Ecto 1 Rebuild

Phillyrube

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I have a love hate relationship with this car. Love the lights, hate how many classic coaches have been butchered.

Be that as it may, found a YouTube of the original ecto1 being restored. Lights are correct , except they are using a painted red lens on the model 19, steady on.

Original:

Restoration. The C5G has never been used, at .east I've never heard it in any videos:
 
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Phillyrube

Phillyrube

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Ok, here's another recreation. What kind of siren is this? Looks like a frankenmonster model 66 or something.ecto.jpg
 

Dave F

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when i saw the vid was 15-16 min long i wasnt going to watch the whole thing, just FF to the final reveal

but the nerd in me started watching and well, i just couldnt help myself

they did an amazing job on her, must have been like stepping into (or sitting into ) a time machine for Akroyd. What a treat, thank you for posting this
 

CrownVic97

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Ok, I'm sorry to rain on the parade of the restoration team in the second video, but the front lightbar IS NOT CORRECT. The original Ecto-1 in the film had two blue 48" Force 4 XL lightbars, forward and rear, with the independent rotators, diamond mirrors, and custom mounting feet similar to the AeroDynic. The restored car has an incorrect 55" Code 3 XL sealed beam lightbar with incorrect mounting feet. I'm irritated that a movie car company that deals with this stuff every day couldn't have found a matching 48" Force 4 XL and made the custom mounting feet like they were in the movie! I mean, there's a private Ecto-1 owner who did a perfect screen accurate car and nailed ALL the details. When I see this restoration, I feel it was half-@$$ed just a bit...
 

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