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10-26-2011 04:07 PM
RPM Since this thread was started 5 years ago. We have opened a T Bucket shop and we make a cowl steering kit. We have sold several to guys building coffin cars already. Here are a few pics of how it is done. A flanged hub is made, with splines to fit the steering box, leaving enough room to install a lock washer and nut. Then the extension is machined and cut to length. Then the hole is made in the body. The shaft is cut to length and then the pitman arm is welded on. Contact phone # 865-932-7541
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10-26-2011 12:12 PM
wayneooo
casket

might as well no sence wasting a prefectly good box as al lewis once said its a duel perpose machine you can go in it, or you can go in it .
10-26-2011 07:09 AM
deadbodyman hey I could always get buried in my car too it would save on funeral costs....
10-26-2011 07:06 AM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by scheiderer68
wanting to build a street rod out of a coffin. and advice on where i can get steering parts? i have the box tubbing, motor trans and rear end
I remember that one.Now THAT would be a perfect rod for me to tool around in...
10-24-2011 11:57 AM
wayneooo guesshe can buy 2 caskets depends how long he wants his wife around
10-23-2011 04:07 PM
cal1320
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Originally Posted by Northstar T
huummmm. I'd always heard the original car had a real coffin, and that it was very hard for them to purchase one when the funeral homes found out what they wanted to use it for. they had to go to several funeral homes before finding one that would sell them a coffin.
I'm old, so maybe my memory is going also....?????

Russ
You would think they would be all over that deal. How often can you sell a man a coffin?.............twice.
10-23-2011 04:17 AM
wayneooo
coffin car

i belong to that site. im putting the engine on the out side of the casket just have the transmission on the inside use the front on the box sorta like the firewall. plenty of room as far as i can tell for battery,and etc. also keep the engine kooler. if u go on that site u notice the front of the movie car the lid was proped open, also the tv car had to be rebuilt front end was damaged notice spring shackles were welded and the frame was made of square tube instead of the round .
10-22-2011 07:44 PM
DRS50 The first casket was fiberglass from the prop room that they cut it in half and lengthend it from what I understand. found pictures but cat find the article. The next 3 were coffins that were purchased in Mexico. Heres the article with one of the builders.
http://www.munsterkoach.com/dean1.htm

http://www.munsterkoach.com/production.htm

theres nice old pictures of how they did it back in the day.
10-22-2011 03:54 PM
JeffB You can get special extra wide caskets too, I used to deliver to mortuaries and saw some unusual caskets the wide one I saw was for a obese 780 pound guy they were putting him in it with a cherry picker,the fanciest was for a Cubs fan it had baseball bats for handles and all done in Cubs colors and logos.
10-22-2011 03:06 PM
LATECH Here it is at the track with driver and pit crew
10-22-2011 03:00 PM
OneMoreTime I think I would just do the T chassis and the body can be anything you like...

Sam
10-22-2011 02:18 PM
techinspector1 Here's a ton of info on building a T chassis. It should work great for what you want to do....
http://www.nationaltbucketalliance.c.../techindex.asp
10-22-2011 10:50 AM
Northstar T
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Originally Posted by DRS50
There is a article about the building of the original car on the net but not much detail about the build except how they fabed the coffin up from fiberglass. .
huummmm. I'd always heard the original car had a real coffin, and that it was very hard for them to purchase one when the funeral homes found out what they wanted to use it for. they had to go to several funeral homes before finding one that would sell them a coffin.
I'm old, so maybe my memory is going also....?????

Russ
10-22-2011 10:31 AM
1932bantam use a spe box for an altered run your steering arm out the side just like the original. there around 350.00
10-22-2011 09:48 AM
DRS50 I have been playing with the thought of building one, but I have the idea of using 2 caskets and putting them together side by side so that a driver and passenger ride together and so it would have a big enough fuel cell you would not have to stop every 5-7 miles for gas. I have been looking at Speedway for the steering parts. Have the 2 lids open from the side hinged in the middle or weld together in the middle and open like the corvettes with the hinges up front for the engine compartment. I get a idea and I kind of sketch it out and write it down. There is a article about the building of the original car on the net but not much detail about the build except how they fabed the coffin up from fiberglass. I have been collecting a little here and there for it. I should be able to start on it after I get my grandsons Camaro finished this year.
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