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After painting the car Larry never saw it again, not in a magazine, or at a car show, nowhere. Everyone was in disbelief that he could pinstri;ing pin striping from Von Dutch. After painting a brand new Oldsmobile he laid in bed thinking about what he could do in order to make the job go faster, he was tired of the 6 hours work it took.

After visiting the store he bought some German brushes and white 1-shot. Working for the movie he visited car shows pinstripping out flyers on cars he wanted to use in the movie. The first car he scalloped was Bob Schremp’s Chevrolet. Our Babe Of The Month: As a youg fellow, I was very pleased to host them until he returned.

Larry decided that he wanted to start a new trend: Larry painted a Bell Star helmet for David in that he still owned in If you have additional information, photos, feedback or corrections about Larry Watsonplease get in touch with Kustomrama at: Marshall Tripp worked for Larry between and pintriping Promote your shop, show or business on Kustomrama – This ad space can also pinstripng bought watsob promote cars for sale or to hunt down rare parts you’re looking for.


He told them he had done it himself. The Foxy Miss Roxi Rocket. Von Dutch was doing crab-claw-style flames, so that’s what Larry also did.

After Buzzy cruised the Clock with his newly painted Ford, other people also wanted Larry to lay flames on their cars. David was one of those kids that hung around Larry’s shop, that after a while was put to work. To David, Larry was who Burt Reynolds copied himself after. Larry stepped over the rope custtom Barris and asked Jeff where he had bought his brushes.

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Pinsstriping Watson July 21, – July 20, was a legendary custom painter and pinstriper. When Larry returned to California in late he opened up a new shop in Bellflower. Laying in his bed he hit upon the idea of using with tissue paper and a bright red china marker.

Larry Watson – Kustomrama

Watsoh painted and striped numerous luxury or sports cars for actors, actresses, directors, producers, or casting directors to gain entree.

Zeno wanted something different, no scallops or flames, so Larry body paneled it.

Many credit Larry, thanks to this car and its paint job, as the creator of panel style paint jobs. He had 5 or 6 helpers.

Larry Watson – Custom Paint Job Innovator

While Larry was away, two other “Watson” custom wwatson shops sprung up, one in Downeyand one in Burbank. We think you might like Click here for more info When George called they were building a pizza parlor in front of Larry’s shop, so he said ok. After Larry had opened up the shop in Bellflowerhe determined that he had to get his name back on the show circuit, so he decided to do something completely new for the upcoming show at the Los Angeles Sports Arena in Vy Larry had already built his Chevy and wanted to start a new trend by pinstrping and color-creating with paint.


Between and Larry got tired of all the masking and striping, and he started doing mostly straight candies with Metalflake or Pearl tops, or Pearl bottoms with matching Candy tops.

One day his friend Gary McNaught came by the house and asked if he would come along down to Barris Kustoms and watch Von Dutch stripe a car. We will safeguard your e-mail and only send content pinstrkping request. His inspiration came from watching Von Dutch striping, while sitting on his bicycle outside of Barris Kustoms in Lynwood.

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Kustom Age: Larry Watson’s Humble Beginnings And Tenacity To Paint

He was around 15 or 16 years old at the time, and Larry used him to take parts of cars, prep them for work pinstriling paint, color sanding and all sorts of other tasks. Catching Up with the Amazing Jo Coddington. Around – he bought a house in the Hollywood Hills.