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

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

  1. wicarnut
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    Your signature was what I was brought up on with the addition of " There are No Excuses, Make it Happen"
    My Parents and your Grandfather were cut from the same cloth. Their advice has served me well, I'm Thankful for it.
     
  2. Mopar Tony
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    Yes sir. My grandfather was my hero. My dad died when I was 6 and my grandfather was basically my dad. He is the one that brought me up on custom cars, hot rods, and racing. He had a 56 ford crown Victoria that was mildly customized we went to every cruise night and car show all summer in. I miss him every day. What is crazy is at the time I didn't always put much thought into his words but as time goes on I realize the only reason I am who I am at all is because of him. He helped me in more ways than I ever realized. Miss him everyday.
     
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    OK WHERE IS THE WHITE VICKY?
     
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    Marv Ringham (who built this) just flipped over in his grave.
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  14. 'Mo
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    Original Bean Bandits member Robert Martinez' '55 Merc.
    DeSoto grille and bumper, hooded headlights (Caddy?), reshaped hood, scooped rear fenders, Buick portholes, Lincoln taillights.

    (Courtesy of Kelly Whalen)
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    NOT a '55 Merc,, 52-54 ?
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  17. Peanut 1959
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    Saw this recently purchased project over on the "Studebaker Addicts (international)" page over on Facebook. I'll see if I can send him over here to entertain us with the build! FB_IMG_1572233115929.jpeg FB_IMG_1572233119365.jpeg FB_IMG_1572233122326.jpeg FB_IMG_1572233125060.jpeg FB_IMG_1572233127752.jpeg FB_IMG_1572233131460.jpeg FB_IMG_1572233134314.jpeg FB_IMG_1572233137105.jpeg FB_IMG_1572233139994.jpeg FB_IMG_1572233143203.jpeg
     
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  24. @Peanut 1959 I really dig that Studebaker! Thanks for posting it.

    I 'd love to come across something like that.
     
  25. I agree with @Sancho. Finding something like this would be a fun project! All the hard custom work is done, the rest is just restoration type stuff like dents and dings. Lower it a little more, wide whites, flippers and maybe some skirts and you're on your way!
    Remember the "Modern Grecian"? A lot of people didn't like it for whatever reason too, but I don't know anybody that wouldn't take it today.
    The blue Stude reminds me of the '48 Studebaker that John Sevelius built back in the 80s. At first glance I thought the blue car was his, but no chop and a front end that is quite a bit different proved it is a different car.
    Here's a pic of the Sevelius Studebaker taken at a KKOA show in Michigan in 1988 courtesy of Jim (@stanlow69):

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    Here it is again recently. Quite a few changes since '88. Photo courtesy of @LOST ANGEL.

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    I know to most people these are weird sleds, but I'd roll any of them with pride! E
     
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  27. Nice Chevy @loudbang! I think this is the first time I've seen someone use '56 Chevy taillights in a '53-'54. The '56 bumper flows well too. Looks good! E
     
  28. Moriarity
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    I hear ya. I remember when that was on ebay for sale and saying that it was a Barris built car. I sent the guy a message with proof of the fact that Marv built it. In one ear and out the other.... If enough people tear the pages out of the history books no one will know who built what....
     
  29. It's not just the car world. The school systems all over the country are doing that with world history. They are trying to "forget" a lot of important events that our kids need to learn about.
    You know the saying, "If you don't learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it.........." E
     
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  30. quick85
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    Loner2, this Pontiac is crazy cool. Talk about a sinister look, even with the
    lavender paint. But...

    Those '59 Buicks you featured really grabbed me. I'm not positive but that
    design, that look, might be my absolute number one favorite.

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