The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by straykatkustoms, Oct 6, 2014.
A pic from the 80's?? More info on this car please. So cool. Love the bumper/grill combo. Does it have '58 Ford roof ribs?
Real interesting "opposing bars and scoops" on this one
Also unique (for an un-chopped car) is the canted B-pillar.
Titus' "Crimson Skull" is a legend; a depiction of the transitional, Heyday of customizing, when Ayala bodywork met Dean Jeffries brushwork at the Barris shop.
Though I'm generally not a big fan of striping on early-style customs. this is another case where the lines actually enhance the profile of the car; separating the subtle two-tone paint, and effectively standing in for the absence of side-trim.
The transition to flames (accentuating the port holes) is a defining element of the car, and perhaps my favorite feature.
Here's a shot without the "bars".
Was mine a wile back .
My wife asked "What is so interesting on the HAMB?
I said" I don't know enuff words to respond."
She Said "TRY !"
I said ; HOT RODS, GIRLS, CUSTOMS, and Racers.
That seemed to pacify her..
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Ok I would never think to do this...but looks pretty good...wish there were pictures of it with hubcaps...
@loveoftiki That's Dave Crook's Pontiac... I don't know of any photos of that version with hubcaps.
Photos from Rik Hoving's archive: https://public.fotki.com/Rikster/11_car_photos/beautiful_custom_cars/dave-crook-built-cu/dave-crook-1958-pontiac
Wow..never knew they were one and the same..I gotta say I like it a little more semi Kustom vs radical..the pic I posted the car looks perfect other than needing some wider whites and chrome reverse wheels
Hatchback, anyone? (Note different-size windows. )
LOVE this one!
And the "hatchback" was a later version of Dave Crook's car. I believe these photos are fairly current.
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