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History Wrong Trend on the Right Car?

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Jive-Bomber, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. Gabe Fernando
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 309

    Gabe Fernando

    At the time period these cars were built there wasn't many rules, if any. Of course there were many horrific results but, just like today, if you didn't like it you didn't look at it very long. But a person might find one little alteration that might just work on their own 'mild custom'. It comes back to you and YOUR car.
  2. The current "wrong trend" of not fitting hubcaps to kustom cars drives me nuts. The only allowable exception would be if youre using chrome reverse rims.
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  3. Or the current "Trend" of putting a sun visor on an early style custom. Anybody that used them in the 50's or 60's would have been accused of driving his grandfathers car.

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  4. Gahrajmahal
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
    Posts: 423


    A lot of the vehicles were customized yearly or done after an accident. Unlike today's trends of customizing a car and keeping it the same year after year. If you look at the Watsons thread you can see that he painted fantastic looking cars with more panels or changed colors to just change it up. Look at the daily drivers of today. Nobody changes anything anymore. Not even adding pinstripes.
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  5. Tn. Trash
    Joined: Apr 21, 2015
    Posts: 302

    Tn. Trash

    That is one nice 64`, clean and simple and very well done. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.:cool:
  6. I'm not a custom guy but I remembered my youth
    in "OTTO'S" News shop on Broadway in Kingston NY.
    Bought all my '32 and '40 AMT models there.
    He had all the little pages mags.
    I used to read them in the store until
    he said "Buy or leave!"
    I remembered a car in the mag, guesss it was '59-'60
    had 8 headlights.
    Can't believe I just found a picture on the interweb!
    Talk about stuff that didn't wear well!
    This is John Hychko's '56 Studebaker!
    I remembered! John-hychko-1956-studebaker9.jpg
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2016
  7. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    Man, I had a paisley shirt in grade 4 or 5. Think that would be about the same time.
  8. My fashion statement is about the same as it was
    even back to the '50s. Always wore t-shirts, blue jeans,
    and boots. Look at the avatar! Only thing that changed
    is that back in the day there were only white t-shirts.
    I won't wear white now! 10658697_344524592387805_5710720908627584837_o.jpeg
  9. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 14,551

    from oregon

    Now all of us are driving our grandfathers car.
  10. Falcon H
    Joined: Mar 11, 2015
    Posts: 142

    Falcon H
    from Waco Texas

    I couldn't say it any better! Cars of the 40's 50's and early 60's already had large grilles and bumpers. I think that too aggressive a chop makes the front end look a little exaggerated.
  11. that's what a KUSTOM looks like through the eyes of a spider. 8 head lights? lol
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  12. HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

    Funny Ron!!!!!!
  13. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
    Joined: Nov 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,442

    0NE BAD 51 MERC

    Always Remember when Restyling a car or truck , It must contain STYLE!!!! Larry
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  14. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 5,146

    from red oak

    Can Custom guys post pic`s of rat rods and make fun of them.
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  15. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,693


    You see ugly. I see inspiration.
  16. All this dissin' of quad lights made me buy a set of '61 Chrysler headlight doors... hell, I don't even know if they'll fit in the space I have, but it'll be fun to try....
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  17. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
    Posts: 5,877

    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

    Let's do it, Stan!
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  18. I knew I should have stayed over on the Hot Rod side!!!!!
    Respectfully guys, the headder said wrong trend on right car.
    I love '53-'57 Studebakers. I have since they cam out.
    At the time when they were new, they looked like a
    custom right from the factory compaired to most '50's cars.
    In fact, 2 years ago I rescued a '56 Golden Hawk from
    falling through a second story wooden floor because
    I thought it was worth it to rescue. PC200010.JPG
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  19. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
    Joined: Nov 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,442

    0NE BAD 51 MERC

    Tony: I am pretty sure if she could talk , she would say thank you! I did a Sky Hawk for a customer about 10 years ago. owner wanted stock so that's what we did. Sometimes I would be relaxing after hours in the shop with a beer and look at it and think shave this, french that , maybe a gentalmans chop like I saw Dick Dean do years ago. Oh well enough day dreaming, have fun with that Studebaker! Larry
  20. Hey Larry,
    Unfortunately for me but fortunately for somebody
    else, I sold that cool Stude to a guy who really digs them.
    That car in '56 had the 352 Packard engine. Little known fact, but in
    1956 it was the fastest top speed and lowest ET on the drag strip
    of any factory built US car. It actually beat out the
    265 power pack Vette AND the Chrysler 300 B!
    On top of that there were only 5,000 made.
    And that car was SSOOO sexy doing it!
    On top of all that, you could get an optional, usually dealer installed
    Paxton supercharger! Freaking AWESOME!
    You are absolutely right as far as I'm concerned. A mild face lift,
    subtle chop, and a really easy removal of those FIBERGLASS rear fender
    extenders, and dopey signal lights, and it would be really HOT!
    As I think about it some more. It was also a record car for stock bodies
    for a while at Bonneville!
    Thanks for realizing I'm really not a ball busting Hot Rodder!
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  21. calredneck
    Joined: Feb 19, 2016
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  22. calredneck
    Joined: Feb 19, 2016
    Posts: 7


    The right quad is a 1958 Lincoln like these

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  23. I rarely like quad headlamps, but try to picture a 59 Caddy with single lights........
  24. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,120

    1. 1940 Ford

    I love your car.
  25. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
    Posts: 5,877

    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

    Well, to most custom enthusiasts, lowering and tires do not a custom make!
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  26. Moondog13
    Joined: Sep 7, 2006
    Posts: 761


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