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Fadeaway fenders

  FADEAWAY FENDERS   One of the more extensive ways to Custom Restyle you car is to reshape the front fenders into full Fade-Away units. Creating a more elegant and exclusive look...
by Rik Hoving
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Removed Running boards

  EARLY CUSTOM RESTYLING   Back in the late 1930’s early 1940’s more and more Custom Cars showed up with their running boards removed, for an ultimate slick, sporty, a...
by Rik Hoving
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Mercs that will appear at Pebble Beach

  PEBBLE BEACH MERCURYS   Ken Gross has officially announced the 7 1949-1951 Mercurys that will be part of the Mercury display at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours.   August 16 ...
by Rik Hoving
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The Jack Calori Photo Album

  JACK CALORI PHOTO ALBUM   Jack Calori gave away his amazing vintage photo album to a good friend, Billy Crewl. Billy showed me the album, and let me take some photos to share ...
by Rik Hoving
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Nick Matranga 1940 Mercury Barris

That Illustrious Sanguine 1940 Merc

  © by Michelle M. Yiatras Timechanic ™ (Nick Matranga – That Illustrious Sanguine ’40 Merc! – original written February, 2014)   David E. Zivot and Michelle ...
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That Illustrious Sanguine 1940 Merc 3

  © by Michelle M. Yiatras Timechanic ™ (Nick Matranga – That Illustrious Sanguine ’40 Merc! – original written February, 2014)   Part three Due to the lengt...
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Jimmy Summers 1940 Mercury part I

  THE DICK PAGE STORIES   One of my all time favorite custom cars is the Jimmy Summers 1940 Mercury convertible. A car Jimmy built for himself as a daily drive in 1946. Jimmy drov...
by Rik Hoving
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Choosing White Wall Tires 2

  CHOOSING WHITE WALL TIRES   Since the early days of Custom cars, back in the 1930’s and 1940’s, the number one choice for tires to use was a White Wall tire, they wo...
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Lou Allen 1947 Buick

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Gil Ayala at the 1951 Roadster Show

  GIL AYALA AT THE 1951 ROADSTER SHOW   Lynn Ayala recently share some really great historic Custom Car memorabilia from her dad. Gil Ayala entered the Ayala built 1940 Mercur...
by Rik Hoving
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Californian License plates

  CALIFORNIAN LICENSE PLATES   In the past I have had great help from a list of vintage Californian License plates to help date certain photos of Custom Cars. Recently I came acro...
by Rik Hoving
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Jesse Lopez – Lo! & Behold

  © by Michelle M. Yiatras Timechanic ™ (Jesse Lopez – Lo! & Behold – original written in august, 2011)   “And shall bring forth a rod from the stem of Jesse, and...
by David/Michelle
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Jesse Lopez – Lo! & Behold part 2

  Continued from part ONE of the Jesse Lopez Lo! & Behold story.   © by Michelle M. Yiatras Timechanic ™ (Jesse Lopez – Lo! & Behold – original written in augus...
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Marcia Campbell

Marcia Campbell – Not a “Bettie” Page!

  © by Michelle M. Yiatras  –  Timechanic ™   My name is Michelle from Las Vegas, NV. In assisting David with his myriad car projects over the years (in this particular cas...
by David/Michelle
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Motorama Vérité

    MOTORAMA VÉRITÉ   Jim Skonzakes (aka Jim Street) displayed his award winning 1949 Buick at the 1950 Petersen Motorama show, and was captured in a great photo by the c...
by David/Michelle
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The Super Wheel Disk

  SUPER WHEEL DISK   When it came to Custom hubcaps in the early-mid 1940’s you did not to many choices. There was the full moon disk, the Single Bar Flipper hubcap, and th...
by Rik Hoving
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Identifying the Barris Crests

IDENTIFYING THE BARRIS CRESTS Preliminary Examination and Detailed Comparison Study of the Barris Kustom Coat of Arms Badge.     By David E. Zivot   I think it is important ...
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