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History Custom Tubs please, here's one of mine from 1985 -Thanks to Rik Hoving for many of the custom tub pi

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by John Lee Williamson, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. a boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 4,030

    a boner

    Wow.....that's what is nice about traditional, it isn't dated one bit, and all it needs is a grill.....still.
  2. I was into the understated thing so I never put the stainless on the black grill, it's there just hard to see in this photo. JW
  3. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,056


    Good looking car, still got it?
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  4. The car belongs to Woody Pollard now and is for sale - 707 318 4094 (The Car is For Sale) . I'm building another one for me.
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    © see info on the photos. (Rik Hoving Kustoms)

    Vega Ford copy

    Uploaded: June 16, 2005

  6. The current one is getting there too.[​IMG]
    © see info on the photos. (Rik Hoving Kustoms)


    Uploaded: June 19, 2012
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  7. Sweet & Low
    Joined: Feb 13, 2014
    Posts: 186

    Sweet & Low

    Outstanding, looking forward to your progress. Please send more construction pic's.
  8. socal34
    Joined: Feb 25, 2007
    Posts: 170


    Cool picture John , new car is looking good, When are going to bring it to TOPPERS
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  9. I'm planning for driving it all around town in 6 to 8 weeks
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    © see info on the photos. (Rik Hoving Kustoms)

    green rider 011
    Bruce Cox's green tub, a tribute to a Santa Barbra Igniters tub from the 50's also the old Hershberg Tub
    Chopped and carson by John Williamson, paint by Scott Guildner, i
    Photo by Steve Moody
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2017
  11. George Bistagne bought his 1938 Ford DeLuxe convertible sedan in 1940. He then took it to Roy Hagy’s shop in Hollywood where George Bistagne was able to work on the car himself using the shops tools. George chopped the windshield 2 3/4 inches, removed the running boards, created covers to hide the frame where once the running boards had covered the frame. He reworked the bottom of the fenders and installed stainless rock shields on the back. He modified the hood sides by removing the top grille section and filling it in with sheet metal, he also filled in the hood side louvres for an even smoother look. At the back he also created a set-in license plate with the plate mounted behind glass low in the trunk. The stock bumpers were replaced by two 1937 DeSoto front bumpers and he added a set of teardrop skirts. He reworked 1934 Ford cabriolet windows to fit the chopped 1938 Ford and then had the Carson Top Shop create the beautiful padded top.

    [​IMG]Perfectly styled and proportioned George showed with this car what he was abele to do. Notice the small diameter flipper hubcaps. Possibly these are original Cadillac units.

    [​IMG]The rear view of the ’38 Ford shows the beautiful shape of the Carson top, the set in license plate and the great overall appearance of the car.
    from Rik Hoving article on Bistange Bros Custom Shop
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    IMG_2753-rodncustom .jpg

    Uploaded: June 29, 2009
  13. Joe Urita tub from a sedan, this car was at Andrews and Evans car lot for sale in the mid 50's and we use to go down to Burbank to see it and all the other cars they had for sale, a perfect Friday Night for kids with no Money, go down to Andrews and Evans and check out the cars. There was an alley behind the place and cruising the alley and looking in their garages would tell you what cars were getting ready for the lot.
    © see info on the photos. (Rik Hoving Kustoms)


    Uploaded: February 28, 2005
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2017
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    Joe Bottis-36Ford-01-DickPage

    Uploaded: June 06, 2013

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    Tommy the Greek's 36 from 1952
    Photo from the Ron Brooks Collection

    Photo taken at the 1952 Oakland Roadster show

    Uploaded: May 06, 2011
  16. Thanks to Rik Hoving for many of the custom tub pictures, John Williamson
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    My Favorite unfinished 50's kids tub!
    Stogy, D.Lee, kiwijeff and 4 others like this.
  18. from a 4 dr sedan has removable top Kenny Lotz

    © see info on the photos. (Rik Hoving Kustoms)


    Uploaded: August 28, 2008
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    40Ford-phaeton-01-RH chopped and sectioned 39 tub

    Uploaded: August 22, 2012
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    © KustomLincolnLady

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    photo by KustomLincolnLady
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    © KustomLincolnLady

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    photo by KustomLincolnLady 2dr tub mod.

    Uploaded: January 15, 2007
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    © Mark Murray

    Mark Murray 00000019-1.jpg
    Photo from the Mark Murray Collection
    Photo taken by Stan Baker

    Uploaded: January 03, 2011
    Stogy, straykatkustoms, D.Lee and 3 others like this.
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    Bill Johnson

    Best of the old-3jpg
    Photo by Bill Johnson

    Uploaded: March 24, 2006 39 Merc tub with 47 Chevy lift off top
    1940 Mercury Buddy Ohanesian - Bertolucci
    LBCD, Stogy, straykatkustoms and 4 others like this.
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    015 11

    Uploaded: March 13, 2008
    Look close, this is my 51 Merc made into a 4 dr tub with Carson Top - John Williamson
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    Paso 05 021 40 Merc tub from 4Dr or 2Dr

    Uploaded: June 19, 2005
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2017
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    36 Ford tub with 40 Ford frontend
    Stogy, D.Lee, kiwijeff and 3 others like this.
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    27 Chevy with 34 Ford frontend custom tub
  28. Valley Custom 36 Ford with Chevy and Cad front end and fadeaways.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2017
    kiwijeff, chryslerfan55 and Sancho like this.

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