Kustomrama Styling Studio no. 10 - 1950 Ford
1950 Ford Coupe designed by Doyle Bidwell of Torrance, California. Bidwell drew this custom sometime around 1959, as a high school freshman. At the time he was busy restyling his own 1950 Ford Coupe, and this design shows what kind of ideas he had planned for the car. The body has been nosed, decked, and shaved for door handles. Gone is the huge spinner in the grille, and the car has received a hood that goes all the way down to the molded-in grille surround. The headlights have been hooded, like on a 1955 Chevrolet, and the hood corners have been rounded. A custom grille, made from mesh and bullets have been installed inside the modified grille opening. The top seems to be chopped mildly, and the side trim has been shortened. When it comes to the paint, the car has been given a striking white and green panel paint job. It has a forward rake, and Bidwell has dressed it up with a white rolled and pleated interior, dual spotlights and full Moon discs. Too cool for school!
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