1979 Cadillac Hearse - AKA The Hot Rod Hearse

hadbeen looking for a new shop car for some time knowing that the my old shop car was on heI r way out, a 1997 Ford Taurus Wagon. I was going through the want ads one day when I came across a 1979 Cadillac hearse listed for $2500.00. I called the gentleman that own the car and found out it was located in New Haven Connecticut, so I loaded the girlfriend and our two dogs into the car and we took the two hour ride out there. When I saw the car she just talked to me, I knew I had to have her. The car barely ran, had no brakes, all four tires were shot and dry rotted, the interior stunk and was filthy. The owner and I talked for a little bit I was able to get him down to $1500.00, with the stipulation that I would take good care of her and send him pictures, agreeing to that I bought the car. When I got her home I immediately went to work, I replaced all the brake lines, fuel lines, all the steering linkage, upper and lower control arm bushings, upper and lower ball joints, rebuilt the carburetor, rebuilt the distributor, installed new air shocks in the rear, regular shocks in the front, a new fuel sending unit in the fuel tank, lowered the car 1-3/4 inches, replaced all four tires, did a full tuneup and a thorough cleaning of the whole interior. It took about three weeks for me to complete all this but now she is running and handling beautifully. I had my friend Aaron printout all the vinyl for the outside of the car and then he and I applied it and she is now my everyday car.

Bonez Garage
1248 State Route 17K

Montgomery, NY 12549

   Phone: 845-565-2663


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  • Alan Piciocchi (Tuesday, March 01 16 11:18 am EST)

    No one touches the Iron Mustang but my man Bonez!

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