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Billy Powell 39 Mercury

Posted  November 25, 2014  by  Rik Hoving

BILLY POWELL 39 MERCURY David Martinez at Martinez Industries Co. creates another period perfect padded top, and much more for Billy Powell’s 40’s style 1939 Mercury Convertible.   I have been following the process of Billy Powell’s 1939 Merucry convertible at David martinez’s Martinez Industires Co. Facebook for the last three weeks. When the car arrived […]

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Radcliffe Shoebox sees light of day

Posted  November 25, 2014  by  Rik Hoving

RADCLIFFE SHOEBOX Rob Radcliffe from King Kustoms in Temecula, California, has been working on his personal Custom Shoebox for many years. Today Rob took the car outside for the first time   Rob Radcliffe send us these teaser photos of his Personal Custom Shoebox. After spending many years on the car today November 24, 2014 […]

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McClarens Ayala Shoebox

Posted  November 24, 2014  by  Rik Hoving

MCCLARENS AYALA SHOEBOX Bruce Bartlett share another great photo with us, Jim McClaren’s chopped 1949 Ford Coupe. One thing I like about old photo collections is that most of the time they contain some amazing custom cars that I have never heard about, or seen before. Some of those cars are really beautiful and I […]

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Kevan Sledge RJ cover

Posted  November 23, 2014  by  Rik Hoving

KEVAN SLEDGE RJ COVER A long lasting dream for many hot rodder and custom car guy is to make it onto the cover of the Rodder’s Journal. Kevan Sledge’s amazing 1940 Mercury is on the cover of issue #65, and nobody deserved it more than Kevan.   Kevan’s 1940 Mercury has been in the making […]

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Jim Roten – 57 Mercury photos

Posted  November 23, 2014  by  Rik Hoving

JIM ROTEN – 57 MERCURY PHOTOS Chico California had some very interesting Custom Cars in the later part of the 1950’s. Fortunately Jim Roten took photos of them, including these two 1957 Mercury mild Customs.   Mercury’s from 1957 have never really been a popular choice for customizing. They were huge cars to begin with, […]

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Billy Powell 39 Mercury

BILLY POWELL 39 MERCURY David Martinez at Martinez Industries Co. creates another period perfect padded top, and much more for Billy Powell’s 40’s style 1939 Mercury Convertible.   I have been following the pr...
by Rik Hoving
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Radcliffe Shoebox sees light of day

RADCLIFFE SHOEBOX Rob Radcliffe from King Kustoms in Temecula, California, has been working on his personal Custom Shoebox for many years. Today Rob took the car outside for the first time   Rob Radcliffe send us these tea...
by Rik Hoving
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McClarens Ayala Shoebox

MCCLARENS AYALA SHOEBOX Bruce Bartlett share another great photo with us, Jim McClaren’s chopped 1949 Ford Coupe. One thing I like about old photo collections is that most of the time they contain some amazing custom cars...
by Rik Hoving
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Kevan Sledge RJ cover

KEVAN SLEDGE RJ COVER A long lasting dream for many hot rodder and custom car guy is to make it onto the cover of the Rodder’s Journal. Kevan Sledge’s amazing 1940 Mercury is on the cover of issue #65, and nobody de...
by Rik Hoving
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Jim Roten – 57 Mercury photos

JIM ROTEN – 57 MERCURY PHOTOS Chico California had some very interesting Custom Cars in the later part of the 1950’s. Fortunately Jim Roten took photos of them, including these two 1957 Mercury mild Customs.   ...
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Jesse Lopez Clone nearly done.

LOPEZ FORD CLONE The clone of the Jesse Lopez 1941 Ford build by Jerry Daman from Texas is in the final stages. Today Jerry took the car out side for a good look. The original Jesse Lopez 1941 Ford was build in the ate 1940&...
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Watsons Dave Robertson 58 Chevy

DAVE ROBERTSON 58 CHEVY Larry Watson painted many 1958 Chevies in his career, some made it into the magazines, including this Cherry Burgundy Bel Air for Dave Robertson.   When Roger O’Dell, on behalf of Larry Watson...
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Rob Ida 1940 Mercury

ROB IDA 1940 MERCURY In the works at Rob Ida’s Concepts is this 1940 Mercury three window coupe major restyling project for owner Jack Kiely.   Ida Concepts in Morganville, NJ has been working on a 1940 three window...
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Riley Collins 55 Chevy Cameo

RILEY COLLINS 55 CHEVY In the later part of the 1950’s Riley Collins Custom Shop in Chico California created some outstanding Custom Cars. Jim Roten designed many of them, including Riley’s personal 1955 Chevy Came...
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Gil Ayala T-Bird restoration start

AYALA T-BIRD RESTORATION In October 2014 we reported that the old Gil Ayala 1955 T-Bird was sold, and going to be restored. In November 2014 we can report that the restoration at Yaril’s Customs has begun.   Yaril...
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30-40 FoMoCo Sedan Customs

FOMOCO SEDAN CUSTOMS When you say ’39-’40 Ford or Mercury Custom, most people visualize a chopped Coupe, or Padded topped Convertible. But what about a full Custom Sedan based on these cars?   One of my all t...
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