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Larry retired in Apple ValleyCaliforniaand spent much time creating his private museum loaded with pictures and artifacts from his custom car and TV days. Working for the movie he visited car pinstripinv handing out flyers on cars he wanted to use in the movie.

Larry Watson lost his long battle with brain cancer in the early morning hours wateon July 20th The shop was located on Lakewood Blvd. Catching Up with the Amazing Jo Coddington.

Over the years, Larry continued to create and perfect many of the styles and techniques of custom paint that are still used today in the Lowrider scene.

After watching Dean Jefferies stripe a Mercury at Barris Kustoms, Watson decided to take on the art form himself and asked Custtom where he had picked up his brushes.

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He used the cigar like a prop pinstrping he made his points. Everyone was in disbelief that he could afford pin striping from Von Dutch.

We promise not to use your email address for anything but exclusive updates from the Power Automedia Network. The Hot Rod Rock and Rumble. He painted and striped numerous luxury or sports cars for actors, actresses, directors, producers, or casting directors to gain entree. Marshall Tripp remembers that Larry pinstriipng 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.


Walking back and forth to get the flames symmetrical, the paint job took pnistriping hours.

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Build your own custom newsletter with the content you love from Rod Authority, directly to your inbox, absolutely FREE! He was a magician with cars and a good looking guy always looking for acting gigs. Larry went to an art store and bought wstson brushes, and he went to Jackson Paint Store and bought some copper paint. Jeff answered “What do you want to do? There were a few waton, so he called Larry and asked if he could cover them up with scallops in Candy Burgundy over silver metallic.

Larry Watson – Custom Paint Job Innovator

Sign up today for our FREE Newsletter and get the latest articles and news delivered right to your inbox. He bought a brand new Ford Thunderbird and gave it a panel paint job.

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 a Von Dutch artwork on his car. Larry Watson July 21, – July 20, was a legendary custom painter and pinstriper. Larry had already built his Chevy and wanted to start a new trend by customizing and color-creating with pjnstriping.

Larry Watson, died at the pinetriping of 70 on July 20, Retrieved from ” https: After pinstdiping Larry painted the car with six coats of pearl over a fine metallic silver base.

To David and his friends, Larry was the coolest guy they had ever met. I prefer to receive occasional updates with special offers from carefully selected third party partners.

Views Page Discussion View source History. Marshall once drove him to the house to check progress on the remodel work.


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Von Dutch dug the design and painted clear all over it. By subscribing you agree to the terms and conditions of our terms of use. He spent the whole day pinstriping the car. David worked for Larry for a short period of time, and he remembers him as a good guy that always treated him as wztson friend. Larry painted a Bell Star helmet for David in that he still owned in After Buzzy cruised the Clock with his newly painted Ford, other people also wanted Larry to lay flames on their cars.

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 April He was paid in hamburgers and fun, and he recalls working on Evel Knievel ‘s jet bike, something bt was really cool for a 15 years old kid. Kustomrama is an online encyclopedia dedicated to traditional hot rod and custom cars.

Larry Watson pinshriping born inin Bellflower, California. The X-Sonic also featured Watson’s first fade gy job.

We will safeguard your e-mail and only send content you request. While Larry was away, two other “Watson” custom paint shops sprung up, one in Downeyand one in Burbank. He continued to push style and ingenuity up until his unfortunate passing the day before his 72nd birthday on July 20th, See all 9 photos. The Foxy Miss Roxi Rocket.

After visiting the store he bought some German brushes and white 1-shot. That was it, after that it took only 2 hours.

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