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Bert Gustafsson 1951 Dodge

  1951 DODGE CUSTOM   Bert Gustafsson 1951 Dodge is restyled using very creative out of the box styling which turned this ugly duckling into a real beautiful 1950s style Custom...
by Rik Hoving
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Billy Powell 39 Ford

  BILLY POWELL 39 FORD   The goal was to create an early Custom Car, one that could have been built shortly after it was driven from the showroom floor. Styled as an Early Custom ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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The Oriental Buick to be restored

THE ORIENTAL BUICK UPDATED: I have always like the wonderfully restyled 1955 Buick of  Wes Gaunce, so it was really great news to hear the car was “found” and is going to be re...
by Rik Hoving
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57 Chevy El Capitola

  EL CAPITOLA   1957 Chevy El Capitola restyled by Sam Barris after he moved back to NorCal was the last Custom he created for the Barris Kustom Shop. Don Fletcher, from Del Paso ...
by Rik Hoving
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Neil Emory 1937 Dodge

Neil Emory 1937 Dodge

  Neil Emory 1937 Dodge   In the late 1930s early 1940s a young Neil Emory created a stunning Custom out of a 1937 Dodge Convertible Coupe. It was his very first Custom, many mor...
by Rik Hoving
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36 Ford Survivor Custom

  36 FORD SURVIVOR CUSTOM   Customizing on this 1936 Ford 5-window Coupe started in 1948 and was finished in 1953. It was family owned until it was sold in 2015. Now it is destine...
by Rik Hoving
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Bill Gaylord 49 Mercury

  BILL GAYLORD 49 MERCURY   In 1949 Bill Gaylord gets a 1949 Mercury Convertible which George Barris chops right away. Its the first ever chopped 1949 Mercury Convertible. In t...
by Rik Hoving
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Sam Barris 1950 Buick

  SAM BARRIS BUICK Part 1   The Sam Barris 1950 Buick is the perfect showcase of what the Barris Kustom Shop, and especially Sam Barris was capable of. Chopped and Restyled till...
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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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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Larry Watson Gary Niemie 56 Buick

Gary Niemie 56 Buick

  GARY NIEMIE 56 BUICK   Niemie and Watson were friends in the 1950s. Niemie created the laminated knobs for Larry’s Grapevine, Watson did the scallops on Niemies 56 Buick ...
by Rik Hoving
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