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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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Bill Verna 50 Mercury

  BILL VERNA 50 MERCURY   Carl Johnson operated a small body shop where he created several nice Customs and Hot Rods, this 1950 Mercury is one of three he did. David Wolk recently...
by Rik Hoving
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Bill Shank 56 Chevy

  BILL SHANK 56 CHEVY   In late 2015 Dick Swain send us some photos of his old friend Bill Shanks 1956 Chevy Custom. And asked if we could help locate his old friend Bill Shank f...
by Rik Hoving
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Larry Watson 59 Chevy

2 Watson Painted 59 Chevies.

  WATSON PAINTED 59 CHEVIES   Larry Watson painted quite a few 1959 Chevies in his career. Among those were these two nearly identical painted pearl pink hard-tops. Lets take a cl...
by Rik Hoving
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Sharing Custom Car Memories

  An Appeal To You!   Share with us! Your Custom Car Memories. We aren’t looking for letter-perfect. Photos, or not. Just help us preserve the past and grow the future of the be...
by Larry Pointer
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Panoramic Ford

Panoramic Ford Part Three

  NEW PANORAMIC FORD   Andreas Åberg from Sweden has re-create the Panoramic Ford and in the progress improved on its original design. Lets take a closer look at the New Panora...
by Rik Hoving
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Les PoPo New Caretaker

  LES POPO NEW CARETAKER   The famous sectioned 1940 Ford Coupe Custom Les PoPo, created for Bob Crespo in the late 1950’s has found a new Caretaker in late 2015.   In ...
by Rik Hoving
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Don Dobbins Shoebox

  DON DOBBINS SHOEBOX   In 1955 Don Dobbins from was starting his career as body-man, his 1949 Ford Coupe would be his canvas for a lot of successful restyling experiments.  ...
by Rik Hoving
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Sam Climo sectioned Ford

Sam Climo Uncovered Custom

  SAM CLIMO SECTIONED SHOEBOX   Uncovering an old custom and sharing it with the public is always very exciting, but in this case it is even more exciting since the sectioned 1949...
by Rik Hoving
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Larry Watson Show

Watson Indoor Show Photos

  WATSON INDOOR SHOW PHOTOS   From the late 1950s to the 1970s the indoor Custom Car and Hot Rod shows were very big. Larry Watson painted many cars during this period, and many...
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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Art Deco 36 Ford

  ART DECO 36 FORD   Billy Powell’s Amazing Art Deco 1936 Ford Coupe is styled like it came from the 1940’s, but with the amazing quality finish of a modern Super Car...
by Rik Hoving
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The Enthusiast Network Collection

  PETERSON PHOTO COLLECTION ONLINE   A small portion of the huge Petersen photo collection has been added to the Getty Stock Photo Archives part of The Enthusiast Network Collecti...
by Rik Hoving
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36 Ford Boat Tail Custom

  36 FORD BOAT TAIL CUSTOM   The concept for this amazing roadster began in the summer of 1942, in Atlantic City. But it would take the owner until the 1980’s to actually cr...
by Rik Hoving
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Jeff Whiteley 51 Chevy

  WHITELEY 51 CHEVY   When Jeff Whiteley bought his 1951 Chevy in 2003, he dreamed about creating a perfectly styled Barris Kustoms inspired full Custom out of it. This Chevy Cust...
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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Barter Collection 40 Merc

  BARTER COLLECTION 40 MERC   Jamie Barter recently added these four old photos of an 1940 Mercury Convertible Custom to his Collection.   Jamie Barter loves early style Hot...
by Rik Hoving
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