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ECTO-1 to 1959 Miller Meteor "closed side" hearse conversion


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Hello friends! My next moonshine diorama will need a hearse. This has been done before, so really nothing new to see, and my skills are far from great in this area; my forte is rust and weathering. Still, I hope you enjoy.

 

First up, this is the car I'm going for:

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Marking the usual pieces to be removed and holes to be filled.

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Stuff removed and holes filled with bits of styrene and superglue. Also the side/rear wrap windows filled in with sheet styrene and reinforcement strips on the inside. Sorry there's no pic of this, but it's just strips about 3/16 inch joining the inside plastic to the new sheet's edges.

I plan on opening the rear door, but I'll cut it out later; with it in place it makes a much more rigid body to work on.  :)

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Quick shot of the first primer. This is just plain rattle can primer, but when all this is sorted out to my liking, I'll use Tamiya gray primer and paint.

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Anyway, more to come later. Thanks for looking and ideas, suggestions and opinions more than welcome! I want to learn as much as I can. :D

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, slusher said:

I like your project. My dad was from Kentucky and I remember him telling me about the moonshiners

Thanks! I have kin that ran lightning in Lebanon, Virginia. I remember seeing the stills and cars, an this was late 70's. :)

It continues to this day in some form.

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Great work so far!

I've been working on one of these off and on for a few years now. I'm using a Monogram 59 Cadillac convertible as a donor so I can put a full chassis under it.

It's quite a lot of work.

What are your plans for the interior on yours?

David G.

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On 8/28/2021 at 8:15 AM, David G. said:

Great work so far!

I've been working on one of these off and on for a few years now. I'm using a Monogram 59 Cadillac convertible as a donor so I can put a full chassis under it.

It's quite a lot of work.

What are your plans for the interior on yours?

David G.

I plan to use the El Dorado kit and make the interior and engine, too, if I can.

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