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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. Sprout
    Joined: Mar 26, 2001
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    very cool story
     
  2. No_Respect
    Joined: Jul 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,170

    No_Respect
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    from So-Cal

    I dont know how I missed this thread But it is epic! I guess your back cruising around in Norway by now. Hope no news is good news
     
  3. Criscobath
    Joined: May 13, 2011
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    Such a wonderful story, for so many reasons. I'm happier for having read it.
     
  4. y'sguy
    Joined: Feb 25, 2008
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    from Tulsa, OK

    What a great story. You are one fortunate man. So is George for that matter!
     
  5. Great story, and great that George is able to add details and those old photos
     
  6. exterminator
    Joined: Apr 21, 2006
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    After growing up in San Bernardino,it's interesting hearing all of this local history.
     
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  7. Icufltrn
    Joined: Aug 3, 2015
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    Very cool, that tailgate has got to be worth some big dollars.
     
  8. Galaxie460
    Joined: Apr 8, 2016
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    Galaxie460

    bump to see if this truck was ever finished
     
  9. I Must see this truck finished !
     
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  10. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
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    Gearhead Graphics
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    from Denver Co

    Just seeing this thread for the first time. Holy crap its cool! What a score in the truck alone, and then to find the original art still hiding under that cover!
     
  11. Kan Kustom
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
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    Is the truck still in the states ? Any updates ?
     
  12. cmarcus
    Joined: May 23, 2012
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  13. putz
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
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    from wisc.

    great,thank you !!!!!!!
     
  14. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
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    from BC

    There are. Earlier this year, I answered an ad on local Craigslist for a '40 standard hood. The hood was gone, but he mentioned he had a lot of tools and shop equipment he was selling. We started talking, turned out he had been fabbing panels and doing bodywork on hot rods around here since the early sixties, but his health was deteriorating, so he was retiring.
    I went to see him, we wound up spending hours pouring over old photo albums and talking about various cars and people we both knew.
    I wound up doing a deal to buy almost all his old equipment, with a proviso that he have access to it, and pass down as much of his know-how as he can. As I have been reading this, some of the parrallels are striking. Great story.
     
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  15. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
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    from BC

    Better! I've taken a few bras off, NEVER found Von Dutch artwork under ANY of them!
     
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  16. joemac05
    Joined: Jul 29, 2006
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    These days you will likely find some sort of artwork.
     
  17. falcongeorge
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    from BC

    I got married ten years ago, been removing just the one since then...:D
     
  18. Pete L.
    Joined: May 17, 2009
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    Pete L.
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    from New Jersey

    Fascinating story, nice of you to include the original owner in the project !!!
     
  19. 54ChoppedCustom
    Joined: Nov 23, 2016
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    54ChoppedCustom

    I like the 40 Custom
    [​IMG]
     
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  20. RodStRace
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
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    Amazing thread I had not seen before!
    Updates?
     
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  21. This is one of the greatest threads on here
     
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  22. RaginPin3Appl3
    Joined: Mar 31, 2016
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    just read through the whole thread and wow. i have no words. you got a damn cool truck for $5500.
     
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  23. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
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    Can't believe I missed this baby , the first time around. I agree it's one of the jewels in the HAMB crown. But... We need the next chapter!!!
     
  24. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
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    According to his Instagram, as of February, the truck is in Norway...

    55.jpg
     
  25. What is his instagram name?
     
  26. Never mind, found him.
     

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