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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. phat rat
    Joined: Mar 18, 2001
    Posts: 4,518

    phat rat

    I wasn't, but many think they should be paired with the big cuff. Heck I wore wellington/engineer boots for work and knockaround for quite a few years. Now it's always western boots everywhere because other than tennis shoes I don't own any shoes.
  2. bt34
    Joined: Dec 22, 2006
    Posts: 286


    Ladies and gentlemen, the original Von Dutch art is still there!![/QUOTE]

    Awesome...:D C'mon man, best you start on the removal job...asap
  3. banditomerc
    Joined: Dec 18, 2005
    Posts: 2,284


    Lets go!get that cover off that tailgate....ur lagging...
  4. lowtruck
    Joined: Aug 26, 2009
    Posts: 259

    from Omaha

    Well said and agreed.
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    Golly gee! This is like taking a bra off for the first time!
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  6. AMEN! Savor every minute!
  7. dirtybirdpunk
    Joined: Jun 24, 2006
    Posts: 304


    Just saw the updates on Instagram, congrats on the find and may I add, Holy Shit! What luck you have....

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  8. This just keeps getting better.

    Favorite thread of 2014, hands down.
  9. MRpants
    Joined: Feb 19, 2010
    Posts: 121

    from pea ridge

  10. Wardog
    Joined: Jan 12, 2010
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  11. Me too - so cool!

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  12. I don't need a caption for this.. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1397196158.780040.jpg

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  15. SuperFleye
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
    Posts: 2,039

    Alliance Vendor

    This is soo kool!!! I'm speechless over her now brother :) Wow wow wow!!!!
  16. 4444Design
    Joined: Aug 25, 2012
    Posts: 292


    that's really awesome
  17. sled
    Joined: Nov 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,076


    This is just out of this world...great karma pays back big time,well deserved amigo!!!!

    I'm loss for words,really...and this is an original Von Dutch (and Jeffyes,i assume) work found since how long??

    Incredible how such thing could have been hidden til today...
  18. Agree!! Would never have tought I would be the owner of such a historic and neat ride, it's so unbelievable! The coolest experience I've ever experienced. Imaging this hanging on the family farm when I come back :)
  19. Thank you Reno!! I sure am a lucky guy!! And hopefully, the 39 Merc shows up soon too! It is a collaboration between Von Dutch & Dean Jeffries, it's just to amazingly to see! The signature said 56', and the cover was installed in 1957, so it's only been exposed for one year!
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  20. sled
    Joined: Nov 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,076


    That's plain awesome!!I cant think of anybody else more than you deserving such happy for you,man!!

    You found a goldmine of custom history here!!!!!Enjoy it!!!!!
  21. Holy crap! Signed by Dutch and Jeffries. ......... so jealous. Good on you.

    sent via classroom note. pass it on
  22. Incredible find, congrats! You won the Karma Lottery, amazing artwork & story.
  23. jfrolka
    Joined: Oct 4, 2007
    Posts: 897


    Wow!!! That is an incredible find, way rare!
  24. This is like, the coolest Indiana Jones quest there could be.
  25. Well, what can I say. Another exciting and thrilling evening in Southern California!


    Yesterday, my friend Roby Ballard called me and said he had a bore scope, and that he would gladly assist me searching for the lost art on my truck. I was very excited and happy about the help! Then he made it possible for me to just drill a hole in the tailgate to check if it still was intact under the filler panel, instead of taking the whole shabang off, and discover it was not there.


    I got the honor to drill the hole with my super drill. Not nervous at all!


    The bore scope was put in the hole, and then our eyes caught these eyes!


    Roby flipped, and had to call his friend that's very fond about Von Dutch to brake the news, the painting was still there!


    My friend Alex Barrios came by to witness the holy ceremony. We were so happy, and tried to figure out the best way to remove the panel.


    I removed the lead with my super drill. Then I called George to tell that the painting was still intact. He said, "I knew it was, that's why I covered it up." He also told me that the panel was just welded in the corners, then just leaded in the rest.


    We chiseled the seam apart.


    And cut the tacks and corners.


    The sides featured 5 spot welds, then the rest was just lead.


    And off it went!! Amazing moment, that I will never ever forget!!


    Still intact, with striping and everything!


    The Von Dutch signature was sooooo small!


    Same was the Jeffries signature.


    When I called George to tell about that I took the panel off, he was stoked! He was watching a Western movie called Firecreek. He had a friend starring in that movie, Gary Lockwood. He told me that Gary was from Texas, but moved to San Bernardino when he was a kid. They were friends all the way from elementary.
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  26. Yes you are right Camel City Skull, this is the coolest Indiana Jones Quest ever to be! Lucas Film just don't know it yet..

    Just check the video I made here!
  27. Jungle Jalopy
    Joined: Mar 31, 2010
    Posts: 260

    Jungle Jalopy

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