Bruce Gonzales' 1941 Willys

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1941 Willys Coupe originally owned by two young kids from Texas. In the early 1970s the kids drove from Texas to Tempe, Arizona to have Von Dutch paint and letter their gasser. A young apprentice in the shop, that later owner Bruce Gonzales met, described how Von Dutch first painted the car with a flat black sealer. A piece of cardboard was cut in sort of a fish-scale shape and used it to spray a blue and green Murano pearl pattern all over the car. The he lettered "Wild-Wild West" on the doors in gold leaf, added more free-hand lettering, and striped the car. The whole job took supposedly three days. Bruce Gonzales bought the remains of the gasser and built his own version of it. Later on he sold it to Verne Yett of San Carlos, California.[1]

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