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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Centurion9, Mar 31, 2011.
What front suspension Are you running?
Fat man fab. Ultra low
Nice Fleetline, Choppa
Nice Chev...but I haven't figured out the fascination of a '50's kustom without a hood...looks like a bad attempt at an open 30's hot rod look to me...or simply haven't had the time, money or energy to paint the hood or it doesn't fit quite right...yet...!!!
FWIW, here's MY kustom...hood and all:
Man, love that fleetline!!!
Maybe not yours, but a worthy addition to the thread. GREAT color for that car.
Can't believe this hasn't been posted. Perfection.
My double nickel Buick
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I've already posted my '56 here, but I s'pose this qualifies as a mild custom too (maybe not -- most people don't notice that it IS a custom):
From Lead Scene East,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Wow! Somehow I've missed this thread for the past couple years!
So here's my contribution. 64 Electra & 56 Chevy, both of which I try to keep period perfect.
I don't know that I've ever seen skirts on a '60 Desoto but they look dang good on there!
Quote: I've already posted my '56 here, but I s'pose this qualifies as a mild custom too (maybe not -- most people don't notice that it IS a custom):
That means that you did everything right.....
Typical Australian mild; 1965;
What a thread!!! Especially liking the more homegrown, budget stuff that folk have done. Simple, clean, affordable cars with small and subtle mods. Alot to learn from and given me alot of ideas for my own ride. Thanks to all that have posted and keep the budget stuff coming!!!
All the best Dan
I would have to say this is my favorite thread yet!
Selfless promotion? Yes there are some mild customs, but a lot of other stuff, I guess you just wanted someone to visit your blog.
As mild as they come, added skirts and twin pipes with glasspacks, and a few bullets to the grill to my 1960 Buick.. I may add twin rear antennas ala the 59 Impala, but that's it for me folks.. probably would not even be considered "custom" at all by most, I guess I'm too conservative.. but I do love and appreciate all customs..
my 55 F100 truck ?, customer interior, 56 F100 Grille, and soon to have 50 Merc taillight assy
Heres my 50.
More on the mild side aside from the paint job.
this is my daily driver 62 bird
'Ill just slip this in.......
This is my mild custom. Everything was done at home or a home shop garage. Friend did air bags at his home we did all the body work, frenching, peaking, molding, sanding, primering etc. a friend shot the paint. We installed motor trans. Other then drive train car has a mild 50's kustom look to it. Hence moldings on etc
I couldn't agree more. Seems when someone says Tri-5 most people immediately think streetrod, pro-touring, or gasser. I think they look SO much better as a mild custom. Dr. Dave's is my all time favorite.
Another one for THEE Mopar crowd. Still running the 270 Hemi... (no Chevy stuff here..)
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