.
     
  4. 50Fraud
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    I second this suggestion. EXCELLENT book!
     

  5. Ron
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  6. Meester P
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    Hows about a B&Q parts catalogue :eek:
    lmfao
    john
     
  7. Rikster
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    This book is a must have.

    Great photo's great writing.
     
  8. Dat Dirty Rat
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    I'm waiting on Rikster to write one!!
     
  9. Skate Fink
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    ..........you beat me to it! "Rikster" & "00Mack" could put their heads together and do a series of books!.........
     
  10. KoppaK
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    Great idea i'd buy it, anymore fellas got those already
     
  11. atomickustom
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    It isn't a kustom book, but I REALLY recommend "Cars of the Fabulous 50s" by the editors of Consumer's Guide. It is packed with photos of stock cars, model by model, year by year, and a fair amount of useful info, too. I sit and flip through mine every few weeks, looking for trim pieces and other details that I might use on a custom.
    "Cars of the Fantastic 40s" isn't quite as good, but still interesting. Both books can be had cheap if you look around. I even saw them for sale at Cracker Barrel restaurants!
     
  12. Skimmer
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    John the B & Q catalogue had to be reprinted as most of the chrome handle/knob stock is now unavaible due to shops being brought out by the lorry load especially on the south coast...
     
  13. Meester P
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    Skimmer it must be a southcoast thing :p
    john
     
  14. slammy
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  15. KoppaK
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    It seems my Kustom library is more complete than I thought are there any recent releases Kustom or traditional Hot Rod. I'm getting desperate here I don't need more socks!
     

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