Kustom Car Pictures
The Custom Cars of the
1950's and 60's
became known as
Kustom Cars
That's Kustom with a
CAPITOL K



 
 


 
 
 



 
After WW II collecting old cars became a passion of many people.
The economy was booming and people had the extra money needed for this hobby. They were tired of poor times and the war. They wanted to do something to express themselves. This collecting also became a way of keeping the history of the automobile alive. However there was group that didn't want just any old collectable car. They wanted something special that no one else had. The KUSTOM CAR was born. 
Through the late 40's, 50's 60's 70's and up to today many of these custom cars were made. Some of these cars are only slightly modified while others went to the extreme but all offer a different look at automotive history.
Let's not mistake these with the Hot Rod of that era.They were similar in some ways but a lot different in others ways. All hot rods were kustoms but not all kustoms were hot rods. I am starting this picture collection with Kustom Cars that were built in  the 1940's, 1950's and 60's.
These include pictures of cars customized by people like Barris Brothers (Sam and George Barris), Larry Watson and Bill Cushenbury.
These are some of the big name but many of these cars were built in small shops all over North America.
I hope that you will enjoy these pictures as much as I did working on this site.

 
 

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Rik Hoving Kustoms

The majority of the pictures on these pages are shown 
with the compliments of Rik Hoving.
For a much more complete viewing 

of these Kustom Cars please visit his web site.
Rik Hoving Kustoms


Ayala Mercury
A Bros, Beach Boy Rod
Alakar Kart
Ala Kart
Alakar Kart
Alakar Kart
Another Outdoor Car Show
Ayala's Pontiac, Lil Page
Antonelli's Merc
Aztec At Car Show
Aztec On Atlantic Blvd
Aztec
'52 Ford
Bailon Built Shoebox
Bailon Kustom Shoebox
Bailon's Kustom Shop
Bailon's Shop Yard
Balzano's '56 Ford
Barris Boys & Alakart
Barris Early Show
Barris' Golden Sahara
Barris' Golden Sahara at a Show
 Barris Kustom 1953
 Barris Kustom City Drawing
 Barris Photo Album
 Barris Kustom Shop Drawing
 Barris Kustom Shop
 Barris Kustom Shop Drawing

Barris Kustom Shop

 Barris Kustom Shop
Beach Boys Duce
 Beatnic Bandit
 Bertolucci's 40 Merc & Shop
 Building a Carson Top
 Bill Hines
 Bill Hines' 59 Impala
 Bill Hines' 59 Impala
 Bill Colgan's Shop
 Building a grille
 Capitola Kustom
 Carson Topped '48 Ford
Cerny's '50 Plymouth Wagon
Cerny's '50 Plymouth Wagon
Cerny's '50 Plymouth Wagon
Cerny's '50 Plymouth Wagon
Chopped '54 Merc
Chopped '55 Chevy
Chopped Shoebox Convertible
Chopping a Shoebox
Chopping The Top
Chuck Porter Body Shop Truck
Compton Drive-In
Cool Shoebox
Cool '49 Ford
Copper Cart & Girl

Cushenbury's Shop

Cushenbury, 1960
Custom & Hot Rod Car Lot
Dying but not Dead Dream Truck Wreck
Dying But Not Dead Dream Trucks Tow Truck
Dying but not Dead Dream Truck Wreck
Ed Sloan's 1953 Plymouth
Early '60's Car Show
El Matador
Emperor By Barris
Flat Rock '55 Ford

Frank Livingston's Chevy

Evolution of a Custom Lil Page
Gaylord Flyer
   
George Barris with Kopper Kart
Gaylord's Shop
Gil's Body Shop Truck
Gold Ford
Golden Sierra
Grandmaw & grandpaw & Rat Rod Picture
Harahota Merc After Crash
Harahota Merc At The Drive-In
Harveys 1958
Hirohata Merc At Barris' Shop
Hirohata Merc Gassing Up
Hirohata Merc Heading For A Car Show
in The Indiana State Fairgrounds

Hot Rod Sedan Cover Car Craft Mag 1960
 

Hopup Magazine 1952
Jade Idol Show
'50 Ford
'50 Ford
Jerry Woodards On the left Jerry & Russ Nowlan at the Fender
Kopper Kart
Kustom 4 Door Ford Phathen
Kopper Kart & Dream Truck At A Show
Kustom '40 Ford Sedan
Kustom '57 Chevy

 
 Kustom '57 Ranchero
 Kustom Chevy
 Kustom Grille '55 Chevy
 Kustom Hub Cap
 Kustom Outdoor Car Show
 Kustom Shoebox Coupe
 Kustom Studdy
 Kustom Studdy
 Kustom Widow
 Lil Bat By Heines
 Lime Lite '58 Impala
 Lil Bat In Front of the Barris Shop
 Louvered Hood On Convertible
  Louvered Hood 
 Louvers in the Hood
 Louvers in the Top
 Lowering a '51 Ford
  Lowering a '51 Ford
 Mid Fifties Outdoor Car Show
 Moon Glow
 Moon Glow All White
 Moon Glow Ice Blue
 Motor Trend Dec 1951
 Mox Miller's 58 Chevy
 Neilemory's '40 Buick
  '51_Chevy Convertible
 Officer Frank Sconzongi
 Old Cars Picture
 Old cars in a flood, mid 50's
 Old Ford Ver
 Old Indoor Car Show
 Old Photo '40 Ford
 Old Photo '53 Ford
 Old Picture Carson Top Ford
 Old Pic Shoebox Ford
 Old Pic Shoebox Vert
 Old Picture '50 Ford
 Old Picture Merc Vert
 Old Picture of a Chopped and Channeled Wide Withes Hot
 Old Ragtop '49 Shoebo
 Old Shoebox
 Old White Ford Vert
 Rear of a Shoebox
 Rich Pachette
 Rod & Custom Cover July 1959
 Rowemerc
 Rumpsville Olds
 Sa Bay Area Car Club Chevy
 Sailor's '50 Ford Convertible
 Sailor's Kustom Shoebox
 Sam Barris & Dream Truck
Sam Barris' 50 Buick near C47 airplane
 Sam Foose's Shoebox
 Sam Barris' '52 Ford Convertible
 Sam Barris' Wife's '52 Ford Convertible
 Sam Barris and his Buick
 Scalloped Shoebox
 Sectioned Shoebox
   

