From Kustomrama
Revision as of 06:18, 23 August 2019 by Admin (talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search
Bob Johnston's 1923 Ford Model T Roadster - The Tweedy Pie
Larry Watson's 1950 Chevrolet of Bellflower, California. Watson started practicing pinstriping in 1956, at age 16, and he used his first car to practice on.
Larry Watson's 1950 Chevrolet of Bellflower, California. The Rose Mist version of Larry's Chevrolet featured bodywork by Ed Schelhaas of Schelhaas Custom Shop. The build was completed in 1956, and as Larry hadn't started painting complete cars yet he had Ed's painter, George Newton, paint it. George painted the car in an Ivory lacquer at the bottom, and a new Oldsmobile metallic color named Rose Mist on the top.
A photo from Bellflower Blvd taken in 1961. Photo courtesy of OZFan22.
A 1960s postcard taken at Bellflower Blvd.
Jim Logue's 1954 Ford convertible of Long Beach, California. Completed in 1958, Jim's Ford featured hydraulic lifts from aircraft surplus parts to alter the ground clearance. Jim's Ford is the first known custom car to be fitted with hydraulic lifts on all four corners, and it might be the very first custom to ever to incorporate this groundbreaking modification. Jim's Ford is also known as "The Fabulous X54." Bryan Robinson of Bellflower bought the car in 2015.
George Garcia's 1958 Ford Ranchero of Bellflower, California. George's Ranchero was built as a tribute to Richard Lee Tiago's 1957 Ford Ranchero, according to him the best custom Ranchero ever built. The build was completed in 2018.

In 1983, Bill Hines moved to Bellflower, California.

Hot Rods of Bellflower, California

Bob Johnston's 1923 Ford Model T Roadster - The Tweedy Pie

Custom Cars of Bellflower, California

Tom Brimer's 1949 Chevrolet
Howard Buysman's 1950 Chevrolet
Larry Watson's 1950 Chevrolet - The Rose Mist / Grapevine
Lowell Helms' 1950 Ford Tudor
Jake Bultsma's 1951 Chevrolet Bel Air
Steve Berg's 1952 Mercury
Roger Miller's 1953 Ford
Jim Logue's 1954 Ford Convertible - The Fabulous X54
Calvin Wiekamp's 1955 Mercury
Phil White's 1956 Chevrolet
Larry Watson's 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham
Calvin Wiekamp's 1958 Ford Thunderbird
George Garcia's 1958 Ford Ranchero - The Tiago Ranchero Clone
Floyd DeBore's 1958 Pontiac
Larry Watson's 1959 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe
Larry Watson's 1962 Cadillac

Custom, Body, Paint and Repair Shops of Bellflower, California

Bill's Body Shop
Clayton Metal Shop
Jerry's Upholstery
Lakewood Body Works
Ortega's Custom Shop
Watson's House of Style

Upholstery Shop of Bellflower, California

Pacific Custom Upholstery

Car Clubs of Bellflower, California


Events of Bellflower, California

Bellflower Boulevard Car Show

Citizen of Bellflower, California

Bill Hines
Bill Ortega
Bob Johnston
Bryan Robinson
Calvin Wiekamp
Floyd DeBore
Howard Buysman
Jake Bultsma
Larry Watson
Lowell Helms
Tom Brimer
Phil White
Roger Miller
Steve Berg


Did you enjoy this article?

Kustomrama is an encyclopedia dedicated to preserve, share and protect traditional hot rod and custom car history from all over the world.

Can you help us make this article better?

Please get in touch with us at if you have additional information or photos to share about Bellflower.

This article was made possible by:

SunTec Auto Glass - Auto Glass Services on Vintage and Classic Cars
Finding a replacement windshield, back or side glass can be a difficult task when restoring your vintage or custom classic car. It doesn't have to be though now with auto glass specialist companies like They can source OEM or OEM-equivalent glass for older makes/models; which will ensure a proper fit every time. Check them out for more details!

Do you want to see your company here? Click here for more info about how you can advertise your business on Kustomrama.

Personal tools
Help us