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History Wild Child's Custom Shop

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by grim, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. bowie
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    hang in there. here's to ya!
     
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  2. YJ4000
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    Good to hear from you.
     
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  3. grim
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    LIVE | KCMO
     

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    (Test Photos | Learning Phone & App.)
     

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  6. bowie
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    This thread should be required reading for any diehard hot Rodder ! Grim I for one could use another hit of your awesome history . Hope all is well with you.
     
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  7. YJ4000
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    Yeah, I agree. I was just think'in about this thread the other day.

    Ryan.
     
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  8. Look forward to any updates from Grim, keep at it.
     
  9. Well now,looks like you're off to a good start Grim . I know a few builders who would enjoy this thread. As for me, I love a good comeback story and yours fits the bill nicely. Good luck with your work and your future sir.


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    Custom interior pieces done by Wild Childs circa 1960s. Really cool stuff.

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  12. bowie
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    I'm not on Facebook what's the skinny on it? (Edit: this was in reference to a now deleted post)
     
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  13. bowie
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    Thanks for the updates....sounds like a sad tale for such a cool slice of history.
     
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  14. lodaddyo
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    Damn i just spent hours reading this entire thread. Crazy history. What the hell happened with justin? Crazy turn of events thats for sure. Like watching an M. Night Shyamalan movie
     
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  15. BrerHair
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    Looks like he is knee deep in building high lifter ATV's. Which reminds me of the swamp buggy racing in South Florida.
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    OK, sorry for the OT pic, but probably won't hurt this thread. Started with such great potential. Hoping Justin makes a ton of money building ATV's and can get WC's back off the ground again!


    My reaction also. Sure looks like vintage Wild Child's.
     
  16. Kan Kustom
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    I am confused. Anyone in the K.C. area know what's up with the Wild Child's shop ?
     
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  17. TheNightTripper
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    The kid sold the building. Sad story. A brilliant mind. I respect what he was trying to do with the hand he was dealt and trying to live and share something positive out of the place. Weird things happened around there in real life the dad kids and it wasn't at all good stuff. This legend and story of wild childs custom shop he wrote here is really something amazing, but from a guy whos been around know its not the story of jim greene the man. These stories say more about the kids rosey focus and state of mind. This kid took abuse. I don't know how he did it but the kid had heart. Enough said. Go Justin and don't look back! Steer clear of your Dad, you're the best thing that shop ever made! Your an inspiration.
     
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    The only reason I signed up here a while back was to follow this ride. I hope theres more to come.
     
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    This thread is epic!

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  22. town sedan
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    I'll never for get the few times I delivered parts to his shop in the late 90's. One interesting man indeed. My condolences to his family and friends.
    -Dave
     
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  23. Stu D Baker
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    Late 60's I would stop in and visit the guys at Wild Child's. Always some neat stuff going on. RIP Jim, and condolences to his family and friends.
     
  24. bowie
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    Grim, sorry for your loss.
     

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