Register now to get rid of these ads!

Customs Round 2! 1940 Buick Super. Kustom

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by DirtyNapkin, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 11,297

    Stogy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    :rolleyes:...Well heck awards evidently have been dished out...Congratulations... @DirtyNapkin
     
    DirtyNapkin likes this.
  2. Jarek Thompson
    Joined: Oct 9, 2018
    Posts: 6

    Jarek Thompson

    I think Dirty Napkin is being a little humble, this homemade car is the Worlds Most Beautiful Custom: 2DAE402D-78E2-497E-8DC1-1BB0D4C3DE6C.jpeg
     
  3. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 11,297

    Stogy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    :rolleyes:...truly one slick Machine...congratulations again
     
    DirtyNapkin likes this.
  4. DirtyNapkin
    Joined: Jun 17, 2012
    Posts: 372

    DirtyNapkin
    Member
    from Napa, Ca

    Thank you to everyone. All the kind words means a lot to me. I just build as a hobby and have so much more room to grow.
    GNRS was great and all. But Sacramento Auto Rama granted me one of my life long wishes.
    We took home “The Baggy” Eorlds Most Beautiful Custom, King of Customs, West Coast Kustoms pick, and 2 other little awards. I built the car in tribute to my mother and I built it to try and compete for those awards. But to have my name called for them was so unreal.
    Here are some pics from that weekend.
    And thank you to anyone that came by and said hi to me at the shows.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
    rockable, HEMI32, drdave and 9 others like this.
  5. DirtyNapkin
    Joined: Jun 17, 2012
    Posts: 372

    DirtyNapkin
    Member
    from Napa, Ca

    Also The Rodders Journal came and did a little number on my car. So hopefully it’ll be published real soon. Thank you Steve, Geoff, and Curt.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
    HEMI32, drdave, slv63 and 6 others like this.
  6. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 7,876

    belair
    Member

    Beautiful. Just like moms. Really nice color, too.
     
    DirtyNapkin likes this.
  7. DirtyNapkin
    Joined: Jun 17, 2012
    Posts: 372

    DirtyNapkin
    Member
    from Napa, Ca

    Thank you


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
  8. Voh
    Joined: Oct 18, 2006
    Posts: 801

    Voh
    Member

    I sure hope this thing makes it to the round up!
     
    DirtyNapkin likes this.
  9. Ranchero59
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 431

    Ranchero59
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Congratulations for your wins. Cool Rodders Journal doing shoot. can't wait to see it. I followed your build on the Hamb from the start. Fantastic workmanship. Well deserved awards. One of my favorites. Got to love the home builds.
     
    DirtyNapkin likes this.
  10. DirtyNapkin
    Joined: Jun 17, 2012
    Posts: 372

    DirtyNapkin
    Member
    from Napa, Ca

    Voh. It won’t this year sorry. The tax man got me good this year so I’m sticking to Cali shows this summer. I will for sure bring it next year


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
  11. DirtyNapkin
    Joined: Jun 17, 2012
    Posts: 372

    DirtyNapkin
    Member
    from Napa, Ca

    Ranchero59, thank you. It’s been a hard challenging build but I’m happy with it. Now I can’t wait to cruise it


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
  12. kbgreen
    Joined: Jan 12, 2014
    Posts: 321

    kbgreen
    Member

    DirtyNapkin and Peanut 1959 like this.
  13. DirtyNapkin
    Joined: Jun 17, 2012
    Posts: 372

    DirtyNapkin
    Member
    from Napa, Ca

  14. 40two
    Joined: Feb 19, 2012
    Posts: 1,632

    40two
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Congratulations, Steve, well deserved! i followed your build from day one, the Buick came out so great!
    Cheers, Carsten
     
    DirtyNapkin likes this.
  15. Voh
    Joined: Oct 18, 2006
    Posts: 801

    Voh
    Member

    @DirtyNapkin did you decide if you were gonna make it to Texas for the Lonestar Roundup next weekend?
     
    DirtyNapkin likes this.
  16. DirtyNapkin
    Joined: Jun 17, 2012
    Posts: 372

    DirtyNapkin
    Member
    from Napa, Ca

    Thank you. I just wait to start driving the shit out of it.


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
  17. DirtyNapkin
    Joined: Jun 17, 2012
    Posts: 372

    DirtyNapkin
    Member
    from Napa, Ca

    Voh
    Sadly I won’t be there. I will for sure make it next year. The tax man hit me harder then I thought this year. Have fun. I’ll just be watching it from my phone.


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
  18. Here's a press release from Goodguy's / Fuel Curve:

    2019-Custom-of-the-Year-17-of-18.jpg

    STEVE PIERCE’S ’40 BUICK SUPER CROWNED GOODGUYS 2019 CUSTOM OF THE YEAR
    March 31, 2019
    by Damon Lee


    Steve (@DirtyNapkin) Pierce’s classy and classically styled ’40 Buick Super named Pamela has captured the Goodguys 2019 Street Rod Headquarters Custom of the Year title. The honor was announced this afternoon at during the awards ceremony at the 37th All American Get-Together at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.

