Register now to get rid of these ads!

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

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

  1. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
    Posts: 11,645

    straykatkustoms
    Member

  2. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
    Posts: 11,645

    straykatkustoms
    Member

  3. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
    Posts: 11,645

    straykatkustoms
    Member

  4. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 24,221

    Jalopy Joker
    Member

  5. COCONUTS
    Joined: May 5, 2015
    Posts: 607

    COCONUTS

    These are as good as putting 1960 Corvette tail lights on the rear fenders of a 1940 Ford. I always wonder what you could do with 1959 Chevy tail lights.
     
  6. ramblin dan
    Joined: Apr 16, 2018
    Posts: 1,887

    ramblin dan

    642.jpg Merc. with matching tub...
     
  7. Couple nice ones.....got their lids lowered B69DC544-598F-4AA6-B6CE-F75FE3E0D7C9.jpeg 56CDA32F-170C-4954-894A-752BE6092A76.jpeg
     
  8. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 7,433

    'Mo
    Member

  9. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 7,433

    'Mo
    Member

    :eek::eek::eek:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2019
  10. chryslerfan55 likes this.
  11. Peanut 1959
    Joined: Oct 11, 2008
    Posts: 1,727

    Peanut 1959
    Member

    Almost missed the trick! :)
     
  12. waylow64bird
    Joined: Sep 21, 2009
    Posts: 304

    waylow64bird
    Member
    from Buffalo MN

    chryslerfan55 likes this.
  13. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 7,433

    'Mo
    Member

    That's it in the same post, wearing black.
    Car was built in Finland in the '90's, starting with a four-door.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 4,024

    stanlow69
    Member
    from red oak

  15. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
    Posts: 11,645

    straykatkustoms
    Member

  16. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
    Posts: 11,645

    straykatkustoms
    Member

  17. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
    Posts: 11,645

    straykatkustoms
    Member

  18. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 7,433

    'Mo
    Member

    Some "Kountry Klub" Klass showin' up here!
     
  19. Great pictures indeed. Say anyone know the status of the Dave Stuckey restoration?


    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  20. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 7,433

    'Mo
    Member

    Man...That top is tight!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     
    Stebo27, 1947knuck, drdave and 8 others like this.
  21. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 7,433

    'Mo
    Member

    [​IMG]

    The car has since lost the Connie Kit. Here are some more recent photos...

    (jvl_photos)
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2019
    Stebo27, 1947knuck, drdave and 13 others like this.
  22. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 4,024

    stanlow69
    Member
    from red oak

    'Mo -- guess what I found while looking for something else. I used to play pool with a kid and we would bet a dollar or a magazine article on each game we played. he was horrible at pool. His dad had a good collection of magazines. His widow gave them all to me after he passed away. Not sure what year it appeared in Rod Action. Scan0900.jpg Scan0901.jpg Scan0902.jpg
     
    Stebo27, 1947knuck, drdave and 10 others like this.
  23. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 4,024

    stanlow69
    Member
    from red oak

    Scan0903.jpg Then it was converted to this. For those who weren`t following along. Scan0599.jpg Here`s a pic to compare the two.
     
    Stebo27, 1947knuck, drdave and 10 others like this.
  24. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 7,433

    'Mo
    Member

    Wow! Thanks, stanlow69. I am impressed that you even remembered it as it was.
    I don't know about the rest of you, but IMO, the two-tone paint absolutely transformed this car.
    It is certainly unforgettable now!
     
    drdave, 54delray, stanlow69 and 4 others like this.
  25. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 4,024

    stanlow69
    Member
    from red oak

    This car was one of the first Mercs I ever saw as a youngster, at the ISCA shows. It was one of my favorites for a long time. But personally, I like the original version better now. Seems to flow better, has more of an early custom look to it. Still would like to add the Riv side trim to my car when my budget allows me too. Scan0249.jpg
     
    Stebo27, 1947knuck, drdave and 11 others like this.
  26. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
    Posts: 11,645

    straykatkustoms
    Member

  27. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
    Posts: 11,645

    straykatkustoms
    Member

    43134815_10156779901348556_7533994638642774016_n.jpg

    32490992_10156434209988556_8309585927513047040_n.jpg

    43025649_10156779901673556_9124539590923780096_n.jpg

    43145707_10156779900808556_7153071717122834432_n.jpg

    43116949_10156779900623556_1623378310811615232_n.jpg

    43260340_10156779900273556_1838644730271891456_n.jpg


    198959_10150132676713556_6017467_n.jpg
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2019
    Stebo27, 1947knuck, drdave and 13 others like this.
  28. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 7,433

    'Mo
    Member

    Nothing new, but a nice lineup...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2019
    Stebo27, 1947knuck, drdave and 14 others like this.
  29. [​IMG]
    Nice car, but I assume he's NOT from the Pacific Northwest?? ;)
     
    Stebo27, 1947knuck, junkjunky and 5 others like this.
  30. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 1,849

    quick85
    Member

    For a good 55 years I've read the name Bob Hirohata and seen images of the famed
    "Hirohata Merc", but knew nothing of the man. One of the Hambers posted the photo
    below which I believed he said was a personal and unseen photo of Bob. I didn't want
    to ruin the feel of the photo but wanted to try to clean up and replicate the original.
    This is the result. I could have done more but I didn't want to go insane picking at
    every little white spot. I hope the original poster sees this and understands that I wasn't
    trying to steal his thunder, I just wanted to make the image a little more presentable.

    Z Hirohata.jpg
     
    Stebo27, 1947knuck, drdave and 21 others like this.

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.