Resurrection of the Kid-Dean Chopped Squareback

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jick
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Resurrection of the Kid-Dean Chopped Squareback

Post by jick » 29th November 2015 - 9:22pm

Thought you guys might be interestesed to see this one..... Those of you who've been around the VW scene for a long time might remember this famous show-winning So-Cal car from the early 80's, built by famous car customiser Dick Dean (George Barris' main body guy) and his son Kid-Dean, now a hall of fame customiser in his own right.

Currently in my bodyshop just outside Birmingham getting put back to its former glory.

Have a look at www.custommotorbodies.co.uk Or on Instagram CustomMotorBodies for more photos etc.

Here it is in its glory days..

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Post by jick » 29th November 2015 - 9:27pm

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And a couple slightly more recent shots... Hoping to have this thing in paint in the new year...

Thanks.....Jick

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Post by markymarc » 30th November 2015 - 12:57pm

Another awesome vehicle I can't wait to see in the flesh/metal.....
Mark.

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Post by brimfull » 2nd December 2015 - 12:00am

No way, I can remember this from the Colin Burnham air cooled book I had in the mid 80s!!!

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Post by Danny Lord » 2nd December 2015 - 8:20pm

So glad this is in the U.K such a cool, iconic Car, really looking forward to seeing this completed, have seen some of the pics on facebook :)
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Post by jick » 2nd December 2015 - 9:57pm

Thanks guys!

We're really pushing to have it at the Volksworld show in April....loads to do, loads of paying customers cars that take priority..... Watch this space!

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Post by vwfye » 4th December 2015 - 11:03pm

would you be willing to post pictures of the inside of the roof to show the chop?
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