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Old 12-17-2015, 10:37 PM
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Looking for a Christmas present, even if it shows up in May. I have taken on completing the restoration of a 73 Superior Pontiac high top for the EMS Foundation of Calgary. The good...the mechanicals are all done and the body looks sound. The bad...initial restoration was started about ten years ago, and you guessed it, much of the stainless taken off at the start of the restoration has fallen by the way side. So far, mouldings around front windshield, sill plates, some of the interior pieces around the rear windows, some parts for the cot bar attached to left rear . Rear headliner also sad. Still need to make up a full list.
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Old 12-17-2015, 10:45 PM
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I am assuming that much of the trim that you have mentioned would be the same as used on any '71-'76 Superior limo style coach. It would not be unique to a Superior Pontiac 54" ambulance. Put together that list. I still have a '74 Superior Cadillac 54" ambulance if you cannot find what you need in your part of the world.
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Old 12-17-2015, 11:38 PM
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Kurt, many thanks for this! I did not know the Pontiac and Cadillac dimensions and therefore parting were the same, though it makes good sense from a production perspective. My real worry was the front windshield stainless. Over the Christmas break I hope to itemize what is missing.
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The lower windshield trim that goes across the cowl, is the same as all the GM passenger cars of the era. I believe that the top molding is also the same as the passenger car. It is only the side pieces that are longer. In a pinch, you could get both a right and a left, and then a spare one, and have a piece welded in to length each side. The good thing about stainless, is that it is almost infinitely repairable in the right hands.
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Find out what you need and PM me I have a couple of Superior Cadillacs in the yard
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if the glass is the same the surround molding is the same. any donor with commercial glass from 71 to 76 will be the same.
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Looking for a Christmas present, even if it shows up in May. I have taken on completing the restoration of a 73 Superior Pontiac high top for the EMS Foundation of Calgary. The good...the mechanicals are all done and the body looks sound. The bad...initial restoration was started about ten years ago, and you guessed it, much of the stainless taken off at the start of the restoration has fallen by the way side. So far, mouldings around front windshield, sill plates, some of the interior pieces around the rear windows, some parts for the cot bar attached to left rear . Rear headliner also sad. Still need to make up a full list.
If anyone comes across a donor car, a line on it would be much appreciated.

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Hi, Try Aldon auto salvage in Lamont Alta.- He bought all of the old Smith's Pontiacs and Olds.years ago. It's a thought-Bruce Osborne
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Thanks to everyone who wrote, both here and in private messages! Daniel Scully Has a set and is forwarding them on to me.
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OK just so you know here is what we have. one set is rounded off on the to the is square. the shorter one is square is about 5 in. the longer ones are both 7 . the hooks are 2 ferno one Washington goes in the 53. the other is the one a remade the hooks to fit the handle on the 28. this one is the caddy one. right now the Oldsmobile one is in the 72. then we have a original set up for the floor on the 28-29-54 style Rollins. when we find our 48 in or low top we will alter the floor in it so it goes in there. the rest is interior stuff. some MM most Cb

anyone in need of some arrow knock off marker lights?
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Picked up the 73 Superior this morning from the City of Calgary body shop. When taken on by volunteers the road is slow, but well worth it in my eyes and am extremely appreciative to all who have contributed (including PCS members)!!.

Interior work starts later this week.

Hope to have it ready for National Paramedics week in May.
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