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David Henry
07-13-2017, 10:57 PM
So for 12.5 you can own this awesome high top Ambulance for only 12.5k

https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/6165645104.html


Original Olds 455 rocket big block professional series with 44,000 original miles. Runs perfect, all original inside, power, heat, gurney mounts. Mounted on 1977 Chevy 3+3;4 door long bed 4x4 with heavy duty Dana 60 axels, custom flames and build.

Gus Boucher
07-14-2017, 01:32 AM
Vary sad to see. Some owners just do not get the importance of what they have and later what they did to a coach. Just sad I say.

John ED Renstrom
07-14-2017, 01:50 AM
Will if discription Is accurate it has a nice done body to put on your chassis. Those flames will make a good base for other paint. The nice part about this set is the body will fit 71 to the 75 by swapping the nose and taillights.

Kurt Arends
07-14-2017, 09:57 AM
$1500 parts car. Someone wasted a whole lot of time & money on that thing!

Adam Borkat
07-14-2017, 10:15 AM
Don't know that I've ever seen someone mount a cot bar on the passenger side. I guess I could see why, if you can get two stretchers in side by side with no need for an attendant, just never seen it before. Then again, it could be part of the "custom build." Something you ambulance folks seen before or done in your old service?

Kurt Arends
07-14-2017, 10:58 AM
I believe that Bill Marcy's '68 Superior Pontiac has a cot bar on both sides. I guess, that way, you are prepared for anything.

John ED Renstrom
07-14-2017, 11:26 AM
U look hard at the body. Does it not scream DOD at you. Ex military set up for 4 pt normally. My 72 was set up for 2. The front jump seat will fold across in front of the cabinets. The 73 S&S landau combo I had was set up for dule gurnies also.

Denny Shira
07-14-2017, 11:30 AM
My 71 Oldsmobile Cotner Bevington (ex-military) had cot mounts on both sides. I believe that was an option on a lot of Government units. We have here a heavyweight contender for the 2017 cruelty to coaches award. DUMBASS!!:mad:

Peter Grave
07-14-2017, 12:42 PM
Just shows what happens with too much money, too much time, and too much beer on hand. As Ed says another chassis with running gear not as hard as a rust bucket to bring back.

Russell Street
07-14-2017, 07:05 PM
Just shows what happens with too much money, too much time, and too much beer on hand. As Ed says another chassis with running gear not as hard as a rust bucket to bring back.

Don't blame the beer for this......this is straight up dumbassery!!!

Peter Grave
07-14-2017, 08:46 PM
Yeah but the beer puts the stamp on the dumbass improves his creativity.

Steve Lichtman
07-15-2017, 05:49 PM
Ugh. All I can say.

Don't know that I've ever seen someone mount a cot bar on the passenger side. I guess I could see why, if you can get two stretchers in side by side with no need for an attendant, just never seen it before. Then again, it could be part of the "custom build." Something you ambulance folks seen before or done in your old service?I knew of a shady ambulance service here in MD that used exclusively 70s S&S ambulances (in the 80s). They had two cots, and would frequently transport patients on both cots, with both members of the crew riding up front. When ambulance regulations came into place, they closed down.

Clay Sellick
07-30-2017, 08:13 PM
That is friggin' rough!