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41 Ford Mid 40s Custom

41 FORD MID 40s CUSTOM In the early and mid 1940’s a lot of of simple, yet elegant Customs were created all over the US. Restyled cars for improved looks, not to to win points at car...
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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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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Al Twitchell Restyled 41 Plymouth

  RESTYLED 41 PLYMOUTH   Al Twitchell’s son shared some really great late 1940’s snapshots his father made of the 1941 Plymouth convertible he customized for Charles K...
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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Early 39 Merc Custom

  39 MERC MYSTERY UNRAVELS   This unrestored very early 39 Merc Custom padded topped convertible showed up at the 2008 LA Roadster Show. It had every Custom Car enthusiast talk fo...
by Rik Hoving
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Pre War 38 Lincoln Custom

  EXQUISITE 1938 LINCOLN   This exquisite padded topped 38 Lincoln Custom was restyled when the car was very new, perhaps even straight from the dealer. It has this wonderful ear...
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 Jimmy Summers 1940 Mercury part II

  THE SUMMERS MERC IN DETAIL   This is the second part of the three part series on the Jimmy Summers 1940 Mercury. In this article we will focus on the car a little more. Dick Pag...
by Rik Hoving
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The Howard Gribble Collection Part 1

HOWARD GRIBBLE PASSIONATED ABOUT PHOTOS This is the first article in a series the Custom Car Chronicle will do about the wonderful photos from the Howard Gribble Collection. This first arti...
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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Ed Jensons 36 Fords

  ED JENSONS 36 FORDS   From the Ed Jenson’s wonderful 1940’s Sacramento area photo collection, come these photos of two mildly customized 1936 Ford Coupes. Jenson&...
by Rik Hoving
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Custom Cars – Pride and Joy – Part 2

PRIDE AND JOY A collection of snapshots of Customized Cars with their owners or loved ones.   hile I was browsing my collection of old Custom Car photos I noticed that a lot of people ...
by Rik Hoving
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Spotlights when Where Who

SPOTLIGHTS ON CUSTOMS Spotlights When where who? That has been a subject for many Custom Car Enthusiasts conversations. We know these mostly Appleton Spotlights were near mandatory in the ...
by Rik Hoving
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Custom 1933-34 Fords

FORDS MODEL-40 CUSTOMIZED Today almost all of the modified ’33 and ’34 Fords are done up as street rods or traditional hot rods. In the 1940’s and up until the very early 50’s these...
by Tom Nielsen
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Rudy Makela Cadillac

  RUDY MAKELA CADILLAC   In the late 1950’s and early 1950’s a lot of so called Sports Customs were built. Some in back yards and home garages, others by professional ...
by Rik Hoving
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Barris Bell Shop

Barris Bell Shop

  BARRIS BELL SHOP   After establishing a name in the Custom world in the Barris Compton Ave shop in Los Angeles, the shop was relocated in Bell for a short period. Very little is...
by Rik Hoving
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