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Features Billy Gibbons' 1950 Ford "Kopperhed"

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Jive-Bomber, Nov 21, 2019.

  1. banjorear
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    Me too
     
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  2. I love @Pete Eastwood. From the horse's mouth, right here on this forum.

    Amazing.

    THANKS PETE
     
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  3. The classics never go outta style... I love that one too @Jive-Bomber - Billy brought it out to the second Lonestar Round Up way back in 2003 - the first year on Festival Beach - and it looked amazing out there. As I recall he had it set up with an impressive stereo system that he could plug in his guitar to play thru - like a rolling amp. It was all super clean and tasteful with that Tijuana tuck & roll interior

    A couple of shots from LSRU #2

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  4. 2935ford
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    Sort of a 50's Tbird roofline.
     
  5. young51
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    I was lucky enough to stumble on this when it was on display at the Petersen. It really blew me away and has to be seen in person, pictures do not do it justice. For me one of a handful of modern customs that make you rethink how a certain body style can be done...Cole Foster's 54' Chevy, Mike Young's 60' Impala, Roger O'Dells 38' Zephyr are all the epitome of their respective body styles, IMHO..
     
  6. pwschuh
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    Doesn't matter what you post, someone will hate it. There's a hater for everything. Love that picture of Billy dragin' his arm out the window.
     
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  7. ken bogren
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    This is a beautiful car! It makes me think of what coach builder might have come up with when these were new. Or maybe a at the time designers sketch that a top executive saw and said "build me one of those".

    It's really kind of understated and elegant.
     
  8. Crayons
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    Jim Pedersen of Ellensburg, Wa did, actually the same color and just as nice.
     
  9. PhilA
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    I like the lines the car has. Why? I took a glance at the picture and didn't immediately see anything that stood out as anything that potentially wouldn't have been factory. So yeah, they did a good job of getting back into the designer's head and pushing the lines over to where they may well have been closer to having been on some concept sketches, before the tape measures came out and the roof line was made a) high enough for a tall businessman to wear his hat while driving and b) still represent the shape of the company's cars that year.

    Given the overall "roundrects" shape of the car they kept it well in fitting. I only frowned a little at the rear of the door glass, until I mentally extended the lines across the vehicle and saw where they end up passing. There I see the rationale, and it works. The rear of the roof line being virtually in line with the back of the rear wheel does put it at limit of what looks "right" but the back of the car needs that little extra visual weight to retain the factory look. Flatten that out and yes, trad sled is what you get. I think this will still look pretty damn good in another 25 years, to be honest.

    Phil
     
  10. Lloyd's paint & glass
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    But it has a mustang II independent front suspension..... wah wah wah.....
     
  11. ROBERT JAM
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    Been looking for a good 49-50 custom business coupe for a while. Think they are a great style
     
  12. Matlack
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    One of my favorites.
     
  13. flamingokid
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    Considering that it was born in the heights of "Billetmania", it looks just as fresh now as it did then. While those overdone cars of that era are snickered at, Pete's work has held up beautifully.
     
  14. rudestude
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    Yep..still got my copy of Rod&Custom Feb.1996.
    Complete with the ,"Unmolested", pull out poster of
    "KOPPERHED" unpulled .
    When it first came out thoughts were...nice car , nice work,
    Just another shop build ,money rolled by owner, hey if you can ..why not.
    You do notice that the pull out poster was still in the magazine, unmolested and unsoiled, so apparently I didn't think it was exciting enough to pull anything out over. 1575231475071~2.jpeg 1575231605761~2.jpeg 1575231809041~2.jpeg

    Sent from my SM-T387V using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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