The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Centurion9, Mar 31, 2011.
Seriously? Try the classifieds and not spamming in the middle of a good thread.
Here is my 60 Mercury I did a few years ago.
My 58 Buick:
Nice Buick, more pics please!
Thank you! Here is one more:
This must depend on where you come from. My observation comes from old photos & hazy memories of fifties 'do-ups' that were still on the roads when I was a kid in the sixties. And this is Australia, so switch off now..
For those still with me, the general trend here in the fifties was to add stuff to cars. The period after the WW2 was prosperous, and exploding car ownership rates went hand -in-hand with a joyful sense of wonder in material wealth such as a generation had never seen or sensed.
Things like reflectors, baubles, horns, mudflaps, chrome gee- gaws were produced by dozens of enteprenurial ex- servicemen, and they were bought & slapped on with gusto!
The 'clean 'em up' thing is a more recent phenomenon down here.
55chrysler, your '60 Merc is rare & fine! It's sweetness stands out among the Camaros & hot-rods.
My 53 Merc.
This is my 65 dart the idea was mild custom from 65
Everyone likes what they like. I like this, as it's what I'm building in the garage.
Spoggie, I agree there were certainly many, many cars done up this way, however I look upon these cars as over-accesoried stockers and not traditional customs.
As it's been said before, great thread! Beautiful cars!
damn thats nice!
This is one great thread. Keep them coming. Very classy cars popping up.
Can I play?
Hey man, I hope I didn't come across as disrespecting your car. I just don't think a swamp cooler is nice to look at is all. Hell I'm all for bolting crap on (I run dummy lakes and dummy spots myself). I apologise if you took that as a personal insult.
By the way, was that your car that I saw at the "Lawdy Momma" show in battles bridge last weekend?
Love this thread BTTT sucka!
Here is my '53
'56 Packard tail lights, '56 Buick portholes, '56 Olds head lights, stock 251 L-head six with split stock manifold with 2" pipes running through Porter Steel packs, Shaved head. 2.5" blocks in the rear, soon to have cut coils up front. Blue and pearl Naugahyde diamond interior
dscn0121 by Fazekas Industries, on Flickr
Man, I like that a lot, very nice...
This is the Ultimate! Stylistically, the Hirohhata Merc and the Golden Sahara rolled up in one!
The trim package is the zenith Detroit opulence. The sheet metal is contoured to the beautiful side trim. And check that rear window!
This car is nearly stock to the door handles, but as custom as it gets, right from the factory.Bravo!
^^^^ X2 on the 58 Buick
Stunning! I love it!
Proof a truck can be a custom!! what year are the bumpers off of?
Whewwww!!!!!! What's the power train? More pics?
Great thread, subscribed
No proof needed, talented guys have been turning out Kustom trucks since the 50s. There were loads of them back in the day.
From my mild to wild and all stops in between.
I've posted my before, but I'm an attention whore and it's pertinent to your statement so here we go again;
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