Custom Rodder January 1960

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Terry Browning's 1958 Ford Ranchero of Neptune City, New Jersey. Terry was a founding member of the Haulin' Gents, and the "The Ruby Ranch" version of his Ranchero was completed in 1959.
Bill Hines' 1950 Ford of Lincoln Park, Michigan. Known as "The Bat," Bill started restyling the Ford for a customer in his Southfield shop about 1955 or 56. The customer lost interest in the build, it became Bill's personal car, and he completed it late in 1957. Bill debuted the first iteration of The Bat at the 1958 Detroit Autorama. After moving to California, landing a job at Barris Kustoms, he gave the car a scallop paint job in 1958.
Bill Block's 1936 Ford 3-Window Coupe of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Known as Brandy's Chariot and Golden Chariot, the car was restyled by Dave Puhl at Trend Customs in the late 1950s and the early 1960s. It was considered by many to be the finest custom rods ever built, and William made a total cash investment of $ 9000 including labor and 300 hours of work to build it.

Contents and Featured Cars

Terry Browning's 1958 Ford Ranchero - "The Ruby Ranch"
Dave Steck's 1949 Pontiac
Bud Kinnamon's 1950 Mercury
Dave Puhl's 1955 Ford Thunderbird
William "Bill" Block's 1936 Ford 3-Window Coupe - Brandy's Chariot
Ken Miller's Ford
W. E. Joyce's 1958 Chevrolet
Bob Turgeon's 1957 Ford Thunderbird
Darryl Starbird's 1959 Buick
Jim Sutton's 1957 Chevrolet Corvette - The Bug
Ty Johnson's 1951 Chevrolet
Jack Scott's 1950 Chevrolet
Dave Stuckey's Lil' Coffin
Lloyd Franklin's 1957 Ford
Bill Driscoll's 1947 Chevrolet
Ron Dubberstein's 1955 Chevrolet - The Exotica
Mike Coffee's 1930 Ford Model A Roadster - The Coffee Grinder
Bill Hines' 1950 Ford - The Bat
Chuck Burkhardt's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
Jack Josse's 1956 Chevrolet
Lauralee Dobbel's 1957 Chevrolet
Ray Silva's 1929 Ford Model A Pickup
Bud Holcomb's 1932 Ford 3 Window Coupe
Harold Harden's 1950 Plymouth Convertible - The Black Knight
Chuck Weber's 1955 Buick Special
Ted Smith's 1932 Ford Pickup
Dave Puhl's 1956 Ford - The Hybrid Bird
Frank Fulkerson's 1955 Buick
Ray Nickel's 1937 Cord
Robert E. Fall's 1958 Chevrolet Impala
Tom Williams' 1951 Oldsmobile


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