View Full Version : 1966 GMC St. Catherines equipment

Bill Leverett
01-24-2013, 02:13 PM
Of course one of the best things a procar enthusiast can hear is "I've got some stuff from an old ambulance".

Well, at a car show last year that's what a fellow said to me as he looked over my Lifeliner. Not wanting to seem too excited I inquired what kind of ambulance was/is it and what equipment did he have.

Turns out he ended up with the remains of the 1966 St. Catherines GMC that once served Victoria Fire department and later Garden City Ambulance in Victoria BC. This vehicle is pictured on page 12 of Peter Adsten's book EMS Classics - A Cellection of Ambulance Photos.

The vehicle was pretty much rusted completely out. He bought the vehicle to salvage some parts specific to the GMC Suburban of that year.

What he did find and keep were 2 old stairs chairs, the folding seat from the back, the wheel cups for the stretchers, the chromed stretcher hanging hardware from the side and the rail guides used for guiding the stretcher in. I've never seen an ambulance set up with a wheel guide for the main cot but apparently this vehicle had them.

he had no use for the equipment so we agreed on aprice and I finally got around to picking the items up a few weeks ago.

I'll keep the stair chairs but if anyone is interested in the main cot wheel guides or the hanging hardware please let me know.

I've included the pictures for your review.

Mike Boyer
01-24-2013, 02:52 PM
very cool I'm looking at the book right now...what shame it went like that

but at lest there are few things left

John ED Renstrom
01-25-2013, 12:20 AM
that rear seat look like anything in your 53?? i'm still in need of one of them

Bill Leverett
01-25-2013, 11:10 PM
Sorry Ed..the seat looks more like something from a speed boat. Wall mounted bythe back and the seat (bottom) portion flips down.

John ED Renstrom
01-25-2013, 11:59 PM
that was the seat on the divider in the stoner. is it still around?

Bill Leverett
01-26-2013, 10:28 PM
Here is the seat bottom that attaches to the wall. I didn't get the seat back as it went to the crusher peior to the parts being offerred to me.

Let me know if it's something you can use and I'll send it off to you.

John ED Renstrom
01-26-2013, 11:33 PM
the back must have been a cushion just attached to the wall. thanks for the pictures. it would work but lets not ship it. I'll go with my original plan and use the iron I have here from a MM seat to make one up. either way it's make cushions and a prop leg.