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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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Sam Barris 1950 Buick 2

  SAM BARRIS BUICK Part 2   Sam Barris his personal Milestone Custom from the early 1950s disappeared on the East Coats of the US in the 1960s. Neglected for many years, it was e...
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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Perfect Remake

  THE PERFECT REMAKE   Original customized by Dick Dean in the 1980’s, this 1939 Mercury received a perfect remake by Scott Guildner for new owner Ron Martinez in the 1990&#...
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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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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Doug Thompson Chevy

Doug Thompson 50 Chevy

  DOUG THOMPSON 50 CHEVY   In 1986 master Custom builder Doug Thompson restyles an 1950 Chevy Hard-Top for Larry Cochran. The uniquely restyled custom is awarded that year with ...
by Rik Hoving
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Joe Brenner 41 Merc

  JOE BRENNER 41 MERC   The Valley Custom Shop restyles the perfect mild custom 1941 Mercury 4-door Sedan for Joe Brenner. This article was originally created in November, 2015, ...
by Rik Hoving
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3x Mercury Perfection

  3X MERCURY PERFECTION   Three 1949-1951 Mercurys Customs at the 2016 CCR show caught my eye, just a little more than other Custom Mercs at the event. 3x Mercury Perfection. Ther...
by Rik Hoving
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Al Glickman 1949 Mercury

  AL GLICKMAN 1949 MERCURY   Al Glickman 1949 Mercury Hop Up Magazine cover Custom was restyled by Gil and Al Ayala at Gils Auto Body Works. An uniquely restyled full Custom Merc ...
by Rik Hoving
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Chuck Layman 40 Ford

  CHUCK LAYMAN 40 FORD   Chuck Layman buys a 40 Ford Coupe in 1977. He rebuilds the car into a smooth Custom over the next 8 month. Today the car is still around, looking just li...
by Rik Hoving
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Donn Lowe 1940 Ford

  DONN LOWE 1940 FORD   Donn Lowe reshaped the 1940 Ford coupe into a perfectly balanced piece of automotive art. Donn Lowe from Oregon has been building uniquely styled Custom C...
by Rik Hoving
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Watsons Saint Vasquez 50 Chevy

  SAINT VASQUEZ 50 CHEVY   Larry Watson designed and painted Saint Vasquez his 1950 Chevy with one of the most outstanding and trend setting scallop paint job.      ...
by Rik Hoving
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Hometown Custom

  HOMETOWN CUSTOM   It is unusual now as well as back in the fifties for a custom car to change hands many times, yet remain in the same city where it was originally built. By Tom...
by Tom Nielsen
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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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The Moonglow Part 1

  DUANE STECK MOONGLOW   In early 1955 Duane Steck finds an used 1954 Chevy Bel-Air on a used car lot, and decided to buy it for his next project Custom. Some time later, when the...
by Rik Hoving
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