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2010 Chrysler 300C Hearse - Update 7.30.14


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#1 Tumbler75

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 07:11 AM

OK, I wasn't gonna post this but I'm so far along that some people are jus' thinking I'm jus' plain nutz for tackling this project. A friend of mine who owns a detailing shop presented the idea of a Chrysler 300C Hearse to me when one came through his shop one day. Next time it came in I snapped off a couple of photos and got to work. So far the frame has been stretched to the 131" Wheelbase and securely joined, rear seat and parcel shelf removed, body stretched, modified, and joined together (with pins in the rocker panels for security). Now comes the fun part. Making all the reinforcements and body panels to make this car a true Hearse, including the interior and bed. Enjoy! B)

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#2 Tumbler75

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 07:13 AM

And the pics continue........ B)

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The car almost measures a full 9" on a regular ruler!! Talk about a long car!

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Enjoy! :)

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 07:23 AM

Hearse? Or flower car? Open bed stretch limos are Flower cars. there were a few here in the Denver area
one a nice old Packard. never see them any more.
any way your Car looks good so far.

and thank You for showing it.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 07:27 AM

That's great challenge and a great start!

What will you use to create the extended roof line and the rear access door for the coffin? Just a suggestion but the Johan ambulance and possibly a modified Nomad roof may work. On the other hand, with your obvious talents, you could probably scratchbuid it!

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 08:39 AM

AWESOME!!! I was thinking about building one after I saw this one on E-Bay...

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I will DEFINITELY be watching this build!!! Nice work so far!:)

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 12:13 PM

Thanx everyone for the comments! It helps me keep going on this project.

2nd Update today! I haven't been able to put this car down! But it's rainy and cold so it's all good! LoL

Well started the bracing and some of the roof work. Now you'll see why I left the roof intact in the front like I did. Hehe Yes this is going to be a "Hi-Top" hearse because these cars don't have much headroom as it is. I also "squared" off the rear door windows.

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As promised the rear door panels.

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Enjoy! B)

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 12:15 PM

This will be interesting! Great start...you are doing a very skilled job of mating the two bodies together.I find the real car rather ungainly ;) and odd looking :blink: , but it is different. Go for it and have fun with it. B)

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 12:51 PM

Very cool idea. PM sent.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 01:22 PM

Sweet! Hearses are awsome!! I'll be watching this.

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Posted 26 March 2011 - 06:36 PM

Nice quality work so far. Keep it up. A flower car would be a good companion build for this one. I hope I don't die BEFORE you finish it. LOL.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 03:38 AM

I've been thinking about making a hearse from a Dodge Magnum wagon. Seeing how you're making your conversion is quite educational. Looks good so far!

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 04:31 AM

Well, you certainly answered my roof question in a BIG way!!! WOW!! Now you've really got my interest.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 05:13 AM

Very interesting. Nice work so far.



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Posted 28 March 2011 - 08:11 AM

First of I wanna thank everyone for their comments! It has been a great help to keep me motivated and focused on this build. It's been a build in the planning for years. I know a lot of you wouldn't believe I did this unless you saw this thread and the updates that come along with it. Well here's another update!

I present to you an almost completely ready for body work Hearse! I have the back half completely sealed up. Now it's time to let her rest and the glue cure before I fine tune the rest. Thanx again for following everyone.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 12:53 PM

Update 2! I'm on a roll fellas! I got the rear end done, door made, and jamb installed as well. Now it's on to a ton of body work. Wish me luck! :D Enough of my blabbin'. On to the pics!

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 04:42 PM

I am enjoying!!! Very COOL!!!:)

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 11:36 AM

If ever you want a job in my miniature body shop.... just let me know...... no pay but lots of fun!

Can't wait to see the finished body.

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 06:25 PM

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 06:27 PM

Great scratchbuilding.Lookin forward to seeing this build completed.

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 10:55 AM

Update Jason!!! We need an update!!!:)