(Topic ID: 240043)

Why I can't afford more pins...Ghostbusters Ecto-1


By PinDoctor82

10 months ago



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  • 33 posts
  • 25 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 10 months ago by mdelorenzo
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#1 10 months ago

So without going into a ton of detail as this isn't the place for that, I can say that I'm one of the very few people insane enough to undertake such a project. I bought the shell of a 1960 Cadillac hearse on April 10, 2011 and since then the car has been fully and meticulously converted into in a 1959 Cadillac ambulance clone. The care will soon be given all of its iconic ghost-hunting gadgets (I have all of the screen-accurate stuff and I will have the custom parts fabricated). Funny enough, this would be the ultimate car for picking up and transporting pinball machines...

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#2 10 months ago

That's flippin' cool!

#3 10 months ago

that looks awesome

#4 10 months ago

Too cool.... calling rotordave - this seems right up your alley.

#5 10 months ago

Wow, that's awesome! Please post pictures of how the project comes along in the coming weeks and months, super cool.

#6 10 months ago

Let us know when you have a code update.

#7 10 months ago

That is a sweet ride.

As most of Pinside knows, I bought a hearse in Indiana in 2014 and drove it 4500km back to Los Angeles ... with 4 pins in the back ... then shipped it all back to New Zealand.

So I can confirm they are excellent pin haulers.

And Steel Panther loved it too!

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#8 10 months ago

That’s bad ass. O_o

#9 10 months ago

Now I know who to call when my son and I need a ride

Good luck with your project!

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#10 10 months ago

Very cool!

#11 10 months ago

Well if it isn't the bad-ass himself ! When did you get here ??

#12 10 months ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

Now I know who to call when my son and I need a ride
Good luck with your project!
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Those proton packs look awesome! Did you create them yourself?

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#13 10 months ago

Let me guess...it just needs Suspension Work, Shocks, Brakes, Brake Pads, Lining, Steering box, Transmission, Rear End, New Rings, Mufflers and a little wiring?

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#14 10 months ago

AWESOME !!

Congrats

I wish you luck !!

#15 10 months ago
Quoted from PanzerFreak:

Those proton packs look awesome! Did you create them yourself?

The one on the right is my first, a "scratch pack" built in 3 weeks. The second is also scratch built with a smattering of actual pieces and a lot more time to bring the level up. The newer one isn't perfect (some ribs too tall, ribbon cable is from second movie not first) but its darn close with lights and sound too. The first has some lights from a Radio Shack chaser circuit which mimic the movie but no sound.

#16 10 months ago

Thanks everyone! I have a lot of Ghostbusters stuff, props etc including proton packs. Heck, Arcadius Maximus and I have busted some ghosts up in New Hampshire together even. I will post progress pictures without question...it will be a BUSY summer.

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#17 10 months ago

That’s awesome. I bet it would be a hit at auto shows when completed.

#18 10 months ago

Great project!! Keep us posted.

#19 10 months ago

As a car and pin guy. much respect to this project! I look forward to the progress! Good luck to your wallet

#20 10 months ago

I am one who can look at an engine and see it as artwork. Some under-hood pics would be appreciated.

#21 10 months ago

One of the great things about pinside is a thread like this, where you find someone who is crazier than yourself. Now I can go home and tell the wife, "oh, you think I'm crazy, well there is this guy . . . "

Good luck with the project, clearly going to be great!

#22 10 months ago

Hahaha, just wait until I share the other big project I've been in the middle of for too long...if I decide to; I don't want to be that guy just posting all kinds of random stuff.

#23 10 months ago
Quoted from PinDoctor82:

Funny enough, this would be the ultimate car for picking up and transporting pinball machines...
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Hell that will be the ultimate car for picking up chicks!

Quoted from PinDoctor82:

Hahaha, just wait until I share the other big project I've been in the middle of for too long...if I decide to; I don't want to be that guy just posting all kinds of random stuff.

That's totally fine, random obsessives are welcome here

#24 10 months ago

I love these threads! Beats all the other stuff people are talking about.

#25 10 months ago

Following can’t wait to see some progress. Good luck

#26 10 months ago

Man what the heck. You live probably 30 minutes from me. Why aren't we friends yet even though you joined two weeks ago?

#27 10 months ago

Looking forward to seeing the project progress

#28 10 months ago
Quoted from PinDoctor82:

Heck, Arcadius Maximus and I have busted some ghosts up in New Hampshire together even...

Can confirm this to be true . Also NYC still speaks of our antics. How many gbfans we got here anyways??

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#29 10 months ago
Quoted from mdelorenzo:

Man what the heck. You live probably 30 minutes from me. Why aren't we friends yet even though you joined two weeks ago?

Well I can't know everyone. That said, yeah, you're pretty close, and I'm sure we will cross paths. Perhaps at Pinfest in a few weeks?

#30 10 months ago

2 FN Cool

#31 10 months ago

This is AWESOME!!!

Jeff

#32 10 months ago

The roofrack should be starting soon and then all of the gadgets fitted. The interior shots I'll probably save until it is absolutely complete (it will be pretty sweet). Then it's a matter of assembling it with all body modifications, taking everything off, painting the car (a nightmare), re-assembling it all, and then last, but certainly not least, applying the Ghostbusters logos to the front doors and rear door.

Dream target: Halloween
Realistic target: who the heck knows

#33 10 months ago
Quoted from PinDoctor82:

Well I can't know everyone. That said, yeah, you're pretty close, and I'm sure we will cross paths. Perhaps at Pinfest in a few weeks?

I'd love to meet up during pinfest.

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