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Folks Of Interest RIP ... Frank Livingston

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HEMI32, Oct 14, 2023.


  1. Frank Livingston.jpg
    Frank Jeffrey Livingston
    April 17, 1934 - October 13, 2023
     
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  2. 1955 - Frank Livingston's '49 Chevy Fleetline.jpg
    Frank Livingston's "The Caribbean" 1949 Chevy Fleetline (circa 1955)​
     
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    1957 - Livingston's  'The Caribbean' '49 Chevy Fleetline customized by Joe Bailon (front).jpg
    1957 - Livingston's  'The Caribbean' '49 Chevy Fleetline customized by Joe Bailon (rear).jpg

    custom cars - January 1958 - cover.jpg
    custom cars - January 1958 - pages 24 & 25.jpg

    1957 - Livingston's 'The Caribbean' '49 Chevy Fleetline at show.jpg
    Frank Livingston's "The Caribbean" 1949 Chevy Fleetline (circa 1957)​
     
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  4. 1958 - Livingston's 'The Caribbean' '49 Chevy Fleetline with green scallops by Mel Pinoli.jpg
    Frank Livingston's "The Caribbean" 1949 Chevy Fleetline . . . with green scallops by Mel Pinoli (circa 1958)​
     
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  5. Stogy
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    Condolences to the Livingston family and friends in the passing of Frank...I recognize his Custom Fleetline that had many levels of artistic change over the years...such a vibrant array of complimentary colors it wore as well...He certainly had great grasp on getting the lines to flow without a doubt...may he rest in peace. Thanks for sharing this loss to the Community of Vintage Custom, Hemi.
     
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  6. M.Edell
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    Thanks Todd.
     
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  7. M.Edell
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    Club meeting at Ron Brook's house from several years ago. Four members in this photo are now gone. Frank, Lon who is seated next to him, and Bill who is seated next to Lon and Ken Kent whom I'm speaking with in the background. 998701_10201443324155958_1613946646_n.jpg
     
  8. reagen
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    R I P
     
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  9. stanlow69
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    IMG_1162.jpeg IMG_1161.jpeg I met Frank and his wife about 5 years ago at the Custom Car Revival in Indy where he was the honored guest. Age has taken a toll on him, but he was in good spirits. And I am sure he had a good time. Bought a poster Kevin had made off of a picture Frank had had for years. A true car guy who has had many topnotch customs throughout the years.
     
  10. 40StudeDude
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    My condolences...

    R-
     
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  11. Moriarity
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    RIP ......
     
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  12. Rickybop
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    I remember his distinctive Chevy. Condolences to all his family and friends.
    God bless.
     
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  13. Great Pics....Rest Easy...
     
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  14. downlojoe33
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    He certainly had an eye for style. Condolences to family and friends.
     
  15. RDR
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    Real gentleman and Custom motorhead....
    RIP Frank and condolences to Family
     
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  16. Bandit Billy
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    RIP. Looks like a life well lived.
     
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  17. Talked with Frank at Bonneville in '07. A custom car icon and a real gentleman.

    Mick

    meandfranklivingstone.jpg
     
  18. Frank was a true gentleman, never too busy to talk customs. I'm so glad I got to meet him at the Leadsleds in 2005. Another great one has left big shoes to fill.
    My deepest condolences to his family and friends and many, many fans out there. He will be missed. Vaya con Dios Mr. Livingston..........E
     
  19. I first met Frank & his wife Kathy in the early '80s (through Goodguys & their friendship with my parents) . . . such great people!

    In the late '80s, Frank finished his 2nd Chevy Fleetline Custom . . . a '51 known as "The Elegant Relic":

    1988 - Frank Livingston's 'The Elegant Relic' '51 Chevy Fleetline.jpg
    circa 1988

    In the late '90s, Frank finished his 3rd Chevy Fleetline Custom . . . a '49 he named "The Crown Jewel":

    1999 - Frank Livingston's 'The Crown Jewel' '49 Chevy Fleetline.jpg
    circa 1999
     
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  20. In 2002, Frank finished his 4th (& final) Chevy Fleetline Custom . . . a '49 built as a tribute to his 1st Chevy Fleetline Custom . . . which he dubbed "The Caribbean II":

    2002 - Frank Livingston's 'The Caribbean II' '49 Chevy Fleetline customized by Oz Welch.jpg
    circa 2002

    2003 - Frank Livingston's The Caribbean II at GNRS.jpg
    circa 2003

    2007 - 'The Caribbean II' '49 Chevy Fleetline (3-4 front).jpg
    2007 - 'The Caribbean II' '49 Chevy Fleetline (3-4 rear).jpg
    2007 - 'The Caribbean II' '49 Chevy Fleetline (rear).jpg
    2007 - 'The Caribbean II' '49 Chevy Fleetline with scallops by Art Himsl (front).jpg
    2007 - 'The Caribbean II' '49 Chevy Fleetline with scallops by Art Himsl (rear).jpg
    circa 2007

    2009 - Frank Livingston's The Caribbean II at GNRS (1).jpg
    2009 - Frank Livingston's The Caribbean II at GNRS (2).jpg
    2009 - Frank Livingston's The Caribbean II at GNRS (3).jpg
    circa 2009

    2019 - Frank Livingston with The Caribbean II.jpg
     
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  21. Here's Frank with @Bob Klessig:

    Bob Klessig & Frank Livingston.jpg
     
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  23. Here's Frank's '51 Chevy faux-Ragtop:

    Frank Livingston's 1951 Chevrolet Faux-Ragtop (1).jpg
    Frank Livingston's 1951 Chevrolet Faux-Ragtop (2).jpg
    Frank Livingston's 1951 Chevrolet Faux-Ragtop (3).jpg

    CUSTOM RODDER - March 1998 - page 64 & 65.jpg
    CUSTOM RODDER - March 1998 - page 66.jpg
     
  24. Stogy
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    Yeah he lived life well and never gave up the passion. He had good taste in what to do, its obvious from what you've been sharing @HEMI32. Actually not unlike many here...we live and breathe it while aging gracefully, hence the saying enjoy every day as our time is not eternal on this big ball we are on...those Fleetlines are real curvy...
     
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  25. M.Edell
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    Our club Christmas Party December 2015 with Frank. 12341032_10208015643539835_657863702756446875_n.jpg
     
  26. M.Edell
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    Frank and fellow Satan's Angels circa 1957. 1011439_10201439729346090_876562215_n.jpg
     
  27. M.Edell
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    Frank and Kathy pulling up in his '56 Olds to a club Christmas Party December 2013. 1424571_10202649853078427_962644521_n.jpg
     
  28. Here's some more pics of Frank's '56 Oldsmobile:

    Frank Livingston's '56 Oldsmobile (1).jpg
    Frank Livingston's '56 Oldsmobile (2).jpg
    Frank Livingston's '56 Oldsmobile (3).jpg
    Frank Livingston's '56 Oldsmobile (4).jpg
    Frank Livingston's '56 Oldsmobile (5).jpg
    Frank Livingston's '56 Oldsmobile (6).jpg
     

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