1980s

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Jack Walker's 1941 Ford convertible of Belton, Missouri was restyled by Doug Thompson in the 1980s.
Larry Ernst's 1952 Ford Convertible of Toledo, Ohio. Restyled by Clarkaiser Custom Shop, the first version of the car, named "Pharaoh's Pacer", was completed in 1955. Larry was a Roman Catholic priest who later became a monsignor. Owning a radical and famous custom car put him at some odds with senior members of the church, so he showed the car under the fake name Grant Macklin. Dave Lenhart bought the car in 1982. He restored it back to how it appeared in the 1950s. The restoration was completed late in 1982.
Walter Leeman's 1953 Chevrolet Bel-Air of Paonia, Colorado. Walt restyled the Bel-Air in the early 1980s, and it was completed in the later part of 1983.
Roger Honey's 1951 Ford Victoria of San Diego, California. Restyled by Roger, the build was started in the Summer of 1985 and completed a half year later.
Jack Walker's 1951 Mercury of Belton, Missouri. In the 1980s Jack decided to build a clone of the then lost Hirohata Merc. The build was started in 1983, and completed in 1985. It made it's debut at the 1985 Leadsled Spectacular in Springfield, Ohio.
Bert Gustavsson's 1957 Ford of Bullaren, Sweden. The build was completed in 1985.
Larry Cochran's 1950 Chevrolet of Belton, Missouri. Larry's Chevrolet was restyled by Doug Thompson. The build was completed in 1986.
The 10th annual Hot Rod Show Borlänge was held March 1-2, 1986 in Borlänge, Sweden.
The 1986 Hot Rod Show was held March 1-9, 1986 at Skärholmsmässan in Stockholm, Sweden.
Bill Layman's 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. Bill's Chevrolet was built as a tribute to Duane Steck's 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air, better known as the Moonglow. it was completed in 1988.
Fred Rowe's 1951 Mercury Convertible, of Los Angeles, California was restyled by Barris Kustoms. The build was completed in 1953. A second version of the Merc, restyled in 1954 was featured in the movie Running Wild along with Bob Hirohata's 1951 Mercury. In 1989, Bill Layman of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania completed a frame off restoration of the Merc.
Billy F. Gibbons' 1948 Cadillac Series 62 Sedanette of Houston, Texas. Named "Cadzzilla," Gibbons Cadillac was designed by Larry Erickson. It was built by Boyd Coddington Hot Rod Shop. The build was completed in 1989.

Custom Cars of the 1980s

Jack Walker's 1941 Ford convertible
Billy F. Gibbons' 1948 Cadillac Series 62 Sedanette - "Cadzzilla"
Larry Cochran's 1950 Chevrolet
Roger Honey's 1951 Ford Victoria
Jack Walker's 1951 Mercury
Walter Leeman's 1953 Chevrolet Bel-Air
Bill Layman's 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air
Bert Gustavsson's 1957 Ford 300 Sedan


Custom Cars Restored in the 1980s

Fred Rowe's 1951 Mercury Convertible
Larry Ernst's 1952 Ford Convertible - Pharaoh's Pacer


Hot Rod and Custom Car Shops of the 1980s

Boyd Coddington Hot Rod Shop


Hot Rod and Custom Car Shows of the 1980s

Hot Rod Show
Hot Rod Show Borlänge





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