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History Greg Sargenti's '56 Chevrolet

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Ryan, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. sololobo
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    Bad to the bong, err bone ~sololobo~
     
  2. jcmarz
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    from Chino, Ca

    Waiting on the 57
     
  3. That bitch is low....I dig!
     
  4. Butch M
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    Wow that's cool I love green 56 chevys
     
  5. Waiting patiently for more pics of that 56! Its like a magnet every time I open that book...

    Killer paint and stance, what more do you need.
     
  6. jcmarz
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    Here's another cherry 56 Chevy from the Watson photos
     

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  7. acadian_carguy
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    Perfect paint and stance. I have had the pic in my computer for awhile. I would like to see more pics and info on the car.
     
  8. J.Ukrop
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    I also have this picture saved on my computer, and this car immediately came to mind. Featured in TRJ #23.
     

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  9. theHIGHLANDER
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    To my eye, what works best on the shared example is the paint, but why? My answer, the design seems to mimic what the 1st "sloppy pencil" ideas may have been during the 1st renderings. Look at it a few extra seconds and I think you can see what I mean. Add to that, there's not too much of it either. The best ones show the most restraint. Look what paint did to the Hollingsworth 57 Nomad. Little more than paint, stance, wheels. True enough other surprises did lie within, but I think you get my meaning.
     
  10. Racrdad
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    Would like to see more of this car!!

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  11. ynottayblock
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    Ryan, keep the articles on customs coming!
     
  12. LSGUN
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    Carol Lewis' '56 takes it for me...hell it's a toss up between that '56 and John Busman's.

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  13. 'Mo
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    When I think of Watson-painted '56's, this is the first that comes to mind.

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  14. 'Mo
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    Another noteworthy '56 is the A. Bros. built Massaroon Chevy.
    The 3-D back window to match the pleated top insert just knocked me out!

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    The "Venturian" progressed into a cutting-edge (for the sixties) Riddler Award winner. But I never forgot that top!

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  15. TRuss
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    There have to be more mild examples out there.
     
  16. 'Mo
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    Eric Bracher's Chevy was certainly a beauty in its mild form.

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    Joe Wilhelm continued the customization into this memorable cover-car version. (Photos from Kustomrama.)

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    Headlights were the name of game at the time. (There was a 6 light '59 Buick, 8 light '53 Stude...hell, look at a stock '59 Olds!) Note the shape of the headlight doors on the A. Bros. "Venturian." Now, take into account that U.S law mandated ROUND headlights at the time. (Rectangular headlights had already been introduced in Europe.) Wilhelm managed to stretch the headlight envelope, while still walking the thin line of good taste to the very edge. This was quite a trump!
     
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  17. Sam Navarro
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    ^^^ I couldnt agree more, I have a buddy who is so against them since they are so popular. I have repeatedly tried to show him pics of nice customs & he still doesnt see it..... I personally love them.

    My $.02

    Thanks for sharing that pic Ryan, I had not seen this one before.

    Cheers,
    SN
     
  18. TRuss
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    I can understand being disinterested due to their popularity but, not allowing yourself to at least recognize good design due to popularity is some sort of self imposed ignorance. I'll never understand it.
     
  19. oldthudman
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    Autobodyed........Very nice 36 there.........
     
  20. oldthudman
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    Love this type of scallop paint scheme...........Too have you noted that green was a very popular color in the 50's custom scene.........
     

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