ShoeboxKustom

Shoebox Hood Louvered
Shoebox Kustom Coupe
Silhouette Sign
Silhouettes The Car
 Six  Kustoms, One is a Barric Custom, the Olds
 Spiders Coupe 1959
 Two Punks and a '55 Chevy
 Starbird's Museum
 Victorian '55 Crown
 Victorian '55 Vicky
 Victory Hauler Lil Page
 Watson and Scallooped Square Bird
 Watson '50Chevy  with owner
 Watson '57 Merc
 Watson '58 T Bird
 Watson '58 T Bird
 Watson's and '56_Plymouth
 Watson's 13 cars at his shop
 Watson's '50 Fastback Chevy
 Watson's '50 Fastback Chevy
 Watson's '54 Ford Picture
 Watson's '55 Buick
 Watson's '56 Chevy Picture
 Watson's '57 Olds
 Watson's '57 Plymouth
 Watson's '59 Caddy
 Watson's Cars At Car Show
 Watson's Flames '50 Ford
 Watson's Purple Square T Bird
 Watson's Red Bird
 Watson's Red Bird Display
 Watson's Shop
Watson and his cars
Watson, Girl and Grape Vine
Watson's Ford Cabover Truck
Watson and Grape Vine
Watson and Grape Vine
Watson Picture '56 Merc
Watson Stripping '59 Caddy
Watson and '55_Ford

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Links
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Visit our Home in Summerville Nova Scotia. This house was built in 1873.
Where we live and what we do
Historic Aircraft Pictures
Rik Hoving Kustoms
Rik Hoving Kustom Cars
My 1972 Volkswagen Super Beetle
Nova Scotia's Vintage V-Dubbers
Airhead Parts 
Parts and Accessories for Air Cooled VW's
The 1952 cars of The World
The Netherlands and most of Europe has a large following of North American Cars
The Old Cars of the Netherlands
The Early Harley-Davidson Motorcycles
The Model T Ford
The Model A Ford
The Oshkosh The Truck that all other only dream of becoming
The Oshkosh 
The Truck of Trucks
The Divco Truck
America's Milk Truck
Click here to View the Famous Chevy Tri-Five 55, 56 and 57 Chevrolets
The Chevy Tri-Five 
55, 56 and 57 Chevrolets
The Chevrolet Corvette
From 1963 to 1970
Don Pate's 1947 Chevy Aero Sedan 
View the rebuilding of this car from the
bullet holes to the trophy winning
The Early American Sporty Cars
The Ford Mustang

The Cars Dreams are made of
Those Old Classic Convertibles
Cadillac, Duesenberg, Cords 
and many more
The Cars of  the Chrysler Corporation
Once you saw one you would never forget it
The Studebaker 
The Jeep from 1940 to the present
The Nash, Hudson and
American Motors cars
The Hudson, Essex, and Terraplanes
that were found in Australia
Anthony Hazelaar's Model T 
Trucks and Cars Models
The Packard
Yes you can get a Jeep stuck, Really stuck if you just half try.
How to Get a Jeep Really Stuck
Those wonderful Pickup Truck
The Kaiser and Frazer 
Eric Gordon's Kaiser Rebuild
There are many pictures showing the details of this rebuild
All you Kaiser lovers would like to have one of these. Watch it being made.
Eric Gordon's 1954 Kaiser
Convertible Convertions
"Coming Home"
The story of Eric Gordon finding and bringing his Kaiser Convertible Home after searching for it for 20 years
Eric Gordon's First Kaiser
A 1951 Deluxe which comes to 
a startling end
The Henry J
The Stanley Steamer
That Cute Little Crosley
The Chevrolet from 1916 to 1970
The Corvair 1960 to 1969
The Ford Motor Company 
from 1908 to 1969
The Pontiac
The Oldsmobile
The Cadillac
Wouldn't you rather have a Buick
Wouldn't you Reall Rather have a Buick
The Chrysler Airflow
The Tucker '48'
The Amphicar
View some of John Evan's  Artwork
View some of John' Evan's 
Auto Artwork 
Click here to View the Jeeps of World War II
WW II Jeeps
The cars of IKA Argentina 
Kaiser's Jeeps and American Motors that were built in Argentina in the 1950's and 60's and 70's
A website featuring many articles on many different cars If you can't find it anywhere else, try here
View the steam locomotives 
of the CNR
Visit Lonnie Hedgepeth's
of Rocky Mount, North Carolina site.
He has used the plans provided on my web page and is building a Covered Bridge for his Live Steam train.
Tour the 64 remaining Covered Bridges of New Brunswick
The Covered Bridges that once
dotted Nova Scotia.
If any one is interested in Microsoft's Flight Simulator I have written some scenery files for Summerville. Maitland, Windsor and Hantsport.
Summerville now has an Airport
E Mail 

 


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