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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by magoozi, May 27, 2014.

  1. magoozi
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    Goldfinger! no, actually it's the gold pearl base for the candy blue. dash , garnish and cove inside riviera trim will be gold
     
  2. 'Mo
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    Wow! It's great that the car survives after such a long time as a custom, and has come into the right hands to finally realize its full potential. An amazing story!
     
  3. magoozi
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    Ya, really stoked that Mark gave us the oportunity to work on his car.
     
  4. magoozi
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    Thats Mark's wife sandra striking the pin up pose, she really digs their new tuck and roll, upholstery design is tipical of mid fifties show cars.
     
  5. Sledge
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    Miguel, is that the car that Winfield was supposed to Chop?
     
  6. magoozi
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    Ya, but we went ahead and did the chop ourselves, hope you like.
     
  7. magoozi
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    Here are some more pictures a.JPG a.JPG a.JPG a.JPG b.JPG c.JPG
     

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  8. magoozi
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    DSC_0399.jpg DSC_0400.jpg DSC_0399.jpg Still have to cut and buff the clear coat
     
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    A grill insert was made to give the grill cavity a more finished look and the 54 chrysler grill bar was lengthen, waiting to get it back from the platters .
     
  12. Stefan T
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    all nice to came so long is assembly is left
    good luck with your build

    /Stefan
     
  13. magoozi
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    When we think of a candy, candy apple red comes to our minds, but candy blue was the first translucent paint used in 1954.
     
  14. 'Mo
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    Interesting. I had thought Ted Levanthal's Chevy (painted candy green by Pinoli in 1955) to be the first.
    Can you tell us more?

    The car is looking great. I love the Gaylord style interior. I can't wait to see the Chrysler grille bar in place in that beautiful grille surround.
     
  15. magoozi
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    I think it was in one of the Barris books, him and other customizer started selling translucent paint
     
  16. Yowza; this thing is going to be "right on" for a real mid-50's custom! The Buick side trim and gold & white interior
    really make the theme. Hopefully, you will be sticking w/ the Caddy motor to make it a home run!
     
  17. Doctor Detroit
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    Wow, I really like what you've done... Great colors..... Much better than the flames. I thought it looked really good in the flat gold too.
     
  18. magoozi
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    I think the use of gold and added chrome captures the gaudiness of the mid to late fifties. All the custom guys wanted to have their cars resemble the new stuff coming out of Detroit. two and three tone paint jobs and the use of gold were the standard on American luxury cars. The color gold was also used in fashion, and furniture. In the forties, chrome and nickel were used in the war effort, but in the fifties, everything was chrome plated, from kitchen apliances and furniture to anything else that could be plated. It was the new status symbol and represented the race to space, and yes we are keeping the caddy motor, it's all rebuilt and in the car now.
     
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    well put
     
  20. Gambino_Kustoms
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    bring this car to the sit down
     
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  21. Looks great! I really like the colour combo and I agree it has just the right amount of gaudiness for the mid to late 50's
     
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  22. Eric H
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    Looks great guys.
     
  23. magoozi
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    I'll tell my fellow club member Mark, I'm shure he will be stoked to bring up his car, I'll make shure our Lifter show does'ent fall on the same date as you're show. I've been wanting to go to it for years, I'll bring up my chopped 46 and it will be a bitch'en road trip for me and Mark.
     
  24. Torchie
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    Amazing Transformation !
    Thanks for posting this.
    Torchie.
     
  25. magoozi
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    By 1955, guys were starting to put side trim back on their customs, but not the stock trim. They would mix trim off later model cars and come up with their own designs, this really made their cars unique, a perfect example would be the Junior Conway coupe.
     
  26. magoozi
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    more pictures d.jpeg d.jpeg g.jpeg g.jpeg GetAttachment.aspx.jpeg
     
  27. magoozi
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    Here is one more jg.jpeg n.jpeg w.jpeg
     
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  30. Greasemachine
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    I don't know if I suppose to share that, but this was the color inspiration.
     

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