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  1. SoCalDave

    SoCalDave Well-Known Member

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    My wifes niece works as a graphics art designer for a rather large vinyl wrapping company in Florida and told me last night of the strangest job they had done lately. The family of a decest individual wanted his casket wrapped with his personal info/interest which they agreed to. Said it came out really nice and was the hit of the services. Anyway a few weeks after the service they were informed that the decest had been cremated and the casket was only used as a rental for the services. They are now being asked to strip the wrap in preparation for another poor sole. She is a little freaked out about it but I think it's a really good opportunity for some new business for both the wrap and funeral companies. :eek:
     
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  2. monkeyswrench

    monkeyswrench Well-Known Member

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    Told my wife to have me cremated and toss me off the bridge in Bullhead...make me part of the stretch I've loved with the wife and family.

    ....But wrapping a box...I like it! Lots of ideas, Iron Maiden theme, Gift wrap theme, Racing/Sponsors...Biohazard Logo!
     
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    Headless hula Well-Known Member

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    I've never posted pics of the batesville casket factory I've driven past a few times in Iowa. It's on I-35...
     
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    CJ_Donahue Well-Known Member

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    People have been painting and airbrushing them forever so why not wrap them.
     
  5. monkeyswrench

    monkeyswrench Well-Known Member

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    Ken "Posie", an old car guy in PA, did a metal version of a woody. The color was kind of a changing deal, but the wood graining was great. I asked him who did it...some Amish folk who did wood grain caskets! Never been too much into them, just carried a few:(

    Rather have something bass boat metal flake than dark and somber...think 1960's Bell helmet;) Hot rod bling!
     
  6. pronstar

    pronstar President, Dallas Chapter

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    Rewrap it to look like a custom-finish casket.
    Market your services to mortuaries.
    Retire young.


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  7. Moneypit

    Moneypit Ol' school kid..........

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    Ron "Mad Dog" Bolton's family asked Billy B to paint Ron's casket, which he did....I didn't get to see it but I'm sure it had something to do with his Kelron Spitfire K Racing Runabout boat, K9....And then, following her husbands request, Ron's mother had the Kelron Spitfire molds destroyed....
    Ray
    PS Great boats those Kelrons...
     
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    SoCalDave Well-Known Member

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    I can understand a custom painted casket but what is freaking her out is a wrapped/reusable type of deal.
    Who'll be the next client?
     
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    SpeedyWho Well-Known Member

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    When I lived back in IL my neighbor was one of Batesvilles regional sales managers. She made excellent money and was able to make her own schedule. She said on several occasions “ I’m always in demand”. Cool lady.
     
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    fmo24 Well-Known Member

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    Sure it’s not Indiana? Huge facility with their own truck garage that looks to be about 10 bays
     
  11. Mandelon

    Mandelon Coffee makes me poop.

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    I'm picturing the Jesse James Ultra in casket form. (Pre-Grads of course. LOL)
     
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    coolchange Lower level functionary

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    When Mike Fennel passed he was cremated and put in a box. I think it was Mahogany, very subtle with red over cast and maroon shading by Bill Carter.
     
  13. RiverDave

    RiverDave In it to win it

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    Strangely I just saw that this is becoming more popular (I would've never guessed) and gatorwraps is doing quite a few of them.

    RD
     

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