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  • #47807

    This image just came to me in an email featuring vintage car lot pictures:

    Screen Shot 2017-02-19 at 10.24.40 PM

     

    Dave

    Jus' creepin' along..

    #47808

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    I love that photo Dave.
    The Ford on the Left is an Valley Custom Shop built coupe for Byron Walton. I did an article on it in 2014.

    Enjoy the beauty of Customizing

    #47817

    Thanks for the link Rik!  I had missed that article and it’s great to see other angles of the car and to know a bit of it’s history.  I’ve always been amazed at the quality and variety of customs and rods that appeared on the various specialty car lots in the ’50s.  I like to imagine myself as a kid on a bike back then; making regular visits to these lots, wishing I had my licence and dreaming about cruising the high schools and drive-ins..  I would have felt like a King!  Sigh.

     

    Dave

    Jus' creepin' along..

    #48047

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Found this one online… Mild Custom 1950 Mercury in black on the left side of the photo.

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    #48052

    Very nice!  Perhaps they saw “Rebel Without a Cause”..?

     

    Dave

    Jus' creepin' along..

    #50777

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Two photos taken at the Kurtis Shop.

    Both show the same mildly restyled 1950 Merc in the background.

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    #50803

    Bert Gustafsson
    Participant

    Lowered and shaved shoebox on Hollywood blvd 1957. From gettymages drive through video.

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    #51183

    Paul(hombres ruin)
    Participant

    Does that shaved shoebox have a removable top? Or is it just the pic ?

    Respect tradition

    #51187

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Does that shaved shoebox have a removable top? Or is it just the pic ?

    Convertible.

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    #51190

    Quentin Hall
    Participant

    Hey cool, that’s Hollywood and Vine and my signs were on the same corner until 1942 that is.

    #51906

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Wes Collins / Al Marx 1934 Ford in the background of this 1951 photo.

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    #53510

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Bill Carr’s 1955 Chevy “Atec” in primer in the background. Plus small section of Custom Studebaker (ebay photo)

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