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Did You Know? The Lil' Coffin didn't always look like this.


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#1 Greg Myers

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 05:55 AM

Lil-coffin-dave-stuckey.jpg With a little work and some different kits you could build some  "in progress" versions in scale. http://www.kustomram...y's_Lil'_Coffin  Maybe even a look into the future  Lil-coffin-90s.jpg Well, the '90's anyway.  :lol:


Edited by Greg Myers, 05 July 2014 - 05:56 AM.


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 06:05 AM

I always liked the Coffin...especially the cantilevered-roof and the overall lines.

 

Lately though, and unfortunately I suppose, the face has started to remind me of this...

 

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#3 cobraman

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 08:57 AM

Interesting.



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 09:30 AM

It started out looking like this.coffin1.jpg



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 09:42 AM

mcoffin2.jpg 400px-Dave-stuckey-lil-coffin5.jpg

 

And then later:

 

Lil-coffin-monkey-ward.jpg

 

Lil-coffin-fabulous-phaeton.jpg

 

 



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 10:27 AM

It started out looking like this.coffin1.jpg

 Actually, I think it probably started out looking like this -  :D  1932_Ford_Model_18_55_De_Luxe_Tudor_Seda



#7 Greg Myers

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:19 PM

Yep. Guess the link showing all of those pictures was buried between the pictures, or you guys didn't look very hard. http://www.kustomram...y's_Lil'_Coffin

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:08 PM

I've been to the Starbird museum. He had pictures of it in various stages along with its current rendition/ rebuild after it caught fire so yes I knew. :)
Pretty neat museum actually.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:16 PM

Wow, that car has been through some changes! I like the version they made the model of best of all.



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 02:52 PM

the Lil Coffin/Dexter Demon was one of my favorites as a kid.  any one remember the Hot Wheels cartoon from 1968/69.  the Hot Wheels vs the Dexter Demons.

 

 

go to 3:16 for a good look at the Demon.  if you can look at the whole episode, notice how detailed the cars are drown.



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 07:10 PM

the Lil Coffin/Dexter Demon was one of my favorites as a kid.  any one remember the Hot Wheels cartoon from 1968/69.  the Hot Wheels vs the Dexter Demons.
 

 
go to 3:16 for a good look at the Demon.  if you can look at the whole episode, notice how detailed the cars are drown.


First Hot Wheels cartoon I've ever seen. Typical bad animation of the time, but the cars at least are fairly recognizable. Kind of cool for that reason alone. If it wasn't for that, the cartoon would have been unwatchable.

Scott

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#12 Joe Handley

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 08:11 PM

Wow, that looks like a cut rate Scooby Doo, was this another Hanna~Barbara cartoon?

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 08:30 PM

the Monogram version of the Lil Coffin is not the first "kitted" version of this car to be sold in plastic.

 

Any guesses on what model kit maker sold a version of the Lil Coffin without using the name Lil Coffin?



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:17 AM

Dave-stuckey-lil-coffin7.jpg

 

would you be asking about this one?

 

the whole cartoon was nothing but a commercial for Hot Wheels.  if Hanna-Barbara had done it, it would have been a whole lot better cartoon; however, the cars would have been lost.  ahh, the Jack Rabbit Special, the Demon, the Woodie......



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:22 AM

nope, that's not the one.

Hot Wheels was not the maker of the kit I'm hinting at.



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 04:59 AM

the Monogram version of the Lil Coffin is not the first "kitted" version of this car to be sold in plastic.

 

Any guesses on what model kit maker sold a version of the Lil Coffin without using the name Lil Coffin?

 

Aurora  img985.jpg



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:13 AM

 

Aurora  img985.jpg

and Greg is the winner again.

I have a couple of these so I can make the pre-Monogram version.



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 07:17 AM

Pretty cool seeing the evolution of Lil Coffin.  Thanks for the link Greg.  Glad it's back to it's 1962 version.



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 09:23 PM

Wow, that looks like a cut rate Scooby Doo, was this another Hanna~Barbara cartoon?

No, but the guy in the lime green outfit was voiced by Casey Kasem, who also did Shaggy in Scooby Doo.

 

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 01:14 PM

and Greg is the winner again.

I have a couple of these so I can make the pre-Monogram version.

Please post a build thread when you do - I like seeing those sow's-ear-specials made into something resembling a real car!