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Shoebox Hearse followed me home.... But I'm going to be ok !

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 4t6ford, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. C. Montgomery
    Joined: Dec 18, 2003
    Posts: 1,010

    C. Montgomery

    Ok you're in New Zealand. So yes, it's right hand drive. Very cool.

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  2. CanUFelix
    Joined: Jan 29, 2009
    Posts: 495

    from venice CA

    thats the coolest thing ive seen for ages. I love hearses and never saw a shoebox.......very very cool
  3. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,127


    It looks a whole lot more "proportional" than the early GM models. I like it, but don't care too much for the "shoebox" Fords normally. Butch/56sedandelivery.
  4. Retro Jim
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 3,860

    Retro Jim

    That is one Bad Ass ride ! :D
    I have never seen a shoebox hearse before .

  5. O.Hove
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 771

    Member Emeritus
    from S.D.

    I like it a lot,love to see one.
    Be a cool ride,have fun with it.
  6. mashed
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,474

    from 4077th

    Reminds me of a Pez dispenser.

    Ghoul score.
  7. Hey Rod, good to meet up with ya man! I've been told that car was one of three in NZ. The other two are MIA.
  8. Mr.Bomba
    Joined: Apr 13, 2007
    Posts: 357


    That thing is baddass looks like a shoebox station wagon
    I say chop it!! :D
  9. young'n'poor
    Joined: Jan 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,280


    That thing is so cool!

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  10. Country Gent
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 562

    Country Gent

    Got to be a rare bird. Don't even think of a chop job. It is a real eye catching conversation piece just the way it is. Hearse is cool. My high school buddies picked up a 1927 Cadillac hearse, velvet curtains and all. Built a insulated pine box, loaded it with beer and went to the beach with it. Carried the coffin down to the beach like paul bearrers. My spelling sucks.
  11. Few more shots taken this afternoon , Have just been roughly fitting the front clip, bumpers tail lamps , grille etc just to get an idea on what parts are missing .
    The little 8ba starts and runs fine , bit smokey but think that will settle with a decent run up the highway.



    There is a third roller which fits between the rear wheel housings not fitted in this photo

  12. This definetly brings new meaning to there being a body in the trunk. Bring out your dead!!!!! I know how you Kiwi's like gettin' on the piss. Make a pull out pull out chilly bin.
  13. GasserTodd
    Joined: May 15, 2009
    Posts: 387


    Cool find Rod, but I think its ugly. (this from a person who looks out for Fiat Topolinos :):))
  14. Crazy!
    Seeing a new incarnation of an old favorite is like finding the lost naked pictures of Marilyn Monroe. Yummm... Lets see more!
  15. TheLogLady
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
    Posts: 180


  16. TheLogLady
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
    Posts: 180


    Got me thinking now......could of it also been a AMBULANCE ? hhmmmmm to they still would of required rollers also. Regional ambulance would be a better guess.
    Check the link below..The red-ish and creamy white interior a giveaway ? or is that just your photo and the factory wood-graining.
    Either way of being what it is...great to see it saved and that Michelle will be taking it to the shops ....:)..still cant beleive how clean it is ..mine was a dogs breakfast.
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  17. That thing is wild! I kinda wonder about those folks who ride around in later Cadillac hearses as daily drivers, but that car has "reasonably" good proportions and doesn't come off looking so "hearse-like". I'm sure with a little lowering and wheels your shoebox will look very kool and for sure will be the only one at any event you might attend. A real conversation starter for sure.
  18. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,025


    Cool find - I bet you're dying to go for a ride in it.

    Bdum tisch!

  19. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 6,007


    Very cool! Lets see some detail pics of the inside areas of the rear roof mods! Probably converted by a local coach builder?
  20. TheLogLady
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
    Posts: 180


    Built by Wallace Ltd. of New Zealand i am led to believe. Australian ones were built by Weber Ltd (shit this is starting to sound like the tucker thread!) Here is another old add....this time from canada. Oz and NZ coach builders again would of had their own differences and flares and hence why they all dont look the same..

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  21. TheLogLady
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
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  22. TheLogLady
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  23. TheLogLady
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  24. Roger Walling
    Joined: Sep 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,143

    Roger Walling


    I have never ridden in the back seat of any of my cars.
    I wish you the same luck!
  25. Elrod
    Joined: Aug 7, 2002
    Posts: 3,557


    That is crazy neat! Good buy.

    Strage how you slip the box in through the trunk. All those advertisements show a fully opening back door, as well as suicide rear doors.
  26. But, all those featured are built in the US or Canada. The Kiwis and the Aussies did things a little different back then.

    I like the car a lot!
  27. pimpin paint
    Joined: May 31, 2005
    Posts: 4,940

    pimpin paint
    from so cal

    Hey ,

    That's some serious cool there!

    The read deck looks to be framed in wood, any other areas of the body framed in wood?


    " Humpty Dumpty was pushed "

  28. Have you ever thought when you saw that hearse come rolling by. It won't be long for you or I. We'll take that ride in that big black cat and we won't be coming back :rolleyes:
    A car that is on my bucket list. The wife says I can get one when I die :eek:

    Definitely a cool ride!!!
  29. Looks like a '51 SUV! :) HRP

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