4X4 Cadillac Hearse Hot

4X4 Cadillac Hearse

This is a '63 Cadillac Hearse converted to a 4X4 with a trailer towing a VW Bettle body.



I used a Matchbox MBX Metals 1963 Cadillac Hearse #30, a Muscle Machines Chevy Silverado from the‚  Truckin' series, a Hot Wheels VW Bettle, and a flatbed trailer from Walgreens Speed Wheels cars.‚  

I started off by removing the Cadillac base. Then I removed the base form the Silverado. The Silverado base had to be ground and trimmed to fit the Caddy body. Once that was done, I joined the two together. A spare tire was added to the rear of the Caddy from a second 4X4.‚  

I then took apart the Hot Wheels Beetle and stripped the paint but steered awany from sanding and polishing it‚  to giv it a work in progress look of sorts.‚  

The trailer's cheap and ugly wheels were removed by me and replaced with‚  small OH5SPs from a couple of different Hot Wheels cars. Axles were cut to fit the wheels and trailer. I then drilled four holes in the trailer to thread the rope (string) used to anchor the Beetle body. I couldn't find any small enough chain. And finally I cut and bent a piece of aluminum wire to fashion a trailer hitch.‚  

That's about it. This is my first attempt at an "involved" custom. Hopefully not my last.‚  ‚  ‚  

Thankx for looking and good luck to all who entered.‚  ‚  ‚  ‚  ‚

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We all have to start somewheres... Nice work and good choice...
I see some potential in ya... Keep them coming and dont give up!!

 

Nice Job!

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September 12, 2008
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Nice Job for a first timer. Good looking set up. Going off to the body shop for a resto I would imagine. I like the theme too. JN