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Features Kustoms blues? I need to see some kustoms....

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by straykatkustoms, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. 39-2dr
    Joined: Jun 4, 2007
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    39-2dr
    Member
    from MISSOURI

    At least it keeps your hands busy. Thanks for the pictures.
     
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  2. Every day is a good day to post pics of Mercuries. ;) Thanks for posting the pics!! I'm surprised you had a chance to take so many....you are usually busy with all your fans to get a chance to take pics. :)
     
  3. taildragger1957
    Joined: Mar 18, 2009
    Posts: 162

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    My 53 again. Now with Packard trim
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  4. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
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    Love the Packard trim.
     
  5. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
    Posts: 13,078

    straykatkustoms
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    I've loved '41 Buick fastbacks since I saw Lee Pratt drive one to the first Leadsled
    Spectacular. Dennis McPhail owns this Kool Ride.

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    Johnny Torres kool Chopped Plymouth.

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    Jeff Wendt owns this kool chopped Chevy. It was chopped at the Spectacular by Bill Hines and Company.

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    The Legend Doug Reed and his famous Toad.

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    One of the best looking chopped four door Shoebox.

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  6. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
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    straykatkustoms
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    More pics from the KKOA Spectacular. Gary Minor is the owner of this hard topped & chopped Chevy.
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    The way that they should have rolled off the show room floor.
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  7. Does anyone have pics of the green stude? ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1438810359.328760.jpg
     
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  8. I think I may have some from a few years ago on my computer. I'll check tomorrow and post up any I find.
     
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  9. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
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    Thanks Dave I have pictures of it somewhere I'll try to find them...

    Ed Blassingame built this 36 years ago and it still makes me rubber neck every time I see her.. (It is For Sale)

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    Kool Early Merc projects
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    Kool to see the Legendary Bob K and his Chopped Sedan
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    I love Wagons.... Below are three of my favorite.
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  10. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
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    straykatkustoms
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  11. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
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    denis4x4
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Colorado

  12. Here are the ones I took at a show in '09:

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  13. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
    Posts: 13,078

    straykatkustoms
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    Last Spring I spent the day with Kustom Legend Gary Glasgow. Gary is one of the Kats that I look up to and like most of us we have bought a lot of kool parts from him when he owned the Kustom accessory business called Night Prowlers. Glasgow drove all over the country and took some kool pics during his travels. I was fortunate to be able to scan a lot of kool pics. Stay tune I'll be posting most of them.

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  14. ....this is gonna be good!
     
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  15. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
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    Last set for the day....

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  16. D.Conrad
    Joined: Jan 8, 2010
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    1. 1940 Ford

    Can't wait to see them.
     
  17. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
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    More pics from the Glasgow collection.

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  18. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
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    Lets start the week right. More Kustom Pics.

    First KKOA Spectacular in Wichita. I fell in love with that yellow Merc, I wonder if it is still around?

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  19. I haven't seen or heard of any hint of that car in a long, long time, but man oh man, did I love it and hope it's still around somewhere just waiting to be put back on the road just like that. You'd think that most all these cars are still around somewhere, many of them probably redone and not recognizable from what they were then, but surely they are still someplace. We all know customs fell from favor once and all but vanished, but since the initial resurgence in the 80's, they really haven't dropped off again, so you would think most all of these have been passed on to somewhere if not still in some of the same garages.
     
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  20. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
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    I was told that the yellow Merc was painted candy maroon with a digital dash and ghost flames with a tweed
    interior. I hope to see updated pictures of the Merc. I would call it a legendary Mercury. It fired up a lot of
    people in the eighties to build a Merc.
     
  21. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
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    Mmmm...Now where have I seen that grille?

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    Oh. Yeah!

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  22. Nice to see Barry Mazza's Bettancourt inspired Merc. The hood louvers always threw me off a little but great car none the less.
     
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  23. I knew I had seen that grille before, Mo....but I was thinking to myself, I need to look this Merc up because I don't remember the doors being like that, but I haven't had a chance to go searching. Guess considering the grille wasn't even in a Merc, I'd likely have never found it. Thanks for posting the source.
     
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  24. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
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    The picture of the chopped 4dr may have been from the first KKOA Spectacular.

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  25. a990hemi
    Joined: Sep 3, 2009
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    from Wisconsin

    Here's a couple pics of my '51Chevy taken by Hollow Moon photography at the Symco Shakedown last weekend.
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  26. a990hemi
    Joined: Sep 3, 2009
    Posts: 164

    a990hemi
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    from Wisconsin

  27. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
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    More from Gary Glasgow, looks like the first three pictures were taken at the
    KKOA Hangin Dice show in Ft. Smith. KUSTOM 5.jpg

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  28. Thanks Mick for posting these pics. They are great to see, especially the Plymouth. :)
     
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  29. straykatkustoms
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  30. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
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    Moriarity
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    I found another album with some pics from a mid 90's Kkoa event but I can't remember which one. The riviera here is the Barris built villa riviera, someone was trying to make it "their own" by painting it blue!! Wonder where it is today?

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