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12-20-2012 07:08 AM
Mark2268 After reading you original post I went to Google/images and I was amazed at how many and honestly how cool a hot rod limo can be. There were everything from T-buckets to Nomads. it seemed that the Nomad wagon would be the most practical due to size and width. Please keep us posted on what you decide. As for your question, Go with one of the aftermarket steel repoduction bodies such as Brookville. This way you wont frustrate your concern of using an original car and finding someone who can build a stretch from fiberglass would have to cost an amazing amount of money over steel. Again please post pictures including build photos if you can.
12-19-2012 09:30 AM
1Gary A 50's Caddy Hurst??.
12-19-2012 07:22 AM
OneMoreTime Watch this video: Some of the pics are of the Red buses used in glacier nat park..those have been in use for many years and were restored using new Ford truck chassis and woudl make a great foundation for a limo.

12-19-2012 07:02 AM
killeratrod look around on the net for an old airport limo. Buy it then hot rod it to fit your needs. They hold at the least 10 !
12-18-2012 03:59 PM
1971BB427 Id start by searching the various ads online and see what kind of prices what you're looking for demand. Once you've got a idea what the vehicle will cost, then you can proceed based on that.
One tip I would give is to not buy something that's got a lot of rust repair, or is not close to complete. Cars with missing parts will kill the cost of a build trying to replace things. As far as the drivetrain is concerned everything can be missing, as I doubt you'll use hardly any of it.
12-18-2012 11:29 AM
vinniekq2 looks like you are business building?
10-09-2012 01:59 PM
59RAMBLERSUPERWAGON You have quite a few things to consider here like seating, comfort, style, etc.

I did a simple image search on yahoo for street rod limo. there was a fat fender limo that was pretty slick! But you need to get inside some of the vehicles you are considering to see what the interior is really like and could be as a limo. I would also consider contacting some of those limo owners in the photos.

There was a 1956 chevy super strech limo in my home town, it was pretty dar cool, and had tons of space inside. Good luck!
10-09-2012 01:36 PM
techinspector1 I'm visualizing an early school bus (like something from the 50's), lowered, painted black with blacked-out windows and chromed wire wheels. Plenty of room for a hot tub.
10-09-2012 10:50 AM
AutoGear What about a vintage Bus or a Depot Hack type vehicle; Something akin to a Station wagon in size; but you could upscale the interior, add a flat screen, smallblock chevy with overdrive automatic trans. Not a full on stretch limo, but still plenty interesting and big enough for a small party of people.
Or a late 60s early 70s station wagon like a Vista Cruiser or Safari or a Cadillac Ambulance
10-07-2012 12:55 PM
Rolls limo

I couldn't find a picture, a good friend , Lee Stauffacher bought a rolls royce Limo that had been in Queen elizabeth's fleet, It broke down when they did the test drive. He updated it with 460 ford power C 6, 9 rear end and a GM front clip. his 23 dodge touring is on the net, upgraded also with ford drive train. He was a Ford engineer, VP of R & D for Saleen, Manager of advanced autosport, has buildt a few unique cars,
10-07-2012 12:50 PM
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09-23-2012 02:43 PM
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Thank you, Matt!, Dan
03-28-2012 06:42 PM
hpete 30's era caddys and packards in rough condition are value priced these days, they won't be cheap to finish though.
03-28-2012 06:16 PM
OneMoreTime Do not limit yourself to a "A" or deuce as those are small there are some larger vintage cars that would make a good limo as well..

03-28-2012 05:50 PM
TucsonJay A street rod can be had with that modern drivetrain... plus better suspension, steering and brakes... A/C... etc, for less than you could build it yourself.

You could repaint it in early style colors, if necessary... then add something like aftermarket wire wheels, to give it a vintage look. Check out "".

That would also allow you to use modern tires. A customer of mine is doing a '30s vintage-appearing project right now.

Cheaper and faster than rebuilding an original car. :-)
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