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Customs Most Influential Customs of the past 15 years?

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  1. CultureCreature
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    I have to say this Caddy has influenced what I love in a traditional car. I shot this at Hot August Nights two years ago in Reno... I don't know much about who built it or who owns it, but I love this car...
     
  2. barajas93
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    Robert Acosta's "Franken Chevy"

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  3. wolfie1961
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    I like Dan Houck's '50 Ford out of Jrs. House of Color..but then again I may be biased.

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  4. Deathtrap Kustoms
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    For sure: Cole Foster's 36 Ford, Blue Collar Customs 56 Ford P/U, and Ian Berkley's 52(?) Chevy
     
  5. cole
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    Kent Kozera's Buick and his 38 ford
     
  6. 1927 Death Trap
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    Most influential Customs, here are a few of my thoughts. I'm not going to list my favorites, my list would be a little different, but influential. Not in any particular order. Richard Zocchi's 39 Dodge coupe and his 56 Chrysler Windsor. Such great mods in both and the Windsor really shows both some modern and classic. I love the treatment all around on the Dodge and it was a strong influence on me as a kid. The Jerry Yacht '40 Merc. Love the rear window, the chop, can't say enough. Again another car the was a huge driving force in where I am today with Customs. And last but not least, and I know there will be a few nay sayers, but whatever. Cadzilla. The car is just badass. Both modern and original, classic but contemporary. In my opinion it is influential because it took young guys like me at the time away from muscle cars, or street cars, and showed that Kustoms are really awesome.
     
  7. codeblu
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    Flame me if you will. But is this question a little broad in scope? There have been several "Influential" Mild customs as well as Radical. My addled brain sees these as two distinctly different animals. I'm certainly not trying to imply one is prefferable to the other. That said, there are many fine rides posted here that are worthy of being called "Influential".
     
  8. 1927 Death Trap
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  10. Then talkin about tail draggers, i think this Desoto and the Green Winsdor
    have been pretty influential to guys buildin the same style rides,
    Both have been around since at least the early '00s.
    I might be wrong, but i always thought this was the case.
    Great Example of Ass Dragers!:cool:
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    LOVE these two cars - awesome work and came close to buying the Candy Green Windsor some time ago. she now resides in Oz too haha !!

    And they're MoPars to boot!

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  11. THE_DUDE
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    Any photos???
     
  12. blue collar guy
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    Thanks
     

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  13. OLLIN
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    I dont think anyone has mentioned Tranny John's (from inland empire Ca) wild custom truck.

    His was one of the first modern built, wild full-customs that I remember seeing...

    Ill have to look for a pic.


    ps. what ever happend? did you finish the poster Mcphail?
     
  14. 49SUPER6
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    Tranny John's Stude truck defiently left an impression on me, I think the first time I saw it was close to 20 years ago and I'm only 31. It looks great now that it's finished. And being from Sac I have to say Hetfields 36 that Blue Collar did is towards the top of my list.
     
  15. bonez
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    Ive been diggin this car since its conception when i was about 19 or something, but never got that much info about it....nor could i understand what started life as, you saying Chevy puts the whole thing under diffrent light now, thanx :D
     
  16. roddinron
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    Anybody have a nice straight side shot of this one?
     
  17. Rikster
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    Not a perfect side shot, but it shows the sides a bit better. The Thinman took this photo some time ago.

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  18. Ian Berky
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    Thank you very much Randy. Im not sure that my car is the most influential, but i'm proud of it and thanx for thinking so.:)

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  19. roddinron
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    Thanks Rik, I thought there might be a slim chance that you'd have it.:D
    I've seen the car before, but don't think I've ever seen any straight on side shots, anybody got one?
     
  20. OLLIN
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    here's a few old ones from like 2004 or so of tranny johns truck? It was at the Run What you Brung show in Fontana. That truck was wild as hell, and there was nothing else like it at the show...

    Good call on "Franken chevy"

    Also how about that "Bat fink" truck???
     

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  21. bonez
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    I did a search on RObert Acosta and Franken Chevy but couldnt find chips!
    Whos got real info about this car and its build?
    I remember it being gray primer in paso 2000, then orange w/ ugly flames and now this beijey tan color....but other than this i know crap...actually until the other day i wasnt even sure what car it actually was, ahahaha
     
  22. glassguy
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    its shiney gold with red scallops now, and looks awesome! was at the gnrs. theres a picture in the new kustoms illustrated
     
  23. chip chipman
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    Here is a few.
     

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  24. bonez
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    THanx! i wonder how he went from that 1st attempt to the crazy all out version...

    What is the date on the 1st and 2nd picture?
    I can read '98 on the 3rd and 4th, so not that far from what i thought it was the debut year, or was it earlier?
     
  25. chip chipman
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    I don't reamember the date of 1&2, but it somewhere between 1988 & 1991. The pictures are at Sherwood Park annd we moved from there for the 92 show at Paso.
     
  26. chip chipman
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    Found a couple of more I took in Auburn. Sorry for the shadows.
     

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  27. thecruger
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    this one did it for me.. love your car fiftyfiveford..

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  28. bonez
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    Thanx a lot Chipman, those are great.
    Its nice to see the evolution of the car, its nice when someone sticks to a car so many years and you can see all the changes both in style and craftsmanship durin the years.....

    Thecruger, that would fit better in the mild customs thread, beautiful car.
     
  29. 52Poncho
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    I too would vote for Ian's 51 Chev Minor Threat.
    Just gorgeous!! :cool:
     
  30. A Boner
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    Sweet ride.........and it sure gets around.

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