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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Jive-Bomber, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. oldpl8s
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  2. Atomic Kustom
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    Sancho what about the Crimson Skull
     
  3. Blake 27
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    I've been looking through my pics. 0.JPG 1.jpg 1-1.jpg DSC01986.JPG DSC02212.JPG DSC02432.JPG DSC02884.JPG DSC02885.JPG
     
  4. This one's from the movie Them!.
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    This one's mine: I'd wanted one for years.. ever since I rode up the back of my dad's buddy's Chevy while riding my bike (the cute girl across the street distracted me - honest(!) and, needless to say, I made a lasting impression - on her, me, my bike & the Chevy!!). I've long thought they were great looking cars.
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  5. The Hudson is a fast back more along the lines of a Mustang Fastback, the roof is slopped but it still has a little turtle deck. ;)

    The Henry J (a Kaiser car) carried the theme well into the '50s. While most of them ended up being race cars I have always thought that on would make a slick baby custom.

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    This one is a little glitzy but just for an idea.

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  6. DAMN IT! I can't believe I forgot that one!
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  7. Stogy
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    This Henry must have inspired the 57 Chev Fastback Hybrids which are quite well done I might add...and your right done with some crafty customization it makes a sporty little contender.​
     
  8. BJR
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  9. plym_46
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    46-48 dodge and Plymouth two door sedan

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  10. plym_46
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    39 huppmoble coupe.
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  11. theHIGHLANDER
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    Is this the one that the trunk/rear is sunk in and shorter for the chop?
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    There were some good shots of the back, I think it's a genius approach and well styled. Who's with me?
     
  12. Stogy
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    Stunningly awesome custom...:rolleyes:...I agree.​
     
  13. Stogy
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    57_fastB_modded.jpg


    I think the owner of this had an idea to make a factory looking fastback and we here at the Hamb see things a little differently so perhaps this may be more flavorful...


     
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  14. lippy
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    I dunno maybe if the rear side windows were different and the rear window was lower? Lippy
     
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  15. Donuts & Peelouts
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    51 Nash

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    49 Packard
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    1950 Buick
     
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  17. Stogy
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    It would be impossible to satisfy everyone's desires but I will do one more with mods as you mention as this is what happens at the drawing board with a customer and it ain't easy hitting the nail on the head every time. I will say I retained the quarter window curve in the initial mod due to the fact GM used that with the fastbacks and look at the Henry J even. But you are correct it really in a custom world can disappear.

    One more from the virtual world...
    and ya know @lippy I like this
    just as well...


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  18. stuart in mn
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    When I was a teenager back in the 1970s there was a little old lady in my town who had a 1950 Pontiac fastback. It was sort of a dove grey, and was in mint condition - the classic example of a car only driven to the store and to church on Sundays. :) I always wondered what happened to that car.
     
  19. Here in Oz Holden built 2 Dr Sloper or All-Enclosed Coupe bodies on 35-40 Chev, 35-40 Pontiac, 35-40 Olds and 36-38 Buick, the bodies were the same basic shell 35/36, then 37/38 and 39/40 with the 39/40 bodies having the thinnest centre or B pillar.......Ford had their Sloper for 2 years, 1939-40 using US style 2 dr sedan doors with a much more sloping roofline and Mopars had their 1937-38 Dodge, Plymouth and Desoto 2 door Sloper bodies built by T J Richards although the mopar version had a pronounced "bump" or bustle in the roof tumble home but was still recognisable as an Oz "sloper".............andyd
     
  20. BaggedPlymouth
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    from Troy, OH

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  22. coilover
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    Would a 53 Henry J qualify or would the fender line not following the body line nix it?
     
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  23. hoodprop
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    Sold a 1950 Chevy 4 door fastback a few years back. Saved it from the crusher. Should have kept it.

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  24. Stogy
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    Post it Sir...I think it fits the bill...just my opinion of course...
     
  25. Stogy
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    @porknbeaner this is the butt end of the Henry you posted...purdy spiffy...;)

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    Credit to Photographer, Owner

     
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  27. Barrelnose pickup
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    Love this thread,dreams are free!
     
  28. JOHN H EDGE
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    Our fastback project and our desired ride height 47 caddy image.jpeg
     
  29. 42˚18'N 83˚09'W
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    Somewhere, about 10 years ago, I remember a '53 Studebaker Sport Coupe with a Riviera roof grafted on it. Does anyone by chance have a picture of it?
     
  30. Marty Strode
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    I had a '49- 76 model back in 65-66, swapped out the flathead six for a 1954-324 and Hydro. Fun times ! 2012-11-27 165602.jpg
     

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