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Bob Menger
04-08-2012, 02:01 PM
Has anyone seen this car on CL. he is asking 3500 for it and I am wondering about other peoples thoughts on this car. I received alot of pics from him and the only thing that looks like it is missing is the main beacon lense.

James Fischer
04-08-2012, 05:52 PM
What is the listing or where ??

Martin Harvey
04-08-2012, 06:12 PM
http://bakersfield.craigslist.org/cto/2935429228.html this one?

Jeremy D. Ledford
04-08-2012, 09:01 PM
Think this one has been making the rounds for a while now.

John Royark JR
04-09-2012, 11:06 AM
I have never seen a light setup like this before, ful-vues on thr rear and a different type on the front. Was this a rare or common setup? Sorry dont know what the front ones are, Im a hearse guy not ambulance guy.

John ED Renstrom
04-09-2012, 11:29 AM
they are Guardian lights in the front. but MM like the rest would do anything you asked. I'm guessing that this service wanted to make the steady burn out of them and save them from adding a light to the car. the flashers in the rear and the beacon in front would be all the winkers you would need. me I would have someone drop in and look at this car a person looking can see what the pictures can't. if you can't make the trip out your self then it's worth paying some one else to do it for you. there is a reason this car has been passed over. it may be only because it not what someone was looking for. but the money is not bad if the car has all the hard to get trim still in place and the car is derivable and of course if it's the one your willing to sink money into

Terry Lange
04-09-2012, 01:03 PM
I'll be passing through the Bakersfield area in the middle of this week. If someone is SERIOUSLY interested in this car, I don't mind going out of my way to have a look at it for you. I will be driving a 33' RV, and prefer not to be driving up and down residential streets in an unknown area and trying to find a place to park. My co-pilot is good company, but is not very good at reading street signs.

Let me know before noon on Tuesday, as that's when I'll be leaving Phoenix, and I won't have internet access during the trip.

Tony Karsnia
04-10-2012, 08:30 PM
From one co-pilot to another:

"Don't worry, the nose will lead you where you need to go!"

Bill Marcy
04-10-2012, 08:53 PM
Nice looking co pilots guys!

Bob Menger
04-17-2012, 09:06 PM
Sorry I have not gotten back to this. Would have liked someone to stop in by the car. I have recieved many pictures from the owner. It looks interesting but thee is definitely some work needed to be done to it. Some good rust hole sin the floor board in front

Don Wasley
04-23-2012, 05:48 PM
Bob, I too was looking at this vehicle and was awaiting pics of the interior and exterior besides what was posted on CL. A friend of mine is going to San Diego tomorrow from Denver via I-70 to I-15 and on this route he could've turned off at CA-58 and headed north towards Bakersfield. But there is a catch, he's NOT driving one of his vehicles, he's driving/riding with another family member in their car. He just called me and told me that he probably couldn't go look due to the fact that the car he's in is being driven by a family member plus that's another 5.5 hours from Barstow to Bakersfield then to San Diego. He said if he was driving his car he'd be more than happy to stop before going on.

Russ Austin
04-23-2012, 07:15 PM
All of the cars with this style of windshield will have floor rot. The doors just did not seal worth a crap at the A pillar. If the car has rocker rot, consider the cost of the repairs.

James Fischer
04-23-2012, 07:35 PM
All of the cars with this style of windshield will have floor rot. The doors just did not seal worth a crap at the A pillar. If the car has rocker rot, consider the cost of the repairs.

A friend of mine checked this vehicle out less then 2 months ago.....and said the front floor pans were Flintstonemobile style....pretty much gone,someone had put a plywood board in it..... and that there was even rust on the A pillar........
He said the roof also leaked into the rear compartment....holes on roof were not sealed properly......:my2cents:

Daniel Scully
04-23-2012, 08:09 PM
All of the cars with this style of windshield will have floor rot

Not all do.:myopinion:

John ED Renstrom
04-23-2012, 09:58 PM
gone is gone that's what they make patch panels for. but you right Dan it's a lot nicer if they are still there.

Russ Austin
04-24-2012, 08:10 AM
Not all do.:myopinion:

Definatly not as bad as others. That car was stored indoors?

Daniel Scully
04-24-2012, 10:17 PM
Definatly not as bad as others. That car was stored indoors?


This has 0 rust in the floor or rockers , the stuff that looks like rust is dead carpet. It was out side most of the time. My 61 is the same and it came from up north and was in Oregon for awhile. If the dog leg seal is there they seem to hold up if it is missing it runs down inside.

Don Wasley
04-26-2012, 12:12 AM
I don't know which is worse, having rust in the exterior sheet metal [fenders, quarters, etc.] or having rust in the floor pans.....either way, it seems like a lot of work to have to fabricate patch panels for any type of rusted area since these cars are no longer manufactured and replacement parts have to come from another donor car. And that's ASSuming if you can find one!!!

Kent Martinson
04-26-2012, 05:02 AM
I don't know which is worse, having rust in the exterior sheet metal [fenders, quarters, etc.] or having rust in the floor pans.....either way, it seems like a lot of work to have to fabricate patch panels for any type of rusted area since these cars are no longer manufactured and replacement parts have to come from another donor car. And that's ASSuming if you can find one!!!


You haven't met ED yet, have you?

John ED Renstrom
04-27-2012, 12:08 PM
rust is rust no matter were you find it. now they started out as dirt dug out of the ground and prossesed. if you chose to spend the time and energery to do it you can hand form any thing you need to put one back togather. the hardest part is making up you mind that it can be done. me I always wanted a life time in auto body repair. I just never beleved it would be working on the same car.

Kent Rogne
04-27-2012, 01:57 PM
Keep the Ambulance, i'll take the dogs. Soooo...cute!

Don Wasley
04-27-2012, 06:53 PM
I don't know which is worse, having rust in the exterior sheet metal [fenders, quarters, etc.] or having rust in the floor pans.....either way, it seems like a lot of work to have to fabricate patch panels for any type of rusted area since these cars are no longer manufactured and replacement parts have to come from another donor car. And that's ASSuming if you can find one!!!

You haven't met ED yet, have you?

rust is rust no matter were you find it. now they started out as dirt dug out of the ground and processed. if you chose to spend the time and energy to do it you can hand form any thing you need to put one back together. the hardest part is making up you mind that it can be done. me I always wanted a life time in auto body repair. I just never believed it would be working on the same car.

I have NOW!!! LOL :rofl: :applause: :071:

Don Wasley
04-27-2012, 06:58 PM
Does this mean that now I have to buy an Ambulance so I can put ALL my heart and soul into one like this 64??

Russell Street
04-27-2012, 07:48 PM
does this mean that now i have to buy an ambulance so i can put all my heart and soul into one like this 64??

yep!!!!!!!!

Don Wasley
04-28-2012, 02:10 AM
yep!!!!!!!!

Oh damn, I was hoping to get by with doing nothing...........:burp: