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By Snooker
#4972264
Hello Community,

Yes, there are some Ghostbusters in Switzerland. And everybody can relax, we found the car..!

We suddenly stumbled over a 1959 Cadillac Superior Hearse in realy good shape. Needs no suspension work, the shocks are good, lining is great, steering box is working realy good, transmission is smooth and the rear-end is also top notch. We just needed to fix the brake cylinder to make it drive safely again :wink: And there's almost no rust..! The previous owner is located in Germany and had it imported from Texas in 2015.

We now start searching the Parts for the Roofrack and the other gadgets ;-)

Here are some Pictures taken about two weeks after she arrived in Switzerland:

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gotta Love those Taillights..!
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How to recognize a happy Ghostbuster:
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More pics from the Building process to come 8)

cheers
Mike
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By Macktacular
#4972714
That's a real beauty! Looking forward to seeing the progress on this one.
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By Snooker
#4973240
Hello Community,

Warning: the following Pictures are not suitable for those who are faint of heart. Viewer discretion is advised!












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Our beloved and beautiful going-to-be-Ecto-1 was turned into a Wrecto one week ago :cry:

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She was transported by a hauling company to a convention in Zürich when the trailer began to lurch and then flipped over the Ecto. Yes, she flipped over. And landed on her feet again. The most important thing is that no one was hurt.

The good news: the chassis and the frame are fine from what we saw and the body "only" has a few dents and scratches. We allready found a windshield for replacement. All the repairwork will be covered by the insurance from the haulin company.

Bad news: we have to wait another 6 Months until she'll be fixed and drivable again :-?

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More news as soon as we have some ;-)

cheers
Mike
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By Kingpin
#4973247
Damn. Sorry to read, Mike. :cry:

Echoing webelieveyou89's sentiments, hope the hauling company foots the bill for the damage.
By tobycj
#4973248
This made my stomach drop! So sorry to read this, I hope she's back up and running soon.
By sprprops
#4973280
That is awful, that trailer does not look like it was up to the task to haul that long and heavy load.
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By Snooker
#4973289
thanks everybody for the kind words.


Kingpin wrote:"...hope the hauling company foots the bill for the damage..."
webelieveyou89 wrote:"... I hope they pay for the damage..."
Yes, their Insurance Company will cover everything, so our wallets are safe :wink:
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By Macktacular
#4973588
Considering what it went through, I'm surprised it looks as good as it does. I'm very sorry for your misfortune, but thankful that it's salvageable and that the insurance will cover the repairs.

On the plus side; at least it didn't happen after you'd gotten lights and such on it.
By Ecto Ernie
#4974444
Nice car, sorry for your misfortune. Brings up a pet peeve of mine though. Why is everyone always flat bedding their Ecto? They are so much fun to drive. Other drivers and their passengers see Ecto's on trailers and they'll think "Hey sweet car", but you can really blow peoples' minds just driving an Ecto around all nonchalant. I've now seen at least 2 Flat Bed Ecto Disasters. I've also seen a few Ecto's broken down on the side of the road, but that just adds to the realism.
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By Snooker
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Ecto Ernie wrote: November 14th, 2022, 8:24 pm Why is everyone always flat bedding their Ecto?
Simple Answer: the local StVA (Strassenverkehrsamt or in the US known as DMV) didn't gave us the approval to drive her on the streets yet because of minor flaws found during the inspection. No approval by DMV means no license plate therefor no insurance :wink:
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By Kingpin
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Ecto Ernie wrote: November 14th, 2022, 8:24 pm Why is everyone always flat bedding their Ecto? They are so much fun to drive.
Sometimes it's because the car has broken down, so it needs to be transported back. Sometimes it's because it isn't yet in a roadworthy condition (which is the case here, and in other "barn/field find" examples). Sometimes it's because it's cheaper to transport it by flatbed to a location than to actually drive it there... Let's not forget these historic vehicles are perpetually thirsty for petrol.

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