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Barris Dick Fowler 38 Ford

Dick Fowler 1938 Coupe

DICK FOWLER 1938 COUPE It is miraculous that this very early Barris Custom survived and it in relatively good condition. And the best news is it has been acquired by early Custom Car Colle...
by Rik Hoving
 

 
 

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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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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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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1936 Ford sedan for sale in 1949.

  A STUNNING UNKNOWN   Mark Murray has been sharing some amazing early custom car photos with the Custom Car Photo Archive for some years. This collection of photos used to belong...
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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The Stoustrup Lincoln

  THE STOUSTRUP LINCOLN   Poul Haakan Stoustrup wanted a 1939 Lincoln Convertible so bad, that he had a 4-door sedan rebuilt into a convertible by a Danish Coachbuilder. When Pal...
by Rik Hoving
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Edison Photo Location

  EDISON Photo Location   In the late 1940’s a series of Color and black and white photos were taken at an Edison Plant or something like that. Unique Color photos of early ...
by Rik Hoving
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Harry Westergard Headlight Style

EARLY WESTERGARD HEADLIGHT STYLE Before Harry finalized his “Westergard look” he created headlights molded on top of the fenders on the Gene Garrett 1936 Ford. Where did this st...
by Rik Hoving
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George Barris 1942 Cadillac

  GEORGE BARRIS 1942 CADILLAC   This Cadillac Convertible Custom with well proportioned Padded Top was a mystery Barris Custom Car for many years. We now know it was one of George...
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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Historic Customs USA Road Trip P3

  HISTORIC CUSTOMS USA Road Trip Part 3   By Ronnie Lindblom & Micke Hedberg. With most of the problems on the cars now sorted Ronnie and Micke are ready to get the grand tou...
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 Grilles Vertical

  CUSTOM GRILLES VERTICAL   Since the very early beginnings of Custom Restyling the grille has played a huge part in the overall design. Pioneer Customizers designed their own gri...
by Rik Hoving
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The Super Wheel Disk

  SUPER WHEEL DISK   When it came to Custom hubcaps in the early-mid 1940’s you did not to many choices. There was the full moon disk, the Single Bar Flipper hubcap, and th...
by Rik Hoving
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41 Merc Fade-Away Convertible

  41 MERC FADE-AWAY Convertible   1941 Mercury Convertible with full fadeaway fenders and chopped padded top. A Mystery Published Custom Car. The first “Published Mystery Cu...
by Rik Hoving
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Inset License Plates

Inset License Plates

  INSET LICENSE PLATES   A necessary evil, the license plate requires deft placement in order not to distract from the lines of the restyled job. Recessing is one long-used method...
by Rik Hoving
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