N.C. man converts Ford Taurus into 'Ghostbusters' car

Saturday, May 14, 2016
Man turns 1996 Taurus into a 'Ghostbusters' ECTO-1
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Justin Parker says he decided to turn his car into a 'Ghostbusters' mobile to make people smile.

MORGANTON, N.C. -- Who ya gonna call when you want a great story?

If you're in Burke County, North Carolina, you might want to dial up Justin Parker.

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Parker gets pretty animated when you ask him about his 1992 Ford Taurus, which he converted into a custom ECTO-1 vehicle from the 'Ghostbusters' movies.

"I had watched it once, and then after I got the car I kind of got into it then," Parker says.

The car was bought as-is for $600. After a new brake caliper and a serpentine belt, the car was up and running.

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That is when Parker decided to add some thrift store swag to turn his value vehicle into a sweet ride straight from the movies.

The 27-year-old amateur movie maker even create his own proton pack with a handheld vacuum cleaner and a colander.

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"I've been mistaken for an ambulance, a police car, and a Google Earth car," Parker says.

When asked why he'd go to such great lengths to make a homemade replica, Parker says he did it to make people smile.

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