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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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1945 San Francisco Customs

  1945 SAN FRANCISCO CUSTOMS   Northern California had a very active C...
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Joe Hocker 1936 Ford

  JOE HOCKER 1936 FORD   The Hocker brothers Joe and Tom from Oakland Califo...
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Frank Sonzogni Mercury

  FRANK SONZOGNI MERCURY   Frank Sonzogni Lynwood Police Offi...
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Marvin Lee 42 Chevy

  MARVIN LEE 42 CHEVY   Marvin Lee of Pasadena California Restyled his 1942 Chev...
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Light Color Early Customs

  LIGHT COLOR EARLY CUSTOMS   Most of the time we think of dark painted ca...
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Lopez 41 Ford Magazine prepped

  LOPEZ 41 Ford Magazine Prep   In the old day, befor...
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Rogelio 1954 Chevy

  Rogelio 1954 CHEVY SOLD   Rogelio Martinez bought this car ...
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What happened to Panoramic Ford

  WHAT HAPPENED to PANORAMIC FORD   One of the Custo...
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Thom Metz 1933 Ford Cabriolet

  THOM METZ 1933 FORD   Thom Metz has created a 1933 Ford Cabriolet Hot Rod ...
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Lou Allen 1947 Buick

  LOU ALLEN 1947 BUICK   Art Chrisman created many cars in his long career. But...
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Bob Dofflow 1949 Ford

  BOB DOFFLOW 1949 FORD   Don Roberts from Bears Custom Shop outdid himself on...
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1947-48 Buick Gaylord Tops

  1947-48 BUICK GAYLORD TOPS   Bill Gaylord created a couple of stunning looking...
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Link Paola Custom Car Pioneer

  LINK PAOLA Custom Car Pioneer   Link Paola Custom Car Pioneer from G...
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The Japan – How to build a Custom

  HOW TO BUILD A CUSTOM The Japan   The Barris built...
by Tom Nielsen
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37 Cord Mystery Custom

  37 CORD MYSTERY CUSTOM   This Custom 1937 Cord was bought by the previous o...
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Jack Stewart Ford White Primer

  JACK STEWART FORD WHITE PRIMER   In 1950 George Barr...
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Selling Custom Cars On-Line

  SELLING CUSTOM CARS on-line   Putting your Custom Car up For Sale on one ...
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1955 Thrifty Parking Lot Show

  55 THRIFTY PARKING LOT   1955 Hot Rod and Custom Car sh...
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Barris Display Wall Pan-Pacific Auditorium

  BARRIS DISPLAY WALL   The Barris Kustom...
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1938 Ford Sedan Digital Restyling

  1938 FORD SEDAN DR   Digital Restyling the 1938 Ford Standard...
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50s Indianapolis Custom Shows Part 2

  50s INDIANAPOLIS CUSTOM SHOWS P2   Part two in o...
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50s Indianapolis Custom Shows

  50s INDIANAPOLIS CUSTOM SHOWS   In 1951 and 1952 the In...
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