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Features Guymon's Bird

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Ryan, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. cracker head
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    Or chopped Econoline Van....:D
     
  2. pushrod_mike
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    Guymon is a ruler. I was lucky enough to live close to his area. He has inspired us at Atlas and is a big reason we like customs so much. He was doing really cool stuff while most builders were doing the ugly stuff in the 70's and 80's. Plus he always has the cool shit at the swap meets.
     
  3. 55chevy
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    Hmmmm, that's where they got the style..........
     

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  4. selfmade66613
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    I took this picture of it a few years ago at the invasion in dallas. its one of my favorite cars.
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  5. I've always heard it referred to as simply "pulling in the fenders." I think that's about as technical as I can get, but I'm only 21 so take it with a grain of salt.

    Killer bird. When I'm a grown-up I'll have a baby bird
     
  6. The mental image of Ryan in a skirt is haunting me.
     
  7. 40StudeDude
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    Sorry Anderson, from the looks of the car in your photos, that's a 1955 Chrysler...not a 1953...

    Guymon's cars always had restraint...and every one of them worked...

    R-
     
  8. Tuck
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    1. Early Hemi Tech

    I was with Bleed at the Roundup when it used to be held near that lake-
    -man... I just remember we were both freaking out about it...

    That car RULES.
     
  9. smalltownspeed
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    It has been chopped, and pay attention to the "head rests" too. That car looks to me like its ready to jump out of a Keith Weesner painting. I love that car. Its in Plano, and my buddy Peter Leddy(THE Y-block guru) has done some upkeep and upgrades to it over the years(but does not own it)
     
  10. I really, really like this bird!
     
  11. RFOSTER
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    I think David deserves a ton of recognition, I grew up around my uncle Jim Bakers cars and in and out of David's shop! He has a great eye for things and craftsmanship is amazing!


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  12. RFOSTER
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    That was my uncle Jim's car and one of my favorites David built! He sold the car about 2 or 3 years ago!!!


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  13. RFOSTER
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    Posted from the TJJ App for iPhone & iPad
     
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  14. straykatkustoms
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    Very Kool post. I thought that you would like to see some before pics of the T-Bird.

    The before pictures are crazy, the guy had some great ideas but had some bad ones
    like the late model bumpers, Thankfully David and Wayne saw the potential and built
    my favorite T-Bird Kustom. David has a good eye for Kool.

    Happy Trails, Mick

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  15. Nads
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    That T-Bird is gorgeous.
     
  16. froghawk
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    Good God, those before shots are brutal! Can't imagine David did a hell of a lot of head scratching as to what "customizing" touches needed to be eliminated!
     
  17. Gotgas
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    Dude. Me too. Snagged a pic of it.

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  18. Anderson
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    Wow...shitty '70's Camaro bumpers, front on the back and back on the front. What a mess. Had no idea that was already a custom before David got it. Pretty cool!
     

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