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Hearse CBP End date: October 31st, 2025.

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 8:38 PM
Never heard of a Lee kit..... What's that all about? I did once buy a Mad Dog model of the '60s Batmobile.... All it was, was a big chunk of resin, and it pretty much put me off of buying resin kits since.




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Posted by modelbuildngrandpa on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 8:42 PM
All about Lee kits. http://scaleautomag.com/sca/community/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=32798
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 8:58 PM
Thanks Modelbuildingrandpa. Sounds like something I will avoid!




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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 9:28 PM
That looks great!

I'm very pleased with the progress. It's not an easy project. Thanks for taking pictures!
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Posted by Wayne Farmer on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 11:28 PM
Eraseone, what an awsome job on that Cadillac. We didn't see many flower cars or open hearses here in Winnipeg but what a beauty. If its not a flower car please accept my apology for my ignorance. Its unreal................FARMER
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, May 25, 2006 6:22 PM
Erase, What color you going to paint it? I can't wait to see it finished, it's going to look awesome!




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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, May 28, 2006 12:47 AM
Not sure, I can't decide. Might post up some concept renderings soon and get some opinions.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, May 28, 2006 5:19 AM
Sounds like an Idea Erase!









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Posted by modelbuildngrandpa on Sunday, May 28, 2006 8:15 PM
Had a setback on the 67 flowercar, I got a built-up Jo Han 67 Cad, and trying to clean up the mounting pegs for the glued in headlamps I pushed too hard and broke the right fender. Worse is a good sized piece went flying and is now MIA. I guess thats what sheet styreen and putty are for. I have replacement headlamps from modelhaus to fit to.
The old brittle plastic is not helping with the broken and missing windshield post either.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, May 28, 2006 9:05 PM
I have a broken off front clip to a Jo-Han '66 Cadillac Heavenly Hearse kit if that will help Modelbuildingrandpa. Let me know if it will work, and I'll send it to you. You can e-mail me to let me know, and I also have headlights for it too.




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Posted by modelbuildngrandpa on Sunday, May 28, 2006 9:41 PM
Thanks for the offer !! I allready have the Modelhouse headlights, and the missing fender piece is ihe inside near the grille and is flat so it should be easy to repair.
I just needed to vent I guess.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 29, 2006 7:56 AM
Not a problem, I've been told I'm a good listener.... We've all gotta vent once in a while! Let us see some pics when you get it back together! have a good one Modelbuildingrandpa.




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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 01, 2006 9:12 AM
Sorry to hear about your problems with your model Grandpa, I'm looking foward to seeing it. I've been working on the interior conpartment, trying to iron out manufacturing faults in the kit and resculpting the seat. The front wheelwells on this kit are awful, alright if you want a curbside model but that's not what I'm after so I've been resculpting them too. I've had to do it a few times over to get it right. No progress photos today, just concept renderings I made on photoshop. They're pretty rough, I couldn't find any good photo's of a 58 Superior flower car to start with so I made the frontal view out of a picture an ambulance and the rear view out of a photo of a hearse. They're just mocked up to get an idea about colors, wheels and trim options. The first one is pretty simple, flat black, not too fancy. The other two I messed around with 60 Series chrome trim and bright colors. Some feedback would be much appreciated, different wheels, hubcaps, colors, trim , pinstripe, scallops or plain? I've produced too many variations and now I can't decide. (Didn't post them all here, I didn't want to take up too much room.)






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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 01, 2006 10:02 AM
I like the poyple one!




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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 01, 2006 10:54 AM
i'm just working on the 59, nothing worth posting up yet but i will update you guys soon enough. the rear windows have been covered with sheet plastic and the putty throwing has begun.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 01, 2006 4:46 PM
DUCK!!!!! Emillion's throwing putty!!!!!!




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Posted by modelbuildngrandpa on Thursday, June 01, 2006 4:49 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by erase one

Some feedback would be much appreciated, different wheels, hubcaps, colors, trim , pinstripe, scallops or plain? I've produced too many variations and now I can't decide.



The Aqua looks very 50's but I'd have to vote purple too. I'd also have to say the rest (tailgate pinstripes, wide whites, 5 spokes, ect.) is right on !

Having found that GM ran the 59 commercial chassis untill 64, (look for the wrap-around windshield tall glass ) I've decided to mate an old Jo Han 64 Caddy convert hith a missing windshield frame with a Ghostbusters 59. Should take some work but end up OK.
I'll get something posted soon.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 01, 2006 5:02 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by californiakid

DUCK!!!!! Emillion's throwing putty!!!!!!







LOL! that was too funny!
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 01, 2006 5:38 PM
Thank you, thank you.... I'm here all week, try the veal, and don't forget to tip yyour waitress!




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Posted by modelbuildngrandpa on Thursday, June 01, 2006 9:59 PM
In checking out old Jo Han kits on ebay I see the 66 Ambulance sells cheaper then the 66 Hearse. Just how much differance is there in the kits besides the side windows / landow irons ?
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 01, 2006 10:09 PM
You get the ambulance floor tub instead of the flat hearse one with rollers molded in. You get the lights siren and stretcher stuff which is nice. I would gladly take those off your hands LOL.....You won't get curtains. The chrome crosses could come in handy some day too. The ambulance is well worth bidding on. You don't get the custom parts. That's about it.

Consider making it a combo with the removable landau panels, or the limousine style. I used to have a source for the curtains and landau bars.
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Posted by modelbuildngrandpa on Thursday, June 01, 2006 10:44 PM
Big thanks ! Yeah, I was thinking about a limo type !
Someone was selling resin casket tables on ebay (rear floors with rollers) about 2 years ago. Sure could use one now !
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 02, 2006 7:05 AM
californiakid our own comedian! lol
i've decided to do my '59 custom style,
so it'll be lowered on sombreros (i think) wrapped in fatty whitewalls.
still considering other colors than black but gloss black i know will look good. we'll see.
i'll build a resin superior stock instead. and the chopped 59 as another custom,
although those will not be started before i finish this 59.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 02, 2006 2:23 PM
wow. That was a long read from Page1. :p

First post here. I have not built a model (aside from RC stuff) in a long long time. That's about to change though...

I own a 1:1 66 Cadillac Superior Limo Crown Royale 3way hearse. My intent is to duplicate it in model form. So far, from what I have found on ebay anyway, my best bet for this is to pick up the 66 Superior Ambulance resin kit and shave the hightop of the roof.

Oh - and yes a Flower Car can carry a casket - there is space under the flower table for it.

Here is a pic of our DED SLD. It's a little rougher now and getting a remake:


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Posted by modelbuildngrandpa on Friday, June 02, 2006 4:55 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Dukk


Oh - and yes a Flower Car can carry a casket - there is space under the flower table for it.



Not all of them.
Of the two main styles the "east coast" flower cars, like erase ones 58, carry a casket under the flower tray. These were built on Cadillac commercial chassis and were coachbuilt from the cowl back.
The "west coast', or "Chicago" style were built from Cadillac passenger cars, were short wheelbase and were more of a "El Camino" type car (with a stainless steel flower tray) and could not carry a casket. These did not replace the hearse but joined the prosession.

And NICE three way !
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 02, 2006 5:18 PM
that's a sweet ride dukk, some nice scenery as well!
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 02, 2006 5:47 PM

Dukk! We hope you'll join us on our quest to make people wonder about us, and our favorite models.... Have a scary good time!!!!




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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 02, 2006 5:50 PM
P.S..... Go to other models, and click on "My other modeling hobby" and you can see my 1/10th scale R/C Grave Digger!




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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 02, 2006 8:44 PM
I have a 1/10scale RC Gravedigger body. Decent body, lousy decals..

I cannot believe I am getting back into this hobby... Shock
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 02, 2006 10:17 PM
Nice hearse Dukk, Superior's are definately my favourite. Welcome to the hearse build.

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