Customized Cars from the Past
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A development of hot rodding, the change in name corresponded to the change
in the design of the cars being modified. The first hot rods were pre-World
War II cars, with running boards and simple fenders over the wheels. Early
model cars (1929 to 1934) were modified by removing the running boards and
either removing the fenders entirely or replacing them with very light
"cycle fenders". Later models usually had "fender skirts" installed on the
rear fenders. Many cars were "hopped up" with engine modifications such as
adding additional carburetors, high compression heads and dual Exhausts. "Engine swaps" were done, the object
of which was to put the most powerful engine in the lightest possible frame
and body combination. The suspension was usually altered. Initially this
involved lowering the rear end as much as possible with the use of
"lowering blocks" on the rear springs. Later cars were given a "rake job"
either adding a "dropped" front axle or heating front coil springs to make
the front end of the car much lower than the rear. Much later some hot rods
and custom cars swapped the old solid rear axle for an independent rear
axle, often from Jaguar. Only rarely was the grille of one make of car
replaced by another; one exception was the 1937 Buick grille, often used on
a Ford. (In the 1950s and 1960s, the grille swap of choice was the 1953 De
Soto.) The original hot rods were plainly painted like the Model A Fords
from which they had been built up, and only slowly begun to take on colors,
and eventually fancy orange-yellow flamed hoods or "candy-like" deep
acrylic finishes in the various colors.
With the change in automobile design to encase the wheels in fenders and to
extend the hood to the full width of the car, the former practices were no
longer possible. In addition, there was tremendous automotive advertising
and subsequent public interest in the new models in the 1950s. Hence custom
cars came into existence, swapping headlamp rings, grilles, bumpers, chrome
side strips, and tail lights, as well as "frenching" and "tunnelling" head-
and taillights. The bodies of the cars were changed by cutting through the
sheet metal, removing bits to make the car lower, welding it back together,
and adding a lot of lead to make the resulting form smooth (hence the term
"lead sled"; lead has been replaced by Bondo). By this means, "chopping"
made the roof lower; "sectioning" made the body thinner from top to bottom.
"Channeling" was cutting notches in the floorpan where the body touches the
frame to lower the whole body. Fins were often added from other cars, or
made up from sheet steel. In the custom car culture, someone who merely
changed the appearance without also substantially improving the performance
was looked down upon.
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American Classic Cars Part 1
In this video you will find a large range of American cars from the 60's
and 70's. Back then, fins,muscle, chrome and large size was a standart for
just about every car. Here you will see cars in their advertisment photos.
1971 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible Superfly Car
Check out this video of my 1971 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible customized to
resemble Superfly's car from the 1972 film, Superfly. This car features 22"
inch chrome rims, custom-built chrome headlights, all chrome trim, freshly
re-chromed bumpers, and an all new sound system complete will a built-in
back up camera. This car has it all.
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had just been shown at a car show, and the enthusiasts who flocked to the
car tracked grass inside.
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Elvis Presley and His Cars: A True Story about His Favorite Cadillac
Elvis Presley loved cars--take a look inside his (truly) favorite Cadillac!
This is the story about Elvis Presley's 1972 Custom Cadillac Station
Wagon and why Elvis loved it! (Note: This car has since been SOLD -- it
is no longer for sale, but please enjoy the video!)
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I created this video as a tribute to Elvis Presley, one of my favorite
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Stutz Blackhawk 1973
Stutz est une marque automobile Américaine qui a été fondée en 1912 par
Harry C. Stutz et qui a produit des voitures jusqu'en 1935. En aout 1968,
un financier New Yorkais, James O'Donnell, ressuscite la marque, il confie
le design d'un projet de voiture néo rétro à Virgil Exner, un styliste
réputé du Groupe Chrysler. Un prototype réalisé par Ghia et donc
présenté en 1970 à l'Hôtel Waldorf Astoria de New York. C'est le début
de l'histoire de la Stutz Blackhawk qui sera produite de 1972 à 1987.
La Stutz Blackhawk est une voiture très spéciale : c'était la voiture la
plus chère du monde en son temps ! Elle coûtait 43 000 $ en 1973, pour
comparer, une Cadillac Eldorado 1973 très luxueuse coûtait environ 8 000
$. En quinze ans de production, la Stutz Blackhawk a été construite à
617 exemplaires seulement, tout modèles confondus.
Le prix de la Stutz Blackhawk était très élevé car elle était
totalement exclusive et très luxueuse pour son époque : sellerie cuir,
climatisation, siège et vitre électrique, placage de bois précieux,
métaux intérieurs en plaqué or ... La Stutz Blackhawk était assemblé
à la main à Turin en Italie sur un châssis de Pontiac Grand Prix, elle
était motorisé par un V8 General Motors de 7,5 litres de cylindrée
préparé à 425 chevaux.
Le prix astronomique de la Stutz Blackhawk la réservait à une clientèle
plus que fortunée, parmi les propriétaires célèbres, on citera Elvis
Presley, qui en possédait quatre, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Al Pacino,
Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Junior, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Billy Joel,
Mohammed Ali, Isaac Hayes, Wayne Newton, Curd Jürgens, le Shah d'Iran qui
en possède douze, le Roi Fahd d'Arabie Saoudite, le Roi Hussein du Maroc.
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American Classic Cars 50s 60s
Rekindling fond memories of legendary american cars of the Golden years
manufactured in Detroit, the World Capital of Automobile.*
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manufacturer sales catalogs, with courtesy to the various copyright owners
Best Paint Touch-up Tricks: Mercedes G55
This is one of the worst key scratches I have ever seen. This car needed to
be repainted, but I thought I would give it a shot...nothing to lose. It
covered 3 separate door panels with varying depth levels. 98% of the 9 feet
was through the clear coat, paint, base, and into the substrate. EXTREMELY
bad scratch. In this episode, I discuss multiple ways to approach this type
of paint damage. I want to be crystal clear: THIS CAR NEEDED TO BE
REPAINTED FOR 90-100% satisfaction. My techniques here, with the
understanding of the customer, had the best-case final results of 70% to
75% "better or touched-up" appearance. See how it turned out. Thx for
Route 66 Classic Cars
Back in the days when cars had style, and even with so many makes and
models, all changing every year, they made a profit. And, not only that . .
but one could sit on the porch and name the cars as they drove by. Unlike
today, when they all look the same . This is when a car was a car, so sit
back as we go back and get your Kicks On Route 66 Classic Cars
TOP 10 MUSCLE CARS
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a beautiful Stutz Blackhawk,one rare neo classic.
seen on the oldtimer festival in Geleen,netherlands 2009
Death Car Surfaces
The only documented "Death Car" of the popular Urban Legend surfaces. It's
a glamorous 1959 Cadillac Eldorado with only 2,200 miles and a wild crime