The Jalopy Journal
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The rear fender looks like a sprinter ready to come out of the blocks. Gives a real sense of motion or at least potential, "ready to spring" motion to the car. Very nice ride.
There is so much to love about this car, especially the inspired engine choice, but the taillight treatment is sheer genius!
What is the source for those tail lights ?
Can't say that I have ever seen The custom favorite Cadillac grill used on one of these before. Perfect!
Love this pic in motion great photog BOSS
Tim Sutton took all of those shots... He's a genius.
Yeah. That car is pretty much perfect.
i love this shot.
this photo photo speaks: happiness is an empty parts can, pride the craftsman has in a job well done and one last look before starting the next creation........
It definitely is one of my favorite customs. I remember studying it for what seemed like hours when I first saw it at Bonneville in 2012. Speaking of the Jalopy Journal, when can we expect to see issue #4???
I love everything about the car except the grille. I know, I know, he didn't build it for me. I also "get it" when that particular grille is chosen yet something that floats and exaggerates the horizontal flow seems more in keeping with the rest. I have pics saved on the old 'puter of the surgery needed to get the decklid where it's at. Fantastic eye to see and execute that mod. Agreed, the rear lamps are genius. The whole car screams restraint and taste. Don't hate me over the grille comment, just enjoying the feature. As intended I hope...
I was looking at that car somewhere in bare metal checking out all the slicing and dicing he had done to the trunk lid when some boob standing there with his cool buddies says "thank god for bondo".... I doubt the critic even has a welder or any tools at all.
love that car.
I saw this car at the GNRS Suede Palace a few years ago. It was freshly painted and you could still smell the paint. Great Car!
This car blows my mind. In love with every inch of it. Cool shots too.
Great car. Here it is at the 2011 GNRS, lookin' good in its freshly sprayed paint job.
Love this car & the fact that its driven. Very tastefully done & iconic as well.
what motor is that??
What a slippery Chevy!
normally not a big fan of customs, BUT this is well done, I like it..
I like a lot about this car. I dig that dark brown paint for one thing. I want to see more of this one.
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Fabian is an extremely talented metal man. He learned much from my good friend, the late Ronnie Benham. Ron recognized his talent, and sort of took him under his wing. I saw the Chevy at Fabian's place when he did some work on my RPU many years ago. Seeing it in bare metal you could really appreciate his ability. And he's a hell of a nice guy,
It just looks good from every angle! Love the roof line. Thanks for posting. Great photos.
I can't stop looking at this shot. That roof just kills.
Dang, I like that car. There is a serious lesson in it that car. A just right chop looks a hell of a lot better than a hard chop or a slant chop. you don't have to go wild on headlight treatment or even tail light treatment you just have to use parts in a way that they really work with the whole design and add to the complete car. One of the great things that even with the grill change, tail light change with extended fenders and the chop those in the know automatically know what the car started as. It never lost it's heritage in the modifications.
Art = the custom, the camera, the eye behind the visuals and the written word.
Great to see those outtakes. I love the rolling shots. One of my all-time favorite 49-50 Chevys, together with the Jesus Valencia Chevy.
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