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41 Chevy 3-Window

Posted  August 5, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  41 CHEVY 3-WINDOW Mystery Custom   1941 Chevy Coupe with chopped turned 3-window top, 1946 Chevy grille and complete smoothed body. Another Mystery Published Custom Car. 1941 Chevy 3-window Coupe Custom. The first time I saw a picture of this ’41 Chevy Custom was possibly the last published photo of the Custom. It was […]

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Jamie Barter Collection

Joe Gertler 1941 Ford

Posted  August 1, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  JOE GERTLER 1941 FORD   From the Jamie Barter Photo Collection comes this series of slightly oddly restyled 1941 Ford Convertible photos. The car was created by Joe Gertler at the Raceway Garage in the Bronx around 1950. Jamie Barter shared a new set of photos from his collection with the Custom Car Chronicle. […]

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Paul Bragg

Paul Bragg Restyled 53 Oldsmobile

Posted  July 30, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  PAUL BRAGG Restyled 53 Olds   Paul Bragg aka TinGuy from Paso Robles California creates a stunning 1953 Oldsmobile 88 for customer Ralph Bagdasarian from Fresno California. Metal master and Custom Car designer Paul Bragg has created many subtle and not so subtle Custom Cars and Hot Rods in the last couple of decades. […]

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Custom History

Bob Sorrell Custom Roadster

Posted  July 24, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  BOB SORRELL Custom Roadster   Around 1948 Bob Sorrell sets out to create an unique Custom Roadster using 1941 Mercury and 1940 Lincoln body parts. Bob Sorrel was a well known designer/engineer and craftsman who is best know for his Aluminum and Fiberglass Sports Cars, which were popular in the early and mid 1950’s. […]

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Customs For Sale

Bob Larson 1940 Mercury

Posted  July 12, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  BOB LARSON 1940 Merc   Inspired by the Nick Matranga Barris Restyled 1940 Mercury Bob Larson from Vancouver BC set out to create his own ultimate Dream Custom 1940 Mercury Coupe. (Sponsored Article) Bob Larson from Vancouver, B.C. Canada has been into cars for as long as he can remember. As a kid he […]

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Dick Fowler 1938 Coupe

  DICK FOWLER 1938 COUPE   It is miraculous that this very e...
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The first chopped 49-50 Mercury?

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CCC the first two years

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History of the Chopped Top part 1

  CHOP TOP HISTORY part 1   The most transforming of all custom body chan...
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The Perfect Stance

  THE PERFECT STANCE   From the beginning of Custom Restyling cars have been lowe...
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George Barris Buick

George Barris’ 1941 Buick

  A CAR WORTH FIGHTING FOR   When George Barris moved from Sacramento to Los A...
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Removed Running boards

  EARLY CUSTOM RESTYLING   Back in the late 1930’s early 1940’...
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1947 Cadillac Coupe

Digital Restyling 1947 Cadillac Coupe

  PHANTOM 47 CADILLAC COUPE   For the 1946-’47 year C...
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Custom Car Maiden Voyage

MAIDEN VOYAGE Rob Radcliffe of King Kustoms has been working on his period loo...
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Fadeaway fenders

  FADEAWAY FENDERS   One of the more extensive ways to Custom Restyle you car is to...
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CLASSIC CADDY

  1941 CADILLAC CONVERTIBLE   In 2012 I came across 3 photos of a very nicely styled 19...
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Memo Ortega Stories part 19

PART 19 THE MERCS Back in the late 1980’s Memo owned two Mercury’s, one ...
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47 Chevy Purple Burp

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Larry Ernst Chevy at Cobo Hall

LARRY ERNST CHEVY AT COBO HALL The team at Brothers Custom Automotive has been fres...
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Memo Ortega Stories Part 26

  MEMO’S 51 MERCURY FINISHED   Memo Has been working on his per...
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Vintage Photo Backgrounds

  VINTAGE PHOTO BACKGROUNDS   Adding vintage color photos to recently t...
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Ayala 1942 Ford Coupe

Gil Ayala 1942 Ford Coupe

  AYALA 1942 FORD COUPE   1942 Ford coupe full custom restyled by the Ayalas...
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Radcliffe Shoebox sees light of day

RADCLIFFE SHOEBOX Rob Radcliffe from King Kustoms in Temecula, California, has...
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Larry Robbins Barris ’48 Merc NOT found

EARLY BARRIS ’48 MERC NOT FOUND In June, 2014 we reported that possebl...
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Installing Spotlights

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Barris Shop Wall

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