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Von Dutch dug the design and painted clear all over it. His shop was located at Melrose in Hollywood. The man who influenced many of the top custom painters in Lowriding history has passed away. Larry Watson lost his long battle with brain cancer in the early morning hours of July 20th To David, Larry was who Burt Reynolds copied himself after. He painted and striped numerous luxury or sports cars for actors, actresses, directors, producers, or casting directors to gain entree.

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The Hot Rod Rock and Rumble. Bill Hines and Bill Pinstrpiing that worked at Barris Kustoms nosed and decked the car, shaved the handles and rounded the corners. He bought a brand new Ford Thunderbird and gave it a panel paint job.

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Wayne Watson’s Pinstriping

He continued to push style and ingenuity aatson until his unfortunate passing the day before his 72nd birthday on July 20th, Onlookers were in even more disbelief when he assured them that pindtriping stripes came from his own hand. To David and his friends, Larry was the coolest guy they had ever met. Harvey Budoff called the bluff and pulled into Larry’s driveway with his car one day after school.

The Gorgeous and Talented Mitzi Valenzuela. About Us Sponsors Advertising. As Aguirre kept modifying the car, Watson painted it six times.


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

Larry also perfected quite a few new styles, including cob webbing, fades, and veils by using new materials like pearls, candies, and metallics to raise the bar in the booming custom paint realm.

Larry painted a Bell Star helmet for David in that he still owned in Larry decided that he wanted to start a new trend: He told them he had done it himself. When Dean Jeffries returned from his trip back east, Dean and Larry were kicking ass together, knocking out three or four scallop and flame jobs a day, and pinstriping their asses off in between. Visit the Kustomrama Online Store – Tailor made t-shirts for kustom styling.

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. Click here for more info Larry was painting Doug Carney’s Pontiac Grand Prix for the show, and decided to do a lace paint job on the car. During the job they put a run underneath the trunk and one on the hood, so he turned to Larry and asked if he could cover the runs up.

He taught me how things should be done. He had 5 or 6 helpers. As a youg fellow, I was very pleased to host them until he returned.

Catching Up with the Amazing Jo Coddington. Everyone was in disbelief that he could afford pin striping from Von Dutch. Ha had never tried the technique before, but Von Dutch had told him about a doily that ha had pinstripingg a bench in his shop.

Larry Watson – Custom Paint Job Innovator

Personal tools Log in. The Thunderbird was the first car featuring a silver pearl and candy burgundy paint job, but before he painted panels on his own car he had already paneled Zeno Stephens’ Mercury. Marshall Tripp worked for Larry between and At the time Ken McGoldbrick was the manager in the shop.

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


After that Larry was the hit of the drive-ins, and every time he got home from school there would be three or four cars sitting in the driveway ready to be striped.

Click here to see cars painted or pinstriped by Watson’s House of Style. Barris was just starting to paint candies, and he’d shot candy lime over silver.

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. Von Dutch was doing crab-claw-style flames, so that’s what Larry also did. Many credit Larry, thanks to this car and its paint job, as the creator of pinshriping style paint jobs.

Larry Watson July 21, – July 20, was a legendary custom painter and pinstriper. If you have additional information, photos, feedback or corrections about Larry Watsonplease get in touch with Kustomrama at: Larry went to an art store and bought some brushes, and he went to Jackson Paint Store and bought some copper paint.

Custoj wondering about what to do with Doug’s Pontiac, Larry remembered this story and decided to paint the whole side of the car using a lace pattern with Lucky Lager Double X Pattern.

He was around 15 or 16 years old at the time, and Larry used him pinstruping take parts of cars, prep them for work and paint, color sanding and all sorts of other tasks. Your Source for Lowering, Brakes and More Harvey Budoff’s Ford was the first car Larry pinstriped for a customer. When Larry returned to California in late he opened up a new shop in Bellflower. Pinstripinf X-Sonic also featured Watson’s first fade paint job.