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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by straykatkustoms, Oct 6, 2014.
Thanks Rikster, It would be kool to own the Merc. Chrome the front bumper and change the grill and leave the rest as is.. Although it would be kool to get your hands on the pods that were mounted on the roof... Hhhuummm?
Very Kool pic, how kool would it be cruising through town.
This 56 is right here in Minnesota I know the guy who owns it pretty kool guy
He bought it brand new and the first thing he did when he bought it was drove it to a body shop
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It is interesting you posted this. It`s more of a show rod than a custom. BUT-------- pictured below is Ray Farhner and his son Larry. Doug Thompson used to work for Ray. X-RAY built in about 62-63 or so.
Absolutely! Double WOW! Per the 50s song, "That car's real fine looking, man - it's something else." License plate might indicate Scandinavia. Any further details? Looks like custom coach building. Spectacular!
Petri Terho a talent custom car builder from Finland.
Do a Google search on his name to see his other cars!
Who's building this? I love to see these kinds of body reconfiguration builds. Gives hope for bodies that would otherwise get overlooked. This one looks particularly good too, good proportions.
Hows that for a combination of cool?
Some History to glean from...Beautiful BC
Credit to Photographer, Owner
Worth mentioning (above) is the power-plant in the lead Shoebox Ford is a Cadillac V-16!
Perhaps this was the reason for a hoodless custom...to showcase the unique power train. It also could have been in a construction stage and the hood may have been being modded. I just thought it was a really cool pic...the Merc is near stock but the Shoebox hauling the 34 looks like half custom, half strip ripper.
The custom shoebax Ford belonged to Canadian Jack Williams of "Syndicate Scuderia" dragster fame.
Love the upper deck viewing areas.
The Flame, owned by Tom and Dick Holynski in Lackawana NY. Says parts from nine different makes. Power is a '56 Packard V8. NHRA Custom Carnival coverage. Pic from1961 Popular Mechanic's Hot Rod annual.
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Thanks Mick has this Custom been shown in this thread before? Be nice to see a few more pics and if it does indeed have that unique engine as Mo said that would be nice to see as well. From your memory did it always run hood free?
Stogy, there's a few pictures of Jack's Ford floating around the internet, here's a couple I have handy.
I'm not sure if Jack still owned the car at the time the color shot was taken.
Thanks @lurker mick...you did deliver...those are awesome thank you...pretty darn cool machine...and it did have a hood. That is one full engine bay. Love it.
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