The reasons why someone would do this vary wildly from case to case. Some people create a temporary setup so they can get some laughs as they pull into work on Halloween, others go the whole nine yards by drilling holes and providing entirely new paint jobs. Sometimes they are built for fan films, and sometimes they are built for performances or parades. But they are built, and there are TONS of them out there. And that's what this thread is about.
The goal I would like to see accomplished by this thread is for it to be the single most comprehensive archive of pictures of non-caddy ecto conversions on the instawebs. If someone finds a link to this thread I want them to see pictures of every known conversion on the net. In the end, I would love to see this blossom into a conversation about what makes ecto conversions work and what makes them epic fail. What makes them appealing even though they are a long way from the original ECTO-1. I'd also like to discuss what makes a conversion awful, with the hopes of guiding prospective builders down a path of vehicular righteousness. Car model, car color, decal placement, rooftop hardware, lighting setup, I want it all to be considered!
- No pictures of conversions based on classic hearses or ambulances, these will be covered in a different thread.
- No photoshopped conceptualizations of ectomobiles, only the real deals, please!
- Anything with a Ghostbusters logo on the door will be accepted.x
- Do not quote more than one picture at a time. This is a picture-intensive thread so keep the reposting to a minimum.
Allrighty, let's begin!
Most of these pictures have been pulled from Flickr, but quite a bit more were found here on this site in their own little threads, tucked away back from years ago.
This is the Ecto-1C, which I believe belongs to the St. Paul/Minnesota Ghostbuster guys. This thing has been around forever, will be featured heavily in Bustin' 911, and is clearly the most monstrous and heavy-duty non-caddy ever built. I've yet to get the full scoop on this car from the owners, but it looks like they constructed a giant platform on top of the car to support the rack, which is permanently affixed to the car. Large and in charge!
This is the car of choice of the Minnesota Ghostbusters, and is one of my absolute favorites. You will NOT find a more accurate roofrack on any conversion out there, this thing is spot-on. They started off with green lights, but over the last year or so they've added the red spots and blue domes to the lightbars, and I think it looks wonderful.
Here's that one piece of shit.
This is, I believe, the original ecto replica of the Long Island gbs.
And I think they eventually replaced that with this...
And then upgraded to this:
And, as of their latest posts, they are back with the silver van again.
This fella belongs to the Central Georgia boys, but was written off and replaced by a Transformers Mustang, which was then given the boot in favor of that SE Magnum with the scissor doors.
This belongs to a bunch of German guys.
Ecto HHR, of which I believe two exist, one in New Hampshire and one in Texas, if I remember right. Or am I confused?
Ecto Freestyle from the Florida boys. Pretty much what would happen if an Outback and a minivan had an illegitimate lovechild, which I think is great.
Donkey's Ecto mustang, a nice temporary Halloween job.
Braedster's Dollar Store Ecto. He's from Oregon and convinced someone he knows to provide their wagon for conversion.
This guy was pretty LOL. Oh the stories I could tell.
A FANTASTIC demolition derby tribute. I don't care what any of you guys think, I love this car.