View Full Version : NOS Superior Ambulance Roof Sign

Kurt Arends
02-24-2017, 04:40 PM
I am sure that this is from Gene Knisley's estate. NOS reverse-painted. I believe that this is the sign that would fit in the front & rear positions. The side signs are narrower, as I recall. I purchased several of these from Gene Jr. before the auction.


Denny Shira
02-24-2017, 06:27 PM
Is there a source for new blanks, I need one for the front of my 70 Superior rescuer.

Kurt Arends
02-24-2017, 07:10 PM
The old originals were always reverse-painted, like this one. If you are just wanting a "blank, just get a piece of Plexiglas cut to size.

Tim Prieur
02-24-2017, 07:25 PM
Is there a source for new blanks, I need one for the front of my 70 Superior rescuer.

Denny, as Kurt says. I had a local sign shop make several for me. They used the original as a template, and reverse labelled them with translucent lettering. They turned out great. Best of success.

Paul Steinberg
02-24-2017, 09:46 PM
The plastic is readily available, however, the translucent paint it expensive, and if the sign shop doesn't have any in stock, they will want to charge you the cost of the paint, since they have no idea when the next sign job is going to come in. Translucent paint isn't used much in signs today. I dropped off the lenses from my 1978 Superior at the sign shop about 5 years ago, and they have yet to make them. They are waiting for another job to come in, and then they will purchase the paint. If I want them "now", I will have to pay the price of all the paint, even though I would only be using about 10% of the can. Until the car is finished, I am in no rush. If I never finish the car, then the next owner will.

Kurt Arends
02-24-2017, 10:48 PM
........and many sign shops will not mess with the reverse painted signs at all. My local sign shop wouldn't do it. They will just try to talk you into using lettering(decals) on the outside.

Rich Koski
02-25-2017, 09:58 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SUPERIOR-COACH-AMBULANCE-LIGHTED-ROOF-SIGN-LIGHT-LENS-RARE/112314553081?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D2%2 6asc%3D41668%26meid%3D14e1156ed67f415eb28f799afcc1 6111%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D2%26sd%3D1123 14542216

Kurt Arends
02-25-2017, 12:32 PM
Yup. Same seller. I am sure that this is Gene Knisely Jr. selling these. I purchased 2 of each of these from him a couple years ago. They, supposedly, purchased the remaining inventory of parts, etc. from Superior Coach many years ago. Steve Loftin may be able to give us more history on this.