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PostSubject: I'm back with something new   Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:56 pm

Well look at what I bought today. I am so pleased. I have so many plans for it. Gonna be a great car. It is already well built just needs to be finished. It is a 1996 Federal Cadillac hearse. It has an LT1 with some wild headers, Dual exhaust with dual cats, CAI, reprogrammed prom for the engine and shift points. It has the start of a custom front end and cowl induction hood and fender vents. It has upper and lower rear control arms. AND it has a 14 bolt rear with a posi and 4.10 gear. It also has full custom gauges. The Speedo is the GPS kind. Most of the things I will be doing are body mods. I doubt I will touch the mechanicals much if at all. But air ride is being considered.




















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PostSubject: Re: I'm back with something new   Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:26 pm

I hope you got a good deal on it
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back with something new   Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:26 pm

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I hope you got a good deal on it

I think I got a great deal on it. Runs and drives great. The gauges and rear diff/gearing cost a bunch new. All the options work. Engine and transmission are perfect. So no complaints other than the small steering wheel.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back with something new   Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:39 pm

The Dead Sled...
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back with something new   Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:14 pm

Guess it doesnt bother you that this vehicle carried someones loved ones to their final resting place?
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back with something new   Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:17 pm

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Guess it doesnt bother you that this vehicle carried someones loved ones to their final resting place?

I don't think it is disrespectful if that is what you are implying.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back with something new   Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:22 pm

To each his own.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back with something new   Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:39 pm

There is no difference between this and an Ambulance. And people die in ambulances all the time. And ambulances get repurposed all the time. I have seen them being used by contractors and as race car haulers, and the old station wagon types as collector cars. Wouldn't those uses be worse? Or do you suggest simply crushing these cars when they still have tons of use in them? Keep in mind Hearses get very little use.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back with something new   Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:17 pm

My black WB4 was a funeral car before I bought it. There were new, in the package body bags in the rear storage compartment when I picked the car up from Fred (Ruphraxe). It's all good.

Interesting car Stick. Looking forward to what you do with it.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back with something new   Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:38 am

I want a hearse so badly.

I want a Cotner-Bevington 60s Oldsmobile hearse. I'd paint it white with a gold vinyl top and put rally wheels on it. It'd be the Hurst/Hearse

Someday...

Neat ride! Not sure how I feel about the Trans Am fender vents, though. Maybe when they're finished.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back with something new   Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:47 pm

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I want a hearse so badly.

I want a Cotner-Bevington 60s Oldsmobile hearse. I'd paint it white with a gold vinyl top and put rally wheels on it. It'd be the Hurst/Hearse

Someday...

Neat ride! Not sure how I feel about the Trans Am fender vents, though. Maybe when they're finished.

Yea I was on the fence too, but I plan to mount a blinker in there so it makes for a good place to hide it and still have it be seen.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back with something new   Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:27 pm

That thing is awesome! License plate should be "Last Ryd".... I'm not the least bit creeped out by it's former purpose......Camping? I'd crawl in the back of that thing and sleep like a baby! Or even better if it had a padded velvet-lined box!
In the sixties, there was a famous twin-engine drag flatbottom called "The Mortician" that was towed to the races by a hearse....
The fender vents are a cool mod that functions to let heated air escape from the engine room!
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back with something new   Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:19 pm

Interesting.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back with something new   Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:06 pm

Welcome back Stick it's been to long. Neat project. Do you still have the boxy and Twigs 2 door?
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back with something new   Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:32 pm

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Welcome back Stick it's been to long.  Neat project.  Do you still have the boxy and Twigs 2 door?

Twigs car is long gone and now resides in NJ somewhere. But it is on the road as far as I know. Mine is, well apart. Right now it is just a shell. Most of the parts went to my room mates Buick Box Hearse. My engine died when I did the track event in may 2011. And after the event I didn't have the cash to fix it and my migraines closed back in so it just sat. So taking it apart little by little was ok as it wasn't getting use. And lots of parts sold off as I needed money. Now I have some cash and I bought this. It will be a nice cruiser. I am hoping to make the GM Nats with it. Ofcourse the last time I thought that was 2010 and I made it Friday and was hammered by migraines Saturday and Sunday. Hopefully this year will be different.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back with something new   Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:52 pm

Welcome back. What would be really cool is to chop the top like Twig's was but this would have ALOT more rake to it with the high top. That with the front end on this one, would be soooo badass.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back with something new   Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:15 pm

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Guess it doesnt bother you that this vehicle carried someones loved ones to their final resting place?

It's a man made automobile designed to carry dead bodies to a hole in the ground. Really don't see the issue here.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back with something new   Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:40 pm

kind of mad maxish..
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back with something new   Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:06 pm

Love the Hurst Hearse idea...
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back with something new   Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:17 am

I can't understand why everyone doesn't have one!
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back with something new   Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:06 am

Andebe wrote:
Love the Hurst Hearse idea...

That's been on my "to do" list for a long time.

Someday.

Sigh.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back with something new   Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:15 am

That thing is crazy! Are those Trans Am fender vents?? Whoa!

Keep us updated on this one!

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PostSubject: Re: I'm back with something new   Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:16 pm

Good to see you again Stickman. I remember PM'ing you about Olds engines a year or two ago on the Impala forums.

That Cadillac has some style. What does the interior look like?
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back with something new   Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:30 pm

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That thing is crazy!   Are those Trans Am fender vents??   Whoa!

Keep us updated on this one!

-Mike

Yes they are. Not sure if they are staying or not. They aren't completely flush at the front like I would like. So I will either redo them or install new fenders.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back with something new   Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:38 pm

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Good to see you again Stickman. I remember PM'ing you about Olds engines a year or two ago on the Impala forums.

That Cadillac has some style. What does the interior look like?

The interior is pretty nice. A full custom dash with AutoMeter gauges which must have been pretty pricey. The seats are leather and both sides are power. The rear table was removed and a rear seat installed. There is a ton of leg room back there. Now one, a lot of hearse people hate when the rear table is removed. And second most times when the rear table is removed it looks like crap. This conversion was nicely done. I can't wait to get to work on this car.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back with something new   Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:55 pm

Pics of that? I'm curious.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back with something new   Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:13 pm

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Pics of that? I'm curious.

Only pics of the interior I have are of the gauges that are already in this post. I will have to get some of the interior soon.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back with something new   Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:11 pm

While you are shooting pics, I'd like to see a better lit shot of the front end/grille area. just looks all black and can't see any detail there Smile I'm digging it.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back with something new   Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:12 pm

Sprocket wrote:
While you are shooting pics, I'd like to see a better lit shot of the front end/grille area.  just looks all black and can't see any detail there Smile    I'm digging it.

See if these work. They were taken by the previous owner. It shows the Cadillac bumper and the current bumper. The Cadillac one will be going back on.










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PostSubject: Re: I'm back with something new   Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:44 pm

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Good to see you again Stickman. I remember PM'ing you about Olds engines a year or two ago on the Impala forums.

That Cadillac has some style. What does the interior look like?

Here you go.






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