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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Peanut 1959, Feb 7, 2016.
man this is a good look on cars from the 40s
Just sold this car a couple weeks ago, hadn't been licensed since 66
Peanut, I got to admit I like that sectioned 4 door Dodge. I wonder whatever happened to it?
I wish there were more photos!
I really wanted to buy that thing, but I've got to much shit as it is.
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^^ That is some truly wild bodywork. I think it could have worked better as a shortened 2 seater roadster or something, the 4 door sedan roof looks big and bulky on even a stock bodied '59 Dodge. From the front it looks like some kind of Ghia bodied one-off, which could be neat with the right roof configuration.
HERE IS A PIC OF MY SHOEBOX SECTIONED BUT UNCHOPPED
Niiiiice! Let's see a couple more shots, DERPR30.
Man, who would I've thought there were so many that fit this category. Really a nice, updated look for the boxy early 50's cars as the body styles thinned out in the later 50's.
This one was for sale at Nashville Goodguys last week. The seller said it was built in northern Missouri and put in a barn in 1970
That's pretty cool, what did they want for it? Looks like it was a very nicely finished car at one time. My only thought though is that sectioned Shoeboxes seem to work better with coupe roofs rather than sedans. Still a nice (almost) survivor custom though.
He didn't say, I didn't ask....he was gone before the day was over. Don't know if he got tired or sold it....lots of tire kickers, but looked like few buyers on Saturday. The work looked pretty good, and it seemed fairly solid. I hope it found a new home.
The car above is on st louis craigslist. I made a post about it in the classifieds
What'cha got in there, kid?
Watch this video, all will be revealed-
From the FORD V8 Grand Nationals @ South Lake Tahoe this was in the parking lot
The Jade Idol is getting a new repaint! There's a thread somewhere here on the HAMB.
Thanks Peanut, I've been keeping up with it. I'm happy it's going back to its original paint work, and being done by Mr Winfield, who was the original painter.
For 40 Ford lovers, Bill Cunningham's first iteration.
Here's the thread link, for those of you playing along...
This '41 Ford (with Continental rear) has been channeled (reportedly by Sam Barris), the hood sectioned, and the body and doors neatly trimmed from the bottom.
A little history:
Here's Gerald Cooper's shoebox when my friend Dick Robert's owned it.
Right after buying it from Larry Bogard in Ft. lauderdale, he stopped by
so I could see it. It had a white interior with a 4 spoke Crestliner steering
wheel but still needed some interior work. I think Ron Staples owned it after Dick
and redid it to black with turquoise wheels. Here's pretty recent write up.
http://www.hotrod.com/articles/0703cr-1950-ford-coupe. Rik Hoving's site also shows a very early photo of the car. I remember seeing it in a magazine but can't recall owner's name.
Here's a great historical write-up from the time when Dean Bordner owned the car./
Great stuff! Thanks for sharing. I remember the recent magazine feature.
Kiwi Jeff- Billy Belmont from Mass. sold the Jade Idol not long ago after owning it for years. I think I heard that Gene Winfield is going to re paint it for the new owner in it's original colors. Any one heard likewise?
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Who can forget Russ Meeks' Nomad?
(From Rik Hoving's archives)
John Foxley's 1952 Chevy, (before being chopped).
Man, that's a heavy slice!
Did either of those two Chevys ever get finished? Are there build threads?
The Meeks Nomad is well on the way to restoration by its current owner (as evidenced by this photo from Rikster's). http://public.fotki.com/Rikster/11_...toms/50s-60s-built-1956-/russ-meeks-sectione/
I'm sure you will recognize Foxley's Chevy in its finished form (post-chop) as the "Jade Rival".
According to Kustomrama, Winfield painted this in one 16 hour session (with a half-hour break)! https://www.kustomrama.com/index.php?title=John_Foxley's_1952_Chevrolet
Tommie Jamieson's '37 ford was the very first car sectioned by Valley custom.
Augustus Eberman's beautiful 1941 Chevy, completed in 1961.
Sectioned, shortened, and channeled, but un-chopped!
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