: Cadillac/Buick bastard child.



ga_etc
11-25-10, 07:39 PM
This is just strange to me. Ray and I couldn't figure it out so we can up with this explanation; it must have rolled through the Arlington Plant so fast the workers were just like "**** it, just put whatever parts you can reach on it."
It's supposed to be a '93 Buick Roadmaster Hearse.
http://usa.hearses.eu/page/nl/occasions/occasions-detail/296.html

ben.gators
11-25-10, 07:51 PM
Is it a Buick with Cadillac badge?

Stingroo
11-25-10, 07:59 PM
Not just that. It's a Buick with:
*a Cadillac hood ornament
*Cadillac tail lights and rear bumper
*Cadillac side moldings
*Two Cadillac rims (front wheels)
*A Cadillac hubcap
*Some other hubcap I can't identify (driver's rear)

I still stand by my verdict: It needed a Caprice hood ornament, that way it was everything it could have been.

ga_etc
11-25-10, 08:13 PM
The other hub cap is either a solid Cadillac or Buick cap.

drewsdeville
11-26-10, 12:01 AM
WTF. If I could determine what my final car ride would be, it sure as hell wouldn't be in a Buick-badged car, let alone a hacked one.

The-Dullahan
11-26-10, 12:32 AM
The question is...who thought that was a good mod? Seriously.

I have never been a fan of Roadmaster Hearses (Sorry, Sting. It's not that it's a Roadmaster, it's that 90's cars were ugly in general, but Hearses were atrocities) But this is in no way an improvement. Just because you take a lot of otherwise good things and mash them together, it does not make a truly GREAT invention if it is done in this way.

Stingroo
11-26-10, 12:37 AM
Yeah I don't like the Roadmaster hearses either. The Fleetwood Brougham ones are by far and away nicer looking vehicles in every format.

77CDV
11-26-10, 04:09 PM
I looks like they used the Cadillac rear clip because the Buick's "band o'taillights" treatment doesn't work so well for a rear-loading hearse. The Fleetwood side trim is just dress up. It's still basically a Buick, albeit a confused one.

Aron9000
11-27-10, 03:30 PM
Link no worky:(

The-Dullahan
11-28-10, 03:50 AM
True, Craig, but that is still odd to see and I grew up surrounded with these things. It seems the rest of the car had an identity crisis as well. Roadmaster Hearses are nearly 100% endloaders, even the rare 3 way ones I have seen were clearly intended for endloading fantasticalness. As for putting lights across the rear door, while it is uncommon, it is still not unheard of on older Hearses than this. Hell, many Brougham Hearses had a third tail light built into the back door and DAMN was THAT ugly (like the rear brake lamp on the one here is) I've also seen a Chevrolet Hearse (Yes, they make those. The Belair ones were nice) that apparently had some lights on the door at one time also (albeit the current owner removed them...and nearly 3/4 of the car)

If you've noticed I am rather absent lately, it's because of non-typical personal reasons and let's just say I've been seeing a LOT of weird Hearses lately. Not yet sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing...

johnny kannapo
11-29-10, 12:35 AM
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ga_etc
11-29-10, 02:55 AM
^Ultimate meth lab and distribution vehicle.

greencadillacmatt
11-29-10, 03:05 AM
^Ultimate meth lab and distribution vehicle.

Only if said vehicle is located in Michigan.

orconn
11-30-10, 01:24 PM
Looks like the personal conveyance of a celebrity horse!

dkozloski
11-30-10, 04:05 PM
I've seen more than one new GM vehicle get delivered to a customer with mismatched badging front to rear and side to side. One suburban was Chevrolet on the front and the drivers side and GMC on the rear and the passenger side.

The-Dullahan
12-02-10, 01:22 AM
^Because it was AWESOME!

Actually, I like those old early eighties Suburbans, but if I bought one, I still want a GMC. Simply because it's a GMC. I've seen a Cadillac Suburban someone built once.

Actually, if I got a Suburban like that, I'd want one like this...
http://www.carster.com/car-pictures/1986/chevrolet/suburban/1986-Chevrolet-Suburban-290462191086-1-o.jpg

Aron9000
12-02-10, 01:55 AM
Okay, that has to be the most trailer trash hearse I've ever seen. Just imagine it with about 6" of lift sitting on 36" super swampers covered in mud.

ga_etc
12-02-10, 01:59 AM
You have to admit though, the hub caps add a touch of class. :hide:

The-Dullahan
12-02-10, 03:39 PM
Suburban Hearses aren't really uncommon. In the eighties, they were VERY common. There was a slight revival of this non-sedan era in the nineties, when the Dodge Caravan (and it's sister cars) became funeral vehicles.

I don't know about lifted Suburban Hearses, but I knew a fellow who had a Brougham Hearse on a lifted Suburban frame with mudding tires. He sold it in (I think) early 2009. If I recall the vehicle correctly, the reason it fit so well, was it was a shorter-bodied Hearse.

The-Dullahan
12-02-10, 03:40 PM
Oh wait. Here it is.
http://www.festivals-and-shows.com/images/1989-cadillac-hearse-lifted-4x4-monster-truck-detroit-michigan-21322462.jpg

ga_etc
12-02-10, 04:32 PM
:bulging:

Aron9000
12-02-10, 06:33 PM
Oh wait. Here it is.
http://www.festivals-and-shows.com/images/1989-cadillac-hearse-lifted-4x4-monster-truck-detroit-michigan-21322462.jpg

Okay, I would totally drive that monster right there.:rock::rock::rock:

Hopefully he swapped out the 307 Olds. If it were my car, it would be a worked over big block chevy with dual quads, tunnel ram intake, and a huge intake scoop sticking out of the hood.

The-Dullahan
12-03-10, 01:07 AM
Okay, I would totally drive that monster right there.:rock::rock::rock:

Hopefully he swapped out the 307 Olds. If it were my car, it would be a worked over big block chevy with dual quads, tunnel ram intake, and a huge intake scoop sticking out of the hood.

Yes, he swapped the 307. I really don't like hood scoops on 11th Broughams (Or 80's cars in general) If I recall correctly, this same man swapped a 425, the engine that belonged in the later 307's place, into his other Brougham Hearse, which I was more interested in. He was one of those downright weird people, not that you're all not, but you don't wear vinyl trenchcoats.

drewsdeville
12-03-10, 10:26 AM
lulz. Could a 307 even turn wheels of that diameter? :rolleyes:

Stingroo
12-03-10, 02:53 PM
Yes, but a Special Olympics candidate could outrun it. :lol:

[Disclaimer: I have no issues with special needs kids, and even have a Special Olympics license plate, so nobody better pull that crap. It's a joke.]

the recluse
12-04-10, 05:50 PM
Roo's next job....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFQyib5ZQZY

Stingroo
12-04-10, 07:22 PM
I gotta run I gotta run I gotta run
I work at Burger King making flame broiled Whoppers, I wear paper hats...
Would you like an apple pie with that?! Would you like an apple pie with that?!

The-Dullahan
12-05-10, 01:58 AM
That means I can make fun if Cripples?