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Sebastian Rubbo's 1936 Ford Roadster of Massachusetts. Sabie started working on the roadster at age 23, in 1945. He had just gotten out of the Navy, and was inspired by the cars he saw racing at the dry lakes near where he was stationed in Southern California. The build was completed in 1946, and Sabie drove it all over the country for the next 42 years.
This photo shows a 1940 Hudson Converible that Bud Unger of Rockville, Maryland restyled for an unknown customer in the late 1940s. In 2012, when Kustomrama interviewed Bud about the car, he remembered that he hand made a set of fender skirts for the car, and that he fit it with his own version of a Carson Top. He admitted that the top was no way as good as "the California job". Another photo of the car, taken the same day, shows it wearing a set of New York 1948 license plates. Other modifications included a shaved hood, dual spotlights, a 1946 - 1948 Mercury grille and removed running boards. Ray Giovannoni's 1936 Ford Roadster can be seen across the street. Photo courtesy of Bud Unger.
A 1939 Ford Convertible that Bud Unger of Unger Auto Body Company customized and painted in a light metallic blue in the late 1940s or early 1950s. When this photo was taken, the top had been chopped, and the sidetrim on the hood had been shortened. The hood was shaved for most of its chrome, and a bumper that had been shaved for bumper guards protected the front of the car. Fender skirts and single bar flipper hubcaps had been installed for a true west coast custom look. Photo courtesy of Bud Unger.
Fred Cain's 1940 Ford coupe of Wilmington, Massachusetts. Fred's coupe was originally restyled in 1948.
Nick De Simon's 1940 Ford coupe of Jersey City, New Jersey. Nick worked for his dad at De Simon Auto Body, and he was a very talented body man and fabricator. The build was completed around 1957.


East Coast Hot Rods

Sebastian Rubbo's 1936 Ford Roadster


East Coast Custom Cars

Fred Cain's 1940 Ford Coupe
Nick De Simon's 1940 Ford Coupe


East Coast Customizers

Herbert Unger


East Coast Custom, Paint and Body Shops

Unger Auto Body Company


East Coast Hot Rod and Custom Car Clubs

Adaptors of Hartford
Blue Hills Road Runners
Cams of Connecticut
Carbs of Hartford
Downshifters of Westport
Headers of West Hartford
Hot Heads of East Hartford
Motor Mounts of Bloomfield





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