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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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Jesse Lopez Clone nearly done.

Posted  November 22, 2014  by  Rik Hoving

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’s by Sam Barris and Jesse Lopez.    Today, Saturday November 22, 2014 […]

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Watsons Dave Robertson 58 Chevy

Posted  November 21, 2014  by  Rik Hoving

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 shared most of the Larry Watson Personal Photo Collection with the Custom Car Chronicle and Custom Car Photo […]

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The first chopped 49-50 Mercury?

Posted  November 2, 2014  by  Rik Hoving

FIRST CHOPPED 49-50 MERCURY Who was the first one to chop the top of the 1949-1951 Mercury, the quintessential Custom Car? This is a question that has been on the minds of a lot of die-hard custom car enthusiast for many years.   I’m not quite sure when the discussion about who did the first […]

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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 at...
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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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Jim McClarens Shoebox

MCCLARENS SHOEBOX Bruce Bartlett share another great photo with us, Jim McClaren’s chopped 1951 Ford Coupe   One thing I like about old photo collections is that most of the time they contain some amazing custom cars...
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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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Snooky Janich Paint Update

SNOOKY JANICH PAINT After years of on and off working on the restoration of the Barris-built Snooky Janich 1941 Ford, the “end” is finally getting closer. The body finally has color on it.   Owner George Mallor...
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Memo Ortega Stories Part Sixteen

PART 16 Back to the 1970’s and into the 1980’s, Memo flashbacks to when he met his future wife, paints a T-Bucket and Customizes his friends 1977 Chevy Step-Side.     By Memo Ortega   Rainbow Gardens ...
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