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1953 Studebaker Custom
Ken Jones owns the car in 2013. Chuck Goering. built the car in the late 1950's early 1960's. Chuck chopped the top, added '58 Hawk fins, changed the headlights and a few other things... all with lead work. The present owner (Ken) found the car in a junkyard a few years ago. It was in rough shape, and he did a lot of work to bring it back. He didn't alter any of the custom work that Chuck had done, except for adding the '55 Chevy grill and painting the car metallic silver.
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Johan Norlin 1957 Chrysler New Yorker
Words by Johan Norlin:
Here are some photos from my project. When most of the bodywork was done
I suddenly decided to lift the body from the frame and do a careful restoration
of everything on the chassi, like the stock 392 Hemi and trans.
I made steel molds to form the windshield and back window, these molds
were then sent to a glass factory in Finland which manufactured them.
Other than the kustomized body and lots of chrome I try to keep as much
as possible original or use parts from other Mopar cars from the same era.
I will have a ´59 De Soto swivel seat (electric) in the interior and I also trans-
formed the original clock into a tachometer to look like it should have been made by Chrysler. The tail lights were formed from plexi glass and now integrates the backuplenses just to make them bigger and taller.
The back up lenses (from some ´60 Dodge station wagon) were moved down to the rear bumper before that went to the plating company.
In the front, the "eyelids" over the headlights were extended 1" to accomodate
new bezels(in brass then chromed) copied from the originals.
The front bumper will be the original but I dont know yet which grille to use,
maybe the ´59 or ´60 Cadillac grille.
Album was created 8 years 10 months ago and modified 2 years 11 months ago
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George DuVall Swirl flipper hubcap
George Duvall design. This version of the hubcap had a large "S" swirl shape stamped in a large Disk hubcap. George also made another design with a smooth disc hubcap and a single separate flipper that was mounted on the disk. This hubcap was based on the design of the Cadillac hubcaps.
This would later be known as the Ripple Disk Flipper Hubcap.
Album was created 4 years 6 months ago and modified 2 years 11 months ago
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1949 Chevy Hard-Top- Gary Emory
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1950 Mercury Convertible Bob Lund - Barris
'50 Mercury with 51 rear fenders, '53 Pontiac taillights and 51 Lincoln bumpers. Georgious.
Album was created 11 years 5 months ago and modified 2 years 11 months ago
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1941 Ford Fade away fenders - Don Reid
This car was built in the late 1940's early 1950's in 1953 the car was owned by Don Reid of Salinas. Don bought the car already chopped and with the full fade away fenders from a soldier in Fort Ord, Ca. The front fenders where replaced with 1948 Ford units. The car was entered in the 1953 Oakland roadster show when it was painted chrome yellow. Later Don brought it to the Valley Custom Shop who painted the car in a deep dark metallic maroon.
But unsure is who built the car initially. there are some rumors that the Ayala have been involved in its early stages. But so far there have been no evidence for this. Who knows more about the early history one this car, please contact me at rikhoving@xs4all.nl

The car was owned by George Rasmussen when it was entered in the 1975 Oalkand Roadster show. The car now had a 1953 Chevy grille with Chrysler parking lights. As well as a set of 1949 Plymouth ripple bumpers front and rear. The car was also updated mechanically with a 327 1965 Chevy engine with a Nova rear end. And the
hubcaps where replaced by chromed reversed wheels with bullet caps mounted.

At some time Bob Laravee owned the car and from 1985 till 1987 the car was owned by Dr. Barry David who sold it to somebody in Ann Arbor Mi.
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Frank Benson 1952 Chevy Pick Up
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Bob Hoffmann 1941 Cadillac Coupe
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