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

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

  1. 'Mo
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    Yokohama...

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    (Photo: Howard Gribble)
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    Note frenched headlights. (Must be fun to adjust!)

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    One of the best pics on here! And there are some AWESOME pics/cars!
     
  4. 'Mo
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    "My Heart beats true,
    for the Red White and Blue!" (Rado and Ragni)

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    (Photo: Tom Davison)
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    Interesting that the '55 Plymouth grille has become sorta popular for use in mid-'50s Fords. This is the 3rd one I've seen this week (the others were in '52-54s), and I think it looks really nice. I don't remember that this was a common swap back then, but it really works well.
     
  7. 'Mo
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    Another example of the evolution of Kustomizing is Jerry Quesnel. His '49 Merc was perhaps the first ever chopped (Sam Barris).

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    By the mid-fifties, Quesnel was sporting around in this very mild, near factory Ford.

    "It's the latest. It's the greatest! The Mashed Potatoes!"

    "And the beat goes on..."

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  8. 'Mo
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    A couple of great photos from the Junior Conway Photo Collection at Kustomrama...

    This one is of Herb Conway and his '54 Merc. Herb dove them low!

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    And this one is of Herb's '50 Ford that he sold to his younger brother (Junior) in order to buy the Merc.
    (We all know what became of this one!) Note the side trim drawn on the photo with a ball-point pen.

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    EDIT: Just for comparison....(note side trim.)
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    Ford/Merc wheel well lips just look so right on these Chevies!

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  11. 'Mo
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    And to think, these things are almost stock!
    (BTW, The blue Hudson is a 1948!)

    So "Out", they're "In"! :cool:

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    Yep, I like it


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    Best "Mild Custom" ever?

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  16. Ok...my new trade..please let me know what wheels and tires...nice little car on it’s way to a cool little cruiser. Just need the right rim tire combo
     

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  17. 'Mo
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    Wow!
    I hit this and thought "What's the question?"

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  18. Yeah thinking the same thing
     
  19. Don't care for the mags but I do like the narrow whitewalls on chrome wheels.
     
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    This is my 66 Tbird 428 Edelbrock heads and intake. Comp cam Harlan Sharp roller rockers. Ceramic coated headers and a TCI C6 tranny. Runs like the wind.


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    All one car today 11a 1.JPG

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  24. That is a BEAUTIFULLY customized Ford but the chop pretty much takes it out of the "mild" category. Not trying to be rude.
     
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    Sorry about that I couldn't tell it had been chopped. :cool:
     
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  28. Martino
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    I think the steel wheels with the narrow white !
     
  29. 'Mo
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    Olds wheel covers, '54 tail lights, and what appears to be a molded rear splash pan..

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