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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 ...
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Wally Welch Other Customs

  WALLY WELCH other CUSTOMS   Before Wally Welch had his famous 1941 Ford and 1950 Mercury, he had a few other Custom Cars as well. Lets take a look at some snapshots of those fro...
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Wally Welch 1951 Pan Pacific winner

  WALLY WELCH TAKES BEST CUSTOM WITH HIS AYALA 1950 MERCURY   The second Petersens Motorama show was held in November 1951. The show was open to the public from November 7 till th...
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The Ayala covers

  AYALA COVERS   Gil Ayala’s Auto Body Works never had as much magazine exposure as the Barris shop had. Gil was always hard at work, not spending the time George Barris spe...
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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...
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The first chopped 49-50 Mercury?

  FIRST CHOPPED 49-50 MERCURY   Who was the first one to chop the top of the 1949-1951 Mercury, the quintessential Custom Car? This is a question that has been on the minds of a l...
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Wally Welch Mercury 02

  THE BARRIS VERSION   Wally’s 1950 Mercury was among the first customs based on this iconic Mercury model. Originally restyled by the Gil and Al Ayala, this milestone Custom ...
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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...
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Wally Welch Color Photos

  FADING COLORS   The amazing Wally Welch Photo collection consists of mostly “regular” black and white photos. Fortunately Wally also took a few color photos of his f...
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Wally Welch and his passion for cars

  WALLY WELCH THE MAN AND HIS MACHINES   Want to know more about the late Wally Welch? You are at the right place. We will be sharing many more stories, background information, an...
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