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1966 Cadillac window hearse 7/17/17 Update

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Here's my inspiration picture....more as work continues to progress............35630300171_62107bf0b9.jpg

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    That should be a good one to watch, and I will

be doing just that!!  You need a plate that says-

   W8N4U

        David S.

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    That should be a good one to watch, and I will

be doing just that!!  You need a plate that says-

   W8N4U

        David S.

or LST-RDE or HAUL-U or for those who text behind the wheel... TXT-NXT

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Maybe throw in a Die Hard battery? :D

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Yeah, you don't want a "dead" battery, (snicker)

 

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Maybe throw in a Die Hard battery? :D

I was going to do that but couldn't find a decal..

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got the dashboard done, bottom detailed, built a stock engine..(that was different) ...........more later..B)

dash.jpg

frame.jpg

engine.jpg

 

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I like the dash board. Are you making a Service Vehicle or a really big family Station Wagon ??

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I like the dash board. Are you making a Service Vehicle or a really big family Station Wagon ??

It's rare 1966 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Window Hearse...sort of a final service vehicle

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Nice Al....many of those were called Flower cars and they followed the hearse.

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I don't think I've ever seen a blue hearse before...they are generally black.

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The only Flower Cars I remember were more like an El Camino style Hearse. They would be open behind the driver and the flowers would be displayed in the bed.  

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I don't think I've ever seen a blue hearse before...they are generally black.

Miller-Meteor made hearses in many colors,  some black, some gold,  different shades of blue also, look them up on Google

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I've seen the blue metallic hearses. My friend drove one in the 80's. This will be sweet. Hearses are always classy in the old days. 

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That dash is amazing!

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That dash is amazing!

thanks to the Molotow 1mm LiquidChrome pens, everyone's skills at detailing are improving...

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The only Flower Cars I remember were more like an El Camino style Hearse. They would be open behind the driver and the flowers would be displayed in the bed.  

I agree. Lots of old gangster movies had 'em when a senior mob figure died (or was killed). Here's an example.

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_38469-Cadillac-Calais-Flower-Car-1970.html

BTW. this is a great site for researching vehicles shown in movies.

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  • I agree. Lots of old gangster movies had 'em when a senior mob figure died (or was killed). Here's an example.

    http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_38469-Cadillac-Calais-Flower-Car-1970.html

    BTW. this is a great site for researching vehicles shown in movies.

    That's like the ones I remember. A little story. Just before turning 16 and on the look out for a car, any car, there was a used car dealer that sold old ambulances, lemos, and hearses. I saw a couple of old flower cars there and I wanted one in the worst way. These were '47 and '48 year models and the time frame was spring of 1959 in the burb's of Chicago. My getting any car was not in my father's plans anyway and you can imagine what he thought of the Flower Car idea.     

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When I find a basic kit or rebuiler or gluebomb, a flower car is next on my list..

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interior finished, body in primer, weather unfit to paint for awhile..

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rdoor.jpg

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Looking awesome. Excellent work 

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Looking awesome. Excellent work 

Thanks Dave, glad you like it

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Same color as my friends hearse . sweet

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Same color as my friends hearse . sweet

Do you have any pictures of it? What year was his?

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No pics, the 80's, barely remember them . it was a 69 I believe. 

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