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

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

  1. Kerry67
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    Probably not, getting it ready for Viva and weekends pretty full until that.....But, when and where ???
     
  2. Kerry67
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    Oh....just saw its the 12th. Gonna be at Ace Fabrication in the morning and then the Red Devils picnic in the afternoon.
     
  3. Jacksmith
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    Great thread theme! There is a wide fuzzy line between a "mild custom" and a full custom... Like art, beauty & sanity, it's in the eye of the beholder. Some cars (like my '51 Plymouth) need all the help they can get, while others only need a lowering to magnify the factory's styling.
     
  4. D.Conrad
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    1. 1940 Ford

    Would my '36 be a mild custom or a full custom. I'd say somewhere in between. Top is chopped 2''.
     

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    It's truly a matter of opinion... Some say a major body change like a chopped top, along with the lowering, wheels, skirts and relocation of the spare tire & mount (nice touch by the way) make it a full custom. Just because the car was modified in a simple tasteful way doesn't make it mild. More like clean.
    That is a really sweet lookin' '36!!!
     
  6. Jay71
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    I don't know what it is except perfect. That is a great 36!
     
  7. Gotgas
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    In my opinion a chop, channel, or section immediately pushes a car out of the 'mild' custom genre.

    So while I would not call that gorgeous '36 3w a 'mild custom', I would be happy to call it Mine.
     
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    1965 Buick Electra 225 Sport Coupe. Shaved, decked, with a 425 Nailhead Factory Dual Quad Setup. Built the car myself, including all metal work and paint.
     
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    That's really nice. There's a simpler side trim on one of the more modest '55 Plymouths that I like a little better, but that front end is really beautiful when it's cleaned up like that one. Good job, Virgil.

    Edit: Oops, some other posts slipped in between. I'm talking about the '55 Plymouth hardtop at the bottom of the last page.
     
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  14. 'Mo
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    Here are a couple of very mild Ayala customs (from Rikster's Archives).

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  20. Glad to see you posting again rick.......
     
  21. rick finch
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    Thanks, I'm not as active on the HAMB as I used to be...
     
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    My mild custom in progress. One day I'll get a chance to really finish it out.
     
  23. CC... I have a file of photos I've been saving of your car alone....I love it. Please post some larger and better photos. Everyone should see your car.....Centurion9
     
  24. 50Fraud
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    ^ Looks very nice. By all means, let's see more of it.
     
  25. Tom davison
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    Thanks for bringing this thread back to real mild customs, Rick!
     
  26. 'Mo
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    Two beautiful '57's by Larry Watson.

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  27. 'Mo.....That '57 Ford is absolutely Killer! I've never seen it before.....How I wish new builders would see the Beauty of a True Mild Custom car......Centurion9
     
  28. stanlow69
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    Ditto
     
  29. J.P.
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    Love this thread!

    And thank you for the history lesson in pictures Rick Finch!
     
  30. SteppinOut
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    Are you talking about this side trim?
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