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Hearse CBP End date: October 31st, 2025.

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ebay
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, November 28, 2005 11:40 PM
there was a cuple hearse on ebay last week
i won one that was a junker or so the guy who sold it to me said it was a fire resq ambulance that some one made in to a hearse
hey hearse man how is sara doing?

all it need was a little cleaning and reglueing in places johan hearse kits are hard to find but every now and then u get lucky and find a few that are unopend
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 1:13 AM
Hey cookiedude, how about some pics of those coaches? If you feel the need to get rid of those hacked up hearses, send them down here, i'll use them for junkers.
Sarah was doing ok last I heard. How do you know Sarah?
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 2:17 AM
Hello Cookiedude, and welcome to the Scale auto forum, and the Hearse CBP! Post some pics of your hearses when you get a chance. Mine are posted in my Fotki album, and you are more than welcome to take a look. Just click on the link in my signiture. Again,





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  • From: Flathill, Trondheim, Norway
Posted by Atmobil on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 3:19 AM
Velcome CookiedudeSign - Welcome

Thanks for the good info Hearse ManThumbs Up
But how can you tell them apart? Do each coachbuilder have a special trademark or are they all different?
Gaute Halsaunet TTT (Things Take Time) http://photobucket.com/albums/y223/Atmobil/ http://www.hubgarage.com/mygarage/Atmobil
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 12:25 PM
Ok Atmobl, I'll stick with the older coaches because that is mainly what we model here.

Superiors are my favorite, they can be identified by the arched curve of the top of the windows and the forward slanting C pillar. Such as in the picture of my 68 Superior Pontiac Royle Limo style Combination Coach. They have the same structure in the ambulances too. It changed in 71. But Superior put a kickup on the lower vinyl roof line in 71 so that is how you identify the Superiors in the 70s. The second picture shows this on my 71 Superior Cadillac Sovereign Combination Coach. The kick up is right at the end of the window on my coach but would be in the same place on a all cars. The 59 Superior was used in "Harold & Maude" note the D piller is slanted foward from the top to the bottom as in the picture of my old 59 Superior.




Sayers & Scovill, known as S&S, have a kickup on the 60s models but it was a Z shape. In the 70s they went to a Superior type shape, but smaleer and farther back. S&S landau bars have the center button hanging off to one side of the bar itself and not centered. The center button should be hanging below the landau bar. Plus S&S landau bars are painted, no other coachmaker did this. Here is a picture of my 75 S&S endloader. 59 S&S cars were pretty tame by 59 standards, notice the landau bars in the picture.



Miller-Meteor, known as M-M, not M&M, are more square type of styling. These are the Jo Han models everyone is familiar with. Chrome landaus, straight with sharp angles on the ends. See all the pics in this thread. 59 M-Ms were the kind used for the Ectos.

Eurekas were the more Gothic looking coaches . I think they went out of business around 64. The 59s were very rounded looking rooflines and flowing landaus.


Hope this helps.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 7:45 PM
You're awesome Hearseman! I appreciate all the info you have provided for this CBP! How is everyones vehicles coming along? The '66 Jo-Han pro street is coming along, but I haven't been able to get much done due to work. I've got the 1 piece head lights ready to be molded in, and I'll have pics for it soon.




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Posted by AaronW on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 9:12 PM
Well since this has become hearse-ology 101, maybe you can answer a question for me. What are the landou irons for? I bought a resin M-M 59 Cadillac for the irons to use on my Jaghearse (when ever I get around to building it), but I have no idea why they put these on hearses.
I'm going to use the M-M without the irons as a combination hearse / ambulance like many small town funeral homes used.

Thanks
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Posted by Drackopolis on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 10:21 PM
I'm building another Hearse themed project, but i'm not documenting the build here, pics will be posted when its done.

You all have some really nice builds going on in this CBP, keep up the awesome work.
Rev. James D. Baker www.bakerministries.org
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Posted by Atmobil on Thursday, December 01, 2005 8:17 AM
Thanks for the fantastic info Hearse ManThumbs UpThumbs Up
Really greatYeah!!

