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Custom History

1945 San Francisco Customs

Posted  November 14, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  1945 SAN FRANCISCO CUSTOMS   Northern California had a very active Custom Car Scene back in the 1940s. Bruce Heather shared some photos of unequally Restyled Nor-Cal Customs from 1945 with us. Bruce Heather shared some really interesting pictures of Early Customs from his Collection with us. The photos was all taken around 1945 […]

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Early Custom Cars

Joe Hocker 1936 Ford

Posted  November 6, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  JOE HOCKER 1936 FORD   The Hocker brothers Joe and Tom from Oakland California were both into Custom Car. Tom had the famous Barris Restyled 1940 Ford, and Joe a DuVall windshield 1936 Ford Phaeton. Of the two Hocker Brothers Joe (Joseph) and Tom we are most familiar with Tom’s 1940 Ford restyled by […]

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Barris Kustom Shop

Frank Sonzogni Mercury

Posted  October 31, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  FRANK SONZOGNI MERCURY   Frank Sonzogni Lynwood Police Officer worked part time at the Barris Kustom Shop. Here he created his ultimate Dream Custom 1950 Mercury. Frank Sonzogni was an Lynwood Police officer of Italian Descent, who was very passionate about cars, and Custom Cars specifically. In general the Hot Rod and Custom Car […]

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Custom History

Marvin Lee 42 Chevy

Posted  October 28, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  MARVIN LEE 42 CHEVY   Marvin Lee of Pasadena California Restyled his 1942 Chevy Fleetline AeroSedan when the car was brand new in 1942. 1942, the last year the major US Car Companies brought out a new car model. Production stopped around February that year, and it would not be until after WWII, in […]

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Custom History

Light Color Early Customs

Posted  October 16, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  LIGHT COLOR EARLY CUSTOMS   Most of the time we think of dark painted cars when we think Early Style Custom Cars. But there were actually quite a few light color Early Customs. Lets take a closer look. I guess that when somebody asks you to visualize an early Custom, from the late 30’s […]

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  DICK FOWLER 1938 COUPE   It is miraculous that this very e...
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  FIRST CHOPPED 49-50 MERCURY   Who was the first one to chop the to...
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Jim Street Collection Uncovered

  JIM STREET COLLECTION UNCOVERED   Jim Street...
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  CUSTOM CAR CHRONICLE the first two years   Early July 2013 we, my wife, our t...
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  THE PERFECT STANCE   From the beginning of Custom Restyling cars have been lowe...
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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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George Barris’ 1941 Buick

  A CAR WORTH FIGHTING FOR   When George Barris moved from Sacramento to Los A...
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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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Fadeaway fenders

  FADEAWAY FENDERS   One of the more extensive ways to Custom Restyle you car is to...
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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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Removed Running boards

  EARLY CUSTOM RESTYLING   Back in the late 1930’s early 1940’...
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The end of R&C magazine

RIP R&C MAGAZINE The October 2014 will be the final issue of Rod & Custom Magazine. Thank ...
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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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Sam Barris Chopping Merc Album 1

  CHOPPING MERC ALBUM part 1   Custom Car photograp...
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Shaved Door Handles

  SHAVED DOOR HANDLES   Shaving the door handles of your car for that Ultra Smoo...
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Richard Gregg 50 Ford The Capri

50 Ford The Capri Found

  50 FORD THE CAPRI FOUND   Richard Gregg rebuild a 1950 Ford Coupe into a c...
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47 Chevy Purple Burp

REQUIEM FOR PURPLE BURP The Purple Burp, a story about Jack Bushmaker’s chopped &...
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Vintage Photo Backgrounds

  VINTAGE PHOTO BACKGROUNDS   Adding vintage color photos to recently t...
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1936 Ford sedan for sale in 1949.

  A STUNNING UNKNOWN   Mark Murray has been sharing some amazing early custom car ...
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