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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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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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1940 Mercury Stardust

  1940 MERCURY STARDUST   In 1986 John DAgostino hired Bill Reasoner to create his dream radical 40’s style custom based on an 1940 Mercury. The end result, named Stardu...
by Rik Hoving
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50 Merc Goldrush

  3-IN-ONE 50 MERC   Dave Baker was inspired by his wife Lisa to create a 60s inspired Custom for cruising in comfort. He ended up with a Custom, Racer and Hot Rod. – Sponsore...
by Rik Hoving
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Johnny Hagen 50 Mercury

  JOHNNY HAGEN 50 MERCURY   Johnny Hagen created this Classic restyled padded topped 1950 Mercury as his own personal driver. And as a rolling advertising for his Glendale body sh...
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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Joe Urritta 41 Ford

Joe Urritta 41 Ford

  JOE URRITTA 41 FORD   Joe Urrittas 1941 Ford Sedan was restyled in 1949 by Sam Barris. No panel on the car was left untouched. The end result was a stunning looking Masterpiece....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Larry Watson Ron Dulin

Ron Dulin 56 Plymouth

  RON DULIN 56 PLYMOUTH   We do not see to many Mopar based Customs, but cars like this 1956 Plymouth Fury owned by Long Beach California’s Ron Dulin, show that they do make...
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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