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Customs Need info on this 1957 hardtop Kustom!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jawdrpn36, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. jawdrpn36
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    Would any one know about this really nice 1957 Kustom that was bulit about 30 years ago by Rod Powell and has been siting for the last 25 years.I heard it may be for sale and wanted to find out more info all about it. The work is unlike any other I have seen.
     

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  2. jawdrpn36
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  3. rodncustom
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    Sorry no info but very nice!
     
  4. gnarlytyler
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    dude... that car is BBBAADDD!! BUY IT!!!
     
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  5. Barn-core
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    Oh man, I love custom Tri-Fives, and that thing is sweet!
     
  6. Kustom7777
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    never seen that one before,,,but i'd like to see more of it,,,
    looks like some nice original ideas there,,,hope you can buy it...
    good luck.....
     
  7. strike a poser
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    Why don't you send a pm to Rod himself for answers? Rod p here on the board.
     
  8. Rikster
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    No info... just a few more photo. I love to know more on this one as well... perhaps some old photos?

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  9. low49
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    you should buy it that way you can own a sick ass ride
     
  10. mikes51
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    The oldest image have seen is from a Paso show home video when it was in the fairgrounds park, that was late 1980's I believe.

    I remember talking to the owner's daughter who drove the car to the show pictured. Sounds like it was a white knuckle ride for her. My guess was she only drove modern cars and this might have been her first drive in a classic. Maybe no power brakes or no power steering.

    I'll agree, PM Rod Powell for any more info about the car.

    There is a pic that shows soda bottle caps stuck over the blue dots. The owner used to get too many tickets for running them.
     
  11. jawdrpn36
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    When was the car built?
     
  12. RodP
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    Thanks RIKSTER for the heads up on this. The custom body work was done when it was still a new car. It was built in a shop in Nor Cal. I don't know the original owner.
    The car was restored many years later by Ted Mitchell. I did the paint work.
    RodP
     
  13. low49
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    its for sale and still looks great
     
  14. low49
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    it showed at the oakland roadster show in the 60s
     
  15. rodncustom
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  16. low49
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    Check it out under classified section, A true CUSTOM!!!!
     
  17. jawdrpn36
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    Damn thats a such a deal a true survior wish i had the money somebody is going to be lucky to get this one !!!
     
  18. Tasteful custom!
     
  19. Rikster
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    I found this photo of the car in the 1961 Custom Cars Annual from Trend Books...

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  20. jawdrpn36
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    Rikster your the man !!
     

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