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THE CCC ITEM ARCHIVES
 

 

The Slippery Ayala Look

  SLIPPERY AYALA LOOK   Gil and Al Ayala started creating Custom Cars in around 1945. One of their trademark restyling techniques would become the super smooth molded in everythi...
by Rik Hoving
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Gil Ayala painted Cars

  GIL AYALA PAINTED CARS   Gil Ayala loved to mix Custom Paint Colors, he loved to experiment with toners, with different base coats, to create the ultimate Custom Paint finish. I...
by Rik Hoving
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Ayala John Geraghty 40 Ford

John Geraghty 1940 Ford

  JOHN GERAGHTY 1940 FORD   John Geraghty had the Ayala brothers create this subtile brilliant irridescent green painted 1940 Ford convertible Custom in the late 1940s. Brothers ...
by Rik Hoving
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Ayala Bob Lomax Chevy

Bob Lomax 53 Chevy by Ayala

  BOB LOMAX 53 CHEVY   1953 Chevy Convertible created by Gil and Al Ayala form Robert Lomax in the mid 1950s Bob Lomax’s ’53 Chevy was one of the “few” Aya...
by Rik Hoving
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Gil Ayala wild bird

Gil Ayala Wild Bird Restored

  AYALA WILDBIRD RESTORED   Gil Ayalas 1955 Ford TBird aka Wild Bird has been completely restored by Yarils Customs in Florida. New owner Bjorn Jansson takes it on a Kross Kountr...
by Rik Hoving
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Al Glickman 1949 Mercury

  AL GLICKMAN 1949 MERCURY   Al Glickman 1949 Mercury Hop Up Magazine cover Custom was restyled by Gil and Al Ayala at Gils Auto Body Works. An uniquely restyled full Custom Merc ...
by Rik Hoving
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Don Holland 1941 Ford

  DON HOLLAND 1941 FORD   Gil and Al Ayala created the Purple Pleasure Pursuit 1941 Ford for owner Don Holland around 1950. A stunning Custom we know very little about. The first...
by Rik Hoving
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Mexico Runaway

  MEXICO RUNAWAY   La Puente California resident Tom Hutchinson shared some of his old photos with David Zivot. He also shared an very interesting Ayala story told to him by his f...
by David/Michelle
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House of Chrome Truck Illustration

  HOUSE of CHROME TRUCK ILLUSTRATION   When CCC Member Hudson Joe went out to buy an 1941 bike, he made an very interesting discovery. A beautiful 1951 Artist Impression of the Ho...
by Rik Hoving
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Richard Aguirre 55 Mercury

Richard Aguirre 55 Mercury

  RICHARD AQUIRRE 55 MERCURY   After failing to buy a famous Barris Custom, Richard Aguirre buys a brand new 1955 Mercury and drives it straight to the Ayala Shop for some Custom ...
by Rik Hoving
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Ayala Body Shop

Ayala Body Shop

  AYALA BODY SHOP   The Ayala Body Shop on East Olympic Ave opened in 1945. Gil Ayala would keep this shop open for around 40 year, at the same location, crating Custom Car Mag...
by Rik Hoving
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Gil Ayala on Restyling

Gil Ayala on Restyling

  GIL AYALA on RESTYLING   The April 1950 issue of Motor Trend magazine shared an story on Custom restyling. Part of the article was an unique interview with Gil Ayala… In t...
by Rik Hoving
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Mystery Ayala 40 Mercury

  MYSTERY AYALA 40 MERCURY   This 1940 Mercury chopped convertible was supposedly restyled by the Ayalas in the early 1950s. It was shown in the 80s, but what happened with it a...
by Rik Hoving
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Ayala Lynn Yakel

Lynn Yakel 1936 Ford

  LYNN YAKEL 1936 FORD   This beautiful 1936 Ford chopped 3-window coupe was restyled by the Ayalas and owned – at one point- by Lynn Yakel. Another Ayala Mystery The Ayala ...
by Rik Hoving
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Ayala 1942 Ford Coupe

Gil Ayala 1942 Ford Coupe

  AYALA 1942 FORD COUPE   1942 Ford coupe full custom restyled by the Ayalas in the late 1940’s to showcase the shops abilities and give shop owner Gil Ayala a unique set ...
by Rik Hoving
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Wally Welch Other Customs

  WALLY WELCH other CUSTOMS   Before Wally Welch had his famous 1941 Ford and 1950 Mercury, he had a few other Custom Cars as well. Lets take a look at some snapshots of those fro...
by Rik Hoving
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Gil Ayala 1940 Mercury

  AYALA 1940 MERCURY   Gil Ayala’s 1940 Mercury Coupe Custom started out as Gil’s personal Custom Car. The car showcases all the things the Ayala’s were known fo...
by Rik Hoving
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