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Art & Design

Neferteri Part Four

Posted  November 29, 2016  by  Larry Pointer

  NEFERTERI part Four   Larry Pointer, our Forrest Gump of the Conquistador Car Club, carries us along in his journey through the era of streamline moderne styling.  These were the influences in the build of Neferteri, his hand-built custom 1936 Diamond T truck. The full figured styling of commercial vehicles was to give us […]

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Early Custom Cars

Eldred Nelson 39 Ford

Posted  November 22, 2016  by  Rik Hoving

  ELDRED NELSON 39 FORD   This unusual full size padded topped 1939 Ford Convertible was built by a young Campbell Ca student in 1949. He did all the work himself after school at his fathers shop. Eldred Nelson 39 Ford Eldred Nelson built himself this very nicely done 1939 Ford convertible while he was at […]

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Barris Kustom Shop

Sam Barris Custom Stylist

Posted  November 20, 2016  by  Rik Hoving

  SAM BARRIS CUSTOM STYLIST   We have all read about how Sam Barris was the metal craftsman at the Barris Shop. But what was his roll when it came to the designs of the Barris Customs. A closer look at Sam Barris Custom Stylist. This is one of those articles that I have on […]

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Barris Kustom Shop

Going for a Cruise

Posted  November 4, 2016  by  Rik Hoving

  GOING FOR A CRUISE   Iconic Barris Kustoms cruising the streets of Lynwood California in the early 1950s. Lets take a closer look at this unique photo. One of those early photos that makes me want to go back in time and actually see these early 1950 Custom Car Icons drive by… on their way […]

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Customs For Sale

Paul Barrow 31 Ford Sedan

Posted  October 3, 2016  by  Rik Hoving

  PAUL BARROW 31 FORD SEDAN   Paul Barrow created his 1931 Ford Sedan with a Custom Restyling approach resulting in an perfectly proportioned Rod. (Sponsored Article) Paul is a big fan of the cars produced by Valley Custom Shop , and when he found his Model A body in Atlanta in 1996, he knew the perfectly restyled look […]

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Neferteri Part Four

  NEFERTERI part Four   Larry Pointer, our Forrest Gump of the Conquistador Car Club, carries us along in his journey through the era of streamline moderne styling.  These were t...
by Larry Pointer
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Eldred Nelson 39 Ford

  ELDRED NELSON 39 FORD   This unusual full size padded topped 1939 Ford Convertible was built by a young Campbell Ca student in 1949. He did all the work himself after school at...
by Rik Hoving
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Sam Barris Custom Stylist

  SAM BARRIS CUSTOM STYLIST   We have all read about how Sam Barris was the metal craftsman at the Barris Shop. But what was his roll when it came to the designs of the Barris Cus...
by Rik Hoving
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Gardena Ca Mystery Merc

  GARDENA CA MYSTERY MERC   This great looking 1939 Mercury Convertible with 1939 Buick Grille and Chopped padded top was built in 1947. Who owned it, and where is it now? Don Sch...
by Rik Hoving
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Front-end Swap on Early Customs

  FRONT-END SWAPS on EARLY CUSTOMS   In the 1940s and early 1950s quite a few older cars were Custom updated with more modern front-ends. To make them look more modern and above ...
by Rik Hoving
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Going for a Cruise

  GOING FOR A CRUISE   Iconic Barris Kustoms cruising the streets of Lynwood California in the early 1950s. Lets take a closer look at this unique photo. One of those early photo...
by Rik Hoving
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Chuck Layman 40 Ford

  CHUCK LAYMAN 40 FORD   Chuck Layman buys a 40 Ford Coupe in 1977. He rebuilds the car into a smooth Custom over the next 8 month. Today the car is still around, looking just li...
by Rik Hoving
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Leroy Carson 36 Ford Survivor

  LEROY CARSON 36 FORD SURVIVOR   Jeff Neppl visited the October 2016 Hot Rod Reunion in Bakersfield California. One car stood out to him, this 1936 Ford Cabriolet mild custom Sur...
by Rik Hoving
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41 Chevy 4 Door

  41 CHEVY 4 DOOR   Two snapshot of a really nicely done 1941 Chevy 4 door restyled in the mid 1940s. I think it was around 2010 when I bought a few snapshots with some mild earl...
by Rik Hoving
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Hirohata Merc Model

  HIROHATA MERC MODEL   Yoshihiro Hobara built this Barris Kustoms Hirohata Mercury model several years ago. Never really happy with its roofline, he decided to redo it. And now ...
by Rik Hoving
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Harold Larsen 41 Ford

  HAROLD LARSEN 41 FORD   Harold Larsen 41 Ford restyled by the Barris Shop around 1947. Ralph Adams owned it in the early 1950s then it went to the East Coast. Is it still around...
by Rik Hoving
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Custom Car Black Wall Tires

  CUSTOM CAR BLACK WALL TIRES   During WWII rubber tires were rationed, and white wall tires were not produced at all. This all had huge effects on the looks of this era Custom Ca...
by Rik Hoving
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Neferteri Part Three

  NEFERTERI part Three   Larry Pointer, our Forrest Gump of the Conquistadors Car Club, marvels at Europe’s Golden Age of the coach built automobile, and influences that wou...
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Coachcraft 1940 Ford

  COACHCRAFT 1940 FORD   In 1940 Coachcraft LTD created what must be one of the first full custom 1940 Fords for Clarence Salomon. The beautiful Convertible would later be owned b...
by Rik Hoving
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CCC Shop

  CCC-SHOP   Fantastic and unique Custom Car related Merchandise from the Custom Car Chronicle. To help promote and support the Custom Car Chronicle. T-Shirt Shop Check out our su...
by Rik Hoving
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57 Chevy El Capitola

  EL CAPITOLA   1957 Chevy El Capitola restyled by Sam Barris after he moved back to NorCal was the last Custom he created for the Barris Kustom Shop. Don Fletcher, from Del Paso ...
by Rik Hoving
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VJ Parade 41 Custom

  VJ PARADE 41 CUSTOM   August 14, 1945 VJ Parade on 4th Street in Los Angeles shows two mildly restyled 41 FOMOCO Convertible Customs. while browsing the internet searching for ...
by Rik Hoving
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CLASSIC CADDY

  1941 CADILLAC CONVERTIBLE   In 2012 I came across 3 photos of a very nicely styled 1941 Cadillac convertible Custom. These very interesting in 1946 taken photos show a car tha...
by Rik Hoving
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58 Oldsmobile Starfire

  58 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE   Chuck Layman created his Starfire Oldmobile Custom in 1961. He last saw it in 1965, and is now wondering what ever happened to it after 1965. Chuck L...
by Rik Hoving
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Paul Barrow 31 Ford Sedan

  PAUL BARROW 31 FORD SEDAN   Paul Barrow created his 1931 Ford Sedan with a Custom Restyling approach resulting in an perfectly proportioned Rod. (Sponsored Article) Paul is a ...
by Rik Hoving
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