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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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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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Nick Matranga 1940 Mercury Barris

That Illustrious Sanguine 1940 Merc

  © by Michelle M. Yiatras Timechanic ™ (Nick Matranga – That Illustrious Sanguine ’40 Merc! – original written February, 2014)   David E. Zivot and Michelle ...
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McClarens Ayala Shoebox

  MCCLARENS AYALA SHOEBOX   Bruce Bartlett share another great photo with us, Jim McClaren’s chopped 1949 Ford Coupe. (Updated on June 07, 2015, with three photos taken at t...
by Rik Hoving
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Wally Welch 1941 Ford

  WALLY WELCH 1941 FORD   Wally Welch loved everything automotive, he loved his bikes, Hot Rods and his Custom Cars. One of the Custom Cars that meant a lot to him was this 1941 F...
by Rik Hoving
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Wally Welch Mercury 01

  THE AYALA VERSION   Wally Welch’s 1950 Mercury was among the first Customs based on this iconic Mercury model. Gil and Al Ayala of Gil’s Auto Body Works, created this Milest...
by Rik Hoving
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The Louis Bettancourt Mercury Part 1

  BRILLIANT SCINTILLATING GREEN GOLD   The Louis Bettancourt 1949 Mercury is one of the best known and arguably the best looking 1949-51 Mercury’s. Originally built by the A...
by Rik Hoving
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