The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by straykatkustoms, Oct 6, 2014.
Why's all them hoods up Mick?!? LoL!
I thought the same thing. Judging is my guess. Stuckey's Merc was in contention (and won) King of Merc's. If I am remember correctly, Puckett's Ford won "Best of Friends".
For some reason some shows demand you raise your hood to be judged. I think it should be optional. Raising a hood can ruin the overall look of the vehicle lines. I have raised my hood to com;ply with the rules; but I raise it to the height where a new judge will get a bleeding forehead from approaching the engine compartment from the front. My hood comes to a definite point in the front. My hood is a weapon. Ouch!
Look at the 40 Mercury convertible pictured above. Displaying that car with a raised hood ruins the overall look. Several years ago I was at a show where they had very young freshly scrubbed judges. I caught one in my car looking for the hood release. He demanded I raise my hood for judging. I told him that I would raise it. I couldn't resist. My 39 bit him. He walked away bleeding.
So, did you win?
Ok....sitting here thinking of my old pal Mike "Gator" Gaydos today. I went through some of his old pics to add to this thread...miss you Bud...especially around the Holidays...always looked forward to a Kustom card from him and Brenda....enjoy the pics
Here's a pic I took a couple of days ago of the same car with the fender skirts installed.
'49 Chevy on its way.
Hey I remember buying that issue of Car Speed and Style down at the local
candy store....that Merc on the cover just blew me away.
Great Thread....it is what it is all about....was and still is.
I've been gone for a couple of days. Lot of Kool pics being posted...
Dick Huckan's sectioned shoebox
Here's a couple I've not seen before...chopped Merc out of ColoRODo in colored flat primer...
Wild '53/'54 Chevy...I'm assuming this was shot in Salina...
Plenty of flames on this shoebox, musta been shot in Santa Maria...
Parking lot at Forest Lawn for Barris' service
I love these super old snapshots! Thanks so much for sharing them.
A few from Jalopyrama 2015, mostly mild kustoms.
1951 Chevy Pickup
Hey Straycat, I dig this '60 Elco. What's the story on it. Can't recall ever seeing it before. E
The El Camino was one Gary Glasgow use to own. This was the only picture that I have and I wish that I had more.
Any more pics of this?
Any shots of the front of that '55?
Alexander Bros.' "Golden Chariot". Sweet!
Sorry I don't think so.... I will look to make sure.
Lots of cool pics posted lately. The '40 headlights on the Merc is a new twist.....not sure I'm a fan tho. LOL
I am sure I am not a fan!
Sorry I have no pics of the front.
I like the 40 Ford headlight cans used on the Merc.
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