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Custom History

1945 San Francisco Customs

Posted  November 14, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  1945 SAN FRANCISCO CUSTOMS   Northern California had a very active Custom Car Scene back in the 1940s. Bruce Heather shared some photos of unequally Restyled Nor-Cal Customs from 1945 with us. Bruce Heather shared some really interesting pictures of Early Customs from his Collection with us. The photos was all taken around 1945 […]

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Early Custom Cars

Joe Hocker 1936 Ford

Posted  November 6, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  JOE HOCKER 1936 FORD   The Hocker brothers Joe and Tom from Oakland California were both into Custom Car. Tom had the famous Barris Restyled 1940 Ford, and Joe a DuVall windshield 1936 Ford Phaeton. Of the two Hocker Brothers Joe (Joseph) and Tom we are most familiar with Tom’s 1940 Ford restyled by […]

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Barris Kustom Shop

Frank Sonzogni Mercury

Posted  October 31, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  FRANK SONZOGNI MERCURY   Frank Sonzogni Lynwood Police Officer worked part time at the Barris Kustom Shop. Here he created his ultimate Dream Custom 1950 Mercury. Frank Sonzogni was an Lynwood Police officer of Italian Descent, who was very passionate about cars, and Custom Cars specifically. In general the Hot Rod and Custom Car […]

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Custom History

Marvin Lee 42 Chevy

Posted  October 28, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  MARVIN LEE 42 CHEVY   Marvin Lee of Pasadena California Restyled his 1942 Chevy Fleetline AeroSedan when the car was brand new in 1942. 1942, the last year the major US Car Companies brought out a new car model. Production stopped around February that year, and it would not be until after WWII, in […]

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Custom History

Light Color Early Customs

Posted  October 16, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  LIGHT COLOR EARLY CUSTOMS   Most of the time we think of dark painted cars when we think Early Style Custom Cars. But there were actually quite a few light color Early Customs. Lets take a closer look. I guess that when somebody asks you to visualize an early Custom, from the late 30’s […]

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