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Customs Most Influential Customs of the past 15 years?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by McPhail, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. 57JoeFoMoPar
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
    Posts: 4,451


    How can we forget the Cole Foster built '54 Chevy for Mike Ness? That car renewed interest in the 53-54s and introduced many people to custom cars that otherwise wouldn't have heard the gospel. Say what you want about Mike and the "rockstar with torque wrenches" or whatever, but he's been a great ambassador for our hobby
  2. Amoros
    Joined: Nov 11, 2009
    Posts: 123


    If he's lost interest, I'd love to have it. If I had the money that is. Beautiful car.
  3. hunter1111
    Joined: Jul 29, 2008
    Posts: 73


    X2. i couldnt agree more.
  4. Better do your homework on the original builder of J.V's ford. You need to see a pic of the way the car looked when "J.V." drove his light purple chevy to burbank to buy the kustom 54. You will be very suprised when you see the picture.
  5. Where woud we find the photos?
  6. I can get em ,but I dont know how to post them up here on the hamb,they are not from a digital camera.I am going to talk to a guy that I know so he can scan them and maybe post them for me.I will try to get a hold of him this afternoon. Wait till you see these :)
  7. Shawn M
    Joined: Sep 10, 2008
    Posts: 408

    Shawn M

    You have certainly piqued my curiosity!
  8. You will love these pics , believe me :D
  9. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,781


    Below is a photo when the car was started at Gary Howard's shop.

    As far as I understand Jimmy bought the car as a mild custom from Ziggy. Who had done the initial customizing. And Jimmy brought the car to Gary Howard to fine tune the work to his usual standards. Many more neat little details where added to an already nice mild custom. Perhaps I'm wrong.. but this is the story I heard.

    Last edited: May 3, 2010
  10. I can not wait to see the pics Jeffsled!
  11. Im working on getting the pictures today. Rik and others need to see the pictures of what the car looked like as Jimmy bought it and THEN you can really judge for yourself of how much " fine tuning" really happened. Dont think this car was started at this shop.
  12. ynottayblock
    Joined: Dec 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,954


    anything by Oz welch floats my boat personally his 63 t-bird (pictured) just might influence me to go further in debt and buy a local 62 t-bird to customize
  13. Wicked50
    Joined: Apr 14, 2008
    Posts: 882


    It was actually built by Oz
  14. barfers
    Joined: Feb 11, 2007
    Posts: 382

    from Florida

    how bout weesners shoebox?
    Joined: Apr 19, 2005
    Posts: 297


    GREAT pics to this thread ~
  16. bigguylilroof
    Joined: Jul 1, 2009
    Posts: 210


    that's right curt!! Very few people take the time to think for each step, they just start cutting and sometimes it works and sometimes it don't but for "things not cutting edge" take a look at troys 36 he built!! Cutting edge right there!! Besides back 60 years ago, they only had a hammer and a torch!!
    I guess what i am saying is curt thought his car out well and he got that in return, and its cutting edge cause he thought of it!! And it is seen all over the planet!!

    Besides it's called kustomizing!!! It's all cutting edge!!
  17. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,161


    Anything from Oz Custom's. And remember ChopRods?
  18. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,161


    Bingo! That's another cat that kept the iron coming.
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  19. Anyone have more to add?
  20. Racewriter
    Joined: Nov 14, 2008
    Posts: 780


    I can't believe that McPhail started the thread and nobody has mentioned his '60 Fairlane. I've seen the car at half a dozen shows so far, and it just blows me away every time with its simplicity of line, clean look, and the way it channels the early 60s look without being a caricature of itself.
    Joined: Nov 18, 2003
    Posts: 906

    from CA

    your chevy was a big influence on me. i studied every inch of your old chevy. i talked with you at shows about it and its chop. i got a hold of lucky 7 to ask about the chop. i also got a hold of the current owner of it. he was very kind and took a lot of measurements for me. when i start to show pictures of it im sure you will see the influence that 52 cjevy had on me.
  22. fatty mcguire
    Joined: Dec 5, 2004
    Posts: 1,216

    fatty mcguire

    its fatty mcguires car!!! itll be at radir and lead east with a new set of shoess
  23. Dead End Sleds
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
    Posts: 219

    Dead End Sleds

    I think chevy54's ride will be a very influential custom b/c it is different than all other 53/54's and will likely inspire a lot of copycats, maybe even mine. If it's too new, sorry. JMO.[​IMG]
  24. Jake Moomeys 1954 Chevy Belair, Voodoo Larrys 1946 Ford Coupe and Rich Muraokas 1936 Ford Coupe

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  25. Can't get any better than Fisher's '36 Ford Coupe !

  26. Having seen so many butchered fleetlines, Brian's car set a whole new level for subtlety, creativity, and perfection. Learned so much from that car.

  27. KustomRocket88
    Joined: Dec 12, 2009
    Posts: 291


    I have to completely agree. It has the coolest taillight setup on it too.

    Thanks for including this car on this thread, totally belongs.

  28. KustomRocket88
    Joined: Dec 12, 2009
    Posts: 291



    Check out those tail lights! Influenced my idea on horizontal '59 Caddy tail light setup on the backup panel of my '85 Delta 88 back when I worked on it.
  29. Tom davison
    Joined: Mar 15, 2008
    Posts: 5,429

    Tom davison
    from Phoenix AZ

    Here it is at GNRS 2011, finished except for buffing. Fabian painted it at 3 am that morning and moved it into the Suede Palace the same day. It won Best of Show.

    Last edited: Feb 16, 2011
  30. CultureCreature
    Joined: Jan 21, 2009
    Posts: 87


    I was just thinking of that Auburn.. I have some pics of it from SEMA... I will see if I can dig em up...


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