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Hearse CBP End date: October 31st, 2025.

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, December 16, 2005 7:32 AM
M-M, I use the silver chrome by testor's and Bare Metal Foil for my chrome depending on the situation.
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  • From: Flathill, Trondheim, Norway
Posted by Atmobil on Friday, December 16, 2005 5:50 PM
Hey MillerMeteor: Welcome to see even more Norwegians here. Where do you live?
On your chrome question: I do not have much experience with it my self but you can buy a type of paint called Allclad (spelling?). It must be put on with airbrush but gives you a perfect looking chrome.

I love that idea with the truck frame and blower engine on a hearse bodyCool

I have had a somewhat similar idea.
I got a Airfix 1:24 Spitfire. Use the engine, RR Merlin V12, in a van or hearse body Clown

I really love the pics that are coming up here. Great stuffThumbs Up
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  • From: Sandefjord, NORWAY
Posted by MillerMeteor on Saturday, December 17, 2005 6:50 PM
Hi Atmobile! I`m glad to see there are some Norwegians here, didnt thing there were many norwegians into modeling hearses! I live in Sandefjord by the way.

Still waitin for the ECTO I ordered though.... Why cant they deliver overnight at a reasonable price? Big Smile

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  • From: Sandefjord, NORWAY
Posted by MillerMeteor on Saturday, December 17, 2005 6:54 PM
Oh btw, I just ordered custom 1:25 licence plates for the first hearse I buildt: 'COMIN4U' :P

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Posted by Atmobil on Saturday, December 17, 2005 7:24 PM
Haha...thats coolCool
I knind of fell into hearses just buy chance, sitting and looking at the Revell 37 Ford Delivery. It looked so boring that I had todo something fun to it. And the then it hit me: Hearse!! Thats what I'm going to build. So that is how Project to Die For-d was bornBig Smile
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  • From: Yosemite, CA
Posted by AaronW on Sunday, December 18, 2005 3:43 AM
Nice to see a little life has been breathed back into this build...


Anyway, I've done a little work but I'm having some paint issues, when I use spray paint it just isn't curing, its still tacky after at least a week, I even tried putting it above the fire place to get it nice and warm. So until I get this fixed I'm kind of stuck. Not really sure whats going on with the paint but I'm blaming the cold wet weather.

Here is where I got on the van, unfortunately the interior colors are pretty much taken from an ambulance I worked on many years ago (and my eyes still hate me for that).



http://www.geocities.com/cnf_e32/index.htm
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  • From: Yosemite, CA
Posted by AaronW on Sunday, December 18, 2005 3:54 AM
And this is one I started while I waited for the paint to dry on the van. Unfortunately I'm having the same problem with it too. This is Revell's 66 Chevelle wagon.







For any of you looking for an unusual ambulance / hearse, I started one of those 48 Barnett bodys, the Galaxie 46-48 Chevy is a very nice kit and the Jimmy Flintstone resin body fits pretty well. You do need to lengthen the frame and interior floor of the Chevy but I didn't find it that hard to do since it is a pretty basic modification, if you have done any scratchbuilding with styrene I don't think it would be much trouble. The quality of the kit and resin body makes it pretty easy, just watch the length, that was the hardest part for me, extending it enough, but not too much.

Here is one of the Barnett's built up. THIS IS NOT MINE, I just found it on the web, it is the Galaxie kit and Jimmy Flintstone body.

http://home.att.net/~jimschultz/amb/amb.html

For you guys in Norway, supposedly a couple of these Chevy Barnett type ambulances were shipped to Finland as part of an aid package during the 1939 Winter War, obviously a little earlier model of chevy but the pic I saw of some on the NYC loading dock looked pretty similar.
http://www.geocities.com/cnf_e32/index.htm
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, December 26, 2005 4:30 PM
I like the Jimmy Flintstone ambulance for the Galaxie Chevy, but does he make a hearse body, or does it have to be modified?




