Gaylord's Kustom Shop

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A combined Barris Kustoms and Gaylord's Kustom Shop ad from Motor Trend November 1949.
An ad for Gaylord's from HONK! June 1953.
An ad for Gaylord's Custom Made Carpets from HONK! June 1953.
Bob Tormey's 1941 Mercury Business Coupe - The Titian
Marcia Campbell's 1949 Chevrolet Convertible was was upholstered by Gaylord in 1949.
Vince Ulloa's 1951 Chevrolet Four Door Fletline
Leon Welmas' 1952 Chevrolet Convertible, of Palm Springs, California was originally restyled by Al Andradeas for an unknown owner. Leon bought the under progress custom and completed the build. The top and interior were upholstered by Gaylord's Kustom Shop. Around 1954 Gaylord made a new overhung top for Leon.
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.
Larry Ernst's 1952 Ford Convertible of Toledo, Ohio. Restyled by Clarkaiser Custom Shop, the first version of the car, named "Pharaoh's Pacer", was completed in 1955 featuring a custom upholstery by Gaylord.. Larry was a Roman Catholic priest who later became a monsignor. Owning a radical and famous custom car put him at some odds with senior members of the church, so he showed the car under the fake name Grant Macklin.
Merlin Windham's 1955 Buick. Built in 1955, Merlin's Buick was dubbed the Dragon Wagon. Gaylord upholsted the car for Merlin.
Bill Burnett's 1955 Ford Crown Victoria featured a ful custom upholstery by Gaylord. Bill's Victoria was upholstered around 1955/1956.

Gaylord's Interiors was a kustom top and interior shop located on 7932 Atlantic Blvd in Bell, California. By 1953, Gaylord's shop was located at 5238 Imperial Highway in Lynwood.

Cars Restyled by Gaylord's Kustom Shop

Bill Gaylord's 1953 Oldsmobile Holiday Coupe


Cars Upholstered by Gaylord's Kustom Shop

Les Callahan's 1922 Dodge Roadster Pickup
Wayne Mahaffey's 1935 Ford Phaeton
Art Lehner's 1939 Ford
Doug Rice's 1939 Ford Coupe
Dick Carter's 1941 Ford
Frank Monteleon's 1941 Ford
Bob Tormey's 1941 Mercury Business Coupe - The Titian
Ben Mario's 1947 Buick
Cliff Rockohn's 1947 Mercury Coupe
Marcia Campbell's 1949 Chevrolet Convertible
Bill Taylor's 1949 Chevrolet
Buster Litton's 1949 Ford - The Panoramic Ford
Sam Barris' 1949 Mercury
Dick Ward's 1949 Chevrolet
Bob Dofflow's 1949 Ford
Jim Sanders' 1949 Ford Convertible
Junior Conway's 1950 Ford
Frank Sonzogni's 1950 Mercury
Ralph Testa's 1950 Mercury
Vince Ulloa's 1951 Chevrolet Four Door Fletline
George Growland's 1951 Ford Crestline
Bob Hirohata's 1951 Mercury
Johnnie Luna's 1951 Oldsmobile
Leon Welmas' 1952 Chevrolet Convertible
Tommy D'Amico's 1952 Chevrolet Convertible
Larry Ernst's 1952 Ford Convertible - Pharaoh's Pacer
Larry Martin's 1954 Mercury
Merlin Windham's 1955 Buick - "Dragon Wagon"
Bill Burnett's 1955 Ford Crown Victoria
Richard Axcell's 1955 Ford Pickup
R. M. Weber's 1956 Cadillac


Cars Featurind a Padded Top by Gaylord's Kustom Shop

Herb Ogden's 1941 Buick Convertible
Dick Carter's 1941 Ford
Don Vaughn's 1947 Buick
George Sinamark's 1947 Buick
Marcia Campbell's 1949 Chevrolet Convertible
Bill Taylor's 1949 Chevrolet
Mandy Holder's 1951 Mercury
Leon Welmas' 1952 Chevrolet Convertible



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