As for my To die For-d, it is sitting idle waiting until I finnish of the Booze-mobile truck. I hope that I can finnish it of before teh next meeting in the modelclub (dec 12.) and then I may have some more time on the '37. Not much work to do on it....just mount the body on the bottom half and do up the lights and all.

But what should I build next? I am like the idea of building one of the Trumpeter limos as a hearse but it may be a lot more work than I think. A VW Type2 Panel van from Hasegawa would be a lot easier....but would it look as cool?
I also have a mad idea of making a "tuner-hearse" from a Subaru Legazy wagon I got...with big wheels and stuff from an Impreza WRC. Painted flat black of courseClown
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 01, 2005 10:02 AM
over here the putty is getting thrown like never before!
update pics soon.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 01, 2005 1:01 PM
Aaron, the landau bars are a hold over from the horse drawn days. Back then the buggies had the convertible type top and a set of landau bars held them up on the outside. Some late 60s early 70s Thunderbirds had them too.
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Posted by AaronW on Thursday, December 01, 2005 5:10 PM
Ok so just tradition then, I didn't know if there was something more to it or not. I find hearses interesting but I don't know that much about them except where they cross over with ambulances.

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, December 02, 2005 10:58 AM
It's been a while since I've checked into this thread - so my apologies for my absence, and my gratitude for extending the deadline to May 1st!

I was inspired by building a custom '70 Bonneville the other day, to get out my Ecto Cooler and make some headway. My original putty job on the roof wasn't quite perfect, and I'd let it sit for a while (at one point, even outside).

But, after dropping some coin for a new pack of sanding films, and carefully applying some more Tamiya putty, I've finally got a roof that I think will turn out just fine. There's a couple edges I can feel need a bit more sanding, but I'm finally really satisfied with the way it looks and feels.

Now the problem is that it's snowing here - ugh. I'll hopefully find some way to get this thing shot with paint, I swear!

I'm also thinking of building the ski boat from the MK Bonneville release to match the Ecto. The trailer hitch from the Bonne fits perfectly over the rear frame rails on the Polar Lights chassis - I'm thinking this will look really nice when it's all said and done...
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Posted by Atmobil on Sunday, December 04, 2005 11:21 AM
That sound like a good idea mcca6392. I am thinking of building a diorama with the MK bonne and boat/trailer.

But does anyone know what types of other cars have been used for hearses in the states? What models from what brands?
Other than Cadillac, who supplied chassis for hearses/ambulances?
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Posted by Slabbedask on Sunday, December 04, 2005 12:42 PM
C'mon Gaute, dare to be different. Build a streched Pacer wagon hearse! That should stand out on the contest tables....!!Big Smile
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, December 04, 2005 4:00 PM
Atmobil, Just about every full sized car was made into a hearse or ambulance at some point. Two of the big 3 coachmakers used Cadillacs but they had what they called "Second Tier" cars. M-M used Olds and called them Cotner-Bevingtons. Superior used Pontiacs but used the Superior name for them. There was also a brand that used Buicks called Flxible, not mispelled. National make coaches from alot of different makes. Seibert used Fords alot. Henny used Packards exclusively. Economy, ACC, and Comet were others.
Here is a link to the Phantom Coaches website for orginal sales lit for alot of different manufacters. Take a look and satrt building something.
http://www.phantomcoaches.org/saleslit.html
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Posted by Atmobil on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 3:29 PM
Thanks for the link to yete another great site Hearse manThumbs Up

Like that idea you got there Slabbedask. Why not build it your selfClown
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Posted by AaronW on Wednesday, December 07, 2005 9:21 PM
Well if its not to late to join in I just picked up again on a project I started last year. I'm using Revell's 1970's Van to build an ambulance inspired by Mother, Jugs & Speed. It will become the Flagship of my fictional Rocket Ambulance, a somewhat shady ambulance company from the days when there was little regulation or standards for emergency medicine and the best patient care was provided by a big motor and a fast driver.



