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Old 03-05-2012, 11:07 AM   #1
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Picture Thread:Golden Era Customs

After WWII the custom cars scene grew to it's peak in the early '60s when performance took over. From out of hot rods built built for performance came style,which evolved along with the styling of factory cars from fat fender post war cars to turnpike cruisers of the late '50s-early '60s. I grew up with this stuff and have a small collection of pictures to share...
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:11 AM   #2
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Re: Picture Thread:Golden Era Customs

From mild to wild,these cars were true craftsmanship on wheels...
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:14 AM   #3
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Re: Picture Thread:Golden Era Customs

Hirohata Merc:
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:19 AM   #4
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Re: Picture Thread:Golden Era Customs

Imagine that,a custom 49-51 Merc:
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:23 AM   #5
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49-51 Fords were more my preference. Love that Club Coupe!
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:27 AM   #6
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That's why I have more...
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:32 AM   #7
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More Fords and one more Merc:
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:36 AM   #8
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I grew up loving those '49 Ford Club Coupes,but I sure do dig the Chevys and other GMs. I don't remember seeing those as much as lead sleds,but that's what I'd like to have
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:36 AM   #9
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Ohhh yeah...
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:42 AM   #10
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i had a 50 chevy 2 door torpedo back with skirts in the early eighties.had a 216 with three on the tree...i wished i never sold it theres a couple of them in your pics the maroon one and a flat the flat black.your thread brought back some memories.thanks
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:46 AM   #11
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Way cool Daddy-O
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:49 AM   #12
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These cats are solid gone...
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:50 AM   #13
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i love early customs! westergard ,bertolucci, ayalas, valley customs and sam barris. beautiful cars
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:57 AM   #14
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Trucks were makin' the scene,too
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El Caminos...even home made versions:
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Later into the '50s...
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And '60s...
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Mostly '50s:
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I wish I would of lived during the 50's
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Just more:
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Ok,maybe some were more modern builds,but you get the picture.
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i had a 50 chevy 2 door torpedo back with skirts in the early eighties.had a 216 with three on the tree...i wished i never sold it theres a couple of them in your pics the maroon one and a flat the flat black.your thread brought back some memories.thanks
Those are cool cars.I a;ways thought that was a cool name,too. Talk about post-war era,that just screams it. My dad had a '49 Buick Torpedo Back in black when I was born.
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Some very sweet rides!
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They sure are an American art form. Some weren't al that attractive in my taste,but I give them all their due as works of art. I tend to like the mild side,or at least more flowing lines and smoother features. It almost seems Detroit was influenced by the custom builders as much as the custom builders were influenced by Detroit.
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I wish I would of lived during the 50's
Me too. I was born in '55 and always wished I had been born about 10 years earlier. I still would have been a young buck in the '50s but would have started driving in '61 rather than '71. I guess to enjoy the '50s more I'd want to be 15-20 years older. My dad had a hot '36 Ford Coupe before I was born. Then a '49 Buick Torpedo Back.
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Cool pics. Thanks for sharing.
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