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History: Frank Monteleon's 1941 Ford

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posted in: kustomrama garage, news on October 13, 2009 at 05:28 PM
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Around 1949/1950 Frank Monteleon asked Barris Kustoms if they could modernize his 1941 Ford. This was exactly how the Barris Brothers made their income, so in 1950 they started to…

Anthony Abato's 1954 Oldsmobile

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posted in: kustomrama garage, news on October 09, 2009 at 03:09 PM
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It’s about time to feature an East-Coast Kustom, and that’s exactly what Anthony Abato’s 1954 Oldsmobile Convertible is. Anthony bought the car brand new in 1954, and restyled the car…

Johnnie Luna's 1951 Oldsmobile

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posted in: kustomrama garage, news on October 08, 2009 at 04:26 PM
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Johnnie Luna bought his 1951 Oldsmobile Holiday 88 Coupe brand new. In 1956 it was featured as one of the top ten best customs of 1956 by Trend Book 122…

Paul Lehrbass' 1952 Pontiac Catalina

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posted in: kustomrama garage, news on October 06, 2009 at 03:21 PM
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When Paul Lehrbass’ wanted to have his 1952 Pontiac Catalina restyled he handed it over to George Cerny of Cerny’s Body Shop in Compton, California. After George had done his…

Norwegian Dirt Track Action

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posted in: kustomrama garage, news on September 30, 2009 at 04:21 PM
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September 26th Throwhill and Viken Rod & Custom held their second dirt track race at Kala Raceway in Sarpsborg, Norway this year. The race is open for pre 1964 cars,…

Chuck DeWitt's 1950 Ford

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posted in: kustomrama garage, news on September 28, 2009 at 05:38 PM
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1950 Ford Convertible restyled by Barris Kustoms for Chuck DeWitt in 1953. The front end was restyled by creating a new grille opening. The hood was extended down to where…

From Mild to Wild - The Evolution of the Telstar MX7

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posted in: kustomrama garage, news on September 25, 2009 at 04:49 AM
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What started out as a mildly kustomized daily driver in 2007 evolved suddenly into a tribute to Bob Metz and Barris Kustoms, before it ended up as a homage to…

The Srabian Brother's 1954 Ford F-100 Pickup - The Wild Kat

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posted in: kustomrama garage, news on September 22, 2009 at 03:54 PM
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When Barris Kustoms debuted the Wild Kat in 1956 they beat Detroit with quad headlight styling by 2 years. Unfortunately the car lived a short life in the show circuit,…

Rod Robinson's 1959 Chevrolet

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posted in: kustomrama garage, news on September 19, 2009 at 03:58 PM
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1959 Chevrolet restyled by Bertolucci’s Body and Paint Shop for Rod Robinson. After restyling and building custom cars in his shop since 1948, Dick Bertolucci decided to switch his energies…

Al Andril's 1940 Mercury Barris Kustoms Kreation

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posted in: kustomrama garage, news on September 17, 2009 at 03:42 PM
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In 1947 Sam Barris and Barris Kustoms chopped and restyled two almost identical 1940 Mercuries. The cars were owned by Al Andril and Johnny Zaro, were friend and wanted two…

Teddy Zgrzemski's 1954 Ford

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posted in: kustomrama garage, news on September 16, 2009 at 05:37 PM
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Recent years Bill Hines has become a major legend in the world of traditional kustom cars. Everyone knows his name, but few knows his cars. This 1954 Ford was restyled…

Ed Cousins' 1932 Ford Pickup

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posted in: kustomrama garage, news on September 10, 2009 at 05:08 PM
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Ed Cousins was a member of the legendary Long Beach Renegades Car Cllub in the late 50s. During the 1958 show season the Renegades participated at 28 shows, winning 162…

Charles DeLacy's 1951 Studebaker Starlight Coupe

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posted in: kustomrama garage, news on September 09, 2009 at 03:36 AM
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1951 Studebaker Starlight Coupe restyled by Charles DeLacy of Los Angeles, California. Charles customized his Studebaker in his spare time, working by night at an aircraft plant, going to college…

Ken Vertrees' 1951 Chevrolet

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posted in: kustomrama garage, news on September 05, 2009 at 08:41 AM
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In November 1951 Ken Vetrees bought himself a 1951 Chevrolet Convertible. After sketching how he wanted the car to looke, he drove it over to Bill’s Body Shop for the…

Nobby Miyakawa's 1952 Mercury - The Japan

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posted in: kustomrama garage, news on September 04, 2009 at 03:29 PM
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In 1955 when Car Craft Magazine decided to please its readers with a step-by-step feature on how to build a custom they decided to cooperate with Barris Kustoms and Nobby…

Ray Farhner's 1932 Ford Roadster Pickup - The Eclipse

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posted in: kustomrama garage, news on September 04, 2009 at 03:52 AM
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In 1959 Ray Farhner had Doug Thompson design him a car. Ray wanted a car that would help him advertise his custom shop in Independence, Missouri. Ray’s pickup is still…