Back home, Jeffries applied his new skill with Kenneth Howard, who as Von Dutch set the Californian customising trends for cars and bikes. It wasnt long before garage door opener 9 switch was recruited by George Barris as in-house pinstriper for his prodigious output of cars for local celebs. His most high-profile work was to add the linearhighlights to Lil Bastard, James Deans ill-fated Porsche 550 Spyder, but he was responsible for the metalwork on the cut-down 32 Ford on the cover of The Beach Boys album Little Deuce Coupe too. Inevitably he departed to run his own shop, and the rivalry with Barris began.
It wasnt long before Dean was recruited by George Barris as in-house pinstriper of cars for local celebs garage door opener 9 switch working for Indy drivers, he would coordinate the paintwork of their cars and helmets, with Mobil Oil just one sponsor who paid for it. He even developed his own paint, Jeffries Indy Pearl, and was akeen early advocate of metalflake. Knowing that Jeffries was an enthusiast, Carroll Shelby called on him to paint the first of his Shelby Cobras in 1962 in three days! as a favour. I asked Shelby what colour he wanted, and he said Any colour you want. So, not knowing ifit was right or wrong, I painted it pearl yellow because I had heard on TV that yellow stood out the best.
' In return, Shelby gave him a Cobra small-block V8 and gearbox, and Jeffries installed them in his Mantaray, a one-off using the chassis of a 1939 Maserati 6CTF Grand Prix car with a single seat. This machine it was garage door opener 9 switch in the 1964 film Bikini Beach brought a flood of work for the Hollywood entertainment industry. As well as the Monkeemobile, there was also a Chrysler Imperial meanly modified for the Green Hornet TV show. Named Black Beauty, this was another car over which Barris would make false claims. However, the Landmaster from the post-apocalyptic 1977 movie Damnation Alley and the Moon Buggy from James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever were uncontentiously from Jeffries own imagination.