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AAZCD HalfDork
7/23/19 10:59 p.m.

I can't honestly say that "I've always wanted a hearse", but when I offered my beat up '05 Cayenne with a blown air strut on FB Marketplace, a trade was offered.

"Daily driver" + "1977 Cadillac Hearse" = How can a man say no.

So, Walmart parking lot at dusk. Titles and keys exchanged. I now have a Hearse.

I have no idea what I'm going to do with it. No plans for a build yet, it's pretty cool just how it sits. Maybe I'll start with a refresh of the stickers and polish the wheels.

Daylan C
Daylan C UberDork
7/23/19 11:26 p.m.

Excellent. I probably would have made that trade too.

Jumper K Balls (Trent)
Jumper K Balls (Trent) PowerDork
7/23/19 11:26 p.m.

This is the stuff of legend

Gingerbeardman Reader
7/23/19 11:44 p.m.

Just needs twin-turbo LS and AWD... 

The0retical UberDork
7/23/19 11:57 p.m.

Spinners. Big dumb chrome spinners is what it needs. 

That's freaking sweet.

N Sperlo
N Sperlo MegaDork
7/24/19 12:49 a.m.

Drop it down and lots of spokes.

Turbine GRM+ Memberand Reader
7/24/19 1:42 a.m.

Heres some inspiration for you courtesy of Arne from AMS performance. 

Turbine GRM+ Memberand Reader
7/24/19 1:45 a.m.

A slab hearse would be awesome too

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/24/19 5:14 a.m.

In reply to AAZCD :

I actually think the wheels that are on it look about perfect. It seems pretty clean on the exterior too. 

Dead_Sled HalfDork
7/24/19 5:43 a.m.

Nice, welcome to the club!

Be prepared for far more attention than you expect when you drive it.

I see suicide doors on the rear, is there a b pillar with the doors open?

Any jump seats in the back?

Big block?

Patrick GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/24/19 7:07 a.m.

In reply to Dead_Sled :

77-79 are all 425.  

Agent98 Reader
7/24/19 8:30 a.m.

please! no zombie stuff

Floating Doc
Floating Doc GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
7/24/19 8:36 a.m.
Agent98 said:

please! no zombie stuff

I'm a little slow. I first looked to see when the thread was started.

Now I get it. Yeah, no zombie stuff!

Cool trade, too!

Agent98 Reader
7/24/19 12:09 p.m.

I'm using this as a case study for SWMBO ---see: that guy's SWMBO "made him" get rid of a worn Porsche and NOW LOOK WHAT is in his driveway! .....My hoard is that much safer as a result.Thanks AAZCD for taking one for the team.

Seriously, though cool car --long term you could get an early 50's coupe or truck of some kind and switch over various parts/seats /this engine/running gear and have a Heckuva street rod.

glueguy GRM+ Memberand Dork
7/24/19 12:32 p.m.

Best trade ever.

barefootskater Dork
7/24/19 12:34 p.m.

Best trade in the history of trades, for both parties. Well done.

Stampie GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
7/24/19 12:46 p.m.

I have some air boat headers that would be great shooting out the fenders open. 

Stampie GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
7/24/19 12:48 p.m.
Patrick said:

In reply to Dead_Sled :

77-79 are all 425.  

Technically still a big block just tiny bore. Same stroke as a 472. 

AAZCD HalfDork
7/24/19 3:17 p.m.

Yes, 425 Big Block, suicide doors with just the base of a B pillar, bench seat behind the front seats. Pretty straight and no structural rust, but a few big spots of surface that are flaking from the previous repaint.

The previous - previous owner was on a cross country drive from Kentucky to the West Coast for a wedding and the water pump blew. Two day wait for parts and he had to go. He sold it to the current previous owner, who had it for about a year. He drove it to work at a church, but was asked not to park it in front. He is also a project guy and has always wanted a Cayenne. Mine still drove surprisingly well with an exploded strut, so he may take a week or two of figurin' before he replaces the air, or goes all 4 corners on springs. The rest of the stuff it needs is either optional or deferrable. I think we both did well.

That's about it for Forum time today. I was on the road all morning doing another thing that just 'had to be done'.

No. More. Cars. Until I get rid of one or two. This one makes sense in a lot of ways... I may explain later in another thread. This thread is about the 'Last Responder'. Pics and ideas on that tomorrow night probably. Now I have to go figure out what to do with the pile of [used] baby wipes - I just had the septic tank pumped and they don't take them. ...enough on that.

maschinenbau GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
7/24/19 3:52 p.m.

Did you accidentally turn one project car into two projects?

Stampie GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
7/24/19 4:18 p.m.
Stampie said:

I have some air boat headers that would be great shooting out the fenders open. 

Because I like sharing engine porn.

Mndsm MegaDork
7/24/19 7:41 p.m.

Ok. I need that sticker. Also- did you not just trade away a cayenne? Did you have more than one? 

bigfranks84 Reader
7/24/19 7:48 p.m.

Cool project. How's the interior?


I had a mid 80s hearse, loved that thing. Got 17mpg with cold air and still had the factory leveling rear air. Thing rode like a Cadillac, it was a 4.9 fwd one.  I'd love an old one with an ls. 

Daylan C
Daylan C UberDork
7/24/19 7:55 p.m.

In reply to Mndsm :

Evidence suggest he had atleast 2. Now has atleast one.

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) PowerDork
7/24/19 9:42 p.m.

You know what I just thought of? It's a serious project, but, cut the top off the back and make it like a Subaru Baja with four doors and a little bed in the back. 

The wheels are great, it just needs more tire and sidewall to fix things up. Cool cool cool. 

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