Ron Dulin's 1956 Plymouth

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Photo by James Potter.
Photo by James Potter.
A Crash Helmet Magazine group shot of some Cut-Outs of Long Beach members taken in 1957. The members in the photo are, from left to right Ron Dulin and Dick Gonzales. The two gentlemen in the center are un-identified, while Glenn and Gary Thorton sits on the right side. The guys are posing in front of Ron Dulin's 1956 Plymouth Fury, the "Strawberries and Cream" version of Dick Gonzales' 1955 Studebaker Speedster and Gary Thorton's Pickup truck. Photo from The Cut Outs of Long Beach Photo Collection.
Notice the scallops and rear wheel-wells. Photo by James Potter.
The third version painted by Watson's House of Style. Photo by James Potter.

1956 Plymouth Fury owned by Cut Outs member Ron Dulin of Long Beach, California. The car was nosed, decked and shaved for handles, the doors and deck lid was operated by electric pushbuttons. The shaved hood was louvered to add cooling for the engine. The bumpers were simplified by removing the bumper guards. The original grille was shortened 8 inches and fit with 5 1954 Chevrolet grille teeth. The appearance of the rear end was modified by raising the fenders 2 inches and peaking them. The re-countered fenders were fit with Cadillac Eldorado taillights. The trunk was upholstered and fitted with safety equipment and accessories. The interior was done in black Naugahyde with gold piping, an rear-seat tonneau cover was made to match the interior. Full length lakes pipes were added to bring the car physically lower to the ground. Later on the rear wheel wells were raised 3 inches and flared. The stock bumper was swapped in favor to a Ford bumper, the ones found on 1952-1954 Fords. The body was fit with gold scallops as well. The third version of Ron's Plymouth was fully scalloped by Larry Watson of Watson's House of Style and fit with 1956 Ford Thunderbird hubcaps.[1]

Magazine Features

Rod & Custom February 1958



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