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#1 Tom Geiger

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:44 PM

Since I got some nice feedback on my posting of the ancient Rancheros, here's a follow up. I was going to put a bunch of old Valiants in one post,  but then got to looking at the pictures I have of this one and wanted to share all the aspects...

 

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Here's one of my favorite Valiant customs! The original builder used custom parts from the Ranchero kit as well as wood grained cardboard to make the pickup box.

 

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Full fabric interior too!  Body and paint work leaves a bit to be desired though!  :rolleyes:  Still a very cool piece and a high light in my old custom collection.



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:09 PM

That is great,where did you find that model? Some of these old customs are like automotive folk art.



#3 Tom Geiger

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:11 PM

I've been seeking them out a long time! I've got enough of a reputation that friends spot them for me at shows, email me eBay auctions and actually give 'em to me. I guess I'm seen as a safe depository for these!



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:35 PM

All I can say is "Wow!" 

 

It warms my heart that someone saw this in their mind and tried it ... this is what this hobby is all about! :)


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#5 cobraman

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:47 PM

That is wild. I love seeing these old custom beds. Keep em' coming !



#6 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:50 PM

Wow. To take a really ugly car and make it that much uglier really takes some talent. I love it...really.



#7 Bernard Kron

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:19 PM

Back in the day model customizing knew no limits! Brilliant!



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:47 PM

Amazing! ... the stuff we thought was cool 'way back then. :wacko:

 

 

 

 

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:03 PM

Yeesh!   :wacko: