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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Killer, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
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    chopolds
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    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

    The gentleman who owned the car was fron Kentucky or Tenn., IIRC. Manny and I were following him, on the way back from one of the Leadsled Spectaculars in the mid or late 80's, and his car developed trouble. So we stopped with him on the side of the road. He wasn't a mechanic, and he just had some fuel issues, one or 2 of the Strombergs were spilling fuel over. We tapped on the carb tops to free the floats and he was on his way!
    I might have a pic or 2 of the car, but no more info on it. Perhaps our older HAMB brothers down south?
     
  2. Screenz
    Joined: Nov 4, 2007
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    Screenz
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    from Texas city

    Aint nothin KUSTOM about that...............YET
     
  3. resqd37Zep
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
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    resqd37Zep
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    from Nor Cal

    Gangster!


     
  4. Chevy54
    Joined: Sep 27, 2009
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    Chevy54
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    from Orange, CA

    Speters
    resgd37zep

    Thanx guys...That means alot after all the years of hard work!
     
  5. Now THAT'S a Kustom!It was great seeing it person at the GNRS!
     
  6. Mr.Musico
    Joined: Jan 7, 2007
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    Mr.Musico
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    from SoCal

    perfection
     
  7. checkoutmyink
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  8. steveb
    Joined: Nov 11, 2004
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    Stance is everything. What a difference from the other photos in your album. As Mr. Musico said, perfect.
     
  9. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
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    from red oak

    Donn Lowe built this one in the early 80`s when hev lived in colorodo.
     

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  10. HotRodDean
    Joined: Jan 11, 2007
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    Just thought I'd add a pic of mine in here..
     

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  11. skyrodder
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    More please! it's Freaking Badass!
     
  12. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
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    from Hypocrisy

    It sure is, it lived here in Florida once, we sure miss her, it was my friend Eric's car. It was chopped by Willie Wilde who worked for Barris, the metalwork is pure perfection.
     
  13. HotRodDean
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    Here's a couple more, glad you like it...
     

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  14. skyrodder
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    Like it? No I love it, I would love to have a car just like that
     
  15. Bassfire
    Joined: Nov 17, 2006
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    from Mart, Tx.

    I built this custom 55 Buick Super for my wife. It is clipped in the front with a 70's Nova and clipped in the rear with a 70's Buick. A 455 cu. Buick motor, ps, pw, at, ac, pb, disc. front brakes, drum rear, elec. wipers, hidden remote radio and all new wiring. Body mods include frenched headlights, antenna and 56 Chrysler tail lights, shaved door handles, hood and trunk. Bullets in the original hubcaps and center grill emblem. Painted PPG Black and Chrysler gold with white and black interior. Body off the frame plus 2 yrs to get-r-done. Pics made at the Roundup.
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  16. resqd37Zep
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    resqd37Zep
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    from Nor Cal

    ^^^I followed the build thread on that one. Great ride^^^
     
  17. Cal-Paul
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    Nice pics!!!
     
  18. stanlow69
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    from red oak

    The RICKSTER`S right again. A guy here in town saw it forsale in the classifieds in the Leadsledder Gazette (Can`t find the issue) roughly 3 years ago. I told him I had a pic of it that I took in Hamilton Ohio at a show about 8 or 9 years ago. He decided not to buy it. Then it shows up shortly afterwards in the Goodguys Gazette (May 09). The caption reads---The memory pic went to James and Teresa Eckard`s taildraggin 48 Chevy from Glendale. George Barris assisted in the top chop in 85. The car sat in disrepair before the Eckards rescued it. O K. It looks like they added pinsripping , buick port holes and red centers on the hubcaps.
     

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  19. Rikster
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    Hmmmm.. the 57 Caddy Hubcaps, ugly pin striping, portholes and fox tail are not really what I would call improvements over the very clean look Glen was able to get for his car.
     
  20. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
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    stanlow69
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    from red oak

    Here is the add I found-- Late 07 or early 08 Trendsetter . It goes to EXCELLENT condition to a state of dis repair in one year. Maybe a year and a half. HHMMMMM.
     

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  21. customcory
    Joined: Apr 25, 2007
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    If that 55 was ever yellow with wire wheels , I saw it at the winston nats south many years ago. Got a picture somewhere.
     
  22. Actually that's a 'coon tail but ya still ugly. Proof of taste should be required when purchasing such a beautiful custom. :rolleyes:
     
  23. lockwoodkustoms
    Joined: Dec 22, 2005
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    I like this one a lot. I like the front end treatment
     
  24. Smack021488
    Joined: Jan 25, 2011
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    Smack021488
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    from Chicago

    here is mine and jim jackson's
     

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  25. Cool
     
  26. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
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    Thanks guys!
     
  27. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
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    Rikster
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    Kustom Buick took these photo of this very nice 1936-37 Ford Roadster custom... And I really like it. Lots of very nice details. like the the V-Windshield and nicely flowing dark colored padded top. The molded, smoothed in and reshaped running boards. The angled back and partly covered grille...

    Kustom Buick took the photos at Mild to Wild - Puyallup Show...



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    The interior is a bit modern for my taste.... but it is very well done.

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    Nice detail on the 1953 Cadillac hubcaps.

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    Reshaped trunk opening and flush fender skirts...

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  28. Nice tread! Wonder how i missed it! Will put up pics on the Soto when the rear is done
     
  29. Pete Fox
    Joined: Jul 11, 2008
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    Pete Fox
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    from Belgium

    Best tread for a long time! Make me wish to finish my 1940 chopped Merc coupe!
     
  30. I love that twinkle in its tooth.
     

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