The car classics and customs of the 1950’s were exciting years for the auto manufacturers. They progressed from building basic means of transportation, which were very simple and had few creature comforts, to building elaborate and ornate works of art. The typical 50’s car had 10 times the number of parts than the typical car from the 30’s. The 1959 Thunderbird, featured below, had more pieces in the grill and front bumper assembly than were in an entire Model A body.

In addition to the many parts and pieces, they present many more challenges in building. The typical body became very long and flat with no significant body line breaks. This makes getting them straight and smooth much more difficult; however, when worked properly, they really look great!

Take a look at some of the completed projects at North Texas Rod and Custom Inc, and be sure to check back frequently as we are always adding more photos.