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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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Barris Kustom Shop

Lopez 41 Ford Magazine prepped

Posted  October 12, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  LOPEZ 41 Ford Magazine Prep   In the old day, before Photoshop, photos were retouched by hand. Using fine brushes or airbrushed details were added or backgrounds deleted. This photo of the Jesse Lopez 1941 Ford, used for a magazine print comes from the Barris Kustom Collection. It is a great sample that shows […]

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Customs For Sale

Rogelio 1954 Chevy

Posted  October 4, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  FOR SALE Rogelio 1954 CHEVY   Rogelio Martinez bought this car as a far from finished project back in 2000. He saw the cars potential and over the next decade he built his dream Custom. Now its time to let go. (Sponsored Article) Rogelio Martinez (Roger) from Houston, Texas has been into old cars […]

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Thom Metz 1933 Ford Cabriolet

Posted  September 20, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  THOM METZ 1933 FORD   Thom Metz has created a 1933 Ford Cabriolet Hot Rod influenced by it original Hot Rod heritage and inspired by Custom legend Harry Westergard. “It was always the intent to preserve the hot rod as it was originally built…” Just like reading a novel of a different time and […]

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Custom History

Bob Dofflow 1949 Ford

Posted  September 16, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  BOB DOFFLOW 1949 FORD   Don Roberts from Bears Custom Shop outdid himself on the magazine cover car, many award winning Bob Dofflow 1949 Ford Sedan. Lets take a closer look at this beauty. ‪Bob Dofflow‬ 1949 Ford Shoebox restyled by Don Roberts at his Bear’s Custom Body Shop in Downey, California in the […]

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Bert Gustafsson 1951 Dodge

  1951 DODGE CUSTOM   Bert Gustafsson 1951 Dodge is restyled using very ...
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45 years later Mox Miller 58 Chevy

  45 YEARS LATER   In 1966 Mox Miller showed ...
by Rik Hoving
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Larry Watson Cadillacs Part one

  LARRY WATSON CADILLACS Part one   CadillacR...
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 mag...
by Rik Hoving
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Watsons Dave Robertson 58 Chevy

DAVE ROBERTSON 58 CHEVY Larry Watson painted many 1958 Che...
by Rik Hoving
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The Golden Sahara Model

  GOLDEN SAHARA MODEL   Japanese Yoshihiro Hobara is on a quest to build a seri...
by Rik Hoving
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A Day at the Barris Shop

  A DAY AT THE BARRIS SHOP   The August 1953 issue of Rod a...
by Rik Hoving
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St Louis Mystery Custom

  ST LOUIS MYSTERY CUSTOM   John Hellmuth shared these color slide of a Myst...
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Favorite Four Doors

4-DOOR CUSTOMS As a teenager I loved looking at the cars in the “small pages” car magazin...
by Tom Nielsen
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RIP Ray Erickson

RIP RAY ERICKSON Ray “Radical Ray” Erickson, passed away Saturday December 6, 2014, aged 86....
by Rik Hoving
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Your Custom Car in Rodder’s Journal #61!

YOUR CHANCE TO GET YOUR CAR IN THE RODDERS JOURNAL The Rodder’s Journal just announced tha...
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Bertolucci 1948 Mercury

  BERTOLUCCI 1948 MERCURY   Jim Roten’s photos of h...
by Rik Hoving
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Petersen Photo Archive

PETERSEN PHOTO ARCHIVE Part of the immense Petersen Photo Archive of old Hot Rod, Custom ...
by Rik Hoving
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Ayala 49 GMC Restoration Part 2

  AYALA 51 GMC Restoration PART 2   In 2011 the Histo...
by Rik Hoving
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Larry Watson Flames part 4

  WATSON FLAMES PART 4   In this fourth part of the s...
by Rik Hoving
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1974 LA Low Rider Show Part three

POLAROID MAGIC 3 A look at the fine Low-Riders created in the early 1970’s. Part thr...
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Single Bar Hubcaps Design

SINGLE BAR HUBCAPS The most popular dress-up item in the early/mid 1940’s was the...
by Rik Hoving
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Nick Matranga Mercury

  NICK MATRANGA MERCURY   One of the most Iconic Custom Cars o...
by Rik Hoving
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Bistagne Bros

Bistagne Bros Auto Shop

  Bistagne Brothers   Brothers George and Tom Bistagne operated B...
by Rik Hoving
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LeRoy Goulart’s Shoebox Part 1

  THE EARLY VERSION   The Goulart brothers LeRoy, and Ray, created a radical Cu...
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Bob Prill Photo Album Part 2

  BOB PRILL PHOTO ALBUM PART 2   Long lost memories leapt out of B...
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Wally Welch Other Customs

  WALLY WELCH other CUSTOMS   Before Wally Welch had his fa...
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