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Roy Abendroth's 1955 Buick Century of Compton, California. Known as the "BuSonic," the build was started in 1959 and completed in 1963. It featured bodywork by John Schott and Copper Metalflake paint job by Larry Watson of Watson's House of Style. It was also fitted with hydraulic lifts.
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Dick Jackson's 1957 Ford of Compton, California was restyled late in 1956 or early in 1957. Dick, who started out at Barris Kustoms ran his own shop Advanced Custom Paints in Compton, California when the Ford was restyled. Later on in 1957, Dick traded the Ford with Buddy Alcorn for his 1950 Mercury.
Buddy Alcorn's 1950 Mercury was originally restyled by the Ayala Brothers at Gil's Auto Body Works for an undisclosed owner in 1952. Buddy Alcorn of Dominguez, California acquired the car in 1955 and promptly took it to Barris Kustoms for further enhancements. 1957 marked another pivotal moment for the Merc when Buddy traded it for Dick Jackson's 1957 Ford. Jackson, who ran Advanced Custom Paints in Compton, California, infused new life into the Merc with a two-tone paint scheme, pinstriping, dual spotlights, and Oldsmobile Fiesta hubcaps.
Ronnie Fossen's 1954 Studebaker of Compton, California. Ronnie's Studebaker was restyled in the mid or late 1950s.

Custom Cars of Compton, California

Harold Johnson's 1938 Ford Tudor
Bob Baker's 1946 Ford 4-door Sedan Allen Anderson's 1949 Ford
Junior Conway's 1950 Ford
Buddy Alcorn's 1950 Mercury
Johnnie Luna's 1951 Oldsmobile
Paul Lehrbass' 1952 Pontiac Catalina
Ronnie Fossen's 1954 Studebaker Starlight Coupe
Roy Abendroth's 1955 Buick Century - The BuSonic
Bob Baker's 1955 Chevrolet
Gilbert Cruz' 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air
Jim Jackson's 1956 Chevrolet 4-door Hardtop
Phil Curry's 1957 Chevrolet Bel-Air
Leonard's Chevrolet's 1959 Chevrolet Impala

Hot Rods of Compton, California

Art and Lloyd Chrisman's 1930 Ford Coupe
George Cerny's 1932 Ford Tudor

Car Clubs of Compton, California

Compton Kingsmen

Custom Car and Hot Rod Shops of Compton, California

Barris Kustoms
Dick's Custom Shop
Cerny's Custom Shop
Jay's Custom Shop

Car Dealershipments in California

Leonard's Chevrolet

Upholstery Shops of Compton, California

Dukes & Duchess Trim Shop

Pinstripers of Compton, California

Von Dutch

Citizens of Compton, California

Allen Anderson
Art Chrisman
Bob Baker
Bob Mennealy
Dave's Home of Chrome
Dan's Custom Shop
Gary Musselwhite
Gilbert Cruz
Jay Johnston
Jim Jackson
Junior Conway
Johnnie Luna
Lloyd Chrisman
Paul Lehrbass
Phil Curry
Ronnie Fossen
Roy Abendroth
Von Dutch


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