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George Barris personal ’36 Ford

  BARRIS SACRAMENTO ’36 FORD   George Barris was still living in Sacramento, spending his spare time in Harry Westergard’s shop, when he build this 1936 Ford convertib...
by Rik Hoving
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Barris Compton Ave

Barris Compton Ave Shop

  BARRIS COMPTON SHOP   George and Sam Barris worked out of this small shop on Compton Avenue in Los Angeles for 3 years. In those years, they created Custom Car Magic, and establ...
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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30-40 FoMoCo Sedan Customs

FOMOCO SEDAN CUSTOMS When you say ’39-’40 Ford or Mercury Custom, most people visualize a chopped Coupe, or Padded topped Convertible. But what about a full Custom Sedan based...
by Rik Hoving
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George Barris 1942 Cadillac

  GEORGE BARRIS 1942 CADILLAC   This Cadillac Convertible Custom with well proportioned Padded Top was a mystery Barris Custom Car for many years. We now know it was one of George...
by Rik Hoving
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Eldred Nelson 39 Ford

  ELDRED NELSON 39 FORD   This unusual full size padded topped 1939 Ford Convertible was built by a young Campbell Ca student in 1949. He did all the work himself after school at...
by Rik Hoving
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Custom 1933-34 Fords

FORDS MODEL-40 CUSTOMIZED Today almost all of the modified ’33 and ’34 Fords are done up as street rods or traditional hot rods. In the 1940’s and up until the very early 50’s these...
by Tom Nielsen
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Pre War 38 Lincoln Custom

  EXQUISITE 1938 LINCOLN   This exquisite padded topped 38 Lincoln Custom was restyled when the car was very new, perhaps even straight from the dealer. It has this wonderful ear...
by Rik Hoving
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SoCalif Plating Truck

  SOCALIF PLATING TRUCK   George DuVall designed the 1935 Ford for the So California Plating Company and it turned out to be one of the most outstanding early Custom Cars. The fir...
by Rik Hoving
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Custom 36 Ford Sedan

36 Ford Sedan Customs

  36 FORD SEDAN CUSTOMS   When you think about a 1936 Ford Custom you usually think about a coupe, a roadster, or convertible. But what about a 36 Ford Sedan Custom? They make ve...
by Rik Hoving
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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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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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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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The Howard Gribble Collection Part 1

HOWARD GRIBBLE PASSIONATED ABOUT PHOTOS This is the first article in a series the Custom Car Chronicle will do about the wonderful photos from the Howard Gribble Collection. This first arti...
by Rik Hoving
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Johnny Zaro Interview

JOHNNY ZARO INTERVIEW In 2006 Justin Kudolla sat down with the late Johnny Zaro and his wife Fay in their home in Murrieta, California. Justin talked with Johnny about his Custom Car years ...
by Rik Hoving
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Edison Photo Location

  EDISON Photo Location   In the late 1940’s a series of Color and black and white photos were taken at an Edison Plant or something like that. Unique Color photos of early ...
by Rik Hoving
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Frank Sandoval 36 Ford

SANDOVAL 36 FORD Howard Gribble shared these photos of Frank Sandoval’s 1936 Ford coupe from the mid 1940’s. A trip back in time.   When I see photos like these of Frank Sa...
by Rik Hoving
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