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« on: July 19, 2004, 10:21:49 AM »
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Howdy,
a mate is keen to get a mid 50's car couch for his shop.
Does anyone have one for sale, in Melbourne or nearby.
I guess interstate freight would kill.
Or does anyone build them to order?
Heard  there was a Customline one in the Trading Post recently.
Any leads greatly appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2004, 04:11:17 AM »
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I saw a fibreglass EK couch at a car show years ago, you may get lucky if you call a few fibreglassers.
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2004, 10:30:06 AM »
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I have the arse off an FB if interested, has wagon bumper, lights and moulds. All you need to do is trim it.

If interested send me a pm.

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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2004, 12:36:18 PM »
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Gday 56 Aussie ,Ive built 2 of these so far ,

One was an EK sedan boot with tilli kit working lights ,painted 2k blue with black trim and nos chrome.

Second one was an FC sedan boot painted 2k candy apple red with white trim ,A built in Water resistant CD player and speakers ,Neon lighting underneath ,
Both utilised the parcel tray area which was also trimmed and levelled out and both had tube frames ,moulded 2 and 3 grade foam seating and heavy duty castors with brakes.
Both also fit through your average front door and are easily lifted by two people

If he is interested pass on my number 0405309325.
Im south of wollongong so a 6*4 trailer which they fit snugly in would be recomended or I have a few other options on hand
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2004, 01:25:50 PM »
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These pictures dont do much for these at all but with 50 million computer crashes in the last two years its a little hard to track down the good pics now...
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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2004, 07:59:29 PM »
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Thanks for that Harko.

After I did a fair bit of research, my mate picked up a fabulous orange retro reco sofa from an upholsterer. Gotta love that.

I had seen your candy red one in an earlier post.
It looks awesome.
Dont know about your hairdressing gig but  the couch looks like you didnt go overboard. Very tasty.

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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2004, 08:40:16 PM »
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If any body is interested in making one of these FE/FC lounges like Harkos one , I have the rear section required to start the venture,Very good quarter panels, With tail lights and rear Bumper bar $250.Call SLIM 0401303998
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2004, 01:10:55 PM »
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The Castlemaine Rod Shop have fibreglass EK lounges available.  Apparently just paint and add your trim and chrome.
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2004, 12:48:20 PM »
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There is a complete 1 on ebay at the moment.
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=31261&item=3857432044&rd=1


Looks cool.
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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2004, 12:54:47 PM »
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Never seen one of these on Ebay before but for that price I would want the front seat, steering wheel and wheels all still joined together but thats just me Tongue

I am sure it will take ride of place in someones lounge.
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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2004, 10:32:20 PM »
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The Rod Shop one is about $1500, fibreglass shell, no paint, lights or shiny bits.
Theres another mob called STREET MACHINE FURNITURE in Newport Victoria, 0417 351 421.
He has 56 custa, 57 chev, xy gt, hq. All fibreglass. All around $2k finished.
I guess the $2k figure is the benchmark unless you can diy.
For Joe Average ( not a car resto type ) any kind of out-there couch is in that price bracket anyway.
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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2004, 04:29:41 AM »
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There's also a '59 Caddy one in the current Shannons Auction that was mentioned in the Auction & Trade Board recently.  Looks a bit cartoonish, but might sell for substantially less than estimate - it has no reserve.

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« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2005, 12:40:10 PM »
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The EK one sold for $1800 on Ebay and that ugly fibreglass replica Cadillac one for $1700 at Shannons. The EK one looked ok but the Caddy was incorrectly proportioned.

I have photos here of a couple of proper Caddy ones, FC, EK, 55 Chev, 54 Chev 56 Chev (a friend built these and they are in clothing shops in Qld I believe) and my own personal 57 Chev couch. Will try and dig them out to post i anyone wants to see them. The FC was blue and red (Rebel colours - I think that was the shop name) and looked great!
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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2005, 02:10:43 PM »
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Please do ,Id love to see some pics...
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« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2005, 01:31:24 PM »
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Any luck in finding those pics Dave !
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« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2005, 12:35:57 PM »
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I have photos here of a couple of proper Caddy ones, FC, EK, 55 Chev, 54 Chev 56 Chev (a friend built these and they are in clothing shops in Qld I believe) and my own personal 57 Chev couch. Will try and dig them out to post i anyone wants to see them. The FC was blue and red (Rebel colours - I think that was the shop name) and looked great!

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« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2005, 08:23:43 AM »
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Not sure if your missing or ignoring this thread Dave ,Im obviousely keen to take your offer and would like to see these pics you talk about ,Cheers
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« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2005, 09:00:25 AM »
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OK Dave delete the pictures of my couches that youve saved to your computer ,If you wont show yours you cant keep mine  Tongue
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