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Customs Florida Man Breaks Rules

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Jun 22, 2022.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 20,405

    Staff Member

    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    Florida Man Breaks Rules


    Continue reading the Original Blog Post
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  2. I’d drive it
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  3. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,514

    jim snow

    Amazing. Thanks for the feature. Snowman ⛄️
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  4. 2OLD2FAST
    Joined: Feb 3, 2010
    Posts: 4,068

    from illinois

    Depends on the woman as to what catches her eye , could be your eyes or the lump in your shorts or your bank account , etc , etc !
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  5. Killer. The chop is perfect, not over-chopped. Love all the mods. Glad to see a GM product done up right. That carb is funny lookin'! ;)

    This is a small thing, and I hesitate to say it but... I would like to see the car with the front end up just a hair to straighten out the front wheels, and give more of that early custom speedboat stance.
  6. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 28,804

    Jalopy Joker

    a prime example of a car so well done that most looking at it would not realize the amount of work done - sure, each of us may have thought about doing modifications in a different way - but, he stepped up and did it his way
  7. texasred
    Joined: Dec 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,136

    from Houston

    Beautiful car, the story doesn't say so I hope he drove it from Tampa to Austin
  8. bangngears
    Joined: Aug 30, 2007
    Posts: 1,002

    from ofallon mo

    Customs are for getting girls, hot rods are for getting rid of them.:p
  9. Colour and stance help too. Body side moulding really works for me too. Thanks for helping us appreciate it. Toms photos only add to the experience.
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  10. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 6,628

    from So Cal

    Beautiful car, and great photography!
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  11. jetnow1
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,998

    from CT
    1. A-D Truckers

    Nicely done, would not look so good if it had the overdone spotlights or Dagmars,
  12. Elegant and classy as apposed to shock and awe like some customs. Reminiscent of the very early kustoms.
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  13. hrm2k
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
    Posts: 4,027


    @Ryan , Welcome to the other side !!!

    beautiful proportions. Pure eye candy
  14. @Ryan I'm in love with that color. Any idea what year Eldorado that color was available? Perhaps 53 Eldorado Cobalt Blue?
  15. Great write-up and great car, Ryan. Whenever I hear "custom" I always think, "Here we go again", another overdone, poorly thought out car with modifications that just don't work. Clearly that is absolutely not the case here. Love it.
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  16. Thats one of those new fangled elektronic carbs, probably drives like a dream with it ;)
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  17. stubbsrodandcustom
    Joined: Dec 28, 2010
    Posts: 1,716

    from Spring tx

    Its clean for sure except for the motor... Don't know why I hate webber carbs so much, just could imagine 3 97s on that 6 looking sexy as hell. But hey, different strokes for different folks.
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  18. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
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  19. johndee138
    Joined: Jul 12, 2009
    Posts: 50

    from Atlanta GA

    Exquisite example. I love everything about it
  20. Personally, I like customs but I am a hot rod guy, remember the old adage, "Customs are for getting girls, hot rods are for getting rid of them."

    That is one beautiful car and Tom knew that when he approached you about doing a feature. HRP
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  21. RedneckBuz
    Joined: Jun 1, 2011
    Posts: 78

    from Tulsa

    Buddy that wheel and interior is fantastic.
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  22. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,885

    from Nebraska

    Good looking car!
    Any photos of it at ride height?
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  23. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,738

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    LOve that one!!!:cool:
    Few cars that,I would not do something def. a little,this is real fine as is!!:D
    Custom,when done right to me,has flow = [ looks like all the parts belong together*,not just tacked on}but taking the same to a hotrod will always make it look better as well over all. Other wise you have a dragcar only.
    My car likes were made out of lots of car stuff that seemed to fit together.
    I first built my dream hotrod was the 28A roadster,plan was to be fast* and be so the pretty Gal's will want to ride! .< On my first build in the 1950's,I was not thinking I'd have two cars at one time,so one car needed to do it all.
    After finely driving my pretty much completed hotrod an 3+ years of work by 1959,the real world hit this Teen,like a ton of bricks. That my hotrod did not have a few things ,some young lady's needed. Most love to ride,but not go on a date in open hotrod.;
    Top for rain n sun ,an windows so there pretty hair didn't get blown bad. A bit bigger bench seat is even better to make out in as well.
    So by 1960,I was building a full custom "J" with a folding top n roll up windows==first date was often a short ride in my 28A,then most long dates after ,was in my "J" custom.
    I love both.
    How dose a teen build two cars,by highschool ,mostly draging home free junk parts,trading work for part, in both case's. Very little $,an tons of hard work**. The "J" cost me $75 as used old car ,the 28A was free-be junk,scrounge up junk'ed stuff.;)
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  24. Black Panther
    Joined: Jan 6, 2010
    Posts: 1,857

    Black Panther
    from SoCal

    Beautiful car....the interior is amazing as well...
  25. Funny, my Henry J cost me 75 or a 100 bucks when I bought it in 1984 out of a junkyard. Also a HS hot rod. I was 15 when we found it.
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  26. Corn Fed
    Joined: May 16, 2002
    Posts: 3,114

    Corn Fed

    Usually when a story starts out with "A Florida man...." it leaves you shaking your head. That certainly isn't the case here. This Florida man got it spot on!
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  27. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 20,405

    Staff Member

    Stolen from a Donald Glover. :)
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  28. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 31,056


    Tom's photos always help but the thing with that car is all the mods and all the pieces work together as one cohesive package. That is a point that far too many customizers or rodders miss all too often. Not one thing stuck on the car because it is what "the cool guys" are running this week or what you see on every other car at leadsled. No fake spotlights mounted in spots where you know from the get go that they are fake. No gaudy pinstripes or paint detracting from the clean lines. Just one clean car that everything works together on.
    That's a point that too many current "customizers" miss now, you don't have to add extra stuff to the car after you get it to the clean, slick and smooth point. Looks back at most of the great showcars that we revere, Version one the first season it was out after being built is usually our favorite version, Not version three that had more scoops, portholes, doo dahs and sculptured body work to be able to compete for another season or garner more show points.
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