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American Custom Car
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American Custom Car
Among the hardest core of American automotive enthusiasts there has always existed a desire to press automotive styling and performance a step further than the showroom floor - a need to truly craft an automobile of ones own.

This photographic and cultural history of the American custom car examines the evolution of this phenomenon from the 1930s to present, covering touchstone trends, influential builders (Barris, Roth, Coddington, et al), significant auto shows, vital enthusiast magazines and regional variations in styling. An expansive collection of rare period photography and exclusive modern shots also helps illustrate how Detroit influenced the styling of customs (and vice versa), the explosion of the custom car scene after World War II and the factors which led to the customs near-death in the 1960s and its resurgence in the 80s.

But most of all, this comprehensive chronicle is a showcase of the great cars and people who influenced the movement through the years.
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3 x Ford Script Badge - Large Brass
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1 x Ford F-Series Pickup Trucks
1 x Ford Flathead V8 Builders Handbook
1 x Ford Station Wagons 1929-1991
1 x GTO
1 x Harley Davidson
1 x Haynes Repair Manual: Ford Mustang 1964½-1973
1 x Electronic Engine Management
1 x Hop Up Magazine - Vol. 11 Issue 1
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1 x Old Skool Rodz #05
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1 x Busted Knuckle Cap
1 x Clay Smith Trucker
1 x Moon Equipped Maltese Cross Cap
1 x Moon Original Trucker
1 x So-Cal Logo Cap
1 x So-Cal Sctipt Cap
1 x So-Cal Tank Script Cap
1 x Clay Smith Dangle Earings
1 x MOON Equipment Co. Speed Shop Jacket
1 x MOON Gas Station Jacket
1 x Magoo's Original (Kids Sizes)
1 x Moon Baby Romper
1 x Moon Baby Tee
1 x Mooneyes Workshop Apron
1 x Sew-On Patches
1 x Magoo's Deuce Coupe Sweatshirt
1 x Moon Equipped Sweat Shirt
1 x Busted Knuckle Long Sleeve Shirt
1 x Busted Knuckle T-Shirt
1 x Clay Smith Ladies Top
1 x Clay Smith Long Sleeve Shirt
1 x Clay Smith Original T-Shirt (Black)
1 x Clay Smith Original T-Shirt (White)
1 x Clay Smith Tank Top
1 x Clay Smith Vintage T-Shirt
1 x Magoo's Bonneville RPU T-Shirt
1 x Magoo's Deuce Coupe T-Shirt
1 x Magoo's Nostalgia T-Shirt
1 x Magoos '32 3W T-Shirt
1 x Moon Equip. Classic Roadster T-Shirt
1 x MOON Equipped Speed Shop Roadster T-Shirt
1 x MOON Equipped Speed Shop Scalloped Shoebox T-Shirt
1 x Moon Ladies Top
1 x Moon Original T-Shirt (Black)
1 x Moon Original T-Shirt (White)
1 x Moon Racing Cams Long Sleeve
1 x Custom Ties
1 x Flamed Watch
1 x Moon Logo Watch
2 x Moon Breather - Right Angle
1 x 12" Milled Aluminum
1 x 12" Round Flamed
1 x 14" Milled Aluminum
1 x 15" Milled Aluminum
1 x Aluminium Scoop
1 x Billet Specialties 12" Flamed
1 x Billet Specialties 12" Heartbeat
1 x Billet Specialties 12" Milled
1 x Billet Specialties 15" Flamed
1 x Billet Specialties 15" Heartbeat
1 x Billet Specialties 15" Milled
1 x Billet Specialties Ribbed
1 x Billet Specialties TPI Air Cleaners
1 x Chrome Aircleaner - 10" x 2"
1 x Chrome Aircleaner - 14" x 2-1/2"
1 x Chrome Aircleaner - 14" x 3" Low-Profile
1 x Chrome Aircleaner - 14" x 4" Low-Profile
1 x Chrome Aircleaner - 6-3/8" x 2-1/4"
1 x Competition Style Bugcatcher
1 x Edelbrock Elite 14
1 x BB Chev Intake Manifold
1 x BB Valve Cover (Aluminium)
1 x BB Valve Cover (Steel)
1 x Chrome BB Chev
1 x Chrome SB Chev
1 x Chrome SB Chev
1 x Engine/Trans Mount Biscuit Set
1 x Exhaust Manifold
1 x Front Cover Bolts
1 x Header bolts - SB Chev 1
