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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. I was thinking just this ..but could not have said it any better!

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  2. Silvair
    Joined: Sep 30, 2010
    Posts: 189


    Wow, thank you for sharing! this is an amazing story!
  3. Jkustom
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
    Posts: 1,683


    Oh man. You made a damn good buddy there, man! This thread is amazing.
    I'm on pins and needles waiting to see what the tailgate looks like under that cover!!
    Joined: Dec 16, 2011
    Posts: 591

    from Oregon

    Another vote to pull the tailgate panel and reveal the tomb....great story!
  5. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,094


    Very cool tale!
  6. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,738

    from Nebraska

    Such an incredible story - congrats on your pickup purchase and thank you for sharing all of this with us!

  7. MIKE-3137
    Joined: Feb 19, 2003
    Posts: 1,578


    Very cool, more pics please!
  8. This is fantastic. Please keep it coming!
  9. Olav -

    I opened this thread last week (when you started it) ... and knew right away that it was going to be another "Epic HAMB thread"!

    It's a bummer about your wagon :( ... but if it hadn't gotten stolen, the "Contaoi '55 Ford F-100" (by Richardson, Barris, Jeffries, & vonDutch) would never have found you! :D

    I'll be following your progress on the "Contaoi ~ Kvipt '55 F-100" ... and look forward to seeing more photos from George's archive! ... Please thank Mr. Contaoi for allowing you (& Sondre) to share them with us!
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2014
  10. flamingokid
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  11. Bagged_Biscayne
    Joined: Mar 16, 2014
    Posts: 46


    Come on! Remove the filler panel already!!!!
  12. Subscribed, I think I know now why I like the H.A.M.B. so much, thanks.
  13. 28-31
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
    Posts: 72


    Wish every thread was like this! -- good stuff, simply amazing.
  14. gonzo
    Joined: Dec 24, 2003
    Posts: 1,800


    What a great thread. Thanks for posting!
  15. Burny
    Joined: Dec 20, 2004
    Posts: 1,600


    Out-standing!!! Looking forward to more...
  16. dljashgauosdgfqaouhsdfohasdflohwrfiohiwrfoowrrflarwflwr1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm having trouble coming up with words. Simply amazing.
  17. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 27,030

    Jalopy Joker

    very Cool tale - Thanks for posting. the old jewels are still out there - pics are from one I saw in a Nor Cal shop recently

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  18. WOW! This is way cool I dont know how Ive missed it
  19. 562roadster
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
    Posts: 1,197


    Best thread that I've read in a while! Keep the pictures coming
  20. gasser dad #1
    Joined: Mar 31, 2013
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    gasser dad #1
    from Minnesota

  21. Wow! Subscribed.
  22. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 6,789


    me too !
  23. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
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    WOW! So glad you reposted this...............subscribed!
  24. I opened it then and thought it was an April fools prank, I thought it was way too cool to be true.

    Congrats on the find and good on you for bringing the truck back to the way it should be and involving George in the rebuild. Take the old bloke for a drive in it when it's done and watch him grin from ear to ear.

    I wish somebody would steal my car so I could find something cool like this. JK
  25. Hamtown Al
    Joined: Jan 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,471

    Hamtown Al
    1. Virginia HAMB(ers)

    Thank you for sharing this great story!
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  26. Wow! Never knew the thread would feature so many nice comments and views! Appreciate it folks!! My good engineer friend Roby Ballard is comming tomorrow or the day after with a fancy little camera. What that camera can do is magical. Listen up folks, I'm gonna drill an hole in the tailgate, about the size of a pen, then the tube camera can slide in there and see if the Von Dutch painting is still there, nice and untouched, or if it is a moisture trap, and it's gone in the rust. Stay tuned!


    Anyways, here's today photo! Dean Jeffries' 1947 Mercury!


    I've never really seen any good photos of this car before. And I've never seen that crazy face Dean painted on the hood!


    For me, these photos are priceless! I just love finding more photos from the days back then I wish I was alive..


    Jeffries sure had a colorful mind! That's for sure!


    I can't describe how exciting it was to see these photos for the first time! They're taken right outside where I work, every day! And it looks still the same, yet not so pretty and well taken care off.


    Have any of you guys seen a photo of this before?


    Here's a closeup of the deck lid. Notice the guy is pulling his own guts out, and shoving something into his ear!


    And this looks like a little man!
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  27. wow, these shots are amazing not just for the cars. the guys clothes styles too, chinos,loafers & loop collar shirts were the thing to wear!

  28. Tell me about it! I just bought some cool loafers today, after seeing these photos.
  29. shoebox1950
    Joined: Jul 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,203

    from California

    Unbelievable...and you are the perfect person to have that truck. Thank you for sharing it...can't wait to see it on the road Olav

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    Joined: Dec 22, 2006
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