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

  1. jnaki
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    Mox Miller Long Beach 1958 Impala

    Hello,

    When my brother owned the new, black 1958 Impala, I was envious of that relationship. But, as time rolled by and things just happened, that black 58 Impala became my own car. Being a teenager with an unlimited budget would have been nice, but just like all of our other friends in high school, custom touches on cars were limited to whatever we could afford at the time. Which was...not much.

    Of course, maintenance was the number one thing for reliable daily driving to school and back. So, that kept me busy. But, in looking back to our early start of hanging around an old gas station in our neighborhood that serviced the local hot rods and trucks was a sight to experience. That was the starting point of “real” custom cars and hot rods. Sure, we had a collection of hot rod/custom car magazines or read all of the ones on the magazine racks.

    It was the actual “touchy,” eagle-eying those early hot rods and customs that gave us the impetus for future designs and modifications. In high school, we saw a ton of different hot rods and customs as we ventured out of our comfort zone of Bixby Knolls. But, in our own backyard, was the coolest mild custom car we had ever seen. A friend knew about one custom Impala and wanted me to go see it with him. So, being invited along, we drove to the Eastside of Long Beach to see Mox Miller’s 1958 CUSTOM Impala.

    Jnaki

    What a treat it was, to be able to be up close and comfortable with such a cool car. There were tons of ideas that I wanted to incorporate into my own Impala and still keep it elegant, fast and very cool.


    Https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/top-ten-kustom-icons-of-your-youth.1095355/page-2#post-12427337 Mox Miller Impala

    Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjim01eouy8 Mox Miller Impala
     
  2. Lines
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    Saw this Mercedes in Speyer Museum. I dont know if it belongs here but it has a nice aerodynamic body
     

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    Saw this Hudson today at the Relix Riot
     
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    IMO This is an Elegant 32, meets the definition, Coupe D'Elegance [​IMG]
     
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  15. Mr T body
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    I'm sure it's just me, but I can't really say I'm an across-the-board custom lover. Might be because it takes a keen eye to assess the lines and proportions of a car and modify it where it accentuates those features not merely assaults the senses. I don't see many that do that, so maybe that's why I'm not a fan.
     
  16. Jalopy Joker
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  17. Keeping it simple and elegant
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  18. 'Mo
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    If this don't do it, it can't be did! ;)

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    Wow! It is elegant for sure. Any details?
     
  21. lucas doolin
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    Thanks Sancho. Hard to improve on a Mark II but he definitely did.
     
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    This is the most beautiful Shoebox I have seen. The one prior that is channeled I think is fugly. But that is my opinion.
     
  24. Mopar Tony
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    I am currently building a 52 Plymouth Cranbrook and this is my inspiration. I love the way this car is custom but yet simple. I hope mine turns out half this nice.
     
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  26. Finnrodder
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    I was told to post this one here too, so here we go. Palle Johansen's '47 Cadillac.
     
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    The Sangria la left a couple of weeks ago foa a show,Race, party in Saudi Arabia.
     
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