Dreams came true today

Our Dream:

  • Step 1: Buy old hearse – Check
  • Step 2: Turn into art car
  • Step 3: ???
  • Step 4: Profit!

P1000564.JPGYup, we spent Gabriels college fund on a 1969 Cadillac Superior Coach, aka an old beat up hearse.  Gwendolyn and I have had this idea to turn an old hearse into an art car since 8-28-05.  Young Jay and Gwendolyn sitting at Stars pizza talking how cool it would be to have an art car.  Then we brain stormed some ideas and came up with an old hearse covered in fortunes from fortune cookies.  Oh the irony.

The past few years we’d always keep an eye out for hearses for sale.  You’d be surprised by how many we’ve seen.  Normally they would be too expensive or not the style we want.  That was until my father told us of one for sale in Sealy.  We immediately got online and found it also listed on Ebay.  It was perfect.

We were excited, thinking this could really happen, but we also took our time and made our big pro/con list.  In the end, is there really any con to having a 1969 Cadillac hearse?  I didn’t think so.  I made an offer for the hearse and we picked it up today.

P1000570.JPGIt’s a project car, as it needs some work.  Currently it needs as new rear differential.  Basically that means it doesn’t move on its own right now.  The engine runs fine though.  The body and interior is also in really good shape, except for the front seat.  As you can see from the pictures it is currently an art car, but not to our tastes. 🙂  We look forward to decorating it in our style and hope to get lots of help along the way.  So start saving your fortunes so you too can take part in our project!

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Comments

  1. jonathan says:

    So this is what people do when they don’t have to work on an old house every week. maybe i should hurry up. I will get a hearse and make it a motorcycle carrier. thats some irony, but not very art related. Let me know if you need some welding 🙂 cool car!

  2. Jay says:

    Well we were hopping to use your mad welding skills. We want to make the tail fins bigger. 🙂 And Im sure there might be some other body work that needs to be done.

  3. Carol Tucker says:

    Woohoo! can’t wait to see what y’all do to the car. Let me know if you want fortunes from my fortune cookies.

  4. Carol Tucker says:

    i’m a dork, that is the last sentence of your post. I’ll start saving them 🙂

  5. Jay says:

    Hehe, yes please save your fortunes if you would like to add them to the car!

  6. Delena says:

    I had chinese food for lunch I have saved one for your guys.

  7. Beth says:

    How are you going to affix the fortunes to your “cross-over” vehicle? I’d love to help even though i got no welding skillz.