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Old 11-11-2010, 07:37 PM
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Default 76 S&S Park Row CL

with extend table looks like a nice rare car

http://easttexas.craigslist.org/cto/2054139736.html
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:33 PM
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with extend table looks like a nice rare car

http://easttexas.craigslist.org/cto/2054139736.html
My guess is a combination.
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:37 PM
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I'd say combination, too, but I can see where the rear interior shot fooled you, Chris. For some of the neat features S&S coaches had, the reversible floor panels in these combinations were not among them. They were large, heavy, and cumbersome. We had a '76 Park Hill combination, which we kept in ambulance mode most of the time. Reversing the floor panels was a two-man job for sure. In an emergency I would have sooner rolled the cot in over the rollers than worrying about flipping the floor panels.
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:29 PM
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And ya just don't "flip" the panels over in an S&S combo ether. They have to be flipped in a sequence too.
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:01 PM
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Look closely and you can see the roof plug. Cot hook too. Combination for sure.
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:32 AM
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If a car was in hearse mode, and a request for an ambulance came in,how long did it take to get the car ready?
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Old 11-13-2010, 12:55 PM
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Depended on the type of car and how well equipped it was. A Superior Pontiac Consort with single beacon and casket rack could be converted much faster than, say, this S&S with those huge floor panels.

Another factor was the person(s) doing the converting. I'm sure there were more than a few people who were "thrown" into action and had little or no idea of how to operate the rig. The kid in that "EMERGENCY!" scene who brought the '59 S&S out to the rural traffic accident is a prime example. In real life, he might not even have known how to activate the light and siren.

Coachbuilder advertising for combinations typically read something like, "Can easily be converted within minutes." They just never said how many!
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:41 PM
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We used to put the 2 Beacons on the roof, run the nut up on them, plug them in, then throw the cot in the back, one guy would drive the other would be stowing things away enroute.

Phone ringing to "on the road" ........less than 2 minutes.





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Old 11-13-2010, 02:52 PM
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If a car was in hearse mode, and a request for an ambulance came in,how long did it take to get the car ready?
The funeral home that ran the ambulance in Hillsboro NH, it took them between 15 - 30 minutes to be on the road. If you didn't die by the time that they got to you, there was a good chance that you would be dead by the time that they got to the hospital, which was about 40 minutes away. Many times, if you were seriously injured, they would just look at you in the ambulance, and tell the driver to continue onto Boston General. Back then (1962) they didn't have trauma centers, nor did the local hospitals have the facilities or staff to do much more than general treatment. The country doctor that you saw for your cold, was also the guy that set your broken bones, or took out your appendix...
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Old 11-13-2010, 06:39 PM
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i would think it would make more sense to leave a combo in "ambulance mode" and convert to hearse mode as needed.
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