Mike Clines

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Jerry Feigner's 1955 Chevrolet Bel-Air, of Wilmington, California. Jerry was a member of the Cut-Outs of Long Beach car club, and his Chevrolet was known as "Lil Honey Bee." In 1958 Mike Clines gave the car a scallop and pintripe paint job in his father's garage in Long Beach. Mike also added the chrome tape to the top of the car.
Mike pinstriped Floyd De Boer's 1958 Pontiac Bonneville after Larry Watson had painted it.
Mike pinstriped and scalloped Gary Simpson's 1958 Buick Special Hardtop, and according to Rod & Custom November 1958 the highlight of the car was the unique work he performed on it.

Mike Clines of Long Beach, California.


"I was fortunate enough to be raised in Long Beach, Califonia," Clines told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama in 2020. "I went to work for one of the best, Larry Watson, the year I graduated from high school, in 1959." Watson was Clines mentor.


Mike retired in 2019, and his young apprentice took over the shop. In 2020 he still had a small shop in his garage at home where he was venturing out doing some commissioned art pieces.


Cars Painted or Pinstriped by Mike Clines

Gary Thorton’s Ford F-100 Truck
Jerry Feigner's 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air - Lil Honey Bee
Dick Gonzales' 1955 Studebaker
Gary Simpson's 1958 Buick Special Hardtop
Floyd De Boer's 1958 Pontiac Bonneville




 

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