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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Roothawg, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. anthony myrick
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    I never liked the scoops added to hood sides on some customs
     
  2. Roothawg
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    A6817475-EFF8-45AB-A662-FC29DE5B6777.jpeg I always liked Frank Livingston’s Fleetline.
     
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  3. anthony myrick
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    you might want to check out Cole Foster
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  4. anthony myrick
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    James Hetfield from Metallica has some cool rides
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  5. rocknwrench
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    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?
     
  6. Err, thanks for that.
     
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  7. Blakmerk
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    from St.Joe MO

    Less is more, it’s brilliantly simple.
     
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  8. j hansen
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    One more from Sweden. Skärmavbild 2018-07-14 kl. 09.57.46.png
     
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  9. Hey Roothawg, ya mean like these? :confused:
    029-2015-nhra-hot-rod-reunion-bakersfield.jpg 2225Futura-vi.jpg 2222Futura-vi.jpg burple 36 3w.jpg CCC-barris-nick-matranga-merc-bw-01.jpg DSC_0832.jpg Gambino-Sit-Down-8050-copy.jpg GNRS17333.jpg GNRS17332.jpg green merc 02 other.jpg IMG_2976.PNG Lonestar (1 of 1)-13.jpg rudyandcole.jpg
     
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  10. 'Mo
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    There is a certain elegance to anything Gary Howard builds.

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  11. anthony myrick
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    thats funny
    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
     
  12. Roothawg
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  13. A little somethin' I put together
     

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    Richard Zochi builds some smooth stuff
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  16. skooch
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    That’s a beaut!


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  17. 'Mo
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    Italian-built Caddy...


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    Swarovski Chystals on front and rear grilles.

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    That's for when your wife looks like this . . .
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  20. 'Mo
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  21. j hansen
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    I`m not sure if it`s a Custom or Hot Rod,,,,,but I think it is a elegant car. Skärmavbild 2018-07-20 kl. 20.51.39.png Skärmavbild 2018-07-20 kl. 20.52.20.png
     
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    from WNC

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    ramblin dan

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  27. 'Mo
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    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.

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  28. 'Mo
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    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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