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History The Kustomrama Survivor Truck - 1955 Ford by Barris & Dick Richardson

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Kvipt, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. shoebox1950
    Joined: Jul 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,196

    from California

    So cool that you guys made it to Santa Maria! Here are a few shots, Olav :)

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  2. OLLIN
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 3,076


    Just saw you guys on the freeway in west Covina mashing it and burning oil! Lol. Cool truck.

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  3. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 5,498

    1. a veteran died today

    Explain to me why the truck has two gas tank fillers, is there a 2nd tank behind the seat..

    ( just nosey)
  4. Outback
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
    Posts: 1,159

    from NE Vic

    Wow what a journey, its amazing to think had the wagon not been pinched the F100 may not have turned up! Enjoy your trip!

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  5. Mate you are living the dream! Please take some pics when you take George for a drive in it!
  6. So that was you in that silver Tacoma? So cool you spotted us! We were actually headed to George! Smokes oil because the adapter to use don't seal tight, so it drips on the manifold. :p

    I will post more detailed later when I get a computer.

    It has two gas tanks because he used it for hunting in Wyoming, that way he did not have to fill gas that often :)

    This is were the truck was parked for 36 years, exactly at that spot. George was stoked to see it again!

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  7. Torchie
    Joined: Apr 17, 2011
    Posts: 1,048


    Great shot.
    Did you let him drive it????
  8. Mr.Musico
    Joined: Jan 7, 2007
    Posts: 1,581

    from SoCal

  9. OLLIN
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 3,076


    Yeah that was me. I was heading to a buddy's house for bbq. You know I thought you guys might be heading to San berdoo. I should have followed you so I can pick George's brain about that triumph! Haha
    Here's mine.

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  10. Great man.

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  11. OLLIN
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 3,076


    Hey olav. Are you planning to paint the whole outside with the gold lacquer? Or is there still von dutch striping?
    Would be nice to see it all one color.

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  12. Amazing that it made it to Santa Maria, you are living the dream !
  13. This has got to be the greatest thing I have EVER read. Every part was amazing from Junior to Jeffries, Barris, Merc lights, finding you're wagon, etc. I am so glad you got the truck. You are so deserving of it and thanks for giving us this great story to read. Amazing history right here.
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  14. BurnoutNova
    Joined: Mar 30, 2011
    Posts: 135

    from USA

    Glad to see its on the road. Did George drive it yet?
  15. R&C RON
    Joined: Apr 14, 2011
    Posts: 363

    R&C RON

    Olav , I wish I would have read this story before meeting you and seeing the truck at the Santa Maria Inn , I had no idea it was such a GREAT Story! I love that you and your friends are keeping the old Customs alive. The future is in good hands!
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  16. Congrats to you and thanks to George for keeping the story rolling....
  17. Eric H
    Joined: Apr 2, 2006
    Posts: 969

    Eric H

    Great thread!!!
  18. _sir_charles_of_reno
    Joined: Jan 16, 2013
    Posts: 55


    Great truck, amazing tale!
  19. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,309

    Model T1

    Olav thanks for the amazing story. Don't know how I missed it till today. But once I began reading I couldn't stop. I can't add anything that others haven't written. It's like a fairy tale for car guys and you are living the dream.
  20. i just read in kustom kulture that mark edell pulled yet another f-1 kustom suvivor out of so cal, its so incredible that so many of these things are still around
  21. Jonnie King
    Joined: Aug 12, 2007
    Posts: 2,077

    Jonnie King
    from St. Louis


    Sorry you, Bill, Brad, and the Crew couldn't make it to Salina this year. Everyone missed all of you...especially when it came to the "Top Chop" Feature. But Keith Dean took over, did a super job...Barris even stepped in and gave some tips that helped !

    Hope to see you next year !!

    Thanks again for this very cool thread !

  22. Story's like this are why I check the hamb constantly ! This story is amazing and makes me wish I was alive in the 50s . (Feel like I am there just from reading the story's DREAMING ) Nice find on truck and happy to see you got wagon back!! Best of luck!!
  23. It doesn't get any better than this. The truck went to the right guy, and I bet George is happy for you too. nick.
  24. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,662

    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    amazing thread. The tailgate find blows me away best get that insured as a piece of historic Art.

    Glad to see you found the wagon.
  25. Awesome story and great to see a bad situation turn out for the better
  26. volvobrynk
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,587

    from Denmark

    No Update? I fear the wearst!

    Please come back!!!!!
  27. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,145


    Great find and story!
  28. Tanoki
    Joined: Jul 24, 2013
    Posts: 25


    No more updates?
  29. Austinrod
    Joined: Jun 14, 2012
    Posts: 1,914

    from Austin

    Bump for update?

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