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#161 Deano

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 05:59 AM

I'm not disagreeing with Harry, I'm pointing out that the people that actually own this car may love everything about it including all the aspects we may object to.

 

If you consider the customs that Barris and many other well known customizers are known for from the early 50's and 60's you will find quite a few unpleasant/awkward design elements along with a few that seem timeless in their beauty and execution.

 

It's really a case of "beauty is in the eye of the beholder".

and the "checkbook holder".  He who pays the fiddler (designer, builder, whatever) calls the tune.



#162 Erik Smith

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:15 AM

I'm not disagreeing with Harry, I'm pointing out that the people that actually own this car may love everything about it including all the aspects we may object to.
 
If you consider the customs that Barris and many other well known customizers are known for from the early 50's and 60's you will find quite a few unpleasant/awkward design elements along with a few that seem timeless in their beauty and execution.
 
It's really a case of "beauty is in the eye of the beholder".


Definitely true. Some of the old customs were outlandish just to be outlandish and really didn't consider basic design - but they are iconic cars none-the-less. They did, however, periodically put together elements that carried over into other designs and are visually pleasing as well as entertaining.

Funny how this thread is heading in such a direction, but I enjoy aspects of good design concepts.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:49 AM

It's funny, but I read this and I can't help but think this is exactly what people must have said back in the heyday of the "kustomizers".  "They ruined that car, it looked better stock".  "All ____ does is slap new wheels on it."  "_____ can't hold a candle to _____".  

 

I wonder what they would have said on the Little Pages' website had the internet been around back then...

 

Every custom is one man's vision. There are very few that have mass appeal. But they only have to appeal to one person - the builder or whoever is footing the bill.