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1959 Cadilliac hearse custom lowrider. finished 08-29

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    January, 2012
1959 Cadilliac hearse custom lowrider. finished 08-29
Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 12:36 PM

 

I picked up this Ecto-1 kit 55% off at Michaels so I’m not too upset to not build it as the movie car, plus it’s the GB2 car so whatever.

 

 20180812_141955 by David Phair, on Flickr

 

 I decided that I would do a basic lowrider build with some focus on the interior as this is a curbside kit. I got the stance right and shaved and filled the roof. The tires and wheels are from the 65 Continental kit.  

 

 20180813_195515 by David Phair, on Flickr

 

And what’s a Hearse without a casket. This I made with a cut down sleeper cab removed from another project.

 

 20180813_202535 by David Phair, on Flickr

 

 

 

With horns from a few 53 ford parts kits I had I made the handle brackets.

 

 20180813_221524 by David Phair, on Flickr

 

You may notice that the casket is a little oversized. That was on purpose like large anime eyes, to draw more attention to it.

 

 20180813_221707 by David Phair, on Flickr

 

For the colour I went with the standard semi-gloss black, but the roof, casket, and dash top are a prismatic jade.

 

  20180815_001751 by David Phair, on Flickr

 

 

 

After I had everything nicely painted I decided that the casket needed to be viewed from outside the hearse, so I ended up cutting out the back door and setting it on a hinge. I also created a slide out platform to display the casket.

 

 20180817_003120 by David Phair, on Flickr

 

 20180817_003123 by David Phair, on Flickr

 

 20180817_003023 by David Phair, on Flickr

 

 20180817_161623 by David Phair, on Flickr

 

 20180817_162117 by David Phair, on Flickr

 

 20180817_162127 by David Phair, on Flickr

 

Still working on interior details but that will follow with the completed build.

 

I like to work just as much as I don't.

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Posted by JohnDB on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 1:20 PM

Too cool, love it!!

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Posted by Dale Gribble on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 10:24 PM

There are 1/25 repops of the Johan caskets on eBay ...

"rare" kit? no such thing!

build it, dont let it sit on the shelf.....

you cant take it with you, hearses dont have luggage racks......

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Thursday, August 23, 2018 9:21 AM

Yeah, but those cost money.  Honestly I never would have even thought to look for scale caskets. I do know a guy that has an original that came with a johan Hearse kit.

I like to work just as much as I don't.

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Posted by Rotorbolt on Thursday, August 23, 2018 9:25 AM

nice. working on one of these right now. building it as a hearse too. working on the rear roof side fill in. Used the rear side glass as filler panels. I am using the coffin from the vampire van kit. 

If you can't find or afford to buy it, Build or make it yourself.

 

On my bench: 57 Ford skyliner, 56 chevy gasser, 57 ford gasser, 2- 72 Novas , 69 nova, 54 chevy fieldcar, 61 Galaixe ,  63 Buick electra convertible..along with  a handfull of stalled builds I need to finish. Basicaly too many.

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Thursday, August 23, 2018 11:44 AM

 

Rotorbolt

nice. working on one of these right now. building it as a hearse too. working on the rear roof side fill in. Used the rear side glass as filler panels. I am using the coffin from the vampire van kit. 

 

I just checked that out. that's a cool kit, I've never seen it before.

I like to work just as much as I don't.

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Posted by Dale Gribble on Thursday, August 23, 2018 11:55 AM

All_6s_and_7s

Yeah, but those cost money.  Honestly I never would have even thought to look for scale caskets. I do know a guy that has an original that came with a johan Hearse kit.

 

 

maybe .... just maybe , the guy who makes those is on here ....

"rare" kit? no such thing!

build it, dont let it sit on the shelf.....

you cant take it with you, hearses dont have luggage racks......

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    January, 2012
Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Thursday, August 23, 2018 1:37 PM

Dale Gribble
 
All_6s_and_7s

Yeah, but those cost money.  Honestly I never would have even thought to look for scale caskets. I do know a guy that has an original that came with a johan Hearse kit.

 

 

 

 

maybe .... just maybe , the guy who makes those is on here ....

 

What are you saying Dale? are you the casket maker?

I like to work just as much as I don't.

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    January, 2012
Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Thursday, August 23, 2018 1:45 PM

some updates on the interior.

most if not all of the interior is going to be embossed and I started on the roof and created a false ceiling for ambient lighting.

 20180820_222300 by David Phair, on Flickr

 20180820_222748 by David Phair, on Flickr

 20180820_223916 by David Phair, on Flickr

I had a creative block on the panels, so I ended up just doing a diamond tuck desgin with 2 part epoxy, which will be embossed as well. I still have the front to complete and the bench seat will get the same treatment.

 20180822_201613 by David Phair, on Flickr

 20180822_201615 by David Phair, on Flickr

I like to work just as much as I don't.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, August 23, 2018 6:15 PM

Excellent detailing. Glued to the set man.

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

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Posted by Dale Gribble on Thursday, August 23, 2018 7:45 PM

All_6s_and_7s

 

 
Dale Gribble
 
All_6s_and_7s

Yeah, but those cost money.  Honestly I never would have even thought to look for scale caskets. I do know a guy that has an original that came with a johan Hearse kit.

 

 

 

 

maybe .... just maybe , the guy who makes those is on here ....

 

 

 

What are you saying Dale? are you the casket maker?

 

 Wink

 

"rare" kit? no such thing!

build it, dont let it sit on the shelf.....

you cant take it with you, hearses dont have luggage racks......

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    January, 2012
Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Thursday, August 23, 2018 8:05 PM

Dale Gribble
 

 Wink

 

 

 

ah haha I see. cool. I will have to look it up, and see what else you have.

 

I like to work just as much as I don't.

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Thursday, August 23, 2018 8:06 PM

stay tooned. this has to be buttoned up soon I have a show in September that I want to get it to.

I like to work just as much as I don't.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, August 23, 2018 8:55 PM

I tried to make a show deadline...............once. I do hope you meet the deadline. Good show so far.

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

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    January, 2012
Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Monday, August 27, 2018 9:04 AM

a quick update. I finished all the diamond tuck. The work is not the best, but I did set out to emboss the whole interior, but I hated it. so I striped it all back and painted it, I have coated it with a flat clear and I will emboss the floors to match the ceiling.

 20180826_233743 by David Phair, on Flickr

I like to work just as much as I don't.

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Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 1:43 PM

I have finished the interior!!

 20180828_111745 by David Phair, on Flickr

 20180828_111721 by David Phair, on Flickr

 20180828_111716 by David Phair, on Flickr

 20180828_111705 by David Phair, on Flickr

 20180828_111657 by David Phair, on Flickr

The body should be completed sometime today..

I like to work just as much as I don't.

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    January, 2012
Posted by All_6s_and_7s on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 8:45 AM

finished.

 20180828_131719 by David Phair, on Flickr

 20180828_152914 by David Phair, on Flickr

 20180828_152857 by David Phair, on Flickr

 20180828_152853 by David Phair, on Flickr

 20180828_152848 by David Phair, on Flickr

I like to work just as much as I don't.

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