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Dwayne Brooks
12-27-2016, 09:30 PM
Some of you may have heard... that I bought Adam Borkat's hearse recently. My wife and I flew to Atlanta & drove it home to Ohio this past summer. I've wanted this car since it first surfaced 10+ years ago and it feels good to have it finally home! Changed a couple things... the wide whitewalls came off & replaced with a set of "bigs & littles" white letter radials, the 7" back rims were replaced with new 8" wide steel rims, and the 390FE breathes nicely through custom bent dual exhaust and Flowmaster mufflers. We love the look of the steel wheels and dog-dish center caps so only added a set of stainless steel trim rings. It needs paint and a few other upgrades but we're very happy with it as-is! Enjoy

Daniel Scully
12-27-2016, 09:53 PM
This came from the same funeral home about the time the Ford was sold.

John ED Renstrom
12-27-2016, 09:56 PM
Nice car. The good part is no special stuff all straight ford parts with the exception of the body mods

Dwayne Brooks
12-27-2016, 09:57 PM
Oh yes Daniel, I got to check out that Caddy @ Hudson in 2011... the gold interior was stunning!

John ED Renstrom
12-27-2016, 09:58 PM
Dan does the 69 have a green top?

Daniel Scully
12-27-2016, 10:09 PM
Oh yes Daniel, I got to check out that Caddy @ Hudson in 2011... the gold interior was stunning!

I Liked the outside but the inside was not my cup of tea . It was ether change the interior or sell it. The interior was to nice to change.

Daniel Scully
12-27-2016, 10:11 PM
Dan does the 69 have a green top?

Yes they where both the same color scheme .Came from Gobles in Fortuna Ca.

Mike Robison
12-27-2016, 11:29 PM
The gold interior is still stunning as well as the green exterior....a very solid coach, especially for a 3 way....no rattles

Daniel Scully
12-27-2016, 11:54 PM
The gold interior is still stunning as well as the green exterior....a very solid coach, especially for a 3 way....no rattles

Best 3 way I ever had. :rolleyes: Went to a great home. :)

Kurt Arends
12-27-2016, 11:57 PM
I Liked the outside but the inside was not my cup of tea . It was ether change the interior or sell it. The interior was to nice to change.

Dan,
Didn't you live through the late '60s and early '70s?? Gold with green was a natural combination! What color was your living room? My bedroom at my parent's home had green-stained wood paneling with gold & green shag carpet from 1972 until around 2000!

Daniel Scully
12-28-2016, 12:31 AM
Dan,
Didn't you live through the late '60s and early '70s?? Gold with green was a natural combination! What color was your living room? My bedroom at my parent's home had green-stained wood paneling with gold & green shag carpet from 1972 until around 2000!

Lots of vans had that color combo. I think that color lookd better thru smoked filled glasses.:burp::cheers:

Mike Robison
12-28-2016, 09:33 AM
The hearse misses the wagon a lot....

Dwayne Brooks
12-28-2016, 06:34 PM
The hearse misses the wagon a lot....
LOL sorry to hear that, maybe someday they can reunite again!

Dwayne Brooks
12-28-2016, 06:52 PM
We did make a couple other upgrades that i'd forgotten about. It was sagging quite low in the rear so we opted for a new set of rear shocks. Also, the rear bumper was in terrible shape from years of abuse by gurneys, church trucks, and whatever they backed up into! The chrome was very sad looking too. Actually found a brand-new N.O.S. rear bumper on Ebay... still in the Ford-logo wax paper and it fit like a glove.

Darren Bedford
12-28-2016, 11:46 PM
Dwayne


Nice ride brother !
Dwayne-a-fide changes are looking good.


Adam and his family sure are great people ! I still miss them from the last visit in Toronto years ago.


My dad bought a new green Impala with a black roof in 1972.
Our living room carpet was green at that time too.
Gotta love it !


Enjoy that new-to-you hearse,
Darren

:thumbsup:

Bill Marcy
12-29-2016, 10:14 AM
Dwayne, the hearse looks great! I have always liked that car, it is a little different.

Ron Devies
01-02-2017, 01:10 AM
Looks good Dwayne can't wait to see it in person. And see you too, it has been a while!

Jon VanDermark
01-02-2017, 08:40 PM
Congratulations on your new coach. I have always liked those conversions.

My grandfather had a Ford Torino in the same green with a black vinyl roof. It certainly evokes that era.