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The Paw Bearer

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Posted: Sep 15, 2015 1:45 PM
 

The Paw Bearer, a Clemson icon, has been sidelined. The Paw Bearer is a 67 hearse that has been a tailgating vehicle since 1981. She made it to the Wofford game, but the motor seized. A replacement motor has been found and it should be ready for the Notre Dame game. To help with the cost, a gofundme has been set up. There are tickets available for the big games and you would be helping a Clemson icon. If you have ever had your picture taken in front of the Paw Bearer, donate a dollar! Any help is appreciated. Go to: gofundme.com / The-Paw-Bearer.


I've seen your car on campus!


Posted: Sep 15, 2015 2:04 PM
 

Really cool and unique tailgate car. I hope you raise the money need.


Re: I've seen your car on campus!

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Posted: Sep 15, 2015 2:08 PM
 

We have a great time in it! 1981 was the first year. We took it to Miami! It has been in many bowl game parades since then . Even made the top 10 tailgating vehicles in the country this year.


Sent $10 your way... wish it could be more, but i'm a broke

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Posted: Sep 15, 2015 2:18 PM
 

law student. Best of luck to get that awesome ride fixed up. Its projects like yours that make Clemson Gameday so special.


Re: Sent $10 your way... wish it could be more, but i'm a broke


Posted: Sep 15, 2015 3:24 PM
 

Thanks for the donation! Anything is greatly appreciated! It all adds up!


Re: Sent $10 your way... wish it could be more, but i'm a broke


Posted: Sep 15, 2015 3:33 PM
 

Thanks for the donation. Everything is appreciated! It all adds up!


Re: I've seen your car on campus!***


Posted: Sep 15, 2015 3:30 PM
 




Re: I've seen your car on campus!***


Posted: Sep 15, 2015 3:35 PM
 

We've been parking in the same place since 1983!


You should have had one of those Colonial Penn final expense policies !

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Posted: Sep 15, 2015 2:45 PM
 

:) Hope you get it up and running soon !

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Re: You should have had one of those Colonial Penn final expense policies !

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Posted: Sep 15, 2015 3:29 PM
 

Ha! Good one! We do want it to be ready to take those Gamecocks off the field!


Same here !***


Posted: Sep 15, 2015 4:44 PM
 



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Just curious, where did the $10k needed come from?

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Posted: Sep 15, 2015 3:48 PM
 

A good rebuild should be $3500-4000 tops, and alternatively a completely rebuilt long block can be found online in multiple places for less than $3k....figure $750-1000 for the labor to have that swap performed.

If it were me, I would forget about the 429 that came in that car and just buy a rebuild 472 or 500 Cadillac engine.

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Re: Just curious, where did the $10k needed come from?


Posted: Sep 15, 2015 5:12 PM
 

We found a 72 Cadillac hearse and we are in the process of taking out the motor in the Paw Bearer and replacing it with the 472 that is in the 72 hearse. $3900 to rebuild or get a replacement motor give or take. $1200 for the 72 Cadillac. $1000 to swap motors in and out. While motor is out, we guess we will spend $500 or more for brakes and servicing. There is no AC....guess that wasn't a priority for a funeral?? Any monies we collect over all this was going to be used to paint or wrap.


ahhh, gotcha, well good luck! I've been enjoying seeing


Posted: Sep 15, 2015 5:48 PM
 

it on game weekends since the early 80's so I hope she makes a full recovery.

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Git eR going for ND game so to haul some deathly ill Irish!


Posted: Sep 15, 2015 7:39 PM
 

L0L & GoTiGERS!

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Re: Git eR going for ND game so to haul some deathly ill Irish!


Posted: Sep 15, 2015 8:31 PM
 

That's the plan as long as everything goes well with the engine swap.


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