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THE CCC ITEM ARCHIVES
 

 
Bistagne Bros

Bistagne Bros Auto Shop

  Bistagne Brothers   Brothers George and Tom Bistagne operated Bistagne Bros Custom Auto Body in Glendale Ca from 1946. It is of those shops that shaped the history of the Custo...
by Rik Hoving
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Barris Compton Ave

Barris Compton Ave Shop

  BARRIS COMPTON SHOP   George and Sam Barris worked out of this small shop on Compton Avenue in Los Angeles for 3 years. In those years, they created Custom Car Magic, and establ...
by Rik Hoving
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Perfect stance

The Perfect Stance

  THE PERFECT STANCE   From the beginning of Custom Restyling cars have been lowered from stock height to create a more exclusive look. The amount and angle of lowering can chan...
by Rik Hoving
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Eastern Auto Supply

1951 Eastern Auto

  1951 EASTERN AUTO   Eastern Auto Supply has been in business sine 1919. In the third issue of Hop Up, October 1951, the company was subject of the Meet the advertisers article....
by Rik Hoving
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KUSTOMS LA Display Cards

  KUSTOMS LA DISPLAY CARDS   A selective group of Barris Kustom car owners was part of the Kustoms of Los Angeles car club. One of the items Barris created for this club was a car...
by Rik Hoving
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C. A. Hall Tops

C. A. Hall Tops

  HALL TOPS   When you lived in Northern California, and wanted a custom upholstery job or padded top created for your car, then you most likely ended up having the work done at C...
by Rik Hoving
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Customized Tow-Trucks

  CUSTOMIZED TOW-TRUCKS   In the 1930s and 1940s, Midget Racing was very popular. A good way to get attention for your automotive business was to customize the cars and trucks th...
by Rik Hoving
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Sharing Custom Car Memories

  An Appeal To You!   Share with us! Your Custom Car Memories. We aren’t looking for letter-perfect. Photos, or not. Just help us preserve the past and grow the future of the be...
by Larry Pointer
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Ultimate Custom Car Library

  CUSTOM CAR LIBRARY   We often get the question here at the CCC what kind of Custom Car related books we recommend. Time to create a complete list of Custom Car related books, th...
by Rik Hoving
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SoCalif Plating Truck

  SOCALIF PLATING TRUCK   George DuVall designed the 1935 Ford for the So California Plating Company and it turned out to be one of the most outstanding early Custom Cars. The fir...
by Rik Hoving
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The Moonglow Part 2

  DUANE STECK THE MOONGLOW part 2   Duane Steck has created a Classic Custom Car out of his 1954 Chevy Bel Air, he named it the Moonglow. Over a period of 5 years the car underwe...
by Rik Hoving
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The Moonglow Part 1

  DUANE STECK MOONGLOW   In early 1955 Duane Steck finds an used 1954 Chevy Bel-Air on a used car lot, and decided to buy it for his next project Custom. Some time later, when the...
by Rik Hoving
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Warren Ayers 41 Chevy

  50s FLASHBACK CHEVY   Warren Ayers bought a second hand 1941 Chevy in 1953, and was able to turn it into a wonderful mild Custom with work done by George Barris and bill Gaylord...
by Rik Hoving
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Fadeaway fenders

  FADEAWAY FENDERS   One of the more extensive ways to Custom Restyle you car is to reshape the front fenders into full Fade-Away units. Creating a more elegant and exclusive look...
by Rik Hoving
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Removed Running boards

  EARLY CUSTOM RESTYLING   Back in the late 1930’s early 1940’s more and more Custom Cars showed up with their running boards removed, for an ultimate slick, sporty, a...
by Rik Hoving
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Mercs that will appear at Pebble Beach

  PEBBLE BEACH MERCURYS   Ken Gross has officially announced the 7 1949-1951 Mercurys that will be part of the Mercury display at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours.   August 16 ...
by Rik Hoving
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The Jack Calori Photo Album

  JACK CALORI PHOTO ALBUM   Jack Calori gave away his amazing vintage photo album to a good friend, Billy Crewl. Billy showed me the album, and let me take some photos to share ...
by Rik Hoving
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