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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.
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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.
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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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Edward Littlefield 1937 Ford Convertible
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Edward “Eddie” Littlefield was 23 years old and the owner of this cool looking 1937 Ford when this shot was taken in Bend, Oregon in 1940 (MLC_084). Ed had purchased the car from Ray Brothers Ford in the Fernando Valley at the corner of Van Nuys and Chandler Boulevards. What makes the car cool is that one of the Ray Brothers’ sons initially owned the car, had in chopped, and added the Carson top and saved Ed a lot of work. Some accessories that came with the deal included the radio antenna, the OEM Ford spot light that cost $15.75 installed, Fog lights, a Silver finish Radiator shield to keep the heat in in the cool Oregon weather at $1.25, rear fender shields (we call them skirts) at $8.50 a pair, installed, a rear trunk rack at $7.50 and aftermarket wheel discs.The outer bumper bars are another aftermarket product patterned after ’40 Chrysler guards and the center bars might of been off a Cad although the bumper guards look like they’ve been modified. All and all, it’s one nice package. Now for the bad news. Ed and his bud were making one of their L.A. to Bend trips and Ed got tired so his buddy slid behind the wheel while Ed was getting some shut-eye. The unthinkable happened and the driver fell asleep while the car left the road and destroyed itself. Luckily they both escaped alive. You never know what you’ll find out unless you ask.
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1949 Mercury Jerry Quesnel - Barris/Quesnel
This dark Purple custom has never been featured enough in the custom car magazines in the early 50’s. Why not? perhaps because it was one of the first ‘49 Mercury’s that received a chopped top. This all happened basicly before the custom car magazines started to be published. The top of the factory blue 49 Mercury was cut the night after Jerry bought it as a brand new car in november ’48, he was just 20 years old at that time. Jerry and Sam Barris performed this extreme chopped top. Caracteristic for this top is the angled forward and rounded B-pillar and drip rail removal for an ultra smooth look. A lot of metal work and later stainless steel trim work went into this one. Other than the chopped to this custom has not much radical body work done to it. Some corners where rounded, but not the now so common hood corners. The grille shell was molded in and the stock Mercury headlights where frenched. The hood was dechromed and the door handles shaved. At the rear the stock taillights where removed and new custom units where elegantly set into the bumper guards using red plastic. Fender skirts where scratch built, and the rear window was filled with a single piece ’50 Mercury window. Jerry likes his customs low so the car was lowered a lot which in combination with the heavy chop created an ultra low custom. The car was driven around in white primer with stock grille and hubcaps for a while before being painted by Jerry with 32 coats of dark purple with color sanding in between each coat. A new custom grille bar created from ’51 Ford components was also added at this time. ’49 Cadillac hubcaps replaced the Mercury units. The grille on Jerry’s Mercury is the same as the one on Sam Barris his own ’49 Mercury. The current whereabout of the car is unknown.
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