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Horns Used Car 36 Ford

  HORNS Used Car 36 FORD   In 1941 Willis Horn from Marysville California purchased a Custom 1936 Ford Chopped Coupe from and Hot Rod Shop. Since 1973 it is owned by grandson Jeff...
by Rik Hoving
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Barter Collection 36 Ford Cabrio

  36 FORD CABRIOLET   Jamie Barter has shared a few more photo from his early photo collection with us. This time he shared 3 photos of a heavily restyled 1936 Ford Cabriolet ta...
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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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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Early Flipper Hubcaps

  EARLY FLIPPER HUBCAPS   In the mid and late part of the 1930s the industry started to create the first Custom Car accessory parts. Lets take a closer look at an very early Flipp...
by Rik Hoving
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Bob Fairman 1936 Ford Coupe

  BOB FAIRMAN 1936 FORD   Around 1941 Jimmy Summers and Bob Fairman create this full Custom 1936 Ford Coupe with fade away fenders. A trend setting Custom Car Icon. The first time...
by Rik Hoving
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Historic Customs USA Road Trip P4

  HISTORIC CUSTOMS USA Road Trip Part 4 After spending some time with Gene Winfield, the guys are now on their way to Hot Rodding Mecca El Mirage, and the Los Angeles Roadster Show. I...
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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