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Workshop Spotlights

Speakeasy Customs

Posted  December 11, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

. SPEAKEASY CUSTOMS The Jim Street Golden Sahara II is being restored at the Speakeasy Custom and Classic Shop. A closer look at who they are. . In May, 2018 Larry Klairmont acquired the Golden Sahara II at the Jim Street Estate Auction. We have tried to stay in touch with what was going to […]

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Carson Top Shop

Chopped 1949 – 51 Mercury Convertibles

Posted  December 8, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  CHOPPED 49-51 MERCURY Convertibles   A trip in time back to the late 1940s and early 1950s when the first of the 1949 – 51 Mercury Convertibles were Customized with chopped padded tops. The 1949-51 Mercury has made a huge mark on the Custom Car scene ever since the first model rolled out of […]

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Custom History

Road Trip Custom Sightings

Posted  November 21, 2018  by  Rik Hoving

  ROAD TRIP CUSTOM SIGHTINGS   David Conrad shared some neat pictures he took in the 60s and 70s. Interesting and sometimes abandoned Custom Cars he came across while on the road. In July 2018 I shared a photo of an early 1940’s restyled 1940 Mercury ones owned by the mr. Williams and later owned […]

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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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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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Speakeasy Customs

. SPEAKEASY CUSTOMS The Jim Street Golden Sahara II is being restored at the Speakeasy C...
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Chopped 1949 – 51 Mercury Convertibles

  CHOPPED 49-51 MERCURY Convertibles   A trip in time back to t...
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Road Trip Custom Sightings

  ROAD TRIP CUSTOM SIGHTINGS   David Conrad shared some neat pictures he ...
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1945 San Francisco Customs

  1945 SAN FRANCISCO CUSTOMS   Northern California had a very active C...
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Joe Hocker 1936 Ford

  JOE HOCKER 1936 FORD   The Hocker brothers Joe and Tom from Oakland Califo...
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Frank Sonzogni Mercury

  FRANK SONZOGNI MERCURY   Frank Sonzogni Lynwood Police Offi...
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Marvin Lee 42 Chevy

  MARVIN LEE 42 CHEVY   Marvin Lee of Pasadena California Restyled his 1942 Chev...
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Light Color Early Customs

  LIGHT COLOR EARLY CUSTOMS   Most of the time we think of dark painted ca...
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Lopez 41 Ford Magazine prepped

  LOPEZ 41 Ford Magazine Prep   In the old day, befor...
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Rogelio 1954 Chevy

  Rogelio 1954 CHEVY SOLD   Rogelio Martinez bought this car ...
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What happened to Panoramic Ford

  WHAT HAPPENED to PANORAMIC FORD   One of the Custo...
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Thom Metz 1933 Ford Cabriolet

  THOM METZ 1933 FORD   Thom Metz has created a 1933 Ford Cabriolet Hot Rod ...
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Lou Allen 1947 Buick

  LOU ALLEN 1947 BUICK   Art Chrisman created many cars in his long career. But...
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Bob Dofflow 1949 Ford

  BOB DOFFLOW 1949 FORD   Don Roberts from Bears Custom Shop outdid himself on...
by Rik Hoving
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1947-48 Buick Gaylord Tops

  1947-48 BUICK GAYLORD TOPS   Bill Gaylord created a couple of stunning looking...
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Link Paola Custom Car Pioneer

  LINK PAOLA Custom Car Pioneer   Link Paola Custom Car Pioneer from G...
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The Japan – How to build a Custom

  HOW TO BUILD A CUSTOM The Japan   The Barris built...
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37 Cord Mystery Custom

  37 CORD MYSTERY CUSTOM   This Custom 1937 Cord was bought by the previous o...
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Jack Stewart Ford White Primer

  JACK STEWART FORD WHITE PRIMER   In 1950 George Barr...
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Selling Custom Cars On-Line

  SELLING CUSTOM CARS on-line   Putting your Custom Car up For Sale on one ...
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1955 Thrifty Parking Lot Show

  55 THRIFTY PARKING LOT   1955 Hot Rod and Custom Car sh...
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Barris Display Wall Pan-Pacific Auditorium

  BARRIS DISPLAY WALL   The Barris Kustom...
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