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Old custom....Tell me everything you know about this one.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by wheelsrus, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. The original front end seems to have '59 Ford taillight bezels as headlight bezels, and the matching back-up lights as turn signal/park lights. When was this thing built again?
  2. 51 Leadsled
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
    Posts: 953

    51 Leadsled
    from NC

    In this case it would be black mail
  3. Paint it peach, airbrush a butt-crack down the top, and call it a bare-ass car.
  4. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,630

    from Hypocrisy

    It looks like a hobo's shoe.
  5. I am not positive but it appears to be a very large cheese grader.
  6. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 7,435


    Okay, pundits. Check this link, and tell me again how Barris couldn't have built that car.


    Anybody recognize the "mechanic"?
    (Photo from Rik Hoving's site. Thanks, Rikster!)
  7. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,630

    from Hypocrisy

  8. I wouldnt shell out BIg bucks for it. But If it was cheap I'd pick it up and rock it like it is. I like the patina. I just wouldnt take myself seriously, I'd drive it around and point it out to people as an example of customs gone kindof wrong.

    As as side not I HOPE EVERYONE KNOWS, Barris SELLS his Crest/emblem/badge to this day. Ive seen posts on here of subpar cars with the barris crest on them and people freaking out that Barris would ever build something on that level. If you want a Barris original, Ya can buy the namesake on ebay for about 45 bucks.
  9. so lets see its a very early BARRIS (worked on) car and then left alone for years ... so they buy it, change it , modernize it,individualize it...
    provenance is the key issue ...didnt have it,could it be?. had it .. found it (hooray) then lost it..

    like takin a bite outa a million dollar JESUS faced grilled cheese sandwich...
    suddenly the early pics may be worth more than the car IMHO

    oops sorry they messed up me thinks..
    might a well add 20 inch wheels and a booming rattling thumping stereo
  10. jick
    Joined: Aug 26, 2005
    Posts: 374

    from london

    thats just what i was thinking.....
  11. Chad s
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 1,718

    Chad s

    I dont think thats the same car. Look at the windshield, the car in question still has its original 41-48 ford windshield. Look at the hood, the car in question's hood is sectioned a lot more than the one in this old photo.

    I highly doubt someone took out the flat winshield Barris did, and replaced it with factory parts.

    Not that the hood couldnt have been sectioned more later on, but the car inb the pic has a peaked 41-42 hood, the yellow car in question has a 3 part 46-48 hood.

    The yellow car in question still has the fender seams on the front fenders. The barris car has those seams filled.
  12. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,630

    from Hypocrisy

    Goofball, nobody's insinuating it's the same car, it's just an example of a bad Barris custom.
  13. BeatUpFleetline
    Joined: Nov 7, 2007
    Posts: 161


    I loves me a fat fender.... but damn... really?:eek:
  14. ZomBrian
    Joined: Jan 24, 2008
    Posts: 1,143

    from in IN

    Anyone remember that abortion from "Grease"? Didn't Barris build that? A famous name doesn't mean the car is gold. How about that phonebooth T that Casper did? Or other abominations for that matter. Could be a Barris, couldn't be. Some may like it, some won't. I.......kinda like it. Dif'rent strokes for dif'rent motors!

  15. Driving that car is like taking a fat chick to the prom. No matter how nice you dress it up, it's still fat.
  16. sickgirl54
    Joined: Apr 13, 2008
    Posts: 5


    eww ugly fenders. too bulky but cant say I wouldn't drive it!
  17. Asphalt Outlaw Hero
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 969

    Asphalt Outlaw Hero
    from Dixie

    I can remember uglier cars being built back then. Not much uglier mind you...:p
    There was a period when frontends were contending with snow plows.I'm sure the Barris boys would have built anything at anytime for $$$.
    Damn,look at the Munster creations......
    Think if you found that in a barn!
  18. repoguy
    Joined: Jul 27, 2002
    Posts: 2,085


    I fucking love you Nadeem.
  19. Chad s
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
    Posts: 1,718

    Chad s

    yea yea yea, I got ya.
  20. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,542


    The coolness factor that this car had was because it was basically untouched for 50 years. The design of the car was pretty odd but the history was there which is what made it cool.

    A tubular front whatever and "updated" (ruined) drivetrain, plus the front end changes pretty much destroy the coolness of the car and now it's pretty much just an ugly custom.

    But that green and white thing looks pretty kick-ass!
  21. It looks like a heavily reworked 46-48 Lincoln coupe or sedan.The "updates" are misguided. The original front end looks like some of the ideas that Italian studios were exploring in the early '50s however the headlight surrounds resemble 1959 Ford car tail light bezels. If they are then it means the car received an update after the original build.
    I like the original version because it's bulldog ugly. Somewhere someone knows it's full history. There's a good chance that there are photos of it when new.

    File this one in the Lost and Found section.
  22. knotheads
    Joined: Jan 4, 2007
    Posts: 498


  23. redwudz
    Joined: Jan 25, 2008
    Posts: 38


    I kind of like the original front end, but then I kind of like '63 dodge pick-ups, so I pobabally have bad taste. Of coarse I wouldn't buy the car or a '63 dodge pick-up.
  24. striper
    Joined: Mar 22, 2005
    Posts: 4,498


    I know George has built some doozies but I don't want to believe Sam had such a bad eye
  25. If Sam had STAYED IN THE GAME as long as George, I am sure he'd have near as many questionable pieces.
  26. Billybobdad
    Joined: Mar 12, 2008
    Posts: 924


    It is so over the top it's cool. I'd drive just for the shock factor. At least you would not have to worry about seeing 20 others just like when you went to a event with it.
  27. kenny g
    Joined: Oct 29, 2007
    Posts: 172

    kenny g

    its ThE most beootiFull car i HAVe ever seed.
    And they are going to let me out agin nex weak.
  28. 6t5frlane
    Joined: Dec 8, 2004
    Posts: 2,380

    from New York

    Looks like it was in the movie " Cars "
    Joined: Mar 20, 2008
    Posts: 295


    I've never heard of Barris being on crack.
  30. lockwoodkustoms
    Joined: Dec 22, 2005
    Posts: 3,910


    This shit is funny....Goofball...... Nads your too much. :D LOL :D

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