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GHOST BUSTERS NASCAR
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 11:25 PM
the ghost busters nascar hearse is finish other then the rollcage and numbers and windo net i used the tires and cage from the revell # 48 chevy
i bilt a 2nd one mostly stock other then custom rims from a revell easy snap vett it is primer black
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  • From: Sandefjord, NORWAY
Posted by MillerMeteor on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 2:35 PM


Guess the pic speaks for itself :P Thats the new licences on the 59 Caddy hearse!

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

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  • From: Flathill, Trondheim, Norway
Posted by Atmobil on Thursday, December 29, 2005 4:09 AM
Thats cool. Have you ever seen the movie "Jeepers creepers"?
The licence plate on the 41 (?) Chevy COE says BEATNGU. That is also a scary looking truck/van that could do well as a hearse/coroners van. The movie is not very scary but the truck is...Smile
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  • From: Sandefjord, NORWAY
Posted by MillerMeteor on Saturday, December 31, 2005 11:46 AM
Ok, I am in dire need of some ideas for my next hearse! Received my ECTO today, but the truck frame seem to have been misplaced, so I gotta come up with something else. Now, I`ve shaved off all the door handles, the chrome trim around the hood etc, and I`m going for that 'clean' look. Was thinkin og lowering it to the ground or more, and I thought I`d give her a flat black paint for that classic 'redneck' style. I`ll also need some wheels to go with it, so I was thinking wide whitewalls with regular metal rims, no hubs or chrome or anything like that.... What do you guys think? Any thoughts or ideas, please post em!

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

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 31, 2005 6:36 PM
I got 2 '59 Cadillac 2 door coupes for christmas, and I planning to cut the 2 frames apart and make a longer frame for the flip nose hearse. I'll let you know how it comes out.




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  • From: Trondheim, Norway
Posted by Slabbedask on Sunday, January 01, 2006 5:07 AM
MM, how about a classic custom look for that 59? Get RM's 59 Impala custom kit, plenty of cool stuff in that. Imagine the heavy look of a big, black hearse with cruiser skirts, a cap, and some cleaning up in the front and rear area. Or maybe load it with even more chrome.......
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  • From: Sandefjord, NORWAY
Posted by MillerMeteor on Sunday, January 01, 2006 6:05 AM
Slabbedask, I just ordered the Jimmy Flintstone 1948 Chevy Barnette hearse and the Galaxie CHevy Fleetline kits that I thought I`d do that with! Give it a heavy custom look, with lots of chrome and the cap that comes with it. NOT looking forward to the scratchbuilding though !

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

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 03, 2006 3:17 PM
Miller- Let me know what all needs to be done to the kit. Also if it comes as a hearse too.




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  • From: Sandefjord, NORWAY
Posted by MillerMeteor on Thursday, January 05, 2006 11:15 AM
What needs to be done on the Fleetline/Barnette hearse is to lengthen the frame, underside of the body and the interior, so it`s all about styrene modeling. The JF Barnette resin hearse fits the Fleetline parts perfectly though, so wont be much adjustments to make it fit. I`ll see if I`ll get it started on this side of the summer though.... When christmas is finished, I am just looking forward to the summer, and I have a boat to restore before the season so, I guess it wont be much time for model building Grumpy

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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 Friday, January 06, 2006 8:29 AM
Cool Miller... I'll look forward to seeing it. I'm working on my 1:1 '77 T/A this winter myself, so I know what you mean about not working on models as much.




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  • From: Watertown ny
Posted by gratch73a on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 6:03 PM
AaronW that chevelle looks killer!
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  • From: Sandefjord, NORWAY
Posted by MillerMeteor on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 5:35 PM




Just started the neck 59 Caddy! I figure this is as low as it gets :P If I lower it any more, the exhaust is on the ground! The wheels and tires is from an old Monogram Chevy Blazer kit, which I thought looked pretty cool on it. I`m also gonna use those truck mirrors that comes with the blazer. I havent quite decided on the paint yet.... I`m either gonna go for flat black, with the only chrome on it will be around the windshield, or make it look like an old 'hippie' wagon restoration object.....

