Schelhaas Custom Shop

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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.
Sandy Kroll's 1953 Chevrolet, of Lakewood, California was restyled by Frank Sonzogni and Schelhaas Custom Shop. The painting was done by George Newton, and striping by Dean Jeffries.
Custom Cars September 1957 claimed that Schelhaas restyled Bill Burnett's 1955 Ford Crown Victoria around 1955/1956.
Danny Purinton's 1956 Mercury of Long Beach, California. Danny was a member of the Lakewood Creators car club, and his Mercury was restyled by Ed Schelhaas at Schelhaas Custom Shop. George Newton, Schelhaas' painter, painted the car in a lustrous Bahamas Blue Metallic nitro lacquer. Watson pinstriped the car in imitation Gold July 21, 1956, the night before the third annual Norwalk Motorcade. According to Larry, 22 pinstriped cars were entered in the show. Von Dutch had four, Dean Jeffries had seven, and Larry Watson had eleven.

Schelhaas Custom Shop was operated by Ed Schelhaas. George Newton worked as a painter for Ed.


Ed Schelhaas - Owner
George Newton - Painter

Cars Restyled by Schelhaas Custom Shop

Howard Buysman's 1950 Chevrolet
Larry Watson's 1950 Chevrolet - The Rose Mist / Grapevine
Santo Vasques' 1950 Chevrolet
Lowell Helms' 1950 Ford
Pete Angress' 1952 Ford Victoria
Sandy Kroll's 1953 Chevrolet
Roger Miller's 1953 Ford
Bill Burnett's 1955 Ford Crown Victorian
Danny Purinton's 1956 Mercury
Floyd DeBore's 1958 Pontiac Bonneville


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