Richie Kyska sent us these photos of his ’32 coupe, along with copies of pages from Customs Illustrated 1966 and Rod & Custom 1967, showing it was an award-winning ride back then. The much-chromed engine is a heavily reworked ’56 Olds with a trio of 97s, backed by a ’39 Ford trans.
That’s all we know, as he didn’t send any more information, though by the looks of the pictures he sent, he either still owns it or it continues to stay in remarkably good shape in someone else’s custody, as that show pic is from 2005.
Myron Dybing has been into customs since high school in the ’50s. The ’50 Ford seen here was completed in his junior year. It had the “basic de-chroming and lowering,” as Dybing says, with JC Whitney tuck ’n’ roll seat covers and door panels, and a spray can headliner.
Now, at 72, he says he has the car he wished he could have built in high school. It’s a ’50 Chevy with a 235 engine backed by a TH350 trans. The car was built in a Watson “Grapevine” style with ’55 Olds headlights, a molded ’53 Chevy grille shell with 17 Corvette teeth, and is lowered 8 inches in the rear and 6 in the front. The taillights are ’54 Merc, shortened and molded, while the side trim is from a ’55 Buick. The interior is true tuck ’n’ roll in purple and white.
West Chester, Pennsylvania
As if there isn’t enough work involved in building a chopped ’49 Merc, LeRoy G. Glauner converted his into a pickup! It uses a ’54 Pontiac grille, Plymouth bumpers, has frenched head and taillights, and electrically operated doors. Blueberry Pearl covers the bodywork, while underneath you’ll find a 351 Cleveland and C4, with a 9-inch rearend and disc brakes up front. White rolls and pleats cover the interior and the tonneau cover. LeRoy forgot to mention it, but we’d bet it has been ever-so-slightly chopped too!
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