The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by kustombuilder, Apr 4, 2005.
Yeah I looked on a bigger screen and that's what I see now too. Thanks!
Thought this pic of my mate's 54 Plymouth Taildragger was appropriate for this thread....
At first glance I thought that was a shifter sticking through the roof, not a dinosaur head. Guess I've looked at too many Roth paintings over the years, LMAO.
'53 Buick dragging the tail a little bit
Thanks, I ask because I saw an OT foreign car in that exact color and wanted to do mine similar. It's a very 50s feeling color.
So long as you are making a Sunbeam mixmaster custom called "Kermit".
Another one of Lucille with the Caddy caps and some spots.
Man! Lucille has really come a long way! Good job, there, Sir Charles.
Were the Caddy caps and spotlights an older look for that car or is that what it looks like now? I love that car with the black steelies and caps
Heres mine with a distinct Aussie flavour! chopped,sectioned,with a wedge body channel,LZ rear fenders and dash ect Johnny
/\ Really cool - have some more pictures?
Aren't they LC rear fenders?
Yes Mo! Lincoln zephyr fenders stretched 10 inches to mimic a lincoln rear .When i bought the ute it had very bad rear quarters and was unable to find replacements,so i went looking for alternatives,perfect how the swage line matches the fords front fender that trim is ford on the rear fender.It took two attempts to get a set to Australia after the first set got lost in shipping!Luckily my car club mates found me another set while in the u.s and shipped em over!The rear bumper is made up of two ford bumpers lincoln overriders and wingtips with a chev crossbar! johnny, This car is a work in progress and may still get fadeaway fenders
And i fitted a lincoln dash aswell!
That is one way cool Ute.
It's how she is sitting now, I like the steelies and caps as well. Switch it up every once in a while.
MO, i see your point now ,continentals and zephyr fenders i believe were shared at least in 1942 i believe, and i believe they are the same to 1948.?I may be wrong?Johnny
Here are just a handful at the best looking taildraggers, when there was no air ride. These kustoms built from late 30's to mid 50's are the best looking ones. No slammed cars, and not every kustom had spider hubcaps, or tri bars like today.
What a great pic! Love that car!
I saw this car in the flesh at Greazefest last year, beautiful looking ute!
Some more kustoms built the way the should be...
Built 4 years ago with the late 40s look.
A tail dragging custom with blackwall tires and a spare tire carrier on it yet, never in a thousand lifetimes would I think that'd be a good idea, yet there it is, and I gotta say, I like it. Well done, I like to be proven wrong sometimes.
The look is awesome. Well done!
Cool paint job.
here mine 35 ford
Wow, That is a really great look! Congrats
That is stinkin' cool...
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