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Hearse CBP End date: October 31st, 2025.

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, August 28, 2006 5:52 PM
I filled in the remains of the factory side windows and sprayed a coat of primer to see where I'm at. Not bad, but no where near paint..



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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, August 28, 2006 6:48 PM
Cool. I hadn't seen any activity here for a while and kind of thought people had lost interest so I started a new topic in the Hot rod/Kustom section, but I guess if no one has any objections I'll keep posting here as well as in that topic. I just hope more people take interest in this topic and build some Hearse's and Flower cars, I can't get enough of them. In fact I've got another one about to drop for a 1 month wagon buildoff on another forum, top secret project. I'll start posting progress of that one as of the 1st.

Looks really good now Dukk, it's much easier to see what's going on now without the yellow plastic, lol. It's going very well by the looks of it, what are your other plans for it?

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, August 28, 2006 6:50 PM
Here's where I'm at with the chassis and suspension components, I've fabricated a new upper control arm and mount for the diff. Cut, drilled, hinged and extended the driveshaft. Cut up and modified the spindles for the front to get it as low as possible. Got a new driveshaft tunnel in the chassis, relocated the fuel tank and am generally tidying it up and detailing it ready for paint.







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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, August 28, 2006 6:51 PM
This is the modified bench seat before and after primer. I removed the ribbed pattern upholstery, retrimmed it and added piping made from stretched sprue.





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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, August 28, 2006 6:54 PM
Here's the whole thing mocked up. This is the last time you'll see it in bare plastic.





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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, August 28, 2006 6:55 PM






Primer today, upate coming soon.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, August 28, 2006 10:24 PM
I'm looking forward to it erase. Yours is coming along good too Dukk. I'll be back later to add to the pics and updates on mine, once I get back into it.




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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 3:20 PM
Update as promised. I finally got it in primer and had to post a mock up. It's still a bit rough and needs some attention but I'm pretty happy with it. The chassis still needs the airbags, which I'm just about to build, shocks which I'll build too and panhard bar for the diff plus all the mounts for those bits. The exhaust and fuel tank still need modifying as well but all the main stuff is done. Enjoy.





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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 3:22 PM




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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 3:23 PM




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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, August 31, 2006 10:41 AM
Erase One - I know I keep saying it but you continue to amaze me with the detail and quality of work. I'll have to pop into your other thread - anything to promote the Pro Cars.

As for the Deora - I still have some fill work on the body and then I can move along: make the wheel tubs, put in 'i think' a 440, make a table for the back and build a casket. It's slow as I am splitting the time working on my 1:1 hearse trying to get stuff done before the rainy season hits but I manage to move ahead bit by bit.

Paul
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 08, 2006 6:01 AM
My new hearse.







I cut an AMT 65 2+2 and extended it with a 65 Bonneville, grafted on a roof and tailgate from an old gluebomb Ghostbusters 59 Caddy. Scratchbuilt roof sides and replaced the top with pieces of both Pontiacs and part of a new Ghostbusters 59.

Most of the main bodywork is done, now I just need to detail it and get the interior and chassis finished.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 08, 2006 3:19 PM
oooh - a Pontiac. Very nice.

I'm considering starting another custom as well..
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 08, 2006 7:31 PM
Cool, what kind?

After posting the pics I thought it looked to long. I checked my measurements, cut it in half and shortened it a bit. DunceEvil I need to reinforce the A pillars where they've been lengthened and tilted.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 11, 2006 4:55 PM
^ Nice. Let me get this in first before someone else does. If you ever want to sell the Flower car or this one, let me know. Smile


As for the next one - not sure, it will be a custom based on either a 57 Ranchero or a 70 Superbee. Maybe I should do both? Odd enough? Mischief
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, September 16, 2006 7:58 PM
Thanks Dukk but I don't think I'll ever sell anything I build, I wish I knew how to cast resin! Progess is coming a long well, my connection's been down all week and I've been sick but I'm getting there, update pic's soon.

The Ranchero based hearse sounds cool, I can't imagine what the Superbee would look like! No doubt it would very interesting and well built based on what I've seen of your work so far.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 28, 2006 9:57 AM
You need to get someone to make a copy of it erase.... That is awesome!




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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 28, 2006 7:41 PM
Thanks Cali kid, I know Ayotollah did one a while back then vanished but I had to have one too. I wish I could cast it for everyone, I don't know how (yet!!!) I don't know any resin casters who are experienced making two part molds with undercuts, I have asked around. In future this is something I would like to get into, I'm just doing my homework on casting and practicing doing conversions. After a long break from the hobby I'm just trying push myself to see what I can build.
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Posted by gratch73a on Friday, September 29, 2006 6:44 AM
The deora hearse is a neat idea. Can't wait to see more!

Hey CK how's it going? beers to you!
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 29, 2006 11:20 AM
Pretty good Matt, How ya been?

Erase, Have you checked with Jimmy Flintstone? He might be able to do it.... Ya never know! If I even had an idea, I would do it for you, but I don't have the first clue




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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, October 06, 2006 4:44 AM
How's everyone doing?




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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, October 07, 2006 10:40 AM
Filling, sanding, priming..

Work is slow and unexciting but progressing nonetheless. I think i'm just going to use the kit slant6.. Can't see it anyway.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, October 16, 2006 11:58 AM
That's cool. Looking forward to seeing it!




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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, October 28, 2006 11:59 PM
Hi folks! I'm finally starting to work on my models again! I've been on vacation this week, and I've been working on my hearses again. Hopefully this isn't a temporary phase I'm going through, and end up being "Burnt out again". I'll take photos of my progress soon. until then, let me know how your hearses are coming along!




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Posted by MillerMeteor on Sunday, October 29, 2006 5:30 AM
How `bout a Superbird hearse? Evil Thought just occured to me, I`ll see what I can get done through the winter!

On the bench (cos I see people put that in here!):

* Scratchbuilt Peterbilt 351 (finished)/Fruehauf tanker - The Duel Truck

* 1977 Pontiac Ventura 'Cannonball Run 2011' CBP Entry

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, October 29, 2006 8:27 AM
Now that would be wild MM! I've seen pics on the internet of '57 chevy hearses, and I've been thinking of doing one of those when I finish the pro street hearse.



or maybe something like this? YIKES!!!!!!






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Posted by Flymeister on Sunday, October 29, 2006 2:46 PM
Heya Peeps... Received my Ecto1 kit last week and I immediately started to convert it .... have i got plans for this baby.....

I had a old eldorado convertible kit in my spares box and most of the parts seem to fit without (much) conversion. Already cut open the hood, trimmed off the original fittings and cut out the rear door.

WISH ME LUCK.... pics to follow soon ;-)
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, October 29, 2006 8:26 PM
Welcome Fly! Looking forward to seeing the pics of your hearse! If you need any info, just ask, we'll be glad to help out as best as we can. Happy hearsing!




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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 13, 2006 3:02 PM
Hey guys, how's everyones projects working out? I hear you on feeling burnt out Cali kid, I'm just coming out of a burnt faze now. That's why I haven't been on here for a while, hopefully I'll have some progress to show you guys soon. That Mercedes hearse is nuts, I guess giants gotta go out with style too.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 13, 2006 3:57 PM
I'm seeing this thread for the first time. Ending date 2025??? Hilarious...Big Smile

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