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Channing Spencer
12-23-2015, 03:52 PM
http://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/5338865298.html

I'm relisting this super cool, 1960 GMC Suburban Ambulance. I had it sold to a guy from California, but, he ended up being a Craigslist B.S.'er. (Check's in the mail). Anyway, it's a history rich, very rare vehicle. All original. Yes, it has rust, and yes, it needs work . . .. . . hence the $2,500 price tag. Keep it Rat/Rod, or restore. It's an open canvas. Feel free to call and ask questions, but please, no tire kickers, hobby chatting enthusiasts, low ballers, etc. I'm a straight up deal maker. Pics will be posted later today. Thanks.

(913) 636-9494

John ED Renstrom
12-23-2015, 11:46 PM
so who's side glass is this? I have two pictures vary similar both on suburbans this 60 and a 66 that sold in Michigan. that look to be a off shout of the meteor design.

Michael Catalano
12-24-2015, 12:23 AM
so who's side glass is this? I have two pictures vary similar both on suburbans this 60 and a 66 that sold in Michigan. that look to be a off shout of the meteor design.Looks like a Stoner-ish design to me as it has some resemblance to this later Stoner variation:

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,rrfrdkktwtwgbfdxstkbkdwsrgwg,vi/sbdrqskfxrtbksqstbxrrsswdfdt/9/438439/13867433/2834644902_7fdfed4ebc_o-vi.jpg

I remember this unit being listed for sale in the Lake Havasu, AZ Craigslist earlier this year or maybe it was last year so it could have been originally in service somewhere in the California, Nevada or Arizona region where Stoners were popular in that era.

Ron Devies
12-24-2015, 10:33 AM
I think it is a Stoner, Ed it is identical to our Suburban's window

John ED Renstrom
12-24-2015, 12:24 PM
not stoner but similar. 3 stripes coming out of the bottom. the cross in the circle is common in 50s and 60s ambulances. but each manufacturer had there own version of it. all the stoners I have pictures of use exactly the same one. to see one different is a fluke to see it twice 6 years apart means some one else was building them for a few years anyway.

John ED Renstrom
12-24-2015, 12:44 PM
you have forced me off the couch and my lap top I'm practicing windows 10 on. here are some examples of what I mean you can see they all fallow the same theme but are different in numbers of stripes and location. the first example I have of a etched circle with a etched cross in it is this 46 Seabert
then as it transcends into the 50 you can see how the other manufactures picked up on it and did there own version

John ED Renstrom
12-24-2015, 12:55 PM
here are a few more going up in the years. 54 Memphis-57 amble wagon-a pair of 57 MM-58 eureka- 60 superior-63 rescue all-67 piner. you see each is similar but distinctively different.

John ED Renstrom
12-24-2015, 01:06 PM
OK the eureka and the pinner id not have a etched circle I'm dealing with thumbnails and a pair bi focals. so here are the two in question along with the stoner between. as you can see they are different. the two in question look more like the 57 MM then the stoner.

the last pictures I have of the cross and lines is this 76 Buick

Michael Catalano
12-27-2015, 11:29 PM
Found this '62 GMC Stoner on IMDB that appeared on Get Smart TV show. Tough to tell exactly from the distance and angle but the glass looks close to that on the '60 GMC in the ad.

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,rrkkgskkgqtqfsrxstkbkdwsrgwg,vi/sbqwbwgbdxwtwtqtfwkxrtrdgrtdw/9/438439/13867433/16300807512_1f1ce1c061_z-vi.jpg

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,rrkkgsbrstgwkstxstkbkdwsrgwg,vi/bsfsskdbqxtksgqfdbxtrgsgdrk/9/438439/13867433/00V0V_kKoItHAjFAA_600x450-vi.jpg

John ED Renstrom
12-28-2015, 01:43 PM
yes those two rigs are basically the same short wheel base and glass is the same now what identifies it as a stoner??

