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    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Steve Stanford Designs shared this on his Facebook.

    So great to see more progress on this Barris Kustom Shop created Custom.Really looking forward to see this one back on the streets again.

    From Steve…

    “It’s one thing to read the history in old books and magazines. But it’s quite another thing to see an historical artifact in real life right in front of you. That you can touch it and soak up all that is special about it.
    This custom ’40 Ford is the famed Tom Hocker owned, and Barris Brothers constructed Car Craft cover car from the ’50s ‘little custom book’ era. For custom car historians, a find like this is significant in that this is one more car not lost to the ravages of time. It will be saved for future generations to enjoy.
    That dashing fellow on the right in the photos is my very good friend John Canepa. John will paint the Hocker Coupe and finish up various details and help put this car back to it’s former glory. You’ve seen John’s custom ’58 Chevy pickup in various Coker Tire ads and at the shows. Light metallic green, low on whitewalls and custom caps and a bitchin’ handmade tube grille. John knows his custom car history, and when the opportunity arose to help resurrect this icon, he didn’t hesitate.
    John will keep me posted on his progress, which will be easy: He’s only a few minutes away. Being a forever custom car enthusiast, this project is really special to me. A good friend, a famous Barris custom….. It doesn’t get any better. More on this project as it develops.”

     

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    #56890

    Torchie
    Participant

    Really cool!!

    Please keep us updated on the progress.

    Torchie

    #56900

    bob tindale
    Participant

    Great news. This has always been one of my favourite Kustom 40’s [the Barris blue versions]. Even like the quad headlites.

    #56927

    KingKustoms
    Participant

    So cool! John will do an excellent job for sure 🙂

    #57211

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    John Canepa who is handling this part of the restoration shared a few more photos of the Tom Hocker Ford in bare metal.

     

     

    Original Barris crest.

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    #57220

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Some more detail pictures from John Canepa.

     

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    #57221

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

     

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    #57222

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Enjoy the beauty of Customizing

    #57228

    Torchie
    Participant

    🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂  🙂

    Thanks for the updates. Keep them coming!!

    Torchie

    #57232

    KingKustoms
    Participant

    Amazing car…it’s in good hands!

    Do you happen to have any closeup shots of the Barris metalwork on the inside of the chop or the backside of the garnish moldings? 😀

    #57239

    Daemon Löfman
    Participant

    wow . really nice work there. impressive!

    #57346

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

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    #58048

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    while doing research on recreating the hubcaps on the Tom Hocker 1940 Ford John Canepa came across an interesting photo showing the Hocker Ford with a set of Lakes Pipes installed. After discovering the photo he went out to the car and sure there was the hole in the front fender that had been patched and welded shut. Looks like the pipes were not on the car for a long time. So far this is the only photo they appear on the car.

    More progress photos coming soon…

     

    Later the pipes were removed, but hole is still in the front fender, and mounting bolts on the running board.

     

    The welded shut hole seen from the inside of the front fender.

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    #58075

    KingKustoms
    Participant

    So neat to see evidence of old kustom work 🙂

    #58078

    Ever evolving..  True to the “life” of an old custom..  Love the archival aspect of the hobby!

     

    Dave

    Jus' creepin' along..

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