Ortega's Custom Shop
Ortega's Custom Shop was a custom shop in Bellflower, California owned and operated by Bill Ortega. Bill worked at Barris Kustoms until he opened up his own shop at 10116 Artesia Boulevard in Bellflower. Bill changed his name from "Bill Ortega" to "Bill DeCarr" because he didn't want his kids to have a hard time because of their last name. According to Larry Watson he changed it to DeCarr to make people think they were Italian. Bill took over Ed Schelhaaas' shop on Bellflower, and for a while he ran it with Ed's old sign, Ed's Auto Service Shop, still painted on the wall. Bill did a lot of bodywork for Larry Watson, and Larry did often rent a spray booth from Bill.
Cars Restyled by Ortega's Custom Shop
Yonny Koyama's 1959 Pontiac Bonneville
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