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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 Thursday, January 12, 2006 3:36 PM
That is gonna look awesome MM. Have you seen the GB/flipnose hearse I'm working on? It's in my fotki album, in my signature. If you haven't, check it out and let me know what you think.




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Posted by Atmobil on Friday, January 13, 2006 3:08 AM
That looks really cool MM, looking forward to updatesSmile
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  • From: Sandefjord, NORWAY
Posted by MillerMeteor on Friday, January 13, 2006 8:27 AM
I lOVE the flip nose ECTO! A few questions though: How did you make the chopped front of the roof? And how the heck are ya gonna make the windshield fit? I was thinking about doing that myself you see, but I got stuck on the windshield problem, so I figured I was better off keepin it as it is Tongue

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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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  • From: Sandefjord, NORWAY
Posted by MillerMeteor on Saturday, January 14, 2006 2:22 PM





Some progress, but still a bit to go! After hours of sanding and four tries on the paint job it turned out respectable! There`s still some parts of the paint I`m not satisfied with though, so I gotta redo some of it. The mirrors are from the Monogram Chevy Blazer kit that I stole the wheels from too. I also did some modifications to the wheelbase, as I thought both the front and rear axles are moved WAY to far back on the model. I still gotta move the rear axle a bit forward though, I want the rear tire to almost touch the front of the rear wheel arch Tongue And, of course, we had to have a licence! Was inspired by the licence I found on page three here Tongue The only mistake I think I did was cutting out the blackened windows on the rear doors and pputting in clear ones.

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 14, 2006 5:15 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by MillerMeteor

I lOVE the flip nose ECTO! A few questions though: How did you make the chopped front of the roof? And how the heck are ya gonna make the windshield fit? I was thinking about doing that myself you see, but I got stuck on the windshield problem, so I figured I was better off keepin it as it is Tongue


Glad you liked it! To chop the front of the roof, I cut the "A" pillars at the bottom, then I cut the "B" pillars at the top. I then pushed the pillars inside the roof and body, and then I pushed the front of the roof down, and marked the pillars where they needed to be cut. I cut them at an angle, and then added superglue and baking soda to the inside of the pillars and body until it held. Then I molded in a new shape for the "A" pillar. For the windshield, I found some clear plastic sheet. The clear plastic is a money holder for collectable bills. I found it has a moldable quality can be used to make a custom windshield for the chop, can be shaped with a hair dryer. I've got two Monogram '59 Cadillac hardtops I plan to use for the new frame, and I'm thinking about making a new front clip, but I need to check the fit to see how well they'll match. I'll give you an update with pics sometime soon. Have a good one!




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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 14, 2006 5:53 PM
P.S. Your hearse is looking EXCELLENT!!!!




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  • From: Sandefjord, NORWAY
Posted by MillerMeteor on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 2:15 PM
Just finished the 'Hillbilly' 1959 Caddy!







Made a few changes though: low as she can get in the front, and high as possible in the back! And I went for a new idea with the interior! Hehe!

And here`s a better pic of that first one Big Smile



*Proud man showing off his hearses* Cool

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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, January 18, 2006 7:56 PM
COOL!!!




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  • From: Flathill, Trondheim, Norway
Posted by Atmobil on Thursday, January 19, 2006 7:08 AM
Cool looking hearse you got there MM.

I got some new pics of the To die For-s next week.
What is also coming up is a rather funny storyWink
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  • From: Trondheim, Norway
Posted by Slabbedask on Thursday, January 19, 2006 8:23 AM
MM, that hillbilly hearse is sick! I love it! Needs a fake blower bolted to the hood though..!Laugh
Stock hearse looks awesome!
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