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Features Canted and Quadheadlight kustoms.

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Norrland, Dec 25, 2019.

  1. Peanut 1959
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    Another Facebook find. FB_IMG_1599197847702.jpeg
     
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    from england

    what are these surrounds from please................[​IMG]
     
  4. Peanut 1959
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    I cant see your pic. :(
     
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  6. chopolds
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    An old pic from Custom Rodder, of my Olds. Image.jpg
     
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    It's nice to see a Merc with a front end treatment that's outside the norm! tapatalk_1600207655157.jpeg
     
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    They could be from Lowes! The canted quads look to be mocked in with plywood or a carbon fiber panel of sorts!
     
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    You stumped me! This '58 Plymouth is similar — and better looking, I think. I'm sure that someone will find an exact match.
    58plyHL.jpg
     
  13. Rick Coast
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    Always loved this custom mod on (most ) Kustoms. This truck is a old local Colorado built cruzer, I like it and remember when Ed Banes brought this old Kustom back to life.
     
  14. Peanut 1959
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    A pair of green-skinned beauties. tapatalk_1609048421694.jpeg tapatalk_1608174014991.jpeg
     
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    Found on Facebook today. FB_IMG_1613423631785.jpeg FB_IMG_1613424323046.jpeg
     
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    The Comet - Tony Abato's '54 Oldsmobile. FB_IMG_1613426280070.jpeg FB_IMG_1613426288622.jpeg
     
  17. Im so in love with canted quaded headlights
     
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  18. Peanut 1959
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    A poor quality shot of a high quality, canted quad kustom. Looks like the grille opening is formed from two '53-'55 Stude gravel pans and filled with expanded metal with some kind of shallow "bullets" of some sort. FB_IMG_1613494191326.jpeg
     
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    How about something older? Scan-210216-0001.jpg
     
  20. 34Larry
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    This is my 34 since 95. Ugly as shit in those days. Its nothing like this now, its a high boy
     
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  21. Mike King
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    Canted head lights aren't anything new but it is a timeless look. Very cool.
     
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    I missed this thread, but just caught up.


    I also noticed a large number of very familiar bezels!

    No wonder they seem hard to find for my '61 Chrysler!
     
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    Horizontal or vertical (or anywhere in-between), I dig those quad-light customs! FB_IMG_1614738781840.jpeg FB_IMG_1614000257271.jpeg
     
  24. Peanut 1959
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    Heres the Olds, above, plus a different F-100 with quads. :) FB_IMG_1614000312170.jpeg
     
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    C129AE9E-AA70-4A41-A125-9E3CD715D909.png 10598D27-A7BD-47BA-8CD2-CC8109A846B9.jpeg A friend of my uncle brought his unmolested car to him and said, “do what ever you want”.

    This is what he got back. Done in the late 50’s.
     
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  26. Peanut 1959
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    That there is a pretty heavy chop!
     
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    Sixties-era Ford, it appears. tapatalk_1615205816129.jpeg
     
  28. Peanut 1959
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    New one to me. I like being able to see the rear treatment. tapatalk_1615205818922.jpeg tapatalk_1615205835938.jpeg
     
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    Luckily his friend was rather short in stature. :rolleyes:
     
  30. jnaki
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    Hello,


    In the late 50s, custom cars played a role in the hot rod/custom car scene in So Cal. These old photos came from a film of a car show that took place in a grocery store parking lot somewhere in So Cal . It showcased a whole lineup of different customs that used to show up at these community parking lot events. The abundance of quad headlights seemed like a popular way to build a new custom or add something to an old hot rod for a different look.

    The 1940 Ford Sedan looks as if it had just added on the quad/canted headlights to join the club. The neighbor took a different route with vertical quad headlights. As the film rolls on, a cool 55-56 Buick Hardtop Sedan pops up with their version of quad headlights.
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    Jnaki


    Not to be outdone, a very cool 57 Thunderbird was there in the popular Tahitian Red color and scallops with a set of quad/ canted headlights for a cool look at a 50s trend in custom cars from So Cal.
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    All photos from Bob Goggle... Thanks
     
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