Saturday, February 14, 2015
the Southern California Plating Company 1935 phaeton truck, customized by Frank Kurtis, and has Woodlight headlights (who knew?!)
a Carson top, the very 1st DuVall windshield and custom body work by Frank Kurtis.
The chassis and body were lengthened 12 inches between the front doors and rear fenders. The rear doors were welded and filled.
Chad Schultz of Joe Newell's Body Shop built the lift up rear door to accommodate bumpers and other plated items, with a flat door inside. The distinctive Cord inspired grill was handmade by Frank and George out of flat brass formed into a sort of lazy Z-cross section, followed by careful bending into the curved shapes, before it was all plated.
Brand new 1936 Ford front fenders, hood, and radiator shell were fit on the car before the grille was made.
The car was restyled using a 1936 Cadillac front bumper, custom made rear bumper, hidden Wood Lites headlights placed in the apron between the fenders and the grille, smooth running boards and custom SoCal chrome wheel covers hiding the wire wheels.
how crazy is that, woodlight headlights... I didn't know that until now
photos from http://public.fotki.com/Rikster/11_car_photos/beautiful_custom_cars/george_duvalle-/socal_plated_35/pages-8.html
colored image from http://s163.photobucket.com/user/nostalgia59/media/So%20cal%20plating/SoCallDuValle.jpg.html
these are probably the only images of it on the internet... very damn few for such a famous and good looking custom
I've posted these all before at different times, but I just realized that 3 were with the same chopper... and hell, it's always a good day to post Ann.
one is new to me, from https://www.facebook.com/pages/Choke-And-Kick-It-Classic-Motorcycles/687120754729155?fref=nf and the 2nd one from https://themarquisblogger.wordpress.com
the EJ Cole motocycle collection (over 220 motorbikes) are going to auction next month in Vegas, here are some that caught my eye
here are a couple restored hill climbers
so be at the South Point Casino and Exhibit Hall in Las Vegas on March 20th and 21st, Mecum is auctioning them all off. https://www.mecum.com/featured-lots.cfm?auctionid=EJ0315&auction_type=motorcycle