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Old 05-31-2021, 08:01 PM   #1
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1967 Chevy pickup casket

My winter project has been repurposing some old bedsides that had lower rust into my future casket. Itís been a little more work than l thought, but itís coming out like l hoped. Some people think itís cool and others think itís morbid. Iím almost done, just need to finish the lids.
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Old 05-31-2021, 08:09 PM   #2
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Re: 1967 Chevy pickup casket

Iím humored by the idea, impressed by the novelty and craftsmanship, and perplexed by the motivation.

But again, nice work.
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Old 05-31-2021, 08:11 PM   #3
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Old 05-31-2021, 08:11 PM   #4
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Tomorrow is not a guarantee for any of us. Good for you for planning it the way you want it!
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Old 05-31-2021, 08:14 PM   #5
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Old 05-31-2021, 08:16 PM   #6
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SWEET. Closest thing to being buried in you truck.
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Old 05-31-2021, 08:20 PM   #7
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I love it, but as someone that has carried hundreds of caskets, make sure you reinforce the handles more than you think you should. I've had some flimsy ones start to co.e apart while we were carrying them to the graveside.
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Old 05-31-2021, 08:58 PM   #8
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brake and reverse lights incase your going the wrong direction lol.
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Old 05-31-2021, 09:26 PM   #9
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Thatís way cool. Great workmanship. Just curious if it will be acceptable. With all the laws and such. Now I have a use for the bedsides I have been walking around. Iím seeing options of a cooler also. Again great workmanship
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Old 05-31-2021, 09:50 PM   #10
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You even did a houndstooth interior,,, Simply Fantastic!
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Old 05-31-2021, 09:52 PM   #11
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I gotta ask,,, did you get in a few times to make sure you fit?
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Old 05-31-2021, 09:56 PM   #12
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Awesome work! I’m still a young guy and Hope I won’t need one of those for another 50 years but that is something I’d be honored to be buried in!
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Old 05-31-2021, 10:13 PM   #13
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That's what is meant by thinking (inside) outside the box. I personally think there is something in the water. Good job, and when the time comes have a good trip.
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Old 05-31-2021, 10:31 PM   #14
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I'm curious to know the weight compared to a regular casket. I have thought about building mine for quite a while but I was going to use wood with a few of my old silver dollars set into it.. I was going to use it as a curio cabinet in my man cave until I need it. If I'm going to do it I better get on it....

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Old 05-31-2021, 11:15 PM   #15
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Nice work. Will be cheaper then digging a hole for the whole truck. HAHA
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Old 05-31-2021, 11:49 PM   #16
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Make a fiberglass version , I bet they would sell. Heck people would be DYIN' to have one.
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Old 05-31-2021, 11:55 PM   #17
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Re: 1967 Chevy pickup casket

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This is scary good. It's so nice.

It'll save your family... like five thousand bucks!

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Old 05-31-2021, 11:57 PM   #18
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Re: 1967 Chevy pickup casket

I love it!!!


But one issue, it needs a functional tailgate handle and tailgate so that the precious cargo can be loaded correctly.


Seriously, I love the idea and imagination into this project.
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Old 06-01-2021, 02:34 AM   #19
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Ashes to ashes , Dust to dust , But in that metal box your just gonna rust !

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Old 06-01-2021, 04:27 AM   #20
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Nice work!
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Old 06-01-2021, 06:50 AM   #21
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Re: 1967 Chevy pickup casket

Thanks for the positive comments! Iím 55 and in good health, so I shouldnít need it for a while. The idea of dying doesnít scare me since Jesus has me covered, but I do hope to enjoy life for awhile. I looked up the standard casket dimensions online and went off of that (yes, Iíve been in it a few times and it fits nicely ).
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Old 06-01-2021, 07:15 AM   #22
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Can you open the tailgate from inside?
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Old 06-01-2021, 08:18 AM   #23
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Re: 1967 Chevy pickup casket

It's amazing how our bed panels lend themselves to a standard look for a casket. Excellent work! If it were a 57 Chevy casket...it would look way too quirky and obvious that it was a dead "car guy", but yours actually looks very traditional. Tastefully done!
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Old 06-01-2021, 08:20 AM   #24
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My boys fight over which will get my truck, so I told them I am going to be buried in it to try to end the argument.

They told me they will have me cremated and put the ashes in the ash tray. That way, they can bury me in the truck but still drive it.

Ah, filial devotion!
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Old 06-01-2021, 09:41 AM   #25
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So cool! What about finding an old roof skin for the lid? Drip rail and all. That way, you wont get wet if you have an open casket viewing in the rain. Sorry.
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