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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. TonyVan
    Joined: Oct 15, 2008
    Posts: 120

    from Vancouver

    I thought this was gonna be a good thread and story, but not THIS good.
  2. razorback
    Joined: Apr 12, 2002
    Posts: 138

    from Sweden


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  3. rbroadster
    Joined: Mar 23, 2005
    Posts: 396


    It sure looks the same!! Even a hint of the same caps that George ran in the early 50s.
  4. twisted sister
    Joined: Sep 18, 2008
    Posts: 171

    twisted sister
    from chicago

    Olav this so incredibly rad!!!!!!! no other words to explain it!!! so happy for you bro!!!
  5. Mr 42
    Joined: Mar 27, 2003
    Posts: 1,207

    Mr 42
    from Sweden

    Awesome Olav, but what are you going to use as your daily driver now :)
  6. Speechless.
    Thank you so much for sharing!
  7. This story is insane so cool!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
  8. cleatus
    Joined: Mar 1, 2002
    Posts: 2,277

    from Sacramento

    I just can't get the image of that bobber from your initial post out of my head - such a cool bike!
  9. Thank you all guys for the nice comments!! Right now I'm replacing all the bushings in the front end. I'm gonna take out some leafs to. There is a total of 8 leafs. Gonna take out 3 and see how that goes.

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  10. That is, I'll keep the two longest, and remove every other leaves under them.

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  11. abone1930
    Joined: Jan 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,314


    Subscribed, too cool of a story
  12. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1397248310.360313.jpg George put these extra pieces when he had the camper.

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  13. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1397248717.433484.jpg Now let's see how this will work out!

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  14. BurnoutNova
    Joined: Mar 30, 2011
    Posts: 135

    from USA

    So what is the plan for the gate? Is it gonna live on the truck, or is it going to be retired in a safe place?

    I think Von Dutch would want it to stay on there... scare some traffic behind you. OR at least make a recreation of it on that spare gate you have!
  15. The tailgate is going on display. I'll either duplicate the artwork and striping on the extra tailgate, or fill in the extra tailgate.


    Check out the new stance guys!!

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  16. I nominate Olav Kvipt & The Tailgate of Doom for this year's H.A.M.B. "Best Motion Picture" award!

    ... I can hear it now, "... and the Ryan goes to ..." Ryan Award.jpg :D
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  17. Landmule
    Joined: Apr 14, 2003
    Posts: 455


    I'll second that one! This is amazing.
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
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    I see no issue with a duplication and saving the original. That "...only once..." thing applies big time. I can't think of anything mild enough to clean it except maybe some liquid dish detergent like Dawn or the like. Even then I'd tread softly and try an inconspicuous area 1st. It has to be cleaned, right? I'd also cover it with some clear plastic like 1/8 plexi or even a piece of glass. It's had enough of mother nature, uncovered AND covered.
  19. Oh GAWD that's funny!!!! :D
  20. Outback
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
    Posts: 1,094

    from NE Vic

    Wow & wow, see what happens when you miss this place for a week!

    That art work is so cool, and amazing its still intact.

    Having just found this thread, I missed most of the pics as they are over viewed/gone... dang, any chance of fixing that for those of us slow off the mark?

    Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Torchie
    Joined: Apr 17, 2011
    Posts: 1,013


    Great thread got even better.
    Back in the day Von Dutch and Jeffries were running buddies. People refered to them as Von Dutch and the kid.
    It makes me glad to see that this truck has gone to someone that has an appreciation for what it is historicaly and not just how much is it worth.
    I would find someone to duplicate that tailgate art for the daily driver. And by all means preserve the original. In fact you may want to go so far as to contacting an art preservationist to get some idea as to the best way to preserve it.JMHO.
  22. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,992


    This is definitely a great find!! As I said before, this site is sometimes like automotive archeology and it sure is cool. Bravo
  23. emiliedk
    Joined: Dec 29, 2004
    Posts: 614

    from denmark

    cool stuff Olav! i am glad it went to someone like you, who appreciate it that much!
  24. Thank u all :) i'll take care off this baby!

    Check out the C notch George made for it.

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  25. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1397298992.716094.jpg enough for today! All bushings in the undercarriage replaced, and all 4 corners lowered!

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  26. Nobey
    Joined: May 28, 2011
    Posts: 1,171


    How cool is that Olav! I'm happy for you..... Richard
  27. Thank you Richard! :)
  28. This ut such a cool story. Hope to see it someday

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  29. How about now? I had to upgrade photobucket to some plus shit, because so many had looked at the photos.

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  30. It will eventually get shipped to Norway when i'm done here in 2016 :)

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