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Forey Wall Used Cars was located at 10792 Long Beach Boulevard in Lynwood, California. Started in 1946, the lot was run by Forey Wall and his partner Al Sulminoff. Forey had some custom cars for sale in the lot, but not that many. In 1955, Forey and his brother Glen would open up Wall Custom Cars in South Gate, a dealership specialized in selling and buying custom cars. Photo from The Glen and Forey Wall Photo Collection.
Dick Jackson's 1938 Chevrolet Sedan of Lynwood, California. Dick was 14 years old when he started to hang around the Barris Kustoms shop in 1949. A rope kept visitors out of the shop so the workers would not be disturbed by curious by-passers. Dick used to stand outside the rope and stare into the shop. One day, Sam Barris said, "Hey, we're getting tired of you staring at us. You want a job here?" At the time, the Manok brothers worked there along with Bill Ortega, Sam, and George. Dick said yes, and he started to sweep the floors. The Chevrolet was Dick's first car in 1951. Under Sam's guidance, the car underwent a series of modifications until it finally got the Barris Kustoms touch.
Dean Jeffries' 1947 Mercury Convertible of Lynwood, California. Restyled around 1955 - 1956, Jeffries dressed the Merc up with murals, flames and pinstriping. In 1957 he sold it to Jerry Halak of Toledo, Ohio.
Kalle Jonasson's 1939 Mercury Convertible of Costa Mesa, California. Originally restyled in the 1940s or the 1950s. An earlier iteration of Kalle's Mercury was supposedly spotted in Lynwood, California in 1958. By 1963, it had been repainted in Green Metalflake, and an old photo shows it sitting at a car dealership in San Diego.
Tommy D'Amico's 1952 Chevrolet Convertible of Lynwood, California. Tommy bought the car from Leon Welmas. After buying it, he restyled it further and had Gaylord's Kustom Shop stitch a new interior for it.
Tom Von Pertz's 1954 Chevrolet of Lynwood, California. Tom was a member of the Tridents of Southern California car club, and he had the car when he joined the club in 1960.
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Herb Conway's 1954 Mercury of Lynwood, California. Herb bought the Merc in December of 1954. He had Kinch's Body Shop paint it, before Earl Harman and Dean Jeffries pinstriped it.
Bill Sharpe's 1955 Chevrolet of Lynwood, California. Bill was a founding member and the first President of the Tridents of Southern California car club, and his Chevrolet was restyled in the late 1950s. The car was named "Dracula."
George Barris' 1955 Chevrolet truck, the Kopper Kart, was built as a promotion vehicle for Barris Kustoms of Lynwood, California. The build was completed in 1957.
Dean Jeffries' 1956 Porsche 356 Carrera of Lynwood, California, was restyled by Dean. He bought the car after selling his 1947 Mercury in 1957. The build was completed around 1958/1959.
A photo of Carol Lewis' 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air taken in front of the Barris Kustoms Lynwood shop. Carol was Dean Jeffries High School Sweetheart, and her Chevrolet featured a licking flame paint job by Dean. Developed in June of 1957, the photo was taken before the tragic shop fire that took place December 7, 1957. Photo from The George Contaoi Photo Collection.
Dick Jackson's 1958 Ford Thunderbird was restyled in 1958.
Tom Von Pertz's 1960 Chevrolet Impala of Lynwood, California. Tom was a member of the Tridents of Southern California, and his Impala featured a bright red paint job with a bright pearl stripe painted by Barris Auto in Lynwood. Barris painted the stripe circa 1961.
Brad Masterson's 1951 Chevrolet Fleetline, of Lynwood, California was completed in 2007.

Lynwood has hosted many well-known shops during the years, one of them is Gaylord's Kustom Shop.

In 1960 Bill Hines moved back to California from a short stay in Detroit, and opened up Bill Hines Kustom Auto in Lynwood.

Dean Jeffries was born in Lynwood on February 25, 1933

Hot Rods of Lynwood, California

The Shit-T

Custom Cars of Lynwood, California

Dick Jackson's 1938 Chevrolet Sedan
Don Schaedel's 1940 Ford Tudor Sedan
Dean Jeffries' 1947 Mercury Convertible
Erney Gustafson's 1947 Studebaker
Buster Litton's 1949 Ford - The Panoramic Ford
Frank Sonzogni's 1950 Mercury
Brad Masterson's 1951 Chevrolet Fleetline
Ross Barnes' 1951 Chevrolet
Tommy D'Amico's 1952 Chevrolet Convertible
Walter Gilder's 1953 Mercury
Tom Von Pertz's 1954 Chevrolet
Dick Jackson's 1954 Mercury
Herb Conway's 1954 Mercury
Bill Sharpe's 1955 Chevrolet
George Barris' 1955 Chevrolet Truck - The Kopper Kart
Richard Axcell's 1955 Ford Pickup
Dean Jeffries' 1956 Porsche 356 Carrera
Carl Swenson's 1957 Chevrolet
Dick Jackson's 1958 Ford Thunderbird
Tom Von Pertz's 1960 Chevrolet Impala

Shops In Lynwood

Barris Kustoms
Bill Hines Kustom Auto
Cerny's Custom Shop
Chavez American Auto Tops
Earl's Custom Shop
Gaylord's Kustom Shop
Masterson Kustom Automobiles
Mersearu's Body Shop

Used Car Lots of Lynwood, California

Forey Wall Used Cars

Events In Lynwood

Fire Party 2009

Citizens of Lynwood, California

Bill Sharpe
Brad Masterson
Dean Jeffries
Dick Jackson
Don Schaedel
Earl Harman
Eddie Martinez
Erney Gustafson
Frank Sonzogni
Herb Conway
Junior Conway
Richard Axcell
Tom Von Pertz
Tommy D'Amico
Walter Gilder


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