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By SabaSka109
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Hey guys,

The Ecto's interior design has been planned with the guy who is going to restore and upholster the seats. I cannot wait for you guys to see the photos...I will not give any details on this, it's a surprise. Still, here are some photos from my most recent visit. You will see pictures of the rear jump seats, which are actually from a 1959 Cadillac Superior (the Miller Meteor seats are a bit different).

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The jump seats:

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Here is a really cool Fleetwood emblem that is on the front bench seat's lower trim. It will be used on the restored trim...

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Here is a 'step' that is really a latched door cover for the spare tire compartment. It will be restored, upholstered in the new chosen theme, and used. I am pretty excited to keep it...

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So pretty...

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By mwilkinson
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An amazing build with superb attention to detail. I admire your attitude and energy for the build.

I'd love to build one of these, but trying to do so from the UK would be a nightmare, even if I could source a half decent base car and import it. I can but dream.....

Keep up the good work and the posts letting us share in the experience.
By denverhearse
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Well, the Ecto project funding is a bit dried up at the moment...bummer, but I had no choice...

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I will not be posting close-up photographs or measurements for reference for others to replicate these, so please be kind and do not ask me to or hold a grudge because I refuse to. I just had to make sure that a private collector didn't win these because they would vanish if that had been the case and we'd never see or hear of these wonderful things again.
Truly, he is not the hero GBfans deserves, he's the hero GBfans breeds.
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By One time
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The only product I know of that can make 50 year old leather look like new is the brand Swissvax from Switzerland. Provided you do the sequence properly. For what it's worth on those seats.
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By SabaSka109
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It has been WAY too long and for that I apologize. Without directly explaining why (and no, my car is not directly involved), the recently-announced Ghostbusters III has delayed my ability to have a roof rack fabricated, and I need that to really get things going on the car both outside (obviously) and inside. That said, I have been up to plenty...

First of all, the front of the hood needed to be smoothed out a bit to allow flawless attachment of the 1959 Cadillac trim pieces. Check it out:

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I managed to snag some reproduction Miller Meteor emblems for my inner door panels.

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In addition, I have been sourcing some accessories for the interior. Some of them are ID'd in the movie car and others are pieces that I saw and thought looked great. I am not trying to replicate the interior of the car because it is impossible - nobody really knows what was in the car when they filmed the movie (some of the stuff in the car now is likely donated from the Ecto-1a). Up first, we'll take a look at the real ID'd pieces:

RT-695/PRC-41 Military Radio

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The item you see sitting next to the jump seat is this old military radio. The outer housing has been removed. I managed to find a functional one and will not be removing the housing. I also managed to find new, never-used handsets that match the one in the movie car.

Here's mine:

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R-125/GRC-10 Military Radio

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This radio sits a bit further back, behind the other jump seat. I don't have a good photo of it on hand. The outer housing is removed from the one in the movie car as well. Again, mine is functional, and I'm not removing the outer housing.



Now for some random pieces I have found during my searches that I had to have because they looked really cool and should look great on the inside of the car, giving it some ghost-hunting character...

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The project continues...here's a little something that I was inspired to make in honor of this insanity:

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By drcaron
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Yes some of this equipment parts are very hard to find ,we will have to build some of thems ,nice find for the others prop's ,

Here a link for you'r new handsets , i also buy this one .

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Surplus-H- ... SwovNaMs4k

DrCaron
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By SabaSka109
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I figured I'd stop back in to show a few more pictures, as I forgot some...

First of all, here is the radio with the accurate handset:

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I also forgot to share photos of another interior item that is in the car, a new old-stock Polynoid Linear Actuator, which sits on the back cabinet of the car's interior divider (the partition the separates the front bench seat from the rest of the interior of the car). Here it is:

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When maintaining an Ecto-1 proves to be tiring, one can always take a break to have a little bit of fun too...

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By Theoderic
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I figured I'd stop back in to show a few more pictures, as I forgot some...

First of all, here is the radio with the accurate handset:

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I also forgot to share photos of another interior item that is in the car, a new old-stock Polynoid Linear Actuator, which sits on the back cabinet of the car's interior divider (the partition the separates the front bench seat from the rest of the interior of the car). Here it is:

Whow - all of this looks just so darn promising; i'm pretty anxious to see how this car will finally turn out. My hopes a high on this to become near, or even better than the actual screen used ectos restoration... ok - maybe i'get a bit overboard, but what i'm trying to express is just: Dude - this is excellent! Keep it on, i'm with ya! :shock:

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