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Customs The Zephyr

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,714

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  2. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,258

    from California

    Man that is one sweet ride...I would love to see it in the way the Cat looks to be very self pleasing...if I could do that I would not be married. ha ha.
  3. Terry
    Joined: Jul 3, 2002
    Posts: 1,825


    Well, I tihnk I'll just haul all my stuff to the junk heap now......
  4. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,149

    from Nebraska

    Wow. Mr. Howard is an artist, indeed! He does some amazing work and I can't wait to see this one finished. ....nice guy, too!

    I remember seeing that car a couple years ago, sitting in front of Austin Speed Shop. I admired it, and really liked it then, and even more so now! :cool:

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  5. Plowboy
    Joined: Nov 8, 2002
    Posts: 4,239


    Wow! The 37 Lincoln Zephyr is probably my favorite car ever. If I had one of those, I would probably keep it forever......
  6. wlspdshop
    Joined: Jun 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,586


  7. You can almost hear the burble of a boat motor when you look at it, imagining it going down the road low enough so it looks like it's floating.
  8. Bob K
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,767

    Bob K
    from Antigo Wi.

    Now I see why he wouldn't let me post the pic's I took while I was out there on Saturday Morning. It looks a lot better outside the shop.

    Thanks for the excellent pictures.

    Gary Howard is a true Artist

  9. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,252


    OH MAN!!!

    That car's gonna RULE!

    No car has STYLE like a stock Zephyr......thanks for postin' Ryan.
  10. 36couper
    Joined: Nov 20, 2002
    Posts: 1,950

    from ontario

    It's his car and his money but I would have left it in the patina guise.
  11. NotStockPhoto
    Joined: Dec 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,322


    That thing is pure sex, but I would hate to see its feature wasted on a studio shot. It should be shot rolling on the open road while the sun is going down torwards the sunset on a open road
  12. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,588

    from SUGAR CITY

    Gary Howard's execution in restraint and poise never ceases to amaze me. He is responsible for my favorite custom (Jimmy Vaughn '54) and this car is blowing me away as well. Great work and I can't wait to see the end result. I hope that the A.S.S crew will raise the front end an inch or two because I feel as if it's calling for it.
  13. 31whitey
    Joined: Jan 2, 2007
    Posts: 2,214



    Just looking at it makes me feel good...I couldn't even imagine actually driving such beauty.

    A true work of art.

    Line and Form seems perfected...

    And wait till BOB and the A.S.S. guys get to work their madness on the motor mounts...The work coming out of that shop right now will bend peoples minds...

    The A.S.S. crew have the skills and the eye to compliment such a car...I'm loosing it right now.

  14. My how the times & tastes have changed in 50 years. In the late 50's you couldn't give Zephyr's they are the bell of the customizers ball.

    I'm so glad that "Dare to be Different" has taken deep roots in the hobby.
  15. Townsend
    Joined: Apr 5, 2006
    Posts: 56


    Spoken like a true Canadian. :) That's a joke.

    Wow. That car is incredible. Howard's ability to edit himself has always amazed me.

    It reminds me of Cole's '36 a little bit. Only, it's got better lines.

    Paint it black.

    Great photos Ryan.
  16. Church
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
    Posts: 2,799

    from South Bay

    That car is just ridiculously bad ass. Kudos to Gary Howard, and Dr. Dan as well. Looks like he's going to have a pretty killer collection on his hands. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.
  17. BLAKE
    Joined: Aug 10, 2002
    Posts: 2,688


    Thanks for posting this, Ryan... I was wondering recently how that project was progressing. Like most, I truly dug Dan's Zephyr in 'driver' guise, but when I heard that Gary Howard had the car I did one o' them slow-growing, Grinch-style evil grins as I imagined the possibilities afforded by the combination of THAT car in THOSE hands.

    Don't be stingy with updates!
  18. skullcracker
    Joined: Feb 2, 2005
    Posts: 208

    from Austin

    Thanks for the excellent post. Your words and images do Gary justice. The Monet quote is definitely apropos. I feel blessed to be the current caretaker of such a piece of rolling sculpture. Gary's mind, his sense, his feel are just amazing. I can't wait to get the V-12 in her!
  19. camargma
    Joined: Feb 6, 2008
    Posts: 110


    the picture of the cat really pulls the whole story together. :D
  20. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 12,437

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    Another Killer ride Dan...and Gary Howard is a genius!
  21. Cool ass car !! Can't wait to see that when it's done. And that sign in the shop AREA 51 wooha !! >>>>.
  22. Bass
    Joined: Jul 9, 2001
    Posts: 3,341

    from Dallas, TX

    That's awesome!

    Gary Howard is truly one of the's inspirational to see a car like this in the raw.

    Maybe someday I'll be able to do an early custom....getting to do a Zephyr like that had to be a real treat.
  23. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,258

    from California

    Bass and Zephyr.....Now that build is what I would love to see.
  24. dv8
    Joined: Apr 15, 2001
    Posts: 1,097


    Dude....That cat knows how to party.

    The car is awesome! I'm really starting to get into fat-fendered coupes, and this one is topps!
  25. 65 impala
    Joined: Jan 12, 2007
    Posts: 1,067

    65 impala

    thanks again ryan its a gem
  26. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,714

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    God... for the past half hour I've been sitting here wondering what these people are commenting about when they mention the cat.

    I made a little code error and I was actually seeing another shot from the photoshoot locally, when everyone else was seeing a cat licking himself.


    In any case, I've decided to let it ride. Gary's cat is good enough to make the cut.
  27. Goob333
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 86


    I feel as if that cat puts my life into some sorts of perspective but, the car does more for me on an emotional level.
  28. Rough Stock
    Joined: Sep 10, 2007
    Posts: 592

    Rough Stock
    from Austin, Tx

    simply amazing... Dr. Dan, I truly admire your ability to have the things I want.
    I look forward to being as "in-awe" of this, as I was the first time I saw the 55.
  29. Wow...

    I see a future TRJ cover on the way...really sweet that they are stuffing a V-12 back where it belongs...

    I think this is my favorite shot out of the bunch:

    And while they may/may not make the final cut, the hubcaps are a welcome departure from sombreros...just my opinion...

    I agree with Ryan that a dark hue is on the way...while the original patina was unique, it's wasted on a car with lines like a Zephyr...

  30. Beautiful car indeed.

    I've always loved the lines of a Zephyr. I picked up a 38 3 window and a 39 sedan about a year or so ago, but I've always liked the 37 the best.

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