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#41 Tumbler75

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 06:25 PM

Thanx for the compliments everyone!

 

Its starting to look like a hearse now. Some "purist die-hards" wasn't happy with my High Top version. So, I lopped off 8 to 10 scale inches out of the roof. I added the vinyl roof trim, made a divider, and started the rear interior panels as well. Not much else on the body work now. Just tidy up a few things and get them ready for primer and paint. Not gonna do that just yet as I'm fiddlin' with hinges for the rear door, and the rear floor. So enjoy!

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The hole in between the two pieces of trim is for the third brake light that I've made from scratch.

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Interior panels:

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Enjoy!



#42 JustAnotherBuilder

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 08:25 PM

WOW way to bring one back from the dead :) I like where this is going!!! by the way bringing the top down a little gives it a lot better look to me and the trim really sets it off!!!



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Posted 21 July 2014 - 10:25 PM

Bummer with all the problems.  Interesting project, glad to see it get a new life and direction.  I will be following and wish you better luck to the finish line.  



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 07:26 AM

Nice recovery!Body looks great.



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 07:33 AM

wow this is really looking cool. great scratch building skills



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 07:40 AM

The lowered roof looks much better! Nice job so far!



#47 Tom Geiger

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 08:20 AM

I liked it before, but couldn't put my finger on what was off... turns out it was the roof.  The new roofline looks much better, no longer an ice cream truck look!  



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 09:47 AM

I agree about the roof,It looks way better now and you have made some good progress.Keep it up...



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 11:02 AM

Thanx everyone! The comments and compliments go a long way with me and keep me motivated. I can say I've never had so much fun killing time and boredom with engineering parts and how they fit.  Box stock? What's that??? LoL

Ok, We start on the inside since most of the outside stuff is done. I've made the divider and rear door panels already. So now its time to build upon that and make the rear load floor and side walls. I'm toying with a couple of ideas in my head about the floor, not sure if I'm going to execute them or not. We shall see. Enough of my blabbing. Here's where I'm at so far with about 2.5 hours worth of work.

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I know the divider window is a li'l low, but after doing some research some of the newer cars like this for some reason. Also, pardon the pictures, but I took them with my phone and uploaded via Photobucket Mobile. ;) Enjoy!



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 12:27 PM

Enjoy" i sure am,i think it looks deadly!!



#51 Tom Geiger

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 02:49 PM

The big question in my mind... does a hearse actually have a divider window?  It's not like a taxi,  the rider isn't going to attack the driver from behind!  Or maybe..



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 02:52 PM

The big question in my mind... does a hearse actually have a divider window?  It's not like a taxi,  the rider isn't going to attack the driver from behind!  Or maybe..

 

Yea, but the smell of the formaldehyde.. essh. Smells really bad.. It keeps some of the smell in there and not in the drivers compartment... 



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Posted 24 July 2014 - 04:12 PM

The big question in my mind... does a hearse actually have a divider window?  It's not like a taxi,  the rider isn't going to attack the driver from behind!  Or maybe..

 

 

Yes.  At least every one I've driven has.  It's as much a cargo wall as anything.  A loaded casket can weigh as much as 600 lbs and though there are casket stops at the front and rear keeping it in place, there's nothing holding it down.  In a collision a casket could possibly jump the front stop and fly forward- the divider wall is designed to prevent it from killing the front seat occupants.

 

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 09:47 AM

Thanx everyone for the comments and compliments!

Well I had a bit of a hiccup with hinging the rear door, it seems its either open or close but no swing. I tried multiple location points and many different hinges and nothing works. Oh well, I'm going to display it open anyways as the interior is coming along smashingly!

I made the Rollers with Half Round glued to .010 Styrene Sheet and then I used .040 styrene strips to make the coffin stop/slide rails. I'll later foil these for some shiny bits in the rear end. LoL I drilled holes in it for multiple location points. I hand crafted and sculpted the rear coffin stop from scrap styrene. I doubt I'm making a front one as this one took me 2.5 hours of widdling and fiddling. Hands are tired. LoL Enjoy!

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What you see on the divider that looks cushiony .... Well, that's the "crash pad" and I just need to put the trim on in between the two sides. I also made the window larger on the divider. Not sure if I'm going to put glass in it yet or not. We'll see!  

Enjoy!!



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 10:11 AM

The lower roof version looks more like the real deal..The hightop looked like it was built for a handicapped person who would sit in a wheelchair in the back..Looked also like it would topple over on a sharp curve..You've got the real look now..Finish her up in a nice silver steel(kind of dark silver bluish color from 2006) with a black roof..Very professional looking..Your doing a great job and looking forward to seeing it finished...



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 10:24 AM

very cool, I am working on one myself, it is a 57 Chrysler. Looking forward to seeing your done, keep them pictures coming.

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 11:07 AM

I have to agree, the lowered roof is a HUGE improvement.

 

The interior is coming out nicely, too.

 

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 12:36 PM

I agree with the positive comments above. That's quite the "undertaking" you have there!

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 03:30 PM

I also agree with everyone.You are doing a great job.



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Posted 26 July 2014 - 04:55 PM

This looks really good I definitely don't have the skills or parts to do what you are doing so my hat goes off to you