Bucky Crispin's 1960 Oldsmobile

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Bucky's Oldsmobile as it appeared in 2013, behind the old Barris Kustom shop in Lynwood, California. Photo by Olav Kvipt.
Photo by Olav Kvipt.
Bucky's Oldsmobile next to Brad Masterson`s 1923 Ford. Photo by Olav Kvipt.
Photo by Olav Kvipt.
Photo by Olav Kvipt.
Bucky's Oldsmobile at Masterson's shop, getting ready to drive to the 2013 KKOA Leadsled Spectacular in Salina, Kansas. Photo by Olav Kvipt.
Photo by Olav Kvipt.
In Dalhart, Texas. Photo by Olav Kvipt.

1960 Oldsmobile Super 88 restyled by Brad Masterson of Masterson Kustom Automobiles at 11070 Atlantic Ave. Lynwood, California, for Bucky Crispin of Costa Mesa, California. Bucky wanted the Olds to look like it was customized as when it was brand new. He picked Brad to do the job, doing mild customization, severe lowering and a paint job which would not look factory stock. The car was nosed and decked to achieve a cleaner appearance. The front end was restyled by making a custom tube grille and painting the lower part of the bumper. The lower part of the rear bumper was painted in the same color as the car as well. Brad designed a custom upholstery which Johnny Torrace did in white tuck & roll with black piping. All of the window garnish moldings inside were chrome plated. Once the car was finished, Brad painted the body brown metallic, and the top gold. The car was lowered in the rear by installing lowering blocks in the rear and removing a couple of leafs, the coils were cut up front.[1]

While heading to the 2013 KKOA Leadsled Spectacular, the oil seal to the rear end started leaking badly. Bozo's Garage in Santa Rosa, New Mexico replaced the sealing. However, a couple of hours of driving later, in Texas, Sonja Serventi drove over a small piece of truck tire rubber and tore a hole in the gas tank. Olav Kvipt towed the car to the nearest city Dalhart with Brad Masterson's 1954 Chevrolet. There they found a local shop, who had a spare boat tank which they installed.[1]



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