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Customs Is this rad '57 Kustom Buick van real or shopped?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Malpass, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. knotheads
    Joined: Jan 4, 2007
    Posts: 498


    the roof ,winshield and side glass profile looks a lot like a 1957 or 58 cadillac!
  2. deto
    Joined: Jun 26, 2010
    Posts: 2,621


  3. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 6,007


    Fitzee is already thinkin up a plan to build it!!
  4. captainjunk#2
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 4,379


    if some one builds please post all the photos you can id really dig seeing one of these vans come together
  5. h2omonkey
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 165

    from vegas

    Maybe not a photoshop, this is done pretty regularly in Malta. The buses there are privately owned by individuals but run city routes, thus each bus owner can modify their bus however they see fit, it is still that way today and is actually a tourist attraction for the area. It could be a rebodied rebodied Bedford. Here's another made from a pontiac.....
  6. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 9,298

    Rusty O'Toole

    The Maltese buses, wow. There was an article in Road & Track a few years ago. It said in Malta, the bus operators buy imported chassis, usually English Bedford, and have the bodies made locally. The bodies are made by small shops with 3 or 4 employees who design them and make the whole thing by hand. American cars from the fifties are a favorite inspiration.
  7. Rocky Famoso
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
    Posts: 3,000

    Rocky Famoso


    WoW! That's pretty cool. I'd like to see more of these.

    Joined: Jun 1, 2006
    Posts: 1,593


    Wow that would be cool to do, now if I ever built a van..........
  9. devilleish
    Joined: Jan 15, 2007
    Posts: 251

    from Tampa, FL

    Looking closer at your details, the LEFT quarter window (seen through the inside) is over a foot longer than the right one (facing the viewer). Another dead giveaway.
    Still badass though.
  10. Dog Dish Deluxe
    Joined: Dec 23, 2011
    Posts: 778

    Dog Dish Deluxe
    from MO.

    Those maltese dude do some top notch kustom work on those busses. Theres a new government transportation reform of some kind trying to get them off the road though. Just like in this country, governments and cool cars just don't mix.
  11. bonez
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,493

    from Slow lane

    Never heard ofthe maltese buses. Pretty cool, ill go investigate.
  12. go-twichy
    Joined: Jul 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,650


    i say photoshoped too. the four holes in the hood don't seem to follow the contures of the hood right. they look like their in a straight line, but the hood has quite a bit of curve to it. the shadowing over the tires looks air brushed or something. it's fun to look at though.
  13. gmpartsgod
    Joined: Jan 22, 2012
    Posts: 51


    way cool...makes ya think??? could it be done????
  14. Malpass
    Joined: Sep 18, 2005
    Posts: 492


    Stoked to see this is still alive. I really hope one of you builds it. This van deserves to exist beyond a computer screen

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  15. So we still have no idea who came up with this?
  16. OLLIN
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 3,076


    I dig it. Definitely would be cool to see in real life!

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