For the upholstery, Jack wanted to take the same ’60s design from the paint pattern and replicate it onto the seats and door panels of the Starliner’s full-custom interior. Again, Chuy’s Upholstery proved that they were up to the challenge, and the result is that every time Jack climbs into that interior he gets a one-of-a-kind rocket trip into another dimension. Jack christened the finished Starliner custom “Agent Orange”.

It’s interesting to see two same-year cars from different manufacturers emerge side by side from the same shop at roughly the same time. Both of these cars are masterpieces of conception and execution and each builder has spectacularly succeeded in interpreting their own version of the early ’60s extreme paintjob mild custom.

That Edgar, Jack, Erik, and the Starlite crew have made a name for themselves in what must be the most saturated custom shop environment anywhere is no small achievement. Maybe Erik sums it up best when he says this about the dual builds, “It really wasn’t like a competition between us. It was more like we were feeding off of each other.”

Youth and enthusiasm are great, but the quality and thought put into these two custom road machines, make it a sure bet that there’s plenty more on the way from the guys at Starlite Rod & Kustom.

Rod & Custom Feature Car

Erik Hernandez

Torrance, California

1960 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88

Rod & Custom Feature Car

Jack Fields

Torrance, California

1960 Ford Starliner