The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TheFrenZ, Jun 27, 2007.
what is being used to take that merc down to bare metal along the bodylines?
That Looks like lead to me, not bare metal.
Tom Culbertson's T-Bird is one of my favorites...
Any pix of his shoebox would be much appreciated too.
built in the 80's i believe but this car is PERFECT...
Anyone else think there's something a little "off" about this car?
This one from 1995 that west coasters have not seen yet , still going strong
Last pic by A32Flathead.
Yup. IMO the chop is horrid. Way to boxy looking. It shouldn't have been chopped that much.
this one is it man
Yeah, I love Dore's 1934 roadster. Even if it is glass.
This thing rules!!!
Its a DeSoto.
Oops! Thanks for the clarification!
(I wasn't 100% sure what it was, but it had a killer paint job and just GLOWED in the sun! Hard to get pictures of it, though, with everyone crowded around it most of the time!!)
The important thing is you went to Paso.
Of course we are talking about the chop right?? It's been the talk of plenty at different shows where the car turns up. I like the car itself i just think it might might have flowed a little smoother if the back window was laid a little to kinda follow the contour of the drip rail.
Russ Beckwith Photos...
And seen here before... but never to much...
Paul Bragg's 1950 Mercury in progress, getting better and better each year.
Photo by Eric Alcorcha
Another of this beautiful Olds...
dont forget Toms Merc!
I like this one a lot
This post makes it sooo obvious that kustoms are more alive than they have been in decades! Great to see.
Yeah that Chopped satin green 51 Chevy Fleetline has been a favorite of mine ever since I saw it about two years ago.
The owner was trying to sell it as an Original Sam Barris Car... and at the same time was looking for more information about it...
This was the only time I have seen the car... wonder what happend to it.
It had a very nice chop, overal early 50's look and some really nice details.
A lot of work went into chopping the fleetline roof and ending up with such a nice flow.... removing the drip rail as in a tru 40's-50's fashion did not hurt either.
Taillihts made from grille ends.... nice
The one thing thats a bit weird is the use of the 56 Chrysler grille... very nice. But the rest of the car looks like it could have built in 1951...
And ofcoars the Don Lowe built Harry Bradley Designed, John Babcock 1940 Mercury Afterglow....
This one was causing a ripple at Paso this year...
Built by a young guy called Sam Barris....
Seem to recall this is a HAMB'ers car...
This '56 is way cool too...Has Packard lights in the rear also
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