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In the Works

November 22, 2014

Jesse Lopez Clone nearly done.

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Written by: Rik Hoving
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LOPEZ FORD CLONE

The clone of the Jesse Lopez 1941 Ford build by Jerry Daman from Texas is in the final stages. Today Jerry took the car out side for a good look.

CCC-jesse-lopez-ps-01The original Jesse Lopez 1941 Ford was build in the ate 1940’s by Sam Barris and Jesse Lopez. 

 

Today, Saturday November 22, 2014 Jerry Daman from Texas took his Jesse Lopez clone out of the garage to be able to stand back and enjoy his creation for the first time. Jerry has been working on cloning the Sam Barris and Jesse Lopez created 1941 Ford for Jesse Lopez for quite some time. And in the last couple of weeks he has been putting the car back together. Slowly he saw his month long hard work getting to look like a real car again. There is still a lot left to be done… before Jerry can call it FINISHED. But today certainly is a milestone in creating yet another Vintage Custom Car masterpiece clone.

 Enjoy…

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Follow the project on the HAMB.

 

 

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About the Author

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Rik Hoving
Rik is the CCC editor in chief. As a custom car historian he is researching custom car history for many years. In 2004 he started the Custom Car Photo Archive that has become a place of joy for many custom car enthousiasts. Here at CCC Rik will bring you inspiring articles on the history of custom cars and builders. Like a true photo detective he will show us what's going on in all those amazing photos. He will write stories about everything you want to know in the realm of customizing. In daily life Rik is a Graphic Designer. He is married to the CCC webmaster and the father of a 10 year old son (they are both very happy with his excellent cooking skills)




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5 Comments


  1. Profile photo of Ian Gibbons

    I have been following the build on the HAMB. This is a great looking car. I love the fact that Jerry painted it in lacquer so it has that nice deep look. I wish more guys doing restorations of classic customs would do the same as the finish is night and day from the look of modern BC/CC.


  2. Profile photo of Eric H

    Always top notch stuff from Jerry.


  3. Profile photo of memo ortega

    another custom manny of us will never forget from our days back then comes alive again, how cool is that wow, bet jesse lopez is happy to see this amazing car like his back on the scene again, very very cool jerry, an rik thank you and jerry for showing us the rebirth of this fab custom , again awesooom,


  4. Profile photo of Torchie

    Agree with all the above comments especially Ian’s
    Having cut my painting teeth on Lacquer there is no comparison to modern finishes or even older type SS Enamel.
    Much”softer” shine. Not so plastic looking.
    Torchie.


  5. Profile photo of KingKustoms

    I have enjoyed seeing this one come together…Jerry’s attention to detail and work ethic are fantastic…so cool to see this and his Junior Conway clone bring some old Barris kustoms back to life 😀



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