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Along with panel paint, he is credited with inventing scallops, which were used to cover up paint runs the same way pinstriping was first used to cover up chips and scratches. 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.

Larry stepped piinstriping the rope at Barris and asked Jeff where he had pinstrioing his brushes. If you have additional custo, photos, feedback or corrections about Larry Watsonplease get in touch with Kustomrama at: Larry painted a Bell Star helmet for David in that he still owned in After that Larry painted the car with six coats of pearl over a fine metallic silver base.

Around – he bought a house in the Hollywood Hills. Von Dutch was doing crab-claw-style flames, so that’s what Larry also did.

Promote your shop, show or business on Kustomrama – This ad space can also be bought to promote cars for sale or to hunt down rare parts you’re looking for. Inat the age of 16 Larry began his pinstriping career.

In Larry shot his first metallic paint job custok his first scallop job.

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Larry Watson’s pinstriped Chevy Kustom aka Grapevine. His shop was located at Melrose in Hollywood. That pihstriping it, after that it took only 2 hours. Ha had never tried the technique before, but Von Dutch had told him about a doily that ha had on a bench in his shop.


Everyone was in disbelief that he could afford pin striping from Von Dutch. Marshall Tripp remembers that Larry once took a few days off and went to Las Vegas ; ” A week later, he was out to lunch and these four Vegas show girls show up to see him. Larry retired in Apple ValleyCaliforniaand spent much time creating his private museum loaded with pictures and artifacts from his custom car and TV days.

He put an eyeball on a spoon with blood dripping out of the spoon in the back of the glove box. Larry pinsttiping found out where Von Dutch bought his brushes and paint. Watdon answered “What do you want to do?

He taught me how things should be done. Click here for more info We promise pinsyriping to use your email address for anything but exclusive updates from the Power Automedia Network. His inspiration came from watching Von Dutch striping, while sitting on his bicycle outside of Barris Kustoms in Lynwood. Up in Flames Kustomland. To David and his friends, Larry was the coolest guy they had ever met. Larry Watson’s pinstriped Chevy Kustom aka Grapevine Cusgom getting absolutely no information from Jefferies, Larry ran down to the local art store to grab some brushes and copper paint.

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Catching Up with the Amazing Jo Coddington. 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. Click here to see cars painted or pinstriped by Watson’s House of Style. Personal tools Log in. As a youg fellow, I was very pleased to host them until he returned. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter shares When George called they plnstriping building a pizza parlor in front of Larry’s shop, so he said ok.


In Marshall told Kustomrama that ” Kenny was the “manager,” although Larry was always there.

Once completed he drove his newly pinstriped Chevy over to the Bellflower Clock Drive-In where everybody wanted to know how the hell he could afford pinwtriping Von Dutch artwork on his car. He used the cigar like a prop when he made his points. Brian Epstein of the Beatles lived two houses to the west or north.

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Larry Watson was born inin Bellflower, California. The backside of the flyer shows a print of Larry’s business card. Marshall Tripp worked for Larry between and One day while cleaning up in the shop he had removed the doily, and a beautiful overspray pattern had been left on the bench. The man who influenced many of the top custom painters in Lowriding history has passed away.

David worked for Larry for a short period of time, and he remembers him as a good guy that always treated him as a friend. The X-Sonic also featured Watson’s first fade paint job.

David remembers that Larry always had a slim cigar plnstriping his hands. Your Source for Lowering, Brakes and More He spent the whole day pinstriping the car.