1 x SB Chev Fuel Pump
1 x SB Chev Intake Manifold
1 x SB Chev Oil Pan
1 x SB Chev Oil Pan Cover
1 x SB Valve Cover (Aluminium)
1 x SB Valve Cover (Steel)
1 x SB Waterneck - 45o
1 x SB Waterneck - 90o
1 x SB Waterpump (Long)
1 x SB Waterpump (Short)
1 x Billet Specialties 'Bowtie'
1 x Billet Specialties 'Heartbeat'
1 x Billet Specialties Flamed
1 x Billet Specialties Milled
1 x Billet Specialties PCV Valve
1 x Chrome - Push In
1 x Chrome - Twist On
1 x Chrome - with PCV
1 x Chrome Cap
1 x Edelbrock Hi-Tech
1 x Moon Breather - High-Rise
1 x Moon Breather - Low-Boy
1 x Moon Breather - Right Angle
1 x Chrome - SB Ford
1 x Chrome Dipstick - Small Block Chev (Early)
1 x Lokar Flexible Dipstick - Chev 350 (1979 & earlier)
1 x Lokar Flexible Dipstick - Chev 350 (1980 & later)
1 x Lokar Flexible Dipstick - Chev 350 LS1
1 x Lokar Flexible Dipstick - Ford 221-302 Windsor
1 x Lokar Flexible Dipstick - Ford 302 Windsor
1 x Lokar Flexible Dipstick - Ford 351 Windsor
1 x Aluminium SB Chev Timing Cover
1 x Billet Chev Distibutor Clamp
1 x Chev Distibutor Clamp
1 x Chrome Ford Distributor Clamp
1 x Chrome SB Chev Timing Cover
1 x Chrome Timing Tab - SB Chev
1 x Chrome Vacuum Advance Cover
1 x Flathead Head Nut Covers
1 x Flathead Manifold Nut Covers
1 x Ford Engine Mounts
1 x Polished Aluminium Timing Pointer
1 x SB Chev Engine Mounts
1 x Chrome Oil Filter - Chev/Long
1 x Chrome Oil Filter - Chev/Short
1 x Chrome Oil Filter - Ford/Mopar
1 x Moon Finned Remote Oil Filter Cover
1 x Mr Roadster Finned Oil Filter Cover
1 x Oil Filter Cover - Chrome
1 x Alternator Pulley
1 x Billet Alternator Pulley/Fan Combo
1 x Billet Double Groove Crankshaft - SBC SWP
1 x Billet Double Groove Waterpump - SBC LWP
1 x Billet Double Groove Waterpump - SBC LWP
1 x Billet Double Groove Waterpump - SBC SWP
1 x Billet Single Groove Crankshaft - SBC LWP
1 x Billet Single Groove Crankshaft - SBC SWP
1 x Billet Single Groove Waterpump - SBC LWP
1 x Billet Single Groove Waterpump - SBC SWP
1 x Water Pump Pulley - Long Nose Cone
1 x Water Pump Pulley - Short Nose Cone
1 x Alloy Hemi
1 x Alloy Hemi
1 x Chrome Mopar
1 x Chrome SB Chev
1 x Chrome SB Chev
1 x Chrome SB Ford
1 x Finned Alloy - SB Chev (55-79)
1 x Finned Alloy - SB Chev (80-85)
1 x Anodised Valve Cover Wing Nuts
1 x Billet Specialties Chev Power (SB Chev)
1 x Billet Specialties Flamed (SB Chev)
1 x Billet Specialties Heartbeat (SB Chev)
1 x Billet Valve Cover Nuts
1 x Cal Custom Finned style (SB Chev)
1 x Cal Custom Finned style (SB Ford)
1 x Chrome Valve Cover Wing Nuts
1 x Edelbrock Chrome - B.B. Chev
1 x Edelbrock Chrome - S.B. Chev
1 x Edelbrock Chrome - S.B. Ford
1 x Edelbrock Classic (SB Chev)
1 x Edelbrock Classic (SB Ford)
1 x Edelbrock Elite (S.B. Chev)
1 x Edelbrock Elite (S.B. Ford)
1 x Ford Cobra
1 x Ford Motorsport
1 x Ford Mustang
1 x Gaskets
1 x Hemi Moon valve covers
2 x Custom Hubcap - Moon Bullet
1 x Beauty Ring - 14" Ribbed
1 x Beauty Ring - 14" Smooth
1 x Beauty Ring - 15" Ribbed
1 x Beauty Ring - 15" Smooth
1 x Beauty Ring - 16" Ribbed
1 x Beauty Ring - 16" Smooth
1 x Custom Hubcap - Fiesta Tri-Star
1 x Custom Hubcap - Hollywood Flipper
1 x Custom Hubcap - Lancer
1 x Custom Hubcap - Lancer Deluxe
1 x Custom Hubcap - Spacer
1 x Custom Hubcap - Spider Caps
1 x Custom Hubcap - Starburst
1 x Moon Discs - Original (Screw On)
1 x Moon Discs - Snap-On
1 x Reproduction Hubcap - 1934 Ford
1 x Reproduction Hubcap - 1940 Ford Deluxe
1 x Reproduction Hubcap - 1940 Ford Standard
1 x Reproduction Hubcap - 1941 Ford
1 x Reproduction Hubcap - 1942 Ford
1 x Reproduction Hubcap - 1946 Ford
1 x Reproduction Hubcap - 1947/48 Ford
1 x 1/2" Nuts
1 x 7/16" Nuts
1 x American Racing Salt Flats
1 x American Racing Torque Thrust
1 x Billet Specialties
1 x Cragars
1 x Lo-Rider Wires
