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Well I'm on the 2nd day of the build, did the wheels the other day hope it will come out as nice as others I've seen posted on here. Now I'm going to be like Tk and have props all over the yard!


 

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Looks like you're off to a good start! :)
 

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i am also in the process of making a hearse, i will have to get some pics
 

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You might want to rethink those wheels,Im no engineer but they dont look strong enough to me,but your off to a good start.
 

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didn't get much done today, last night I found these curtains in the garage, painting them red, ran out of black paint, want to paint the inside while I can, then put it all together and top off the outside with a coat of gloss grey.

 

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You might want to rethink those wheels,Im no engineer but they dont look strong enough to me,but your off to a good start.
I'll be amazed if the sawhorses hold it when I'm done, wheels are just for show, can't afford real wheels and this is a disposable prop anyways, moving next summer [i hope] and most of the big props will go to the boys and girls club haunt.
 

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Cool will have to see pic's, Valdosta eh? I used to live there, up off Bemiss rd.
Worked at a junkyard Martins Salvage [prob be a good place for wiper motors]
oh ok kool, i will get pics soon
 

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I'll be amazed if the sawhorses hold it when I'm done, wheels are just for show, can't afford real wheels and this is a disposable prop anyways, moving next summer [i hope] and most of the big props will go to the boys and girls club haunt.
I did this with my Hearse. The wheels are just hula hoops, and the sawhorses actually support the hearse.

 

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Here is the funeral coach that I built this past winter/spring. I built it so it would be easy to take apart to store and move. This coach breaks down into about 13 pieces. I started with (4) 2x3x8s cut down to the height of the coach. I think mine ended up to be about 7' tall. I used these 2x3s as legs for the coach. I basically built a box on the legs using 4x8 sheets of plywood. Full sheets on the side and a half sheet for the front and back. I cut windows out of the sides and created small windows and doors on the back. There is a full sheet of plywood for the roof. The wheels I cut out of plywood and offer no support to the coach at all. I then added the molding and front seat. There are 2x4s mounted along the inside of the coach that a floor rests on.

 

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I didn't know you were gonna build a hearse!!!!

I love the hula-hoop wheel idea.

I think most set-piece coaches have table leg supports that go to the ground, and the faux wheels are attached to the support posts.

I can draw ya some pics -- if you'd like. :D
 

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I didn't know you were gonna build a hearse!!!!

I love the hula-hoop wheel idea.

I think most set-piece coaches have table leg supports that go to the ground, and the faux wheels are attached to the support posts.

I can draw ya some pics -- if you'd like. :D
Ya know TK I didn't either til a few days ago, last year I had my canned food drive coffin on a utility trailer, it looked bad to put it nicely, so after I got to looking at a few of the hearses on here I figured it was the best way to protect the food from rain, and it will look cool as hell [I hope!]
I got the other side and the front on this eve, tomorrow I gotta get some black paint and put my boy to work painting the inside.
I think I will convert my Jack skellington to be the driver next.
I think it will be a good place to put a fog machine too, pipe it out, I can hide a chiller and everything behind the coffin.
It's really going to open a flood of possibilities.
Ya know I think you need one too! ya have 6 weeks, plenty of time!
 

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interesting, but to make a leaf spring might be a bit tricky, at least on able to support the weight, I can hardly lift one side and I have still got to put roof and back doors on, I think I'm going to sacrifice an old 8ft table for the legs, paint em black, and just do a quickie 2x2 axle and a few 2x4's to attach. I I were making this for a longtime prop I'd put more time into it, but for the here and now, quick and easy will do. For the boys and girls club haunt next year I'm sure they will have to use sawhorses to have a actor in the casket. It will be so dark no-one will ever see em.

If and when I ever move, i'll be near an old junkyard I used to work at and I'll be able to get real leafsprings, and make it look right.

Did you just draw that? damn your fast!
 

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I did this with my Hearse. The wheels are just hula hoops, and the sawhorses actually support the hearse.

How unusual painted yellow! It looks great and the hulahoops worked perfectly. I might have to rethink buying the clearanced wheels at BigLots now.
 

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Well I painted it 2 days ago with oil based gloss, so been waiting for it to cure, think it's about done now, was going to work on it today but got diverted with parallel parking lessons and took a spin on the bike, not sure if I enjoy riding in cool or hot weather more, today felt good though.
Looks like this weekend will be bad for a visit, the wife wants to go have fun, may end out down in your neck of the woods 1 day...I have to see that new scarecrow of yours!
 
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