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Features The Classy Kustoms Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by BloodyKnuckles, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. Kaptain Kustom
    Joined: Apr 7, 2010
    Posts: 138

    Kaptain Kustom
    from Finland

    Yeah! I think that if a car sits too low, it loses it's character and doesn't even look like a car anymore. Also, too much of a chop makes a car look a little funny. When I was younger I sometimes got carried away and thought that extremes are cool. Sometimes they still can be, but after you've seen the extreme a couple of times, it's nothing anymore. Many of the custom cars that I like the most are actually kind of mild. But these are just opinions, it's good that everyone has his/her own!
  2. Lucky444
    Joined: May 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,151


    Amen to all of it brother!
  3. Karrera
    Joined: Jan 19, 2008
    Posts: 169


    Dean Jeffries' Porsche certainly looks classy - at least I think so..

  4. Kripfink
    Joined: Sep 30, 2008
    Posts: 2,040

    Member Emeritus

    To all those that say there is no such thing as too low, there is!sorry but I'm with the above guys

  5. daddy_o's_diner
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,780


  6. hotdamn
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 2,065


    damn boobs, you started this in 08 and I just now found it???????????????????
  7. 40StudeDude
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 9,403


    Regardless if you're having a bad day (and sorry to hear it) or not, I tend to agree with your thinking on kustoms. Today's "builders" seem to think that extreme was the norm back was not.

    Unfortunately, that mindset is what gets ugly cars today...the HAMB not excluded from such ugliness.

  8. 54metalman
    Joined: Mar 14, 2009
    Posts: 97


    Sorry about my little rant. Gotta vent once in awhile. I once had the honor of working with Russ Meeks for a good number of years as well as Donn Lowe for way too short of time. While at Donn's Harry Bradley said... "Dont make a change to just make a change" That has stuck with me and I cant shake it. It should improve the looks... not detract.
  9. to me if a car is customized in a way that is "classy" the customizations don't necessarily jump out at you. they are subltle, they are cohesive. you would almost have to park a stocker next to the custom to see all that has been changed.
    that to me is the difference between "whoa" and "wow".
  10. 54metalman
    Joined: Mar 14, 2009
    Posts: 97


    Very Nice!!:cool:
  11. yep, like "just because you can, doesn't mean you should".
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    Classy was my focal point on my 52 hope it makes the cut.
  13. grovedawg
    Joined: Oct 20, 2009
    Posts: 451

    from Heber, UT

    This is a GREAT thread. Glad to have stumbled upon it!
  14. Lucky444
    Joined: May 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,151


    Both very classy.

    No "broken" suspension there!
  15. Jarzenhotrods
    Joined: Feb 20, 2007
    Posts: 821

    from .......

    What? Not sitting onthe ground with the huge chin for a bumper?:D

    I love it!! Looks really really good! I think you nailed it!

  16. Lucky444
    Joined: May 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,151


    No apologies necessary on this thread! It is about Classy Customs.

    When I'm at a local show, my Mild Custom is practically invisible. It's definitely invisible when the chopped, suicide doored, air-bagged, flat black with full length metal flake seaweed flamed Shoebox Ford parks next to me and lays frame!

    Some folks can't see the classy lady once the bleach blonde with all the outrageous plastic surgery walks into the room no matter how cartoony it looks.
  17. flattrap
    Joined: Mar 17, 2007
    Posts: 122


    You NAILED it Chris......
  18. steveb
    Joined: Nov 11, 2004
    Posts: 180


    Sorry, I don't think so. It looks more gaudy than classy.

  19. Yep, looks a bit gaudy to me too. Just as well we're all different. I'm with the above posters regarding laying frame. Leave it for the mini trucks... they look f*****g stoopid, but no-one cares. Customs, especially classy ones, look dumb when they sit on the ground, IMO.
    Joined: May 11, 2011
    Posts: 287


    I'm with you, you have the right idea about "classy" right there!
  21. duke182
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 577


    lots of very nice cars on this thread.
    early on someone said they didnt think primered cars fit the bill as classy. i agree. but next week the same car may ooze class when it rolls out of the paint booth.
    bags and hydraulics, in my opinion, dont add or subtract class to a car. how it is displayed in combination with all the other modifications as well as fit and finish are what make a car classy.
    ride height is only one aspect of the total package. a car can be nearly stock height or an inch off the ground, but it has to complement the rest of the car to make the car classy.
    laid out will always have a cartoonish appeal but not classy. for example, there are many classy lowriders, but they are not the ones with clownish stances. even if they are capable of it.
    all in all i like low and think stance is only one aspect of classy.
  22. Lucky444
    Joined: May 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,151


    Here's a couple pics to keep this thread going.

    Not a whole lot of modifications on this Olds Coupe, but it sure does reek of class.

    This Merc is from another thread. No glossy paint, but pure class coming through.

    Attached Files:

  23. Bash'n'Weld
    Joined: Jan 19, 2008
    Posts: 361


    Yeah nice one Ian, i've always liked this build. It has separated itself from the "cookie cutter" label and become an interesting car to admire.
  24. bonez
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,493

    from Slow lane

    Love it. i only seen this once, but the front end tratment stuck w/ me.
    Do you have anymore pics? is it in your garage?
  25. bonez
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,493

    from Slow lane

    oh, yeah, whos gonna bash BErky cause his car lays?
    theres no such thing as too low, you buncha old farts! ;)
  26. straykatkustoms
    Joined: Oct 30, 2001
    Posts: 11,882


    I’m surprised that Jeff Myer’s ’57 Caddy hasn’t been mentioned yet. Jeff was the chauffer
    for my daughter’s Junior prom. It was very kool to see one of the classiest Kustoms ever
    built used as a driver. Just because they are classy doesn’t mean ya can’t drive them.



    Happy Trails, Mick
  27. fat141
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
    Posts: 1,576


    Jason, your car has class comin' out its arse.:D Next to mine, yours is the one I like best.
    Cheers Rod:)
  28. SuperFleye
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
    Posts: 2,033

    Alliance Vendor

    Do mine fit here?
    It's mild...but classy :)

  29. Strange Agent
    Joined: Sep 29, 2008
    Posts: 2,879

    Strange Agent
    from Ponder, TX

    This thread is great, keep the class coming!
  30. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,552

    from California

    Very nice I dig it.


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