The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by straykatkustoms, Oct 6, 2014.
At least it keeps your hands busy. Thanks for the pictures.
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.
My 53 again. Now with Packard trim
Love the Packard trim.
I've loved '41 Buick fastbacks since I saw Lee Pratt drive one to the first Leadsled
Spectacular. Dennis McPhail owns this Kool Ride.
Johnny Torres kool Chopped Plymouth.
Jeff Wendt owns this kool chopped Chevy. It was chopped at the Spectacular by Bill Hines and Company.
The Legend Doug Reed and his famous Toad.
One of the best looking chopped four door Shoebox.
More pics from the KKOA Spectacular. Gary Minor is the owner of this hard topped & chopped Chevy.
The way that they should have rolled off the show room floor.
Does anyone have pics of the green stude?
I think I may have some from a few years ago on my computer. I'll check tomorrow and post up any I find.
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)
Kool Early Merc projects
Kool to see the Legendary Bob K and his Chopped Sedan
I love Wagons.... Below are three of my favorite.
Here is a kool pic taken by Travis Scanlan @ Royboy Productions.
For more kool pics check out the link
Here are the ones I took at a show in '09:
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.
....this is gonna be good!
Last set for the day....
Can't wait to see them.
More pics from the Glasgow collection.
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?
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.
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.
Mmmm...Now where have I seen that grille?
Nice to see Barry Mazza's Bettancourt inspired Merc. The hood louvers always threw me off a little but great car none the less.
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.
The picture of the chopped 4dr may have been from the first KKOA Spectacular.
Here's a couple pics of my '51Chevy taken by Hollow Moon photography at the Symco Shakedown last weekend.
More from Gary Glasgow, looks like the first three pictures were taken at the
KKOA Hangin Dice show in Ft. Smith.
Thanks Mick for posting these pics. They are great to see, especially the Plymouth.
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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