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Art Lehner's 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe of South Gate, California. Art ran Art Chrome Body Shop in South Gate, and most of the work on the car was performed there. The build was started in 1961, and completed sometime around 1961-1962. Known as "The Blue Indigo," it is believed that Art built the car from the remains of Walt Banker's 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe.
Kenny Controtto's 1939 Ford Convertible of South Gate, California was restyled in the 1940s.
Emil Dietrich's 1939 Ford convertible of South Gate, California. Emil bought the car from Jack Runyan in the mid 1940s. Jack used to hang out at State and Hope Street near Huntington Park. He bought the car brand new at a Ford dealer in South Gate. The car was already customized when Emil bought it.
Gil Lippincott's 1934 Ford Tudor was restyled in 1950.
Lou Kimzey's 1941 Buick convertible of South Gate, California. Lou was the first Art Director for Hop Up Magazine in 1951.
A photo of a mildly restyled 1941 Ford that Scott Yangihara came across in an antique store years ago. The car is running a Fugitives of South Gate club plaque. Photo from The Scott Yanagihara Collection.
Wall Custom Cars of South Gate was a used car dealership specializing in customized cars. Forey and Glen Wall started the dealership in 1955.
The Crazy Painters - Baron, Roth and Kelly. 50 years experience pinstriping. A business card that dates back to circa 1958. At the time, the trio operated out of a shop at 9001 Atlantic in Southgate, California. Photo from The Kustomrama Business Card Collection.

Hot Rods of South Gate, California

Art Lehner's 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe - The Blue Indigo
Gil Lippincott's 1934 Ford Tudor

Custom Cars Of South Gate, California

Emil Dietrich's 1939 Ford Convertible
Kenny Controtto's 1939 Ford Convertible
Lou Kimzey's 1941 Buick Convertible
Dave Chavis' 1948 Kaiser Pickup
Buster Litton's 1949 Ford
Ross Anderson's 1950 Chevrolet
Dave Chavis' 1951 Kaiser
Chuck Potter's 1955 Chevrolet
Darol Jorgenson's 1957 Chevrolet Corvette

Custom Shops Of South Gate, California

Chrome Nickel Plating

Custom Paint Shops of South Gate, California

Baron, Roth and Kelly - The Crazy Painters

Hot Rod and Custom Car Clubs of South Gate, California

Fugitives of South Gate

Custom Car Dealerships of South Gate, California

Wall Custom Cars

Citizen Of South Gate, California

Art Lehner
Chuck Potter
Darol Jorgenson
Dave Chavis
Buster Litton
Kenny Controtto
Lou Kimzey
Ross Anderson


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