Carl Tucker's 1961 Ford

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A photo of Carl's Ford taken at his house in Panorama City in 1967 or 1968, just after Walt Prey had striped it. Photo courtesy of Carl Tucker.

1961 Ford owned by Carl Tucker of Panorama City, California.

Good times

In 1967 or 1968, while attending the James Monroe High, Carl brought the car to Bill Carter's Carter Pro Paint to have it pinstriped by Walt Prey. "During that time period it was very popular in the valley to write a saying or a girl's name on the back window," Carl told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama in 2017. "Then head down to Van Nuys Blvd. Pass Tommy's en route to Bob's Big Boy. Cruise around across from Otts Pink Pig (restaurant,) then back up and start all over again." Carl had a sound light bar in the Ford that was tied to a 45 player. "It always amazed me that the records never skipped!"[1]


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