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Hearse CBP End date: October 31st, 2025.

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, October 30, 2005 2:01 AM
what kind of sheets are those? do they include landau bars?
i could do it myself, surprisingly, our LHS carries evergreen styrene.
and i thought to get the bars from my haulin hearse resin copied with the method
in the link i posted up.
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, October 30, 2005 8:29 AM
this is how my '59 will look.

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, October 31, 2005 5:16 PM

To all the Hearse builders!






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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 02, 2005 6:23 PM
Here's an update on the custom '66 Jo-Han pro street hearse. I've got most of the custom body work done, all I have left is the headlight buckets shape to add, and drill two small holes in the back to add the tailights. The frame is on all four wheels, but I still need to paint it. I flocked the interior floor in black, and added the buckets seats from the Monogram pro street Chevelle. I installed the custom dash and console from the old Jo-Han Cadillac convertable, and installed a scratchbuilt column, and a parts box steering wheel. Not sure4 what color I want to paint the body yet. Either candy apple red, or black mettalflake... Or maybe a different color, I don't know. Oh well... Wish me luck!





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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, November 03, 2005 4:03 AM
good luck bud!
oh, and happy halloween, although we in sweden celebrate it next weekend.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, November 03, 2005 8:23 AM
Cool... That means if I move to sweden, I can leave my mask off for a whole week! This is a picture of me with my mask off:







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Posted by Atmobil on Friday, November 04, 2005 4:42 AM
haha....that was scaryBig Smile

Here in Norway we had Halloween on monday and now all the Halloween stuff is on sale in stores.

Lots of Hearse material in thereEvil
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 04, 2005 6:18 AM
Laugh
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 7:43 PM
Well... I finally found the perfect color for my pro street hearse: Phantom Gray by Dupli-Color. It looks like the black metallic I was looking for. I'll have to wait until I finish the headlights before I can do any painting on it, but the cap looks like black mettalic. I'll test it on an old hearse hood, and see how it looks. I'll let everyone know how it turns out. Later, and happy building!




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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, November 10, 2005 3:40 AM
Well... I took some pics tonight of all my hearses... Lets hope my camera is fixed. If it worked ok, then allI'll need to do is figure out how to post the pics here. Keep your fingers crossed that the pics come out ok tommorow!




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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, November 10, 2005 8:05 PM
Got my hearse pics in my fotki album if you want to see them...

http://public.fotki.com/Californiakid/

Check them out, and let me know what you think!




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Posted by Atmobil on Friday, November 11, 2005 1:57 AM
WOW!!!Wow!!Yeah!!Thumbs UpThumbs UpThumbs Up
Love your that 59, with flip front and all. Real coolCool

The first two pics in the album, the two engines. Are those kits aswell? And what kits?
Really like the clear oneThumbs Up
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 11, 2005 10:53 AM
Those are the Testors Hemi's. The orange one is the 1/6th scale, and the clear one is the 1/4th scale.




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Posted by Atmobil on Monday, November 14, 2005 5:14 AM
cool! Do you know if they are hard to get hold of and are they pricey?
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 14, 2005 11:53 AM
The 1/6th cost me $30 U.S., and the 1/4 cost me $75 U.S. I wouldn't even begin to know where you can get one in Norway. here's the links to each engine:

http://www.testors.com/catalog_item.asp?itemNbr=2261

http://www.testors.com/catalog_item.asp?itemNbr=2495

And here is three other engines by Testors, one is a Harley engine:

http://www.testors.com/catalog_item.asp?itemNbr=2631

http://www.testors.com/catalog_item.asp?itemNbr=2632

http://www.testors.com/catalog_item.asp?itemNbr=2662

I checked to see if there was a dealer in Norway, but there is none. Click above the pictures on authorized dealers, to see where the closest on to you is. Hope this helps Atmobil. Marshall.




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Posted by Atmobil on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 3:27 AM
I'm guessing ebay would be the answer but with does prices I think I'l have to wait and save up a bit before buying any. Search on ebay and it seems that 50$ and up is normal for the 1/4 and the 1/6 is from 25$ and up.
With shipping I guess it could easily come close the 100$ mark and then we are talking serious import duties aswell (50$ extra or more).
I'l think I'l stick to building 1/25 for nowSmile

And since we are in to hearses: has anyone ever seen a chinese hearse?

Only an idea from my side, Trumpeters chineese limo as a hearse build?Cool
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Posted by Slabbedask on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 11:32 AM
Get the Hong Qui with the big sunroof, and just throw a coffin in there....!Laugh
Seriously, it sounds like a good idea. The wheelbase looks like it's just right OOB, so it's just a matter of making the windows and the longer roof. And a rear hatch.....and a new floor........ and some coffin sliders........ and some flower rails..........
Hmmmm, sounds like you've got a bit of work............

