Deck Out

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Marc A. Janet's 1940 Plymouth, a typical early 1950s decked out custom.
William Ingram's 1940 Pontiac was used as an example for a decked out car in Trend Book 101 Custom Cars in 1951.
Nick Kolbasuk's 1949 Ford was a typical decked out mail orde custom from Chicago, Illinois.

In the early 1950s, "Deck Out" was a term for restyling a car by adding extra ornamentation such as metal sun visors, chrome exhaust stacks, port holes, extra lights forward and aft, fender flaps, extra radio aerials, bumper guards and more accessories you could buy from your local accessory shop. In the other end were motorists that believed in restyling by smoothing off their cars. This process span from simple modifications such as removal of ornamentation, dechroming and sealing of the car to give a port less, louver-less, one piece look to chopping the top or channeling the body over the frame.[1]



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