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Cadillac mirage!..
Posted by mini man on Saturday, September 22, 2018 7:03 PM

A PICKUP theyonly made aprox 250,so whichcar could I use in conversion?

 

Nigel.

 

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  • From: Douglas AZ>
Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, September 22, 2018 11:43 PM

What year ?

Most of those were "Flower Car's " for Funeral use. 

Based on the Factory Frame for a Fleetwood limousine.

The one's they made in 1975 / 76 had the Big Block 500 in them .... they could haul  ....well, you know.... they went fast !

After 1978 they were Custom made frame's by whatever coachbuilder was doing the conversion.

Any of the Jo-Han Ambulance / Hearse kit's could be used for this. 

( But the "collector's" will have a Seizure just thinking of Hacking up one of those kit's .)

For an older version , you can use the AMT Ghostbuster's / Ecto 1

Dont worry about the thumb print.... paint it rust and call it battle damage.

   Soon to be on the bench...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Sunday, September 23, 2018 1:15 AM

You need to know what the base car was. I made this Terminator 3 hearse out of a Revell Cadillac Lowrider kit

Terminator

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Posted by mini man on Sunday, September 23, 2018 11:58 AM

Aprox a 76 methinks....

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, September 23, 2018 4:36 PM

Look's like a 76 to me. But I cant tell who the Coachbuilder is. I cant see where all the Chrome trim is.. or isn't on the hood

Possably S & S  ( Sayer's & Scoffield ) Or their sub division Hess & Essendart.

( Not sure if I spelled Essendart correctly.) They would remove anything that Identified it as a Cadillac .

Bot, it look's like that's based on the 4 door sedan, not the longer wheelbase Fleetwood Limo frame.

 

 

Dont worry about the thumb print.... paint it rust and call it battle damage.

   Soon to be on the bench...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    December, 2010
  • From: Highland, UT
Posted by avidinha on Monday, September 24, 2018 6:17 PM

I've got some good news and some bad news.

The good news is that there is a kit of a Mirage. This is the one I made.

The bad news is that it's a Modelhause kit and no longer available.

I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S.

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    December, 2010
  • From: Highland, UT
Posted by avidinha on Monday, September 24, 2018 10:37 PM

This video is worth a watch if you want to know more about the Mirage.

https://youtu.be/f_kJlN_Sm0o

 

I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S.

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    December, 2003
  • From: Redding, CA
Posted by horsepower on Friday, October 05, 2018 1:52 AM

The Cadillac Mirage wasn't built as a flower car, but was intended all along as an El Camino type pickup and was available from a dealer and was built and sold as a pickup ala the El Camino. They were built in Chatsworth California and there are several different numbers on how many were actually produced and they were all 1976 model year vehicles that were built from the Cadillac Coupe DeVille. I have a jeweler friend that has two of them one is a dark metallic red and the other is a brown metallic. And they are definitely NOT flower cars as the "cab" portion is smaller and the bed area isnt near as high on the sides as the flower cars are. I remember seeing a magazine ad for them in 1976. I think it was in Car and Driver who did a review article about them.

There is more to the state north of San Francisco other than trees.
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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Friday, October 05, 2018 9:33 AM

Thanks for the info. I never knew these existed as a factory built car.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
       - Antoine de Saint-Exepury

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