Cool hearses, cali-kid! The angle-chopped pro street hearse will be mean!!
You're never too old to have a happy childhood...! http://public.fotki.com/slabbedask/
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Posted by Atmobil on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 3:49 PM
I got the one with teh big sunroof in the mail today so who knowsClown

I know it may come out as a bit of work but that never scares meWink
I have allready made some drawings of what it can look like. Sadly I do not have any scanner so I can not post it here (At least not now).
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 8:22 PM
Got some new photos of my projects on my fotki album, including a couple of photos of my 1/18th '59 caddy hearse. Take a look see and tell me what you think.

http://public.fotki.com/californiakid/




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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 8:41 PM
Just finished one of mine, 3 more to go. I got this one off e-bay wu=ith the body already painted, so I just did the rest.





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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, November 24, 2005 2:59 AM
Looks good Hearse Man. What did your Jo-Han hearses cost you? I paid almost $400 for the four I've got. Show us more when you get them going.




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Posted by Atmobil on Thursday, November 24, 2005 4:06 AM
400$!!!??? wow.....
Where did you get that 1/18 hearse Californiakid?
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, November 24, 2005 8:57 AM
The most I paid for a jo han hearse is $30. I got a Heavenly Hearse and a Fire Rescue Ambulance of e-bay, the seller had just listed them with the Buy-it-Now for $18.95 each. And had someone give me a rebuildable ambulance just this week. Plus I have 2 Ectos to build. A friend of mine has a real 1:1 66 M-M Cadillac limo style hearse and she is sending me an ambulance model for me to build into a replica of her car.



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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, November 24, 2005 11:19 AM
You got a heck of a deal for the Heavenly Hearse, Hearse Man It's listed in the collectors guide at $100, for a sealed kit. All the ones I bought were sealed, but I don't collect kits, I build them! LOL!

Atmobil, I bought the 1/18th online at a diecast web site... I just can't remember where. I'll see if I can find it again. I paid $102.00 for it, and it includes the casket and church truck.

Happy thanksgiving to you and yours! Later, Marshall.




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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, November 24, 2005 8:02 PM
The copper colored one was the only one I bought that was started. The others were open but not started.

The 1/18th 59 hearse and ambulance diecasts sell for $79.99 at most diecast websites. The hearse people waited 2 years for those to come out. Here is a picture of the hearse and flower car that they were was modeled after.



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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, November 24, 2005 8:56 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Hearse Man

The 1/18th 59 hearse and ambulance diecasts sell for $79.99 at most diecast websites.


With shipping and handeling, it cost me $102.00 total. I thought it was worth it. Thanks for the pics Hearse Man!




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Posted by Atmobil on Friday, November 25, 2005 4:08 AM
Wow! Wow!!
Looking at the roof of the flower car it strikes me how similar it is to the Ford Anglia and the Breezeway roofs you could get on some 60's Fords in the US.
Who made the conversions on these? I'm guessing it is not Cadillac factory made?
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 25, 2005 4:52 PM
There were 4 major coachmakers in the 50s and 60s. Superior, Miller-Meteor, Sayers & Scollville, and Eureka, went out of business in the 60s. All three are now owned by the same corporation. They would buy a Commerical Chassis from Cadillac which came as just a front end on a strecthed chassis. Other parts included were the front seat, door handles, hub caps, and coupe de ville quarter panels. The coach builders would build the rest of the car, hearse, ambulance,or flower car to the customer's specifications.
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need help bringing a hearse back to life
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 28, 2005 11:10 PM
hey yall i have a johan hearse body that i won off of ebay it needs a lot of help
the part were the bumper hooks in to the body is gone one of the door pillers is gone
i have a ambulince body that some nut job cut the back half of the roof off and guted the insides and cut it in half
this nut job cut up a old red ambulince not a later repop but a classic red there is a small cut in the left hand side by the bumper what i dont get is why cut up a classic


now some one said bild a hearse in any way i have two johan ambulince that i bilt as street rod
one is pepto pink it must have been a last run before johan whent belly up the other is classic black
the pink one runs a chevy 427 with quad 4 barel carbs taken from revell 39 chevy panle truck i drop the front a cuple inchs to give it the street rod look it has deep dish cragers
the black one runs a blown 454 from the revell heavy chevy along with the front axle it has a set of deep dish crager old school rims along with street slicks the ladder bars from the amt old pro nova now i got to find a good trailer for my prostock ghost busters hearse i am working on
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 28, 2005 11:17 PM
dont use any black sheet plastic go to wally world and use the tinted plastic sheeting they have there i used some frosted sheet to cover the windos it works and it is cheep

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