ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A car that carried the dead is coming back to life and maybe saving another.
'I have a heart attack and two or three days later I came back to finish this car,' says AJ Syed, Auto Body Specialist. 'Which, we`re getting close but not done yet.'
Not done yet, but this hearse has almost risen from its former days of hauling the dead.
And instead will be reborn with help from a 30 year west county auto body employee who didn`t even know he`d had a heart attack.
'I was helping my neighbor putting a fence on and she`s a nurse,' says Syed. 'She sent me to the doctor to go check your heart. So I went there and they said you had a heart attack last night. I said okay, what should I do? They said surgery.'
After the surgery and three days of recovery AJ Syed was certainly not ready to leave this mortal coil.
Instead he set out to get this ghost fighting Ekto-1 up and running.
'It`s just actually really exciting to get because we work on collision cars all day long,' says Rob Terranova, Co-owner West County Auto Body. 'So it`s really exciting to get everyone, like the whole shop gets involved and everybody wants to help out.'
A road trip to Arkansas brought back the 1985 Caddy and soon the crew of auto collision specialists at West County Auto Body grabbed their plasma welders and began rebuilding an iconic classic car from film.
'I ain`t afraid of no ghost,' says Rob Terranova.
'I ain`t afraid of no ghost,' says Chopper Clerdy.
'Me neither,' says Syed.
See, sometimes the life you save is your own is by getting busy and building an automobile to help bust some ghosts.