By danimal
#4923938
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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By BRD 527
#4923996
Nice Wheels! That car totaly screams pre-ecto 1 :love:
By BRD 527
#4925059
Just noticed today this car has been listed on ebay :sigh:
By danimal
#4925060
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.
By danimal
#4925167
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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Last edited by danimal on October 6th, 2019, 8:42 am, edited 1 time in total.
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By danimal
#4925352
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.
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By danimal
#4925715
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
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