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  • Member since
    February 2004
  • From: nottingham,england
59 caddy ambulance
Posted by arcturus on Monday, February 9, 2004 4:41 PM
I need help!!!!!!!!!
Luckily its model not mental.Im building an Ecto 1 ambulance as a stock ambulance but Im at a loss as to what do with the interior.Unfortunatly theres not many 59 caddy ambulances here in the cold wet UK for me to look at.
My choices are to either put curtains up to hide the rear interior or to tint the windows.Can anyone help?????
Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
  • Member since
    January 2004
  • From: Denver
Posted by dag65 on Monday, February 9, 2004 4:49 PM
http://cool59.tripod.com/hearses.htm

Internet searches reveal wonders
I want to be a race car passenger: just a guy who bugs the driver. "Say man, can I turn on the radio? You should slow down. Why do we gotta keep going in circles? Can I put my feet out the window? Man, you really like Tide..." http://public.fotki.com/BigPoppa/darins_stuff-1/
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  • From: TRENTON, OHIO
Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Monday, February 9, 2004 9:56 PM
dag65, that is an awsome web link, i have a couple of these as well, thanks for putting that up, it will come in handy.Thumbs UpThumbs Up

hey arcturus, like i told dag, i have some of these models, i have only built one so far, the basic interior is there, just make a jump seat or two out of some sheet styrene, or kit bash them from another kit, you can make a stretcher from sheet stock as well , make the rails out of round stock from evergreen styrene, you can make a blanket for the stretcher buy dipping some tissue paper(toilet paper) in a mixture of elmers glue and water, (or any white school glue will do ), after you dip it , just drape it over your stretcher and shape it how you like (leave rinkles) ,after it dries just paint with some flat paint, looks great. hope this helps.Thumbs UpThumbs Up

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    January 2004
  • From: Trondheim, Norway
Posted by Slabbedask on Monday, February 9, 2004 11:09 PM
This is another VERY cool site for ambulances, hearses and such!
http://members.aol.com/hearseq/
A little morbid sence of humour works too....
You're never too old to have a happy childhood...! http://public.fotki.com/slabbedask/
  • Member since
    January 2004
  • From: Fairfield, Ohio
Posted by Drackopolis on Tuesday, February 10, 2004 12:10 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by FIREMODELMAN

dag65, that is an awsome web link, i have a couple of these as well, thanks for putting that up, it will come in handy.Thumbs UpThumbs Up

hey arcturus, like i told dag, i have some of these models, i have only built one so far, the basic interior is there, just make a jump seat or two out of some sheet styrene, or kit bash them from another kit, you can make a stretcher from sheet stock as well , make the rails out of round stock from evergreen styrene, you can make a blanket for the stretcher buy dipping some tissue paper(toilet paper) in a mixture of elmers glue and water, (or any white school glue will do ), after you dip it , just drape it over your stretcher and shape it how you like (leave rinkles) ,after it dries just paint with some flat paint, looks great. hope this helps.Thumbs UpThumbs Up


Awesome blanket tip, that will come in very handy someday....Thank ya, thank ya very much!
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  • From: TRENTON, OHIO
Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Tuesday, February 10, 2004 1:35 AM
sure thing, just glad you were looking.Big Smile

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  • From: Fairfield, Ohio
Posted by Drackopolis on Tuesday, February 10, 2004 7:42 AM
I don't miss much of what you post here, even if i ain't posting, lol...
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  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: TRENTON, OHIO
Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Tuesday, February 10, 2004 8:36 AM
cool, i'm going to break out one of my ghostbuster rides this morning, i think i will scratch build a high top for it.

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 12, 2004 2:26 PM
On a related note:

Where is a good source of materiel for making a vinyl top for one of these Ecto1/hearse kits. I recently completed one simply black becaue I couldn't figure out how to do a vinyl top (and I stole some parts from an old 59 Caddilac Eldorado kit I had).

Vinyl top suggestions?
  • Member since
    January 2004
  • From: Denver
Posted by dag65 on Thursday, February 12, 2004 2:51 PM
Masking tape painted black works great
I want to be a race car passenger: just a guy who bugs the driver. "Say man, can I turn on the radio? You should slow down. Why do we gotta keep going in circles? Can I put my feet out the window? Man, you really like Tide..." http://public.fotki.com/BigPoppa/darins_stuff-1/
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, February 13, 2004 12:27 AM
A method I've employed before was to mask off the roof and spray it with a laquer paint directly onto the plastic. This causes an effect known as "crazing" the plastic. It's kind of a wrinkle effect that simulates vinyl. this effect, however, will not effect putty of primered areas. Let the paint set up a few days and you can spray your vinyl color over it along with a coat of semi-gloss to give the right shine WOLF
  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: TRENTON, OHIO
Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Friday, February 13, 2004 7:33 AM
hey wolf, yea i have done that as well, only the whole car. i was , shall we say not very well informed on the uses of certain paints at the timeBlack EyeBlack Eye, i'm just glad i learned how to strip paint. i got very good at thatBig Smile

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