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Barris Kustom Shop

1947 Ford Mystery Barris Custom

Posted  October 11, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  1947 Ford MYSTERY BARRIS Custom   Nick Maneri from New Jersey was the owner of this 1947 Ford Custom for three years. The car was last seen in 1978. He would love to find out where it is today. Nick Maneri from Norther New Jersey owned this 1947 Ford Custom from around 1966 till […]

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Joe Bailon Custom Shop

Joe Bailon Elton Kantor Ford

Posted  October 9, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  ELTON KANTOR FORD   Joe Bailons second major Custom Car was restyled for Elton Kantor based on a 1950 Ford Convertible. It would end up with the prestigious Oakland Roadster Show Elegance Award. Joe Bailon always had his own ideas about styling, about what he thought the ideal Custom Car should look like. With […]

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Custom History

1937 Ford Customs

Posted  October 4, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  1937 FORD CUSTOMS   The 1937 Ford, along with the 1938 models were often considered the Ugly Ducklings from the FoMoCo. Yet they still were Customized, and with great success. The 1937 Fords were introduced on November 6, 1936. Responsible for the designs was not Ford stylist Bob Gregorie, who was busy working on […]

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Custom Car Accessories

Customizing with early Cadillac Tail Fins

Posted  September 29, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  CUSTOMIZING CADILLAC TAIL FINS   When the 1948 Cadillac introduced the all new Streamline rear fender Tail Fin it was quickly adapted by the Custom Car World. Adding Cadillac Tail Fins gave your car an instant Classy look. From the early beginnings of Custom Restyling the high end cars as Packard, La Salle and […]

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Custom History

Customs at Milnes Richfield Station

Posted  September 18, 2017  by  Rik Hoving

  NORM MILNES RICHFIELD Station   In the mid 1940’s The Thunderbolts Car Club of Sacramento used the Norm Milnes Richfield Station as their hangout. Some historical important Custom Cars were photographed at this location. The birth of Custom Restyling took place in California, in Southern California to be more precise. Exact dates for when […]

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1947 Ford Mystery Barris Custom

  1947 Ford MYSTERY BARRIS Custom   Nick Maneri from...
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Joe Bailon Elton Kantor Ford

  ELTON KANTOR FORD   Joe Bailons second major Cust...
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1937 Ford Customs

  1937 FORD CUSTOMS   The 1937 Ford, along with the 1938 models were often conside...
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Customizing with early Cadillac Tail Fins

  CUSTOMIZING CADILLAC TAIL FINS   When the 1948 Cadillac ...
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Joe Bailon Miss Elegance

  BAILON MISS ELEGANCE   Joe Bailon turned this once wr...
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Winfields Jade Idol Sold

  WINFIELDS JADE IDOL SOLD   After having been the caret...
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Early Vanity License Plate

  EARLY VANITY LICENSE PLATE   Chas Haggert used a CHUCK Vanity License P...
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Customs at Milnes Richfield Station

  NORM MILNES RICHFIELD Station   In the mi...
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Larry Watson Line-Up photo

  WATSON LINE-UP Photo   6 wild and brilliant painted...
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Bob Armstrong 1940 Mercury

  BOB ARMSTRONG 1940 MERC   Bob Armstrong from Alhambra California owned t...
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Background Mystery Custom

  BACKGROUND MYSTERY CUSTOM   In the background of 2 early 1950s drag strip p...
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Bob Larson 1940 Mercury

  BOB LARSON 1940 Merc   Inspired by the Nick Matranga Barri...
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1948 Giveaway Teardrop Trailer

  1948 GIVEAWAY TRAILER   Besides being able to win a FREE Hot Rod at the v...
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Johnny Rosier 53 Mercury

  JOHNNY ROSIER 53 MERCURY   Johnny Rosier worked together w...
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Ralph Weflen Sectioned 56 Ford

  RALPH WEFLEN SECTIONED 56 FORD   Ralph Weflen a very skilled Custom ...
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Jesse Lopez 1941 Ford

  JESSE LOPEZ 1941 FORD   Around 1947 innovative car enthusias...
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1952 New York Show Photo

  1952 NEW YORK SHOW Photo   A closer look at an birds eye view photo taken...
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1941 Plymouth Convertible

  1941 PLYMOUTH Convertible   With the main focus on full Custom Cars, ...
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Dragone Custom Car Auction

  DRAGONE CUSTOM CAR Auction   Dragone Auctions teamed up with Lime Rock Race...
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Calnevar Chromesides Hubcaps

  CALNEVAR CHROMESIDES   Aftermarket company Calnevar produced a smooth...
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41 Chevy 3-Window

  41 CHEVY 3-WINDOW Mystery Custom   1941 Chevy Coupe with chopped turned 3-win...
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Joe Gertler 1941 Ford

  JOE GERTLER 1941 FORD   From the Jamie Barter Photo ...
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