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Old 08-26-2010, 09:16 AM
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Larry Alexander - Detroit Customizer died...

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The Alexander brothers. Photo via Kustomrama

Customs were not purely a West Coast phenomenon, as a pair of brothers from Detroit proved. Larry and Mike Alexander, the famed Alexander brothers, began customizing cars out of their father’s garage in the mid-1950s and went on to land enough business customizing cars to quit their day jobs and open a shop of their own. Over the course of the late 1950s and 1960s, they turned out some of the more iconic customs of the day, including the Victorian, Chili Catallo’s Silver Sapphire, the Adonis and the Venturian, but they gained nationwide fame through the Deora show truck they built for Chrysler.
Larry Alexander, the older of the two, later went on to work at Ford as a model builder. After suffering a stroke earlier this week, he died yesterday at the age of 79.

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Old 08-26-2010, 09:40 AM
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I would like to see some of their work. RIP Sir.
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I just looked at their website, those are some really cool customs especially the gold colored truck.
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I like the crude lake beds Socal stuff as far as 50's go, Im sure the old farts on the H.A.M.B. are waxing nostalgic.
It's very cool that two brothers both ate slept, and breathed old heaps and could get along so well to do this.

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