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THE CCC ITEM ARCHIVES
 

 

CCC the first two years

  CUSTOM CAR CHRONICLE the first two years   Early July 2013 we, my wife, our technical guy Libsky and myself hit the PUBLISH button for the very first time, the Custom Car Chroni...
by Rik Hoving
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History of the Chopped Top part 1

  CHOP TOP HISTORY part 1   The most transforming of all custom body changes, if not the most beautiful, is lowering of the top. Better known as the Chopped Top. One of the best k...
by Rik Hoving
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George Barris Buick

George Barris’ 1941 Buick

  A CAR WORTH FIGHTING FOR   When George Barris moved from Sacramento to Los Angeles he drove a 1936 Ford Cabriolet. A nice custom. But George soon understood that when he wanted ...
by Rik Hoving
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CLASSIC CADDY

  1941 CADILLAC CONVERTIBLE   In 2012 I came across 3 photos of a very nicely styled 1941 Cadillac convertible Custom. These very interesting in 1946 taken photos show a car tha...
by Rik Hoving
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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 from 1950, the other one from 1951, for both he had customizing plans…     Flashback, on...
by Rik Hoving
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1936 Ford sedan for sale in 1949.

  A STUNNING UNKNOWN   Mark Murray has been sharing some amazing early custom car photos with the Custom Car Photo Archive for some years. This collection of photos used to belong...
by Rik Hoving
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Installing Spotlights

  INSTALLING SPOTLIGHTS   Spotlights have been a popular accessory item on custom cars since the early 1940’s. This article shows an excellent article on how to install them...
by Rik Hoving
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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 in the late 1940’s to showcase the shops abilities and give shop owner Gil Ayala a unique set ...
by Rik Hoving
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Restyling the 1940 Ford Coupe

RESTYLING THE 1940 FORD COUPE Turning a “tall top” 1940 Ford coupe into a streamlined tail dragging Custom Car. The 1940 Ford coupe has never been used a lot for customizing a l...
by Rik Hoving
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Morris Minor Custom

  BETTIE BITCH   Sally Phillips from Didcot, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom hated to have to drive in a modern car, so she bought an old Morris Minor. One thing led to the other an...
by Rik Hoving
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Creating laminated Dash knobs in scale

AIMING FOR PERFECTION A while ago I was looking at some photos of the Hirohata Mercury. One of the photos showed the interior and it really inspired me to recreate parts of it in one of the...
by Steve Boutte
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The Stoustrup Lincoln

  THE STOUSTRUP LINCOLN   Poul Haakan Stoustrup wanted a 1939 Lincoln Convertible so bad, that he had a 4-door sedan rebuilt into a convertible by a Danish Coachbuilder. When Pal...
by Rik Hoving
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Kenneth’s Vintage kustoms Shop

  VINTAGE KUSTOMS SHOP   Vintage Kustoms is a relatively new shop in the South of Sweden, where owner Kenneth Kristiansson creates wonderful period Hot Rod’s and Custom Cars...
by Rik Hoving
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Neferteri Part Two

  NEFERTERI part Two   Larry Pointer, our Forrest Gump of the Conquistadors Car Club, marvels at Europe’s Golden Age of the coach built automobile, and influences that would...
by Larry Pointer
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King Kustoms Workshop Spotlight

KING KUSTOMS SPOTLIGHT King Kustoms is small one man shop in Temecula, California turning out state of the art custom work. Based on period styling with modern day precision and high qualit...
by Rik Hoving
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2015 Custom Car Line-Up Part 2

  CUSTOM CAR LINE UP part 2   The 2015 Custom Car Line-Up at the Old Style Weekend was so spectacular that we need two CCC-Articles to cover it all. Lets take a look at some more ...
by Rik Hoving
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Harry Westergard Headlight Style

EARLY WESTERGARD HEADLIGHT STYLE Before Harry finalized his “Westergard look” he created headlights molded on top of the fenders on the Gene Garrett 1936 Ford. Where did this st...
by Rik Hoving
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