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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Roothawg, Jul 13, 2018.
I never liked the scoops added to hood sides on some customs
I always liked Frank Livingston’s Fleetline.
you might want to check out Cole Foster
James Hetfield from Metallica has some cool rides
I myself probably shouldnt be posting opinion on customs. I dislike skirts, I dislike pre 48 cars done as taildraggers. However, regardless of my taste, these cars are iconic, and I believe they should be. But that being said, I like customs smooth and simple, but the term custom dictates that these cars can look like anything, and should. Without some envelope pushing, how would customs exist?
Err, thanks for that.
Less is more, it’s brilliantly simple.
One more from Sweden.
Hey Roothawg, ya mean like these?
There is a certain elegance to anything Gary Howard builds.
I like how this place has so many different views about the same subject of cars
I would be the complete opposite, to me, anything past about 1934 need skirts and be built as a taildragger
well, until about 1955....then its a toss up
A little somethin' I put together
Richard Zochi builds some smooth stuff
That’s a beaut!
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Swarovski Chystals on front and rear grilles.
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That's for when your wife looks like this . . .
I`m not sure if it`s a Custom or Hot Rod,,,,,but I think it is a elegant car.
It’s definitely not your average convertible
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Whatever it is, I love it!
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Freddy Rowe 51 Merc
6FD177D4-362D-4BBE-A4EC-06E2FEAFCD2B by JackdaRabbit posted Jul 21, 2018 at 2:10 PM
Photoshop rendering of my “long stalled” `54 Jag project.
Elegant is part of the mission statement.
That blue Ford is the GOAL!
Cliff Inman's, Joe Wilhelm-built '57 Chrysler represents a definite shift from the gaudy excesses which were at their peak among Customs of the time.
Speaking Wilhelm, Joe did the bodywork on Andy Anderson's '55 Jag X140, which had road race history,
drag raced, and was a Pebble Beach Concours invitee two consecutive years, in the 1950's!
Motor was Paxton-blown, sun-roof is curved glass.
(Can you imagine anyone chopping a Jag?)
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