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

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    Ok ...thanks.
    I was just curious, there were alot of similarities.
    The writing of the owner being the builder on the white version was kind of throwing me off ,but I know how that can happen sometimes, especially if the person doing the story is not well informed and the person registering the car didn't give any details and they usually just list the owner as being the builder, of course then you have the one's that claim they did it all ,when they actually know nothing about the car or its history, if there was any, but if they do own it I guess they can say what ever they want.....that just gives the informed guys someone to laugh at.
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    I'm glad I wasn't the only one thinking that.
    After just finding out that it was the same car on a earlier post that I made, that's the first thing I thought,.
    They claim to have restored it to its original glory, that's crap, true the car was saved from being let go after the fire, and rebuilt to a new version of the car but not restored to it original glory.
    It would be different if a new owner got the car and had no knowledge of its past or history and made the claim of just restoring a old custom, but saying restored to its original glory and having knowledge of its history before hand , then coming up with that ...ya what a shame...but it's his car so what ever.
    It's not the first time that has been done to a well known custom car and I'm sure it will not be the last.
    But then again alot of Customs from the day were always changing it up or changing things to keep current with the latest styles or fads, and if they run the show circuit you sometimes had to make changes to stay competitive.

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  13. That's why I put it in quotes. It was done in '74.
     
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    i didn't realize.....
     
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    Was doing some researching online tonight and run across some interesting pictures. 15626944988876279204785631168977.jpeg 15626947144131535441865538978972.jpeg 15626957858385304344650060647478.jpeg 15626955239437703515120587129058.jpeg 15626955049284401440167382322535.jpeg

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  21. Larry Dames’s son wrote this about his father’s mercury.
    “To those who are wondering why the cars is White instead of green and why it does not have the Desoto grill or side trim on it. This car was burnt and sitting in a junk yard for almost 15 years before he got it and allot of stuff was missing including the 54 Desoto grill, the original flat head as well as numerous other items. The car was rough and in a sense worthless back in the mid 70’s so he built it the way he wanted and could afford at the time. The car is still the way it was when he finished it 30 years ago, and still has the Chrysler Hemi he put in it back then, which is why it has a louvered hood, and he still drives it all the time.

    As far as the cars future, I have been bugging him for over 15 years to restore it back to its original look but with kids, work and other cars, that has yet to happen. He has told me that if he can get his chopped 51 conv. going so he will have a Merc to drive, he will start to tear the car down and restore it back to its original look, Although the interior will more than likely be different, it was pretty hideous looking and he can’t get himself to match the interior, I can’t say I blame him for that.”

    I did this in a hurry this morning and forgot to credit Rik Hoving for the quote from his CCC site and his article on the car.
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    Too kool not to share... Like to see it with thin whites, Wires or Chrome reverse & spiders. I blurred the bad parts for the respect of the HAMB. trust me the wheels are awful...

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    I would hafta say Yes.

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