Sebastian Rubbo's 1936 Ford
Roadster of Massachusetts
. Sabie started working on the roadster at age 23, in 1945
. He had just gotten out of the Navy, and was inspired by the cars he saw racing at the dry lakes near where he was stationed in Southern California. The build was completed in 1946
, and Sabie drove it all over the country for the next 42 years.
This photo shows a 1940 Hudson
Converible that Bud Unger
restyled for an unknown customer in the late 1940s
. In 2012
, when Kustomrama
interviewed Bud about the car, he remembered that he hand made a set of fender skirts for the car, and that he fit it with his own version of a Carson Top
. He admitted that the top was no way as good as "the California
job". Another photo of the car, taken the same day, shows it wearing a set of New York 1948
license plates. Other modifications included a shaved hood, dual spotlights, a 1946
- 1948 Mercury
grille and removed running boards. Ray Giovannoni's 1936 Ford
Roadster can be seen across the street. Photo courtesy of Bud Unger
A 1939 Ford
Convertible that Bud Unger
of Unger Auto Body Company
customized and painted in a light metallic blue in the late 1940s
or early 1950s
. When this photo was taken, the top had been chopped, and the sidetrim on the hood had been shortened. The hood was shaved for most of its chrome, and a bumper that had been shaved for bumper guards protected the front of the car. Fender skirts and single bar flipper hubcaps
had been installed for a true west coast custom look. Photo courtesy of Bud Unger
East Coast Hot Rods
Sebastian Rubbo's 1936 Ford Roadster
East Coast Custom Cars
Fred Cain's 1940 Ford Coupe
Nick De Simon's 1940 Ford Coupe
East Coast Customizers
East Coast Custom, Paint and Body Shops
Unger Auto Body Company
East Coast Hot Rod and Custom Car Clubs
Adaptors of Hartford
Blue Hills Road Runners
Cams of Connecticut
Carbs of Hartford
Downshifters of Westport
Headers of West Hartford
Hot Heads of East Hartford
Motor Mounts of Bloomfield
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