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

  1. Oh yeah! I really dig the 'Vette taillights. Good luck with the build, RudeStude!
     
  2. KraQer
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    I went with the frenched 55 olds headlight bezels on my 49 Chevy.

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. rudestude
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    Looks good, l like the look of the stock grill, is your bumper lowered? Cool Ride.......

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  4. KraQer
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  5. ourfriendlex
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    My 54' [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  6. 1950sled
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  7. Dig your Merc 1950 sled. It's come a long way!
    I've always loved the look of a chopped four door '49-'51 Mercury or Lincoln. Keep up the great work! E
     
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  8. flathead-tex
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  9. One of my favorite threads in the HAMB...here's some from my hard drive...
     

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  10. Nice batch loveoftiki but that black '58 is a standout!
     
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  11. Is that car not perfect.....I mean perfect. Fit, finish, paint work, really is outstanding....some would say it doesn't belong here..it's been lowered, with some chrome oe wheels...but they were Kustom from the factory..more folks mess them up trying to improve upon a perfect car to begin with
     
  12. 504640
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    image.jpeg
    My Dad use to say "The 60 Catalina 2 door hardtop, is the most beautiful car Detroit evr produced." Well, the red Poncho you exampled, sure lends credence to his opinion!
     
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  13. Yes they are amazing cars...59-60 GM products were all outstanding
     
  14. 50Fraud
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    I had a '60 Catalina for a number of years, and I thought it was a very good looking car. I bought it to flip it, though, and it took me 11 years to get it sold -- and then I lost money to boot. 60PontiacF.jpg 60PontiacR.jpg
    It was one of four '60s Pontiacs I owned over a 40 year period, and I really liked those cars. Too bad they're extinct now.
     
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  15. A few more to kick this back up....
     

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  16. zefa46
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    This is my last American car a few years back Now have a 50 shoebox just starting
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  17. 504640
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    My Pa, always trading, would have loved to have kicked the tires on that one! That one is a little different with the dog dish caps.
     
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  18. That's the Beauty of Mild Customs...It takes very, very little to make them stand out......Centurion9
     
  19. Wrong thread, Leon!
     
  20. rd4pin
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    Please, don't misunderstand me, I think your car is awesome. It's just not what I would define as a "mild custom".
     
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  21. Leon, go to the photoshop thread.
     
  22. Leon....I think you need a photoshop thread...lets get this thread back on track
     

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  23. 'Mo
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    I find it interesting that chopped top cars can now be considered as "Mild Customs"
    (There are three on this page alone.) This would never have been the case "back in the day".
     
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  24. 504640
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    I agree with you 100% Mo! If a chopped car is now "mild" what would it take to be declared a radical or full custom? An absurdity?
     
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  25. Deleted the purple olds...sorry and I agree
     
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  26. 'Mo
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  27. 504640
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    Man, that coupe is gorgeous. The hooded headlight treatment is trick, how the top of stainless hides underneath the metalwork. The mild modification of the stock grille is great, simple but quite effective. I dig the green tinted windows, complimenting the green paint. All it needs is a 1 piece Olds windshield!
     
  28. KraQer
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    Thanks, then where is the line drawn? What's mild, what's radical? Mines chopped, frenched olds bezels, Frenched caddy tails, nosed, decked, shaved. List goes on. Where do I fit in. Lol
     
  29. KraQer
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    Ok, guys sorry I shared my 49. I feel mine doesn't hold a candle to what I've seen other guys call a "mild custom" chops are a dime a dozen. Didn't realize that was such a big deal. I thought crazy body mods more than an everyday chop is radical. And mild was maybe shaved, lowered a bit, maybe frenched with a nice paint job of some sort. My daily is a bagged 59... Is that mild? Lol [​IMG]
     
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  30. Jim636
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    So this would be a mild custom ?
     
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