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Vintage Hearses, Funeral Coaches and Flower Cars On Main Street Anywhere: A Pictorial

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It can be returned to its former glory just like this one.

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Its not a hearse, but its close. If we're going to talk about ambitious restoration projects, this is in my garage awaiting my attention (and money).....

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If anybody wants to do that 36 Buick I can turn them on to a complete rolling chassis.

The 36 is an Oldsmobile.

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As much as I admire all of the intricate cast and carved embellishments on these, I really have to applaud the sheet metal benders who crafted that beautiful roof on this '56:

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that is a 1954 Cadillac, not a 1956. Charles Coker, 1953 Pontiac tech advisor.

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Was this the inspiration for the American Underslung, perhaps? This post is referring to the first Abe Lincoln coach on page one.

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The Ford was modified by the Shop of Siebert, a company that started out in 1853 making buggies. They shifted their focus in the 1880's to commercial vehicles including funeral wagons. They used Fords exclusively from the mid teens all the way into the 60's. I think they "closed shop" in 1966.

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Nice looking Pontiac, tin. Good proportions and simple, clean lines. Do you see a paint job for it in the future, or are you going to keep it as is?

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Nice looking Pontiac, tin. Good proportions and simple, clean lines. Do you see a paint job for it in the future, or are you going to keep it as is?

Thanks, at this point in time there is no real plan to paint it. I know the paint is shoddy, but the old saying applies, "they're only original once"

I've had many many people say not to paint it coz of the patina it has.

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I guess that I wouldn't feel the need to paint it, either. I don't think that it looks "shoddy" at all. The original paint simply looks like it has been graced by time.

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1934 Dodge Miller Hearse waiting for restoration. Get better pictures when I get it out of storage.

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My '54 Pontiac built by Superior. Number 206 of 207 that year.

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Your landau bars are mounted upside down. Theround "bump" in the center is always up. If the top were actually to fold with the landaus mounted as they are the folded irons would stick out behind the body. A commonly seen mistake on many antiques and one of my pet peeves.

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The landau bars are 100% correct the way they are.

Your landau bars are mounted upside down. Theround "bump" in the center is always up. If the top were actually to fold with the landaus mounted as they are the folded irons would stick out behind the body. A commonly seen mistake on many antiques and one of my pet peeves.

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My wife's grandmother had a 1936 LaSalle six wheel hears on her farm for years, Crazy Uncle sold it for beer money.....

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