there are a few things consistent threw the years on them. they basically had the same rear center step with the back up lights in it. they all had the gurney mounted on the right and they us about 10 thousand screws to hold the trim pad on the rear doors. also there is no manufacture label on them. as they were a west cost builder all there rigs have a calf final assembly. I found the build ticket under the carpet on the drivers side on the one Ron has.

now I'm not saying that your wrong on the builder, or that stoner never used that glass design. only that it doesn't fit there 67 to the next body change in 73 style. which provers they used more then one etching. the only picture I have of that body with glass has no etching. so it's of no help.

with pictures of two of this style glass I would like to defiantly prove it's theres so I can get it labeled right.

here is that 64 but as I'm only going on some one's word on it, it's subject to change also. the 63 used in the Emergency show was a long wheel base rescue truck.

some points on this 64 is the half divider and the reversal passengers seat with gurney on the right. you can just see the step and the trim pads. the way the interior is trimmed out is similar to the 70 I . it is set up to carry 4 pts in back. the duel spotlights were constant with stoner also

John ED Renstrom
12-28-2015, 01:58 PM
I see this morning that he did put up some more pictures of it. there is enough left to say that it was a right hand gurney and similar construction. in side

John ED Renstrom
12-28-2015, 02:13 PM
some one slap me awake this morning. darn pills the have me taking to get by. that one has a left hand gurney so it is not a stoner. I was cleaning up the pictures when I noticed it:eek::eek:

Michael Catalano
12-28-2015, 11:02 PM
yes those two rigs are basically the same short wheel base and glass is the same now what identifies it as a stoner??

there are a few things consistent threw the years on them. they basically had the same rear center step with the back up lights in it. they all had the gurney mounted on the right and they us about 10 thousand screws to hold the trim pad on the rear doors. also there is no manufacture label on them. as they were a west cost builder all there rigs have a calf final assembly. I found the build ticket under the carpet on the drivers side on the one Ron has.

now I'm not saying that your wrong on the builder, or that stoner never used that glass design. only that it doesn't fit there 67 to the next body change in 73 style. which provers they used more then one etching. the only picture I have of that body with glass has no etching. so it's of no help.

with pictures of two of this style glass I would like to defiantly prove it's theres so I can get it labeled right.

here is that 64 but as I'm only going on some one's word on it, it's subject to change also. the 63 used in the Emergency show was a long wheel base rescue truck.

some points on this 64 is the half divider and the reversal passengers seat with gurney on the right. you can just see the step and the trim pads. the way the interior is trimmed out is similar to the 70 I . it is set up to carry 4 pts in back. the duel spotlights were constant with stoner also
Going off what the photo caption says it is. True, with just one shot like this one it's not possible to be 100% sure of who made it but it does have many attributes of a Stoner rig. So weird that Stoner had never used any manufacturer plates or labels on their products. :thumbsdown:

I would LOVE to see the build ticket you found Ed, the carpet was changed on my '71 by the previous owner and I've already had it up and not found anything like that under mine. Can you or Ron post a photo of it?

Also, where did the photos of this '64 Stoner come from and do you have any others or more information about where/when they were taken?

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,rrkkbqbqwqgbrwkxstkbkdwsrgwg,vi/frfqrfkbxgqtwkrffxsfwgbgsbq/9/438439/13867433/1964stoner1-vi.jpg

I ask because one of my buddies now owns it, I took this photo earlier this year:

http://media.fotki.com/1_p,rrskqggddbfdrkkxstkbkdwsrgwg,vi/rgdrgdsbkxdbqfqdfkxttrdssqbf/9/438439/13867433/photo16-vi.jpg

I believe he bought it around 2009 when it was located in the North SF Bay Area. So far the only progress on it has been replacement of the front sheetmetal as can be seen above.

John ED Renstrom
12-28-2015, 11:22 PM
I'm sure that the pictures of the 64 were off the e-bay add. here is te GM build plate I found in the 70 stoner. it's still there I covered it in clear to help keep it safe.


so the search is still on for who was using this glass design with 3 of them pictured it was not a one of shop