2010 Chrysler 300C Hearse - Update 7.30.14

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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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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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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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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!

Tony.

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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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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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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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Very cool idea. PM sent.

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

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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.

Later-

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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!

David G.

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

Tony

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Very interesting. Nice work so far.

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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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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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Enjoy! :lol:

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

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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.

Tony

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Great scratchbuilding.Lookin forward to seeing this build completed.

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

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I'll get one soon. Gonna start on the interior soon. Jus' can't touch the body at the moment since I put styrene putty on everything. Update comin' soon. I promise. :)

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Jason i'm lookin in my stash boxes as we speak for another casket for you ! If i find 1 i'll let you know sir !

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I'll get one soon. Gonna start on the interior soon. Jus' can't touch the body at the moment since I put styrene putty on everything. Update comin' soon. I promise. :D

Coolness!!! Looking forward to the update!

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UPDATE TIME!! :rolleyes: Ok, I wasn't gonna bore you guys with the 4 days of styrene putty drying time, then 2 days of sanding, bondoing in the low spots, and sanding some more. I have to say I'm rather happy with the results. I do see some spots that need fixed. The saying is true. No Two Hearses are ever alike! LoL Enough of my blabbin'. On to the pics.

I scribed all door lines, trim lines, etc after all the sanding was done. Then I sprayed it with 1 light coat of primer and sanded it to find the spots that needed work. This is the result of 3 light coats and one good coat of "Filler/Sandable Primer" by DupliColor. Then a light polish to smooth it out nicely.

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Enjoy! :D

P.S. Thanx to all those who have followed this build! It's been a blast to build this 1 off ride! David@Minidreams I appreciate you lookin' in your stash for another casket for me. It's much appreciated.

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AWESOME! This is turning out really well. I'm already looking forward to the next update! B)

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