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    Rik Hoving
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    Custom Car builder Tom Black who created two stunning 41 Cadillac Customs in the past coupld of years is at it with a new project Custom.

    Tom had the help of Eric Black to visualize his new dream custom based on a 1957 Chrysler 300 Ghia! The car is in the progress of getting shortened 8 inches, lowered fins, and a lot of other details. I will be following the project and share more when the project progresses…. Should be VERY interesting.

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    #65774
    Larry Pointer
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    Looks like the shortening is through the door span?  The roof looks like it has a seam up front, where it was rejoined above the windshield surround metal.  Wonder what Eric Black’s artwork look like for the concept?

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    #65776
    Rik Hoving
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    I think the shortening is done between the door and rear wheel opening, and yes shortening the roof must have been needed to get the right lines. Looks like the C-pillar was thinned in the process as well.

    Eric’s art has not been shared… might take a while before they will show it…. The Excitement!!!!

    Enjoy the beauty of Customizing

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    #65777
    Larry Pointer
    Participant

    Yes!  I’m seeing that now.  Pretty tricky!

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    #65778
    Torchie
    Participant

    Very Exciting!

    I have always loved the “Forward Look” Mopars of this era.

    Please keep the posts coming.

    Torchie

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    #65824
    James D
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    This should be something special.

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    #65856
    WG
    Participant

    Looking forward ( pun intended !) to seeing how this turns out !  I’m guessing it’s inspired by the one-off car Ghia built for the Shah of Iran based on a 1955 C300 chassis , presumably it was finished in 1956 ,very modern looking then. Still survives in Tehran auto museum , spoilt a bit by its current colour imo .  The front on the Ghia drawing looks a little wilder than what was built , interesting to see way the Tom Black car goes.  Well worth getting Valerio Moretti’s book on Ghia if anyone wants to see / read more about the funky stuff they were building.

    @James D , really liking the Boano Alfa 1900 in your avatar ! Saw that  car at Retromobile Paris 2014 in faded red unrestored condition. Great that it was returned to its original Turin show yellow / black with correct taillights etc

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    #65867
    James D
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    Ah and i wondered why they mentioned Ghia. Lets see where it goes.

    To be totally honest, I didn´t know anything about the Alfa, but now you say it´s a 1900, it stands to reason that it would be really stylish. I never yet saw an ugly Alfa 1900.

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    #65876
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    From Tom…

    “Building lower valance panel…good place for the exhaust exit too!”

     

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    #65883
    David Wolk
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    Can’t wait to see this one. Looks great so far.

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    #65929
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    From Tom…

    “72 spoke center laced wheels, ad a little ‘bling’ to the thing….”

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