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Features The Lee Pratt Shoebox

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Ryan, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. mikhett
    Joined: Jan 22, 2005
    Posts: 1,412

    from jackson nj

    I love all LEEs cars,especially his 58 impala,Lee used lacquer most of the time if not all.
  2. Jeem
    Joined: Sep 12, 2002
    Posts: 5,885

    Alliance Vendor

    Beyond the perfect stance and details, the color combo has always drawn me to this car. Beautiful.
  3. Jeem
    Joined: Sep 12, 2002
    Posts: 5,885

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    Good lord, have a knack for typing like a 79 year old museum curator.
  4. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,730


    "Surely the house has been photoshopped", I said to myself.
    Bold color combo, original . . . works for me. (Edit: the car, not the house)
  5. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,847

    Staff Member

    Good to know you always got your eye on me man! :)
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    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 8,280


    I'm a color guy too, like Earl, but I'm not seeing that 2nd color so much as green, more like gold. Maybe "brass"? Brass is more green than say, 18K gold when you hold them side by side. True gold is more orange than brass. While not on my list of "some day" colors it really does work. Lovely car lacking dominant features, or maybe said better, nothing "out of place". I've always been a fan of restraint and this could be chapter on the subject. The Nomad in the last TRJ and the 58 show that as well.
  7. I've loved this car since I saw it in TRJ way back when. I always thought it was more of a gold instead of a lime green...
  8. davidvillajr
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
    Posts: 1,021


    This car is an inspiration for my own project.

    The Grandpa Car won't look anything like Mr. Pratt's car, but that overall sense of "rightness" is what I'm after.

    It's a beautiful machine.
  9. Tom davison
    Joined: Mar 15, 2008
    Posts: 5,437

    Tom davison
    from Phoenix AZ

    Wellll, no, it's not Photoshopped...and it works with the house as well as it does with the car!
    Proof: DSC_2443.jpg
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  10. downlojoe33
    Joined: Jul 25, 2013
    Posts: 374


    Does a '40 stance get any better? I say "HELL NO"
  11. Jonnie King
    Joined: Aug 12, 2007
    Posts: 2,077

    Jonnie King
    from St. Louis

    What a GREAT custom...from a truly nice guy/excellent builder/Hall Of Famer ! AND, John's pix are spot-on !

    Wanted to share this with all of my H.A.M.B. friends: In July, 2008, Lee & I did an extensive Interview about his History and many of his cars. (He was still living in California at that time.)

    The story about this "Fantastic '49" was so cool I had to put it into TWO Parts ! Part 1 deals with his love of Shoeboxes, how he got the '49, and how the build began; Part 2 covers the then-current engine & that choice of paint that brought up many comments here.

    If you'd like to hear Lee tell his story about how it all came together, the Interview on this beautiful, fabulous '49, PART 1 begins right here:

    And, thank you SO MUCH, Ryan, for sharing the photos & your story about this just-perfect '49 ! It's a Thread, and a Shoebox Feature that needed to be done for sure !! Lee is a true gentleman, as well as an artist & a "sculptor in steel" !!!

    My best to all !

  12. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 7,432



    And gold on the wheels!
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2014
  13. Jeem
    Joined: Sep 12, 2002
    Posts: 5,885

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    Well, Tom, you weren't kidding about the garage. Hey, we both live in Phoenix and it's freakin' Baltimore when we finally meet?! Nice to enjoy some lunch witcha!

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