Barris Kustom's 1957 Ford

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Photo by George Barris
Photo by George Barris

1957 Ford Ranchero used as Barris Kustoms' shop truck. The headlights were frenched and fit with 1956 Ford Pickup headlight rims. A handformed tubular grille was inserted. Sidetrims from a 1958 Ford Ranchero was installed and the tailgate featured 1958 Chevrolet Nomad chrome trim. The taillights were modified by inserting 1960 Dodge Dart lenses. The car was lowered by cutting the coils and installing lowering blocks in the rear. Once the bodywork was done, it was painted Pearl Blue. The blue and white pearl Naugahyde interior was fabricated by Eddie Martinez of Lynwood, California. Buick hubcaps with extra bullets and dual spotlights wrapped up the style of the parts hauler.[1]

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Trend Book 197 Custom Cars 1961 Annual


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