    2019-Custom-of-the-Year-18-of-18.jpg

    Pierce’s Buick proves that a largely home-built and traditionally styled custom can still win this prestigious Goodguys Top 12 title. “I build most of my cars in my two-car garage at home, after work or on my days off from my barber shop,” Steve said. “I take every car as a learning opportunity and try to grow my skills on each build.”

    2019-Custom-of-the-Year-2-of-18.jpg
    2019-Custom-of-the-Year-7-of-18.jpg
    2019-Custom-of-the-Year-5-of-18.jpg

    The Buick build put Steve’s skills to the test. It’s significantly redesigned with highlights that include a chopped (4-inches in front, tapering to 5¾-inches in the rear) and hardtop-style roof, one-piece hood, ’38 Ford headlights, extended rockers, molded fenders, flush-mounted fender skirts, hidden trunk hinges, ’41 Cadillac bumpers, and custom taillights in the rear bumper guards. Steve did most of the metal work at home before having friend Robbie Azevedo fine tune the body and build the hood. Martin Kolor and Style applied the Valspar Washington Blue finish.

    2019-Custom-of-the-Year-14-of-18.jpg

    There are updated touches underneath in the form of a ’70 Nova subframe outfitted with Slam Specialties air springs, plus a modified trailing arm rear suspension supported by more air springs. A well-detailed, cream-painted small-block Chevy provides power, backed by a 700R4 overdrive automatic. The 15-inch steel wheels are topped with Lyons hubcaps and wrapped in 6.70-15 wide whitewall Firestones.

    2019-Custom-of-the-Year-10-of-18.jpg
    2019-Custom-of-the-Year-13-of-18.jpg
    2019-Custom-of-the-Year-9-of-18.jpg
    2019-Custom-of-the-Year-12-of-18.jpg

    2019-Custom-of-the-Year-8-of-18.jpg

    The traditionally styled interior gets some extra shine from a chrome-plated stock dash supporting a ’40 Ford-style steering column and smaller-diameter stock wheel. Johnson Kustom Upholstery stitched the stock bench seat and other soft parts in white vinyl with maroon piping and carpet.

    2019-Custom-of-the-Year-1-of-18.jpg
    2019-Custom-of-the-Year-6-of-18.jpg

    “The car is named Pamela after my mother, who lost her battle with cancer,” Steve said. “She saw me bring the car home and would come over and watch me work on it, but never saw it finished. My mother always pushed to put full effort in everything you do.”

    2019-Custom-of-the-Year-15-of-18.jpg

    Beyond that inspiration, Steve acknowledged the assistance of many others. “I have many great and talented friends that helped me,” Steve said. “My buddy Robbie Azevedo made the hood and all the windows and trim, plus many other one-off parts. My car club, Squires, help me out a lot as well. It truly is a great tribe. Big thanks to my father, Tom; he helps and does whatever needs to get done. And my girlfriend Paige – she lets me work many hours on the car and lets me be selfish with my time with no complaint.”

    2019-Custom-of-the-Year-16-of-18.jpg

    Prior to its Street Rod Headquarters Custom of the Year win, Pierce’s Buick received the Harold A. Bagdasarian Award for World’s Most Beautiful Custom, as well as King of the Kustoms crown, at the 2019 Sacramento Autorama. Goodguys would like to congratulate Pierce and everyone involved in crafting this truly Super Buick custom.


     
  19. @DirtyNapkin -

    Congrats on the (14-page) "A LITTLE OFF THE TOP - Building an Old School Custom the Old School Way" article (by @Curt Six Iseli ... with photos by Steve @TRJ Coonan) in issue Number Eighty One of the Rodder's Journal:

    A LITTLE OFF THE TOP.jpg
    Pre-war Buicks may be rare, but that didn’t stop Napa, California’s Steve Pierce from turning his ’40 coupe into a tasteful early custom. Inspired by a Janne Kutja illustration from TRJ #45, Steve chopped, shaved and further customized the car in his home garage with the help of friends and family. We photographed the Washington Blue Buick in the heart of Wine Country.
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2019
  20. Peanut 1959
    Joined: Oct 11, 2008
    Posts: 1,438

    Peanut 1959
    Member

    A maroon distributor cap is a beautiful thing!
     
  21. ne'erdowell
    Joined: Nov 30, 2005
    Posts: 318

    ne'erdowell
    Member

    I'm a little late to the party, just finished the last 13 pages of this thread. Absolutely beautiful, inside and out. Congrats, all the praise is well- deserved.
     
  22. CanyonCarver
    Joined: May 20, 2008
    Posts: 80

    CanyonCarver
    Member
    from So-Cal

    I missed seeing the car at this year's GNRS, but enjoyed the TRJ feature. It drew me to catching up with this thread. I am im awe. What an inspiring build. Love the choice of color and all the metal work. Thanks for sharing all the details!
     
  23. ratty_aussie
    Joined: Jul 5, 2007
    Posts: 995

    ratty_aussie
    Member

    Mannnnnnnnn, to classy for words!


    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2013 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.