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Posted by CW ( on February 28, 2005 at 23:21:53:

In Reply to: thank you Jolt posted by joey adames on February 27, 2005 at 08:44:52:

PCHC is proud to have two of the most kick ass Kustoms Coaches around in our fold.
Bret Barris' (of Barris Kustoms fame) radical Gargoyle hearse that was once in the failed t.v. show Gargoyles.
It's been chopped by metal master Dick Dean and has a killer paint job.
The real kicker if that this sideloader still has a functioning table!
A casket would never exit out the side but it's cool to see.

The other coach in the club is a killer '90 Eureka Chevrolet Caprice commercial glass endloader.
Nosed, narrowed, tucked bumpers, lowered suspension, Dubs, an all leather interior with Lincoln Navigator seats front and back, and a sick paint job.
This thing is detailed down to the last bolt.
And if that's not enough, it's got killer pro sound system that's ready for competition.

And to be honest, I dig Fat Rat's rat style '77 collins conversion coach with primered, sanded paint and his fave black metal band logo on the back window. This car is a true expression of it's owner and proof that you don't have to follow the pack.

This brings me to Art Cars. These are coaches that have become a huge canvas for artists to create on. Remember the cathedral coach?

Most of the hearses I've seen people try to pass off as customs are just a bunch of retarded skulls they bought from a catalog.
i.e. skull air valve caps, lock buttons, license frame, and that finishing touch the skull on the hood!! YAWN.
This is refered to as driving through Pep Boys with a magnet.

Don't get me going about slapping stickers all over a coach.
And how can we forget that coach with giant fins and a bat with open wings for a sunvisor.
Some of these cars your just waiting for the clowns or shriners to jump out of.
Spider webs, skulls and bats are cliche'.

A cool paint job goes a long way.
Rims make a statement as does a nice interior.
For example, Otis Jackson's Mean Green.
This is one of the most tasteful mild custom coaches out there and is one of my fave harses in the club.

Giving a coach a tasteful change will last long after the slapped together cars are in the junk yard.

I'm mostly a stock, original guy when it comes to coaches.
I find that an old stock coach looks far more creepy in most people's eyes.
Just drive a stock hearse through a mobile home park and see how your car can frighten all the old people.
I parked my coach in front of my friends house last week and they were slammed with calls from concerned neighbors who thought something terrible had happened.

Bottom line,
It's your coach have fun with it, express yourself and screw what anyone thinks.

To find pics of the coaches mentioned check out hearsedriver.com and phantom coaches' photo gallery's.


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