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Ed Seltzer's 1929 Ford Roadster of Tarzana, California. The car was originally built by Kenny Smith of San Gabriel, California. Ed bought the hot rod around 1954. After owning the roadster for a year or so, he wrecked it badly one night, and he had to completely rebuild it. Seltzer was into foreign cars and sports cars, and he added some European sports car flavor to the traditional hot rod. Ed and his family moved to Van Nuys in 1960, bringing the roadster along.
Watson's Custom Auto Painting - Two Locations. One of Larry Watson's business cards from the 1960s. Business was booming at the time, and Larry was running one shop in Paramount and one in Van Nuys. This card was donated by Marshall Tripp, who worked for Larry between 1966 and 1967. Card from The Kustomrama Business Card Collection.
The Body Shop of Van Nuys, California. Donated by Marshall Tripp, this business card comes from the office of Larry Watson. In 2018 Marshall recalled that Watson used this body shop up in the valley when he worked for him between 1966 and 1967. Photo from The Kustomrama Business Card Collection.
Bill Carter of The House of Custom Color. Donated by Marshall Tripp, this business card comes from the office of Larry Watson. The shop was located at 14373 Calvert St. in Van Nuys, California. The same address as The Body Shop. Photo from The Kustomrama Business Card Collection.

Hot Rods of Van Nuys

Ed Seltzer's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Phil Balkin's 1932 Ford Roadster

Custom Cars of Van Nuys, California

Chuck Zeglin's 1951 Chevrolet Boattail Roadster

Custom Body and Paint Shops of Van Nuys, California

Carter Pro Paint
The Body Shop
The House of Custom Color
Walt's Custom Studio

Custom Car and Hot Rod Clubs of Van Nuys, California

Chancellors of Van Nuys
Quarter Kings of Van Nuys

People of Van Nuys, California

Chuck Zeglin
Ed Seltzer
Phil Balkin


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