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History Dean Jeffries

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Ryan, May 7, 2013.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,502

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    There has been a lot of speculation as to the death of Mr. Jeffries. As it was just that, speculation, I deleted all of the posts until we could confirm whether or not it was true.

    I'm sad to report that it is true. We've lost Mr. Jeffries... An absolute legend in the custom world, but more than that - just a hell of a guy.

    He'll be missed.
  2. SuRfAcE_RuSt
    Joined: Sep 22, 2010
    Posts: 594


    RIP.. Another legend passes
  3. Damn this sucks. He built some amazing cars RIP.
  4. 80 years old and a life well lived. Bye Dean, we'll miss you!

  5. Church
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
    Posts: 2,817

    from South Bay

    So sad. I just drove past his place yesterday and it was all locked up. I feel so blessed to have met him and spend a bit a time in his shop.

  6. Church
    Joined: Nov 15, 2002
    Posts: 2,817

    from South Bay

    Hero. :(

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  7. R.I.P. Mr. Jeffries....
  8. mustang6147
    Joined: Feb 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,847

    from Kent, Ohio

    an un fortunate confirmation.....

    R.I.P. Mr Jeffries.

    What a legend
  9. Damn! That really does suck. One of the true greats in the car world, bar none. He'll be missed, that just goes without saying. Wow. One guy I would've loved to have met.
  10. davidvillajr
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
    Posts: 958


    I was hoping all the other posts were wrong.

    Sad day for the hobby.

    Godspeed Mr. Jeffries.
  11. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,688

    from Nebraska

    A sad day. Dean was indeed a great guy and welcomed us to his shop with open arms. He was a colorful man that had many great stories to tell. Rest in peace, Dean.
  12. Gone but Never Forgotten. RIP
  13. Glad you deleted all the threads that have been started in the last few days.

    Dean Jefferies was a true pioneer in the Customizing world,,his contributions live on! God Speed Dean! HRP
  14. To say he inspired me would be an understatement. Condolences to the family, may his legacy live on and the man rest in peace...

  15. scrubba
    Joined: Jul 20, 2010
    Posts: 938


    I know I'll miss him. Never met the man , always wanted to . scrubba
  16. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,631

    from Hypocrisy

    another one gone, such is life.
  17. 51 mercules
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
    Posts: 3,163

    51 mercules

    I'm really sorry to here that it is true.Dean built my merc for Phil sauers back in the 50's.My thoughts & prayers go to the family.RIP Dean.

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  18. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,762


    A very sad day indeed. My condolences to his family and legions of friends.

    While this is sad event for us here on earth I believe he is in hot rod heaven with his loving wife who he lost shortly before our visit to his shop. I can only imagine that he died from a broken heart as he was so in love and missed his wife terribly. RIP Mr Jeffries
  19. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,502

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Dean really was a genius in a lot of ways... I've often called him the most talented of the late 50's class of custom men.



    Not many people, even today, can pull off an a-symmetrical Maserati or a custom Porsche...
  20. Just saw his shop from the freeway as I was passing by and wondered. Sorry to hear about another mentor from our past leaving us. Took these at Ace Wilson's Royal Pontiac when I was a kid.....

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  21. shinysideup
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 1,627

    from ruskin, fl

    RIP to the legend.
  22. Thanks Denise, I'd been controlling my emotions until I read this. I hope he's laying down lines on Ezekiel's Chariot.
  23. jcapps
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
    Posts: 473

    from SoCal

    Best memory, when he was judging custom paint at a car show and picked my car as best flames. I talked to him later, what a nice guy. RIP
  24. RIP. God sure is assembling himself one hell of a build team.
  25. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 5,982


    RIP. The man had talent!
  26. Justin B
    Joined: Oct 11, 2003
    Posts: 2,198

    Justin B

  27. Cross Rodder
    Joined: Apr 14, 2008
    Posts: 321

    Cross Rodder

  28. eddie1
    Joined: Jul 27, 2006
    Posts: 560


    RIP. Another legend lost.
  29. Hamb_Sammich
    Joined: May 7, 2013
    Posts: 1

    from California

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