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

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

  1. Mattimus
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    Stupid question, but are these 56 Old bezels that were frenched in with the top peak still slightly exposed? I don't recall seeing that done before.
     
  2. 54delray
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    Zocchi1951Oldsmobile02-vi.jpg Zocchi1951Oldsmobile07-vi.jpg

    Not a stupid question @Mattimus You could be correct. Richard Zocchi used the exact effect you describe on his creamy yellow 1951 Oldsmobile "CHOP 51". Trimmed the outside of the '56 bezel until only the inner part remained, then moulded it in.

    I tried zooming in on the pic you refer too. Could be an inner 55 Lincoln Capri bezel with an added chrome "whisp" at the top. Whatever it is, you have a good eye. It's kooool.
     
  3. 'Mo
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    I really dig this vintage photo from The Old Motor. http://theoldmotor.com/?p=150974
    '37 slant-back Ford wears '41 Buick skirts.

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    That customized '36 LaSalle (Buick tail lights, Caddy V8 hood sides, running board removal, etc.) is running a Marmon aluminum V-16!

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  6. 'Mo
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    These Old Fleetlines don't need much to be Bitchin' Kustoms!

    (Photo: Jack Snell)
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    Cut-down '54 Merc lenses....

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    Paint and stance give the impression of speed.

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  7. 'Mo
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    I love the rear window in this Fleetline!
    Other than the neatly frenched headlights, car appears otherwise completely stock-bodied.
    Dig the tiny pencil-tips...

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  9. Mopar Tony
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    Honestly the reason it probably won mild custom being a full custom is because what they did looks so elegant and subtle. I think some of the best customs have things done that normal people, even car people, would not even notice. Did such a good job with the little things you can't tell what has been changed.
     
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  10. 'Mo
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  11. The rear window looks like it was an orginal design, looks great.
     
  12. 'Mo
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    '54 passenger car headlight rims are nice alternative for the more common '56 PU rings, look great.
    Look closely...Car is a Fordor!

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    (Below) Simple lens change provides tunneled effect, gives truly custom appearance...

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  13. 'Mo
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    Some Golden Oldies, from Kustomrama...

    15 year-old Dave Jenkins' first car, a four-door '50 (one of my faves).
    Gennie Jimmy Jones skirts!

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    18 year-old Helen Manning's '50, restyled by Sam Barris. Perfect stance!

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    (Below) I have to include George Cerny's personal ride in the mix.
    Note the Pontiac belt-line trim.
    (Lower in back, please!)

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  14. 'Mo
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    (Brooke Gurrero photo)
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    Got louvers? :cool:

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    10.JPG

    Different lighting or different color? mild4a.JPG

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    not chopped
    not sectioned
    not channeled

    Looks like a textbook mild custom to me. :)
     
  20. verde742
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    looks chopped to me ....
     
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  21. 59FORD
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    Complete roof swap and complete rear fender swap seems a little more than a mild custom too me.
    Also the Chevy roof was chopped 2 inches so technically is a Kustom.
     
  22. 59FORD
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    Yep, Said it was chopped 2 inches.
     
  23. Gotgas
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    Right on, I couldn't tell that from the angle. A roof chop (and swap!) makes it a radical custom for sure.
     
  24. 'Mo
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  26. loudbang
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    At Fall Redneck Rumble 2019

    mild Fall-Redneck-Rumble-2019-225 paint.JPG
     
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  28. Boden
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    That gave me the chills. Haha. Probs one of my favorite songs. I have a 53 ford and am probably going to paint it cherry red. Haha


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  29. 'Mo
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    :)
     
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