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Danimal's Ecto build

PostPosted:September 11th, 2019, 2:12 pm
by danimal
introducing myself... my middle son is an awesome Down Syndrome kid with a super fascination in everything Ghostbusters, which is great way to relive my own childhood as being one of my all time favorites along with him and the family. Since he will not legally be allowed to drive the streets I figured I'd better make him a cool car to drive him around myself for as long as I can. After two years of searching I found a hearse/combo car within an attainable amount, and am sourcing the parts I need to not only convert the body, but also all the gear to go on/in it.
I'd love any assistance I can get on finding and acquiring super hard items... if any one has any extra/secondary parts they are willing to sell, like blue lightbar pieces, siren, gurney, etc. etc. please let me know. I don't mind piecing together everything and will gladly recondition items. Thanks folks! Can't wait to get this thing rolling...
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Re: Danimal's Ecto build

PostPosted:September 11th, 2019, 3:10 pm
by Fritz
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Re: Danimal's Ecto build

PostPosted:September 12th, 2019, 4:18 pm
by BRD 527
Nice Wheels! That car totaly screams pre-ecto 1 :love:

Re: Danimal's Ecto build

PostPosted:September 28th, 2019, 10:53 am
by Macktacular
Can't wait to see more of this!

Re: Danimal's Ecto build

PostPosted:October 1st, 2019, 5:40 pm
by danimal
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Re: Danimal's Ecto build

PostPosted:October 2nd, 2019, 1:06 pm
by BRD 527
Just noticed today this car has been listed on ebay :sigh:

Re: Danimal's Ecto build

PostPosted:October 2nd, 2019, 1:17 pm
by danimal
Yep, I have another Hearse project acquired closer to the correct year for the Ecto build, so this one is up for grabs. I was wrestling with changing up such a complete car towards Ecto and another avenue I was looking at when I got this guy came to fruition. If the person who gets this decides to continue the Ecto route with me I will catalog it here though.

Re: Danimal's Ecto build

PostPosted:October 4th, 2019, 10:57 am
by danimal
I've been accumulating various ecto parts towards the build... I am just fine with finding close enough stuff, but when I do come across very close stuff I am ecstatic as any of us get I'm sure.

Managed to grab this passenger mirror recently.
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Re: Danimal's Ecto build

PostPosted:October 6th, 2019, 8:41 am
by danimal
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Re: Danimal's Ecto build

PostPosted:October 8th, 2019, 6:15 am
by danimal
Got some recycled tanks from fire department use local to me outta Baltimore... Kinda like the idea better than tracking down a6 tanks.
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These guys sell their gear on eBay too, so I can provide a link if anyone is interested.

Re: Danimal's Ecto build

PostPosted:October 13th, 2019, 5:34 pm
by drcaron
Nice find ,i can't waite to see you progress and i wish you the best .

DrCaron

Re: Danimal's Ecto build

PostPosted:October 16th, 2019, 11:34 am
by danimal
thanks Doc!

So my next part of the build involves the Propello Ray and the Siren in a combo maneuver. As a Propello Ray has been even harder to find than the car itself this year for me, I adjusted my searches for similar solutions. I was going to go the route another member here had done with a DIY, but in my search for parts I came across a Federal Siren that had a Ray attached to the front, so I snatched it up.
Once here I took the Ray off the front of it, and the back half of the C6B remains as the correct configuration for the roof siren as well.
I will mount the Ray into a 7" light bucket to complete it in the next stage hopefully. For now here it is, taken apart, and the Ray working on its own.
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The working Propello Ray part of it... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A6ssC9y7FQ

Re: Danimal's Ecto build

PostPosted:October 21st, 2019, 12:02 pm
by grantofkings
OT...but you’re out of Baltimore?

Re: Danimal's Ecto build

PostPosted:October 29th, 2019, 1:26 pm
by danimal
yep.