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Kurt Arends
01-25-2018, 11:54 PM
So, I stopped by an old yard today that I have been to probably a dozen times over the last 15 years. The yard has been scrapping most everything out, due to the death of the owner. Today this Ford Econoline van caught my eye.... only because of the fixed spot light that I noticed mounted half way down the driver's side on the roof. It hit me that the light had to be a "ditch light". I walked over to check it out and discovered that it was, in fact, a Superior Coach-built rig. This van was loaded up and mostly intact inside. Squad bench, rear A.C., med. cabinet running along the driver's side in the rear, and another seat facing the rear behind the partition right behind the driver. I pulled some goodies out of it(last photo).

John ED Renstrom
01-26-2018, 12:05 AM
one more of the never say never finds easily ID as to the builder. did they want to sell it?

Kurt Arends
01-26-2018, 12:09 AM
They would definitely sell it. You need it, Ed?

Bill Marcy
01-26-2018, 08:44 AM
For a guy like Ed, that would be a good project and a cool piece of history to save, especially if it is solid underneath.

Paul Steinberg
01-26-2018, 10:13 AM
:needpics: of the interior!!

Kurt Arends
01-26-2018, 10:22 AM
I took no photos of the interior. It was piled full of junk. It was all I could do just to salvage what I did. Besides, I didn't think there would be THAT much interest in it. I will probably stop back fairly soon to pull a couple more things off of it including the Superior tags.

I am going to miss this yard. I purchased the 3 things in the photo, a pair of optional '58 Edsel spinner wheel covers, 1 of the chrome bulb retainer rings that Superior used on their tunnel lights & ditch lights, and a handful of other small things and my total bill was $15!

I am sure that this rig would have had the Superior bullet lights mounted on top originally. I had 10 of those, until 6 months ago.