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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by kustombuilder, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. Ditto.

    To each his own, and I appreciate the craftsmanship and all that, but dang if this style doesn't remind me of one of those dogs with a bad itch on its BEE-hind.

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  2. Janne!

    Super drawings, what an artist!!!!!!

    Hats off to you

    Klaus
     
  3. KustomLincolnLady
    Joined: Oct 17, 2003
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    This is a great thread!!!! Taildraggers are at the top of my list as favorites!!!
    I have 100's of pics of them, but most are from Before the digi :( . I did run across this one on my computer. I need to find out what the heck is wrong with my scanner, I'm pretty sure its just a hook up problem, worked great before we moved! I will have to see what I can do about that so I can share some shots!! :D Nice to see Cats 48 made it here!!! Great friend, beautiful ride.

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  4. slow64
    Joined: Apr 21, 2005
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    Photos lifted from various places. As always, if they belong to you and you don't want them up here, I'll take them down.
     
  5. slow64
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    more of the same
     
  6. wheels1950
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    By any chance do you have a front shot of this 36 Conv. Thanks,WHEELS
     
  7. praisethelowered
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    bejesus. . . this one deserves another look . . . thanks slow64

    full fadeaway fenders, filled quarter windows (i never really go for that but it looks right and super period correct on some cars), tailights in the bumper guards. . . this looks right out of the little pages

    whoever built this has a good grasp on the aesthetic. . .
     
  8. TheFrenZ
    Joined: Dec 3, 2004
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    Here's another pic of the Ford.Recently restored by the Jim Bruns crew.Was also featured in Rod & Custom some time ago.Car has lots of history.

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    wheels1950,I don't have any front shot of El Jefe's Ford but why don't you PM him and ask for some or maybe anybody else can help ?
     
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  9. Jive-Bomber
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    I'm loving this post-- Keep em' coming- Any more old pictures??? Westergard era love...
     
  10. Rikster
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    Here are a few more photo's of the 40 Ford

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    And one more of the car in the 50's

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    And here is the front of the '36 Ford.

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    And here is another '36 Ford I showed before in this thread, but this time the front with wonderful molded headlights and '40 LaSalle grille and Olds bumpers.

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  11. Rikster
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    How about the period perfect back of this DuValle/Carson style topped '36 roadster. '37 DeSotto ribbed bumpers, set in licence plate and perfect stance.

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    Single bar flipper hubcaps and lowerd headlights all fit the 40's styled custom perfectly. I love the look of the DuValle style windshield on a '36 Ford.

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    '36 Ford phaeton

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  12. Rikster
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    Sure here are a few

    '36 Ford roadster chopped top. nice fender skirts on low stance. Oldsmobile bumpers.

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    Convertible with Dark colored Padded top.

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    '36 Ford 5-window with '37 Ford front fenders. Channeled body, with raised front fenders and custom hood and grille.

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    Chopped coupe with again ribbed DeSotto bumpers. Car was also raced hard at the lakes.

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  13. Rikster
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    '40 Ford coupe lowered a bit! and a georgious Buick grille added. Running boards where removed and body channeled over the frame.

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    Another 40 Ford this time a convertible with Packard grille and blanked out side grilles.

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    '39 Convertible with running boards removed.

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    40 Coupe with rear windows closed and Lincoln bumper, again running boards removed.

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  14. Hotrob
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    I would know that car anywhere. It belongs to steve AKA. El Hefe.
    That is my all time favorite car. Followed closely by his other car the Golden Rod.



     
  15. Janne
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  16. KoppaK
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    I saw that thing with the chassis on the floor and the body up on stands at Easter,shit you work fast.
     
  17. J.B.
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    Lead Parkin' last weekend...

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  18. 50Fraud
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  19. Janne
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  20. TheFrenZ
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    More pics PLEASE !!!
     
  21. Bullet Nose
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    Seems like most of the pictures on the earlier posts have gone bye bye.

    Here are a couple of my favorites.....

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  22. Bullet Nose
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    Janne......

    Those drawings you posted are beautiful. Do you do this for a living or is it just a hobby?

    Your post with the photo of the Edsel made me wonder if anyone has used an Edsel grille in a Westergard style custom. It does have that vertical look like the LaSalle and Packard grilles.

    Here is a photoshoped 40 Sedan.

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  23. Bullet Nose
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    Check out these vintage photos of a taildragger being sold on eBay....

    Whoops, a HAMBer is bidding on these photos so I have removed the link as he requested. Check Rikster's Web Site
     
  24. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
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    Bullet Nose

    please check your PM.

    Thanks
     
  25. loogy
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  26. 50Fraud
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  27. Janne
    Joined: Jan 12, 2004
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    Bullet Nose : Thanks! I am not living doing this yet. I am studying industrial design at this moment.



    loogy: Thanks! That '41 Chevy belongs to Teemu Tourunen of Pistons Kar Klub.


    '41 Chevy among other Pistons cars:

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  28. attitudor
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    Taildraggers rule! I've posted this photo before, it was shooted by me in DoDads Weekend a few weeks ago. Those bagged bottoms of Pistons' cars look gorgeous!

    Mika

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  29. AWESOME THREAD. Keep it going!
     
  30. Janne
    Joined: Jan 12, 2004
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    I bought my ´47 Ford project from this guy, he is in advertising business, TV commercials and so on.


    Upcoming taildragger? Top needs to be rechopped it looks awful.


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