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Customs friend looking for info

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TikiTyme55, Oct 13, 2021.

  1. TikiTyme55
    Joined: Apr 28, 2016
    Posts: 244


    A friend of mine just got this. He is trying to find out info about it, I realise as it sits it is not HAMB worthy but I think this would be a good place to find out. I know it came out of Pennsylvania,, Any help would appriciated john 1.jpg john2.jpg john3.jpg john4.jpg john5.jpg
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  2. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 27,432

    Jalopy Joker

    unique - anyone seeing it before would not easily forget it
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  3. Zax
    Joined: May 21, 2017
    Posts: 259

    1. 1952-59 Ford Social Group

    Is that a beer tap in the back? Can't help with the history, but it looks like someone spent a lot of time and money on it at one point in it's life.
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  4. I wouldn't say it's not HAMB-worthy, but there is some weirdness involved for sure...
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  5. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,922


    @Moriarity or oner of the kustom gurus would know
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  6. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,337

    1. 1940 Ford

  7. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,922


    I would so totally save that.
  8. A set of chrome steelies, some bias ply's, and hit the highway!
  9. oldiron 440
    Joined: Dec 12, 2018
    Posts: 2,406

    oldiron 440

    Cool ride.... If I could figure out where to sit I'd drive it...
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  10. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 8,924


    Unique would be one way describe it, however those wheels don't do it justice!
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  11. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 9,987

    jimmy six

    Nice fit on the passenger door.
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  12. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 7,143


    Yea something is very wrong with the passenger door.
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  13. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 21,891

    Staff Member

    someone emailed those pictures to me this morning, I have never seen it. I think the passenger door looks that way because it has suicide doors and it isn't shut. That could be way cooler than it is, get rid of the awful airbrush murals, put some side trim on it (maybe 55 pont trim) and give it a decent set of chrome wheels or Olds fiestas with bias ply 2 1/4" whitewalls... and get @Lloyd's paint & glass old lady to upholster it in pearl white naugahyde... and I made the pictures big, please always select "full image" when posting photos....
  14. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 8,654

    anthony myrick

    Lose the crappy caps and murals and that’s one sexy beast.
    Love it.
    I’d drive that beast with a big ole grin
    Definitely belongs here with those minor issues handled.
  15. TikiTyme55
    Joined: Apr 28, 2016
    Posts: 244


    yes the doors are suicide and not fully closed..
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  16. unforgiven
    Joined: Sep 6, 2007
    Posts: 158

    from East Tn

    The interior looks like more of the 70’s low rider style. Would definitely be a cool car with several adjustments
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  17. TikiTyme55
    Joined: Apr 28, 2016
    Posts: 244


    yes it has a complete bar in the back seat
  18. Paint
    Continental kit removed.

    That interior deserves “Corinthian leather “.

    that car would be the cats ass with a few adjustments. I would be all over it with that over the top interior .

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  19. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 7,230


    I’m in ;)
  20. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,030


    It has the look of an old custom that some lowrider got his hands on in the 70's and added the suicide doors and all of the murals and maybe the mid 60's Ford headlight doors.
    The mural work isn't traditional lowrider work an looks more like what you would see on a mid 70's custom van. If the murals are signed that might be the lead on it's history.

    If it was solid Maroon with out the murals and had proper hubcaps rather than the worlds ugliest wheels. it would have a lot more mid 60's custom look to it.
    One thing about it, no one here will be complaining if he decides to remove the murals and put a more traditional custom interior in it rather than the lowrider interior.
  21. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,922


    Like I said, I would UN 70s it and have fun. A ton of potential. I need a kustom for my wife to drive. She has had her eyes on a few.
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  22. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 49,812


    I'd find some appropriate wheel covers, and start a 1970s version of the HAMB, so I could keep the rest the the car the way it is. Yeah, I was a teenager in the 70s!
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  23. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,845


    Pancaked hood, pancaked trunk, portawalls, hell yeah. Redo the console to something more in line with the rest of the interior, and paint it. With that continental kit, it NEEDS bubble skirts. Go full blown East Coast, like it came out of Frankie and Johnny's shop in the Northeast. East coast little book cover car. I dig it.
  24. I believe the commercial stated,,,,”Rich Corinthian Leather “,,,,,Ricardo Montalbon was cool .

    That custom is cool as well,,,,,just take Moriaritys advice,,,,,he knows this stuff !

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  25. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,360


    I don't know any history unfortunately, but I agree with those saying this looks like an older build that had some updates over time. I also think it has real potential. Glad to see others agree with me on that.
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  26. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 7,953

    from Nicasio Ca

    I'll donate a steering wheel.
  27. rtp
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 191


    55or 56, either way so body murderd it.
    Just my 2 cent.
  28. Shit them murals kick some 70's ass baby :D like it plainly says, "poor boys dream" ;) :cool: i wanna know what's under the hood!!! I'm betting it's a Cadillac, with some sweet intake and a ton of carburetors! I love it!
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  29. X-cpe
    Joined: Mar 9, 2018
    Posts: 1,246


    To me, the line of the hood opening across the front upsets the flow.
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  30. SS327
    Joined: Sep 11, 2017
    Posts: 413


    The rear of the car looks so familiar. Minus the murals. The front headlight trim looks to be 67-69 Cadillac. But I just can’t place the car.

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