Sunday, August 26, 2007

Car shows, part #10,987,354

I always enjoy the "mild" customs, especially when they are based on somewhat unusual cars. Same goes for "stockers," which make a nice contrast to the custom jobs.

This '49 Mercury has had the treatment in approved '50s style. Chopped roof, "bullet" spotlights, dechromed and painted in "primer-look" satin black, as if it's waiting for that coat of Kandy-Apple Red. You can't see them, but it has '59 Cadillac tail lights...



Imagine this '51 Chevy painted a vile pea-soup green from sun visor to rear fender skirts, and you'd have a good idea of what my '50 Chevy looked like...



What else would you do with a '53 Willys Aero-Ace but yank out the cast-iron lump under the hood and drop in a Chevy V-8? Paint it bright orange, I guess...



I love '59 Buicks. They look cool when left original, but a good paint job really perks 'em up...



One more set of photos to follow. Maybe two, but no more than that. Maybe.

6 comments:

Birdie said...

that top car sure has a small window!!

and one like the last one I saw driving around today, too! I wished I could have taken a picture of it to share!

MrScribbler said...

birdie -- I'd trade you my neat stuff seen today for yours! ;-)

lowandslow said...

I'd say you both had a fun day. I'd like to tag along with either one of you. :)

DAL said...

I believe the Chevy is a '51, Scribbs. The '53s didn't have the droopy tail, but were a bit more square.

You were just baiting me, weren't you?

MrScribbler said...

dal -- Now that you mention it, I'd rather you think it was a trap for you than a simple, stupid typo.

A '51 it is!

sugarcane said...

If I was rich, I would buy that 49 Merc right now for my dad! He's wanted one for years, but they're hard to find and we're all broker than broke.