Joe Bailon

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1941 Chevy Miss Elegance - Bailon
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    1949 Chevy Frank Livingstone's - Bailon
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    1949 Sectioned Ford sedan Pick-Up - Bailon
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    1950 Chevy Ed Dameral - Bailon
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    1950 Ford Dick Del Curto - Bailon
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    1950 Ford Elton Kantor - Bailon
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    1950 Mercury Bruce Meyer - Joe Bailon

    The car was first customized at the Rod Powell shop in the 70's. Butch Hurlhey chopped the top on it ...more

    and most of the rest was also done at Rod Powell's shop.
    Frank Marini originally owned the car and
    painted it maroon with pink scallops. Later the car went to Joe Bailon and he redid some of the work.. but most of it was doen at Rod Powell's shop

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    1950 Mercury Sonny Morris - Bailon
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    1951 Ford Joe Tocchini's Mystery - Bailon
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    1951 Mercury Al McKeown - Bailon
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    1951 Mercury Candy Red - Bailon
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    1951 Mercury Ron Olsen - Bailon
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    1951 Robert Johnson Olds 98 - Bailon
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    1951-Chevrolet Jerry-Sahagon - Bailon
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    1952 Ford Tom Woods - Bailon
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    1952 Mercury Ed Russell - Bailon
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    1952 Muntz Freddy Martin - Bailon

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    1953 Mercury Jimmy Connors - Joe Bailon
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    1955 Chevy Marge Bailon - Bailon
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    1955 T-Bird Candy Bird - Bailon
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    1956 Chevy Convertible Frank Boliba - Bailon
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    1956 Chevy Helen Avila - Joe Bailon
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    1957 Buick Candy Wagon - Joe Bailon
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    1957 Chevy John Gomez - Bailon

    John Gomez from Hayward, California.
    Joe Bailon performed all the custom body work on John's 1957 Ch ...more

    evy HT. A new grille cavity was handformed. The hood peaks where extanded downwards to meet the new grille opening, and on the top of the hood a scoop was created flowing nicely into the two peaks. Canted quad headlights where set into modified front fenders, and at the rear the fenders where extended and peaked, and a set of 1959 Cadillac taillights set into custom windsplits. Both bumpers where removed and roll pans created with chrome nerf bars on both ends protecting the body. In the lower bullets of the rear pan a set of antennas was tunneled in. Joe also created a side scoop in the lower rear quarter panels, styled after a 1958 Chevy. Gene Winfield painted the car. After extensive modifications by another customizing icon, Bill Reasoner, it was renamed “The California Nugget,” after which it won a series of awards, culminating in an ISCA Grand Finale Championship in 1982. Over the years, this car has received so many custom modifications, it’s impossible to list them all. Suffice it to say, the wraparound windshield was chopped three inches, and the coupe was fitted with a hardtop from a ’57 Buick. The body was sectioned and dropped over a hand-built square tube frame. Hand-formed fins extend the rear of the car and a molded rear bumper has been contoured to match.

    A custom grille was fabricated and headlight assemblies from a 1962 Chrysler were adapted to fit the fenders. Many suspension pieces and the engine block were gold-plated and hand-engraved, a process which took over a year to complete. The hardtop was painted with a wild candy purple/blue blend over a magenta stripe, with a yellow lower accent that highlights the wheel openings and rocker panels. The body was then ghost-flamed for maximum visual impact.

    Under the scooped hood, with its molded twin Chevrolet nacelles, is a highly modified 327 cubic inch 1968 Chevrolet Corvette V8 with a Potvin style, crank-driven 6-71 GMC supercharger, fed by a pair of side-draft Weber carburetors. This competition style induction system is only rarely found on street-driven cars; it was more prevalent in the 1960s on dragsters and Bonneville racers, to facilitate a low silhouette. A mirrored surface under the hood helps display the highly polished engine. As a rule, customs don’t often have highly modified engines; this car is an exception. A sturdy Muncie four-speed manual transmission handles the shifting, and it’s linked to a fully independent Jaguar E-Type suspension setup.

    In 1997, the car was torn down, rebuilt, further modified, painted by Marcos Garcia, and re-introduced as “The Legacy,” in deference to its long history. A custom sculpted leather and vinyl interior was handcrafted exclusively for this car. Other exclusive interior appointments include a custom-crafted overhead console with a Sony CD/Tuner and a Sony 4-inch color TV/VCR monitor.

    Displayed again at many subsequent ISCA events, “The Legacy” won many “Best of Show” and “Best Custom” awards, and once again, it became an ISCA Grand Finale Champion. Invited to be displayed in Sweden, Finland and Australia, “The Legacy” was always warmly received. This is the only custom car that has won the prestigious ISCA Grand Finale Championship on two separate occasions, in the 40-year history of the Association.

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    1957 DeSoto Doug Osterman's - Bailon

    Doug purchased the 1957 DeSoto in late 1958. The first thing that Doug did to the car was the additi ...more

    on of chrome reversed wheels. To make up the set used on this car, Doug went around to all the local auto junk yards and looked for Plymouth and Mercury wheels. He bought 4 Plymouth wheels and 4 Mercury wheels. The wheels were then taken to San Jose Plating and disassembled. The centers from the Plymouth wheels were riveted to the rims from the Mercury wheels after they were chrome plated. 1957 Dodge center hub caps were used to complete this look.

    The car was lowered by Abe Heinrich. Abe and his son Leroy operated Heinrich’s Automotive in East San Jose, and they did a lot of custom work and lowering. The A-Frames up front were modified to lower the front of the car about 6”, and 5” blocks were used on the rear. Creating a wonderful slight forward rake which looked perfect with the long wings.

    Shortly afterwards, the car was taken to Flyer’s Body Shop in San Jose. Quad headlights were installed, the hood and trunk were shaved smooth, and trim nameplates were all removed. The gas filler door was removed, filled in, and the fill pipe was relocated inside the trunk. Flyer painted the car in a bronze metallic lacquer color that he custom mixed.

    After this was completed, the interior of the car was completely taken apart and redone in tuck and roll white naugahyde. The door window trim moldings were chromed, an oval steering wheel from a 1960 Plymouth was installed, and an RCA 45 rpm record player was added for some great tunes.

    The second version of the DeSoto was done about a year later. It was taken to Joe Bailon’s Custom Auto Shop in Hayward, California. Joe molded the lower front fender seams to the rocker panels to blend the two together. He then applied his special gold paint base color to the car, and followed that up with about 14 coats of his own Candy Apple Red paint. After Joe finished the work on the car, the Dodge center caps in the chrome wheels were replaced with a set of chrome spiders.
    In 1960, the car was shown at the San Jose Autorama. George Barris was at this show taking some pictures, and the one he took of the DeSoto was used in the 1961 Trend Book publication “Restyle Your Car”. Doug sold the car in 1961 and started working on a 1958 Corvette.

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    1965 Impala SS "Executive" - Bailon
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    Bailon Magazine articles
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    Joe Bailon Custom Shop
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    Other Joe Bailon Customs
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