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Ma Deuce

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Re: Patton’s hearse project
« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2019, 08:19:38 AM »
That’s called American ingenuity!!!
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Cleprechaun

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Re: Patton’s hearse project
« Reply #31 on: June 02, 2019, 12:28:27 PM »
Obviously not done yet, but it runs so good and is so fun to drive, I couldn’t help putting it to work. All my neighbors and I live on a uncared for dirt road which is now smooth enough to ride bicycles on. The neighbors keep throwing money at me for gas. Win win.

spillmk1

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Re: Patton’s hearse project
« Reply #32 on: June 03, 2019, 04:52:07 AM »
Great!!!!
Hope to be driving mine in the same manner soon!!

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Re: Patton’s hearse project
« Reply #33 on: June 07, 2019, 10:58:27 PM »
Ha! How many miles do you have on it now Mike?
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Cleprechaun

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Re: Patton’s hearse project
« Reply #34 on: March 31, 2020, 07:50:59 PM »
Got a bed on it now and have been driving it all over the place. Hit 50mph by accident!

spec4don

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Re: Patton’s hearse project
« Reply #35 on: April 04, 2020, 09:00:11 AM »
Good Job Sir.

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Re: Patton’s hearse project
« Reply #36 on: April 06, 2020, 08:14:22 AM »
Nice to see it on the road

Cleprechaun

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Re: Patton’s hearse project
« Reply #37 on: April 14, 2020, 10:13:41 PM »
Finally! All the cab armor has been acquired and mounted. The only things left to obtain are the proper stencils and a coffin. I also need to replace trans seals. If you are interested on how close it looks to Patton’s actual hearse. Search “Patton’s funeral” on YouTube. There are some minor differences ( rear tank and large rack over cab), but the ignorant public won’t notice  .

coreyelliott

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Re: Patton’s hearse project
« Reply #38 on: April 16, 2020, 08:14:21 PM »
Looks good.  An interesting project!

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Re: Patton’s hearse project
« Reply #39 on: April 18, 2020, 06:21:47 AM »
Interesting, I looked up the youtube video. I didn't know they used a halftrack in the funeral.

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Re: Patton’s hearse project
« Reply #40 on: April 19, 2020, 11:12:55 AM »
Got a bed on it now and have been driving it all over the place. Hit 50mph by accident!

No problem.  Mount a few tons of armor on the back like it's supposed to have and you won't have that problem any longer.

Cleprechaun

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Re: Patton’s hearse project
« Reply #41 on: June 04, 2020, 07:37:59 PM »
Getting ready for the 4th of July. Patton’s hearse is almost done. The stencils are coming and I’m looking into a casket. It gets painted black for Halloween with washable paint and when DMV opens up I can get my “TRAKULA” plates.

spillmk1

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Re: Patton’s hearse project
« Reply #42 on: June 05, 2020, 09:19:50 AM »
Looks great!!!!
Hoping my hometown parade doesn't get moved.
Already had another one I'd planned on riding in moved to September.

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Re: Patton’s hearse project
« Reply #43 on: June 16, 2020, 09:56:55 PM »
The hood numbers are a bit longer than the original hearse, but this thing isn’t going to a museum. I star seems about perfect

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Re: Patton’s hearse project
« Reply #44 on: June 18, 2020, 07:21:06 AM »
Nice!!
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