I will warn you, the interior is very 1970's and I plan to use some color combinations that are now illegal in most civilized countries. Smile

So, can I join in?
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Posted by Atmobil on Thursday, December 08, 2005 3:12 AM
Wow. That looks great and your plans sound cool. You are more than welcome with your build.

I did get on of does 70's Chevy vans of Ebay a while back, but with the model not complete I do not have any plans for it. But your build did give me another ideaSmile
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  • From: Sandefjord, NORWAY
Posted by MillerMeteor on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 9:04 AM
Hi guys, hope you`ll let a 'Hearse Rookie' participate!

Awesome modelsfolks, I just love them, have given me great inspiration! I just finished my first 1:25 scale hearse (first 1:25 model I`ve ever made, come to think of it), used the Polar Lights Ecto 1 model. I`ll post a few pics of it when I figure out how to post pics Big Smile

Waitin for a Jimmy Flintstone 1948 Chevy Barnett hearse to drop down in my mailbox along with the Jo-Han heavenly hearse, I`ll see how much mess I can make out of them Big Smile

Oh well, I`ll drop in here once in a while!

Stian

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* 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 Tuesday, December 13, 2005 3:42 PM
Wecome M-M, Does your name, like mine, mean you own a hearse?
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Posted by MillerMeteor on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 7:57 AM
Nah, I wish though. Live in Norway, and their pretty tough to come across, if there is any here at all.... But, when the finances are up to it, I am planning on importing one, I just love em.

Btw, does a picture have to be on a webpage to post it here?

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

* 1977 Pontiac Ventura 'Cannonball Run 2011' CBP Entry

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Posted by MillerMeteor on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 8:15 AM


Ahh, there we go! Wasnt as hard as I thought! There she is though, I made her completely stock, except for slightly lowered front suspention, but I think that suits the car nice.

Anyway, here`s the car I modeled her after too.

http://www.luckyfish.com/hearse.html

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 MillerMeteor on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 9:14 AM
Oh, and another thing: does anyone have a list of the hearse kits that have been made in 1:25/1:24 scale? I have found about 2-3 different kits, and a few Jimmy Flintstone resin bodies. I have some shelf place that`ll fit 5-6 cars, so I thought I`d fill the space with hearses.

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* 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 Wednesday, December 14, 2005 9:33 AM
If you read through this post I listed all the 1966 hearse models that were built. Then you have the Ectos and the resin bodies for it. The other is a 48 Barnette resin body that requires alot of scratchbuilding.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 10:45 AM
Got a few going....



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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 10:51 AM
And some more.....

THE SAME RED ONE.....


M/M COMBO:





This has been completed since the pic was taken.......
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Posted by MillerMeteor on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 1:13 PM
One thing though: How do you guys make the chrome trim? I just use regular silver, and I`m not satisfied with that. Do you get like a chrome paint or something?

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

* 1977 Pontiac Ventura 'Cannonball Run 2011' CBP Entry

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Posted by MillerMeteor on Thursday, December 15, 2005 5:50 PM
Ok, here`s the next project!






It came to me in a dream (or should we call it a nitemare). Not sure what it`s gonna qualify as, I guess the closest thing will be a dragster. I had this old, old Matchbox/AMT Peterbilt 352 Cabover parts kit that`s just been takin up space. Just found out that the frame for it fits the ECTO 1 body PERFECTLY when it comes to length! So I found some parts here and there and started scratchbuilding a frame that would suit it as far as enginemounts and suspention goes. I also had this old Chevy engine from a 1962 Corvette (the car is dead and buried, just saved the engine) which I put right in front of the rear axle. Dont have all the ideas yet, but instead of a flip front, I thought I`d make it a 'flip back', and split the body behind the front door and make the rear end flip backwards. Never seen that before Big Smile So we`ll see what happens. Guess the next step is to order another Ghostbusters kit....

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 Thursday, December 15, 2005 6:40 PM
That's gonna be cool. Haulin' Hearse revisited. Something about hearses and 8-71 blowers...... never gets old.

My late friend from N.H. would be standing in the graveyard with his thumbs up saying "It's shaaaaaaahp, wicked shaaaaaahp!!!!"

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