Slammed VW Bus Builds Head To SEMA 2022

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Carry those surfboards in style.

It's crazy to think we'll have a new version of the iconic VW Bus in the Volkswagen ID. Buzz in 2024.

To tide us over, Kenny Pfitzer Designs will debut two custom Buses that will complement two clothing brands that "embody the style and class of the Southern California lifestyle."

FB COUNTY produces streetwear and has since 1991, with its clothes even appearing in The Fast and the Furious, while Original Cascade makes high-quality flannels, which inspired the seat upholstery for these two cars.

The builds are based around a 1963 Single Cab and a 1961 15-Window Deluxe, each featuring its unique look that will debut at SEMA this year.

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Each was totally stripped, then scanned in 3D to design each car's respective bodywork. That includes fender flares, wings, splitters, and rocker panels. Pfitzer says he used the CAD scans to build each panel out of a unique composite material.

On top of that, the interiors were totally stripped as well. Fully custom interiors feature plaid upholstery and CNC machined components for the gauge clusters, pedals, and other interior bits. Each Bus also got new air suspension, brakes, lighting, and electrical components- though Pfitzer didn't' go so far as to make either VW Bus electric.

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As you can see below, each bus appears to have the original (potentially asthmatic) engine in it. The one pictured below even features a wild four-into-one header designed by A1 Performance Exhaust Systems. Each motor's bay is shaved, leaving nothing but a few carbs and a distributor visible.

"We've had some very long days and had to overcome some massive design hurdles to bring this together, but in the end, it's all worth it. We are rolling into SEMA with two of the most stunning vehicles at the show, and that's what we do at KPD. This is where modern design meets timeless inspiration," said Kenny Pfitzer.

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Kenny offers some good news if you're in love with the look. Thanks to the design and build process, the look of each of these cars is well suited to production at a larger scale. KPD can duplicate all composite body parts, like the ones we mentioned above, and will begin taking orders for custom Wideboy VW Bus builds.

If you've already got a Bus, you'll have to pay KPD to do the work. Pfitzer says he will not make the kits available for individual use and installation, meaning the only way to get one is through KPD.

Both Buses will tour the US after SEMA is done, and pricing for the kits has not been announced.

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