1 x Rallye Sport
1 x Solids
2 x Lokar Stainless Throttle Bracket w/Return Springs
1 x Carb Rebuild Kit - Holley '94
1 x Carb Rebuild Kit - Holley 2bbl
1 x Carb Rebuild Kit - Holley 4bbl
1 x Carb Rebuild Kit - Stromberg '97
1 x Edelbrock 94 Carburetor
1 x Multi-Carb Progressive Linkage Setup
1 x Road Demon (Barry Grant)
1 x Billet Specialties Fuel Filter - Ribbed
1 x Billet Specialties Fuel Filter - Smooth
1 x Billet Specialties Fuel Filter Bracket
1 x Chrome & Clear Fuel Filter - 3/8"
1 x Chrome & Clear Fuel Filter - 5/16"
1 x Finned Block-off Plate - Multi-fit
1 x Finned Block-off Plate - SBC/Chrome
1 x 2 Carb Fuel Block (Small)
1 x 3 Carb Fuel Block (Small)
1 x 3/8 Fuel Line Clamps
1 x Moon Fuel Block
1 x Skull 1-Carb Fuel Block
1 x Skull 2-Carb Fuel Block
1 x Skull 3-Carb Fuel Block
1 x Cool Cap
1 x Early Ford Gas Cap - Locking
1 x Early Ford Gas Cap - V8 Logo
1 x 32 Ford Polyethylene Tank
1 x 32 Ford Steel Tank
1 x 32 Ford Steel Tank (original Style)
1 x 34 Ford Steel Tank
1 x 34-48 Ford Polyethylene Tanks
1 x 34-54 Chev Tanks
1 x Ford F100 Polyethylene Tanks
1 x Fuels Cells
1 x Genuine Moon Tank
1 x Model A Saddle Tanks
1 x Moon Style Tank
1 x Moon Style Tank
1 x Moon Tank Brackets
1 x Clear Red Fuel Line
1 x Holley Black Electric Fuel Pump
1 x Holley Blue Electric Fuel Pump
1 x Holley Chrome Mechanical Fuel Pump
1 x Holley Red Electric Fuel Pump
1 x Anodised Return Spring
1 x Carb Return Bracket
1 x Chrome Dual Return Spring
1 x Stainles Dual Return Spring
2 x 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe Body
1 x Black Fender Welt
1 x Bright Red Fender Welt
1 x Green Fender Welt
1 x White Fender Welt
1 x Yellow Fender Welt
1 x 1923 Ford Grill Shell
1 x 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe Body
1 x 1932 Ford Grill Shell
1 x 1932 Ford Roadster Body
1 x 36 Roadster Pedal Car
1 x Guards & Panels
1 x Bearclaw Latch - Installation Kit
1 x Bearclaw Latch - Locking
1 x Bearclaw Latch - Slimline
1 x Bearclaw Latch - Standard
1 x Cowl Vent Actuator
1 x Hagan Hidden Hinge Kit
1 x Hagan Triple Opening Hood Hinge System - 27-36
1 x Hagan Triple Opening Hood Hinge System - 33-36
1 x Suicide Door Safety Kit - Electric
1 x Big Al's Trunk Prop
1 x Stainless Hood Prop
1 x Watsons Street Works Trunk Prop
1 x Door Poppers
1 x Shaved Door Handle Actuator Kit - 2 Doors
1 x 1923 Ford Radiator Shell
1 x 1928 Ford Roadster
1 x 1928 Ford Roadster Pickup
1 x 1928-1931 Pickup bed
1 x 1928-48 Ford Firewalls
1 x 1928/29 Ford Radiator Shell - Chrome
1 x 1928/29 Ford Radiator Shell - Plain
1 x 1930 Ford Roadster
1 x 1932 Ford 3W coupe
1 x 1932 Ford Grill shell
1 x 1932 Ford Roadster
1 x 1932 style dash
1 x 1937-48 Chev Firewalls
1 x Fenders, Splash pans, Patch panels
1 x Frenched Headlamp kit
1 x Frenched Tail Light buckets
1 x Fuel doors
1 x Gen-II Compac Air Conditioning System w/Defrost
1 x Gen-II Mini Air Conditioning System w/Defrost
1 x Gen-II Super Conditioning System
1 x Billet Specialties 2 Port Bulkhead
1 x Billet Specialties 4 Port Bulkhead
1 x Billet Specialties 4 Port Bulkhead
1 x Vintage Air Proline 4 Port Bulkhead
1 x Sanden Compressor Mounting Bracket - SBC LWP
1 x Sandon 508 - Plain
1 x Sandon 508 - Polished
1 x Vintage Air Remote Mount Condensor w/Fan
1 x Vintage Air SuperFlow Horizontal Condenser
1 x Vintage Air Gen-II Horizontal Slide Panel
1 x Vintage Air Gen-II Streamline Control - 4-Knob Horizontal
1 x Vintage Air Gen-II Vertical Slide Panel
1 x Vintage Air Streamline Control Panel
1 x Vintage Air Proline Polished Drier
1 x Vintage Air Standard Drier
1 x Hot Rod Heater
1 x Vintage Air Gen-II Heater w/Defrost
1 x Phipps Oval Air Con Vent
1 x Vintage Air Proline Vent - Rectangle
1 x Vintage Air Proline Vent - Round
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