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Features The Definitive "MILD CUSTOM" Photo Thread....

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Centurion9, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. 32Stoker
    Joined: Jul 1, 2015
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    I stand corrected. Can we agree on no ‘major’ chassis mods? I’ll edit my definition.

    Why would the thread get closed for some friendly debate? I view it one way, you view it another, and the world turns round. All is well.

    Just so you know, I happen to love all Customs. But I genuinely believe the OP used the term MILD because he had the specific show car classification in mind.

    I’ll tell you what, so you don’t think I’m being completely unreasonable, if the OP chimes in and makes a ruling otherwise, I’ll shut up and live with it.

    OP...the floor is yours.
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2019
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  2. swervyjoe
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  3. 504640
    Joined: Aug 8, 2011
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    Don't include me in your group of NOBODYS who didn't read the first post. You probably did not read my post #4108, where I copied the entire post of Centurion9's thread starter. If you do a search I believe you will find that is at least the 2nd time I have done that. I have read probably 90% of every post on this thread!
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  4. 32Stoker
    Joined: Jul 1, 2015
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  5. davidvillajr
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
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    Nah, you're good. I was gonna quote your post, but lost it and figured I'd just go all the way back to post #1.

    The silly little arguments back and forth get old - "Well, it's just mildly chopped..." :D

    Oh, and here's a nice mildly customized Ford. Nosed, shaved and lowered just a little. And what looks like a home-grown flame job.

    Last edited: Jul 6, 2019
  6. Peanut 1959
    Joined: Oct 11, 2008
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    Peanut 1959

    The thing that is odd about this kerfuffle is that the car that started it isn't even chopped.

    The rear of the Plymouth roof was replaced with one from a similar year Chevy, but it is stock height.

    So, should anyone really be arguing about it being chopped?

    I'm pretty sure the person who posted it didn't even realize the roof had been altered (I didn't catch it at first). But then we posted additional evidence to prove it had been modified as described above.

    Can we please just move on?
  7. I put it up originally....I knew what was up with it...and see a good discussion ensued
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  8. Ganahl’s interpretation is what I followed when I bought and later Restored my car. My Insurance company considers it Modified. I consider it mild. Am I mistaken. IMG_2075.JPG IMG_2072.JPG

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  9. 32Stoker
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  10. My next car.... I dig em...and still to be had on the cheap EE5ED569-4821-44A1-8593-E53073859138.jpeg
  11. 'Mo
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  12. stanlow69
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    from red oak

  13. 59FORD
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  14. Rick & Jan
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    Rick & Jan

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  15. Not a show car but I’ve always described it as a mild custom.[​IMG][​IMG]

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  16. Peanut 1959
    Joined: Oct 11, 2008
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    Peanut 1959

    Ditch the white letter tites and drop it about 5 inches, and you are on your way to it being a mild custom. Right now, it looks like a sleeper hot rod.
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2019
  17. brokedownbiker
    Joined: Jun 7, 2016
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    That 49-52 design, the body lines on those cars literally begs to be a tail-dragger! At least lower than the front end! And I'd fix the radiused rear fender openings.

    That said, everyone has their own opinions; the car is a beauty! I had a '51 Sport Coupe set up similar to it about ten years ago.
  18. loudbang
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  19. 54delray
    Joined: Dec 18, 2004
    Posts: 1,054

    from Fremont NE

  20. wookster
    Joined: Jan 21, 2019
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  21. bashcraft
    Joined: Aug 25, 2010
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    20180616_134643.jpg Screenshot_20190508-202529_Gallery.jpg Just shared these in the old style kustoms thread but I guess that it fits in here too. My 48 chevy project that's been nosed, decked, shaved, and has a 1950 Cadillac 331 engine.
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  22. Olds Tinman
    Joined: Jan 20, 2011
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    Olds Tinman
    from W.N.Y

  23. abloch
    Joined: May 27, 2013
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    My, new to me, mild custom. Nosed, louvered and decked. Shaved handles in the works. Still rolling full caps, poverty caps or chrome lug nuts and trim rings around in my head. Currently searching for a grill too.

    Love this thread! 20190722_144532.jpg
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  24. Get some hubcaps or chrome reverse on that thing...pronto..
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2019
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  25. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
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    The stock grille will be hard to beat.

    I really like this version of Ron Dulin's Plymouth, especially the raised fins and El Dorado lights.

    Last edited: Jul 30, 2019
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  26. demon452
    Joined: Dec 23, 2007
    Posts: 384

    from Michigan

    My mild 51 sports coupe,built this some years back. Should have had the bumpers and front rechromed. Damn money. 1951-chevy-sports-coupe-mild-custom-2.jpeg 1951-chevy-sports-coupe-mild-custom-1951-chevrolet-1.jpeg

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