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    Rik Hoving

    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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    Really cool!!

    Please keep us updated on the progress.



    bob tindale

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



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

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