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Features The Vandergriff Chrysler

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Ryan, May 9, 2022.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 20,273

    Staff Member

    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    The Vandergriff Chrysler


    Continue reading the Original Blog Post
  2. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 10,048

    anthony myrick

  3. J. A. Miller
    Joined: Dec 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,775

    J. A. Miller
    from Central NY

    I loved the build thread he did on this. I hope to see it in person when I'm in Texas sometime.
  4. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,876

    from Nebraska

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  5. Silva
    Joined: Apr 28, 2005
    Posts: 454


    I followed this build, end result is stunning. Well done!
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  6. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,473

    jim snow

    Well said. It’s perfect. I hope to see it in person someday. Thanks, Snowman ⛄️
  7. That was a beautiful read,,,,,,,,excellent pictures as well .
    Some perfect examples of Chrysler excellence .

  8. NoSurf
    Joined: Jul 26, 2002
    Posts: 4,269


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  9. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 5,484

    from Berry, AL

    That’s my idea of a custom, less is more. The lines are well defined and smooth. Details are off the charts. Much more beautiful than a lot of the so called customs through the years. Job well done! That style will never be dated in my book.
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  10. Beautiful.
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  11. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 7,035

    from DFW USA

    Thank you @Ryan and @Tom davison for selecting my car for a feature at LSRU. It's so surreal, someone pinch me. :) Thank you both for the kind words and awesome photos, it is a huge honor!
  12. Dream Boy
    Joined: Apr 12, 2022
    Posts: 4

    Dream Boy

    Words can't describe this beauty !
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  13. Tom davison
    Joined: Mar 15, 2008
    Posts: 5,652

    Tom davison
    from Phoenix AZ

    The pleasure is ours, Danny
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  14. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 20,273

    Staff Member

    We need a hires shot of the photo you use for your avatar... Tom's too short to shoot the top!
  15. Great write up on one of the best customs out there. The forward look mopars had some great styling to start with and this just refines and perfects it. Its no surprise that these cars were good starts to pull bits off to add to their Ford and Chevy customs.
  16. It's even more killer in person. Well-deserved attention to a great car, and even greater dude! His dad is pretty cool too and a helluva painter. He's got a pretty slick 64 Caddy.
  17. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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  18. greybeard360
    Joined: Feb 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,913


    I saw it at our club car show last month. Car is flawless! I hope to see it again in the future and meet him too.
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  19. Rand Man
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 4,258

    Rand Man

    I found a a 57 Chrysler like this local last year. I thought I had a deal, and the guy sold it. If I ever find another, …. Style for miles.
  20. pwschuh
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,558


    I have never seen a bad picture of this car. It looks good from any perspective you choose.
  21. I absolutely love this car…stunning.
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  22. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 6,035

    from Oregon

  23. Bdamfino
    Joined: Jan 27, 2006
    Posts: 400

    from Hamlet, NC

    I couldn't agree more on this post! Exner designed these, correct? Let me add one more, though a latter mode

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  24. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 7,035

    from DFW USA

    LOL. Can do. :)

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  25. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
    Posts: 2,173

    41 GMC K-18

    As stated before,

    " This is what a real time machine should look like "

    If H.G. Wells, were to travel through time, and had shown up at the recent LSRU, he would have stolen this marvelous creation and hauled ass into the future, with real style!
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  26. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 20,273

    Staff Member

    I'm having a really hard time getting over how overwhelmingly perfect the car is. It's one thing to see it in photos, but when you see it in person and the photos just confirm your impressions... There really isn't much you can say.

    Tom and I were talking earlier... There is no disparaging the Inman car. It is what it is and you can't really best Joe.

    BUT, this car is more suited to my tastes. I think the side trim helps break up the slab side created by the huge fins... and I much prefer it unchopped because I love those stock b-pillars and the huge rear glass. Also, the grille speaks to me... and that hood scoop?

    Good god man...
  27. GeeRam
    Joined: Jun 9, 2007
    Posts: 460


    Love this car, so classy, although I'm not a 'black car' person.
    It has more of a similarity to the Doug Osterman '57 De Soto that Joe Bailon painted in one of his signature Candy Apple Red back in 1960, than the Inman Chysler.
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  28. theman440
    Joined: Jun 28, 2012
    Posts: 292

    from Las Vegas

    Just Bitchin'
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  29. Moving the license plate to the bumper and smoothing the decklid was a subtle but major improvement as well.
  30. This car and the builder deserve every exclamation they get. There's been a small handful of truly outstanding new customs built here on the HAMB and this is one of them.

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