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

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

  1. quick85
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    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
     
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    Mercury's at Long Beach 2011
    Custom pix Late (24).jpg
     
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  25. Peanut 1959
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    Muuuuch better, imho!
     
  26. 'Mo
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    Maybe this guy will think so too. (They appear to be "birds of a feather".)

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    BTW, it's now a two-door rag top.
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    I know customs aren't built to be practical, but driving those (with the super-extended continental kit) most be a freakin' nightmare!
     
  28. Ranchero59
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    This has been one of the best pages of all the the threads . What a fantastic group of cars.
     
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