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Åge Gustavsen's 1956 Ford Crown Victoria pick up of Halden, Norway. The build was completed in 1970.
Jim Robertson's 1961 Ford of Simi Valley, California was originally restyled in 1969. In 1970 it received a panel paint job by the Animal of Canoga Park.
Jack Walker's 1963 Chevrolet Corvette of Belton, Missouri. Jack's Corvette is also known as the Condor. Jack started to show the Condor in 1970, and it was the first custom car that he entered into the show circuit. After that, the car went trough several versions and changes.
The Plum Cherry version of Jerry Berg's 1934 Ford 3-Window Coupe, was restyled by its current owner Ben Sebastian of Kenmore, Washington in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The build was completed around 1970/1971.
Neil Sidders' Outlaw, of West Monroe, Louisiana as it looked when it was completed in 1973. The car is built around one of the few known Outlaw bodies that Ed Roth made after building the original Outlaw. Neil's body came from Northern California, and was pretty beaten up after being used on an Altered Class drag car. The Altered was said to have a blown Oldsmobile engine at one time, and the car was called "The Orange Peeler".
Howard Gribble's 1956 Ford F-100, of Torrance, California, received a flame paint job by Walt Prey in 1975.
Larry Purcell's 1941 Ford Coupe was completed in 1978.
The second version of Neil Sidders' Outlaw was completed in 1978.
The first restoration of the chopped version of John Bozio's 1953 Buick Roadmaster was completed by Red McCormick of East Hartford, Connecticut in 1978.


Low Riders

In the 1970s the art of hydraulics was still in its "infancy". Everything was a process of trial and error, and people used to drive these cars daily. For a Low Rider, it was usually their only mean of transportation. Cars didn't last long after the abuse the Low Riders would put them trough, and at the junk yard you would find some cars with nice bodies, but with their frames destroyed. Back in the 1970s cars were inexpensive, and if you broke something you just got another car and started work on the new ride.[1]

Hot Rods of the 1970s

Neil Sidders' Outlaw
Ben Sebastian's 1934 Ford 3-Window Coupe - The Plum Cherry

Custom Cars of the 1970s

Larry Purcell's 1941 Ford Coupe
John Bozio's 1953 Buick Roadmaster
Howard Gribble's 1956 Ford F-100
Åge Gustavsen's 1956 Ford Crown Victoria Pick Up
Jim Robertson's 1961 Ford
Jack Walker's 1963 Chevrolet Corvette - The Condor

Custom Paint Shops of the 1970s

Carter Pro Paint
Walt's Custom Studio

Custom Painters of the 1970s

The Animal

Hot Rod and Custom Car Shows of the 1970s

Portland Roadster Show

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Customs by the Sea is a traditional custom car show in Wildwood, New Jersey. Presented by Kustomrama, the show is open for pre 1952 automobiles, restyled in a pre 1952 style. Click here for more info...


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