Friends of the Professional Car Society - Official Website of the Professional Car Society, Inc.Friends of the Professional Car Society - Official Website of the Professional Car Society, Inc.



Go Back   Friends of the Professional Car Society - Official Website of the Professional Car Society, Inc. > Professional Car Discussion > General Discussion Forum

Notices

General Discussion Forum For the general discussion of Professional Cars.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 05-14-2018, 09:55 PM
Tim Prieur Tim Prieur is offline
PCS Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 575
Thanks: 1,382
Thanked 1,212 Times in 485 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Congratulations David. The blue/white is a great colour combination. When you can please post some interior shots.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Tim Prieur For This Useful Post:
David Henry (05-14-2018), Jacob M. Fournier (05-14-2018), Paul Steinberg  (05-15-2018), Richard Vyse (05-15-2018)
  #12  
Old 05-14-2018, 10:48 PM
David Henry's Avatar
David Henry David Henry is offline
PCS Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Fruitport MI 49415
Posts: 198
Thanks: 562
Thanked 319 Times in 156 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Yes, I believe he owned it for a brief period of time.
__________________
Current owned:
1974 Sayers and Scovill Professional Ambulance
Previously owned:
1973 Miller Meteor Lifeliner Ambulance
Future ownership:
1971-1973 Wayne Sentinel Suburban Ambulance
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to David Henry For This Useful Post:
Paul Steinberg  (05-15-2018)
  #13  
Old 05-15-2018, 01:13 AM
Abe Bush's Avatar
Abe Bush Abe Bush is offline
PCS Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Adel IA 50003
Posts: 354
Thanks: 755
Thanked 405 Times in 230 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kurt Arends View Post
Paul,
I always down load to my computer and, for some reason with my new I-Phone 8, they are still turned some times when transferred to the website.

Great rig David! Glad to see that you got it!
This is a known iPhone issue (Apple speak for “design flaw”...which existed with my iPhone 4 up to my current iPhone 7 — and last — iPhone).
__________________
"Superior's fiberglass top sets the pace in high performance."
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Abe Bush For This Useful Post:
Paul Steinberg  (05-15-2018), Richard Vyse (05-15-2018)
  #14  
Old 05-17-2018, 02:41 PM
David Henry's Avatar
David Henry David Henry is offline
PCS Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Fruitport MI 49415
Posts: 198
Thanks: 562
Thanked 319 Times in 156 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Few more Photos

Here are a few more photos and the interior. Will be getting a new Headliner front and rear middle of June...
Attached Images
    
__________________
Current owned:
1974 Sayers and Scovill Professional Ambulance
Previously owned:
1973 Miller Meteor Lifeliner Ambulance
Future ownership:
1971-1973 Wayne Sentinel Suburban Ambulance
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to David Henry For This Useful Post:
Bill Leverett (05-18-2018), Kent Dorsey (05-17-2018), Tim Prieur (05-17-2018)
  #15  
Old 05-17-2018, 02:57 PM
Richard Vyse Richard Vyse is offline
Website Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: New Smyrna Beach FL 32168
Posts: 5,206
Thanks: 6,217
Thanked 7,176 Times in 2,363 Posts
Groans: 2
Groaned at 13 Times in 5 Posts
Default

NICE rig..... Green over here
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 05-17-2018, 07:13 PM
Paul Steinberg Paul Steinberg is offline
PCS Past President / Senior Website Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Woodstock CT 06281
Posts: 6,329
Thanks: 6,728
Thanked 11,777 Times in 3,858 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Make sure that they use a heavy vinyl just like was used originally. More difficult to work with, and it might cost you a little extra, but it will be worth it in the end. Also, make sure that if they are installing any zippers in the headlining, that they follow the exact procedure that was used by the body builder, when they sew them into the headliner. This is an important factor for longevity of the headliner.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 05-17-2018, 08:59 PM
John ED Renstrom's Avatar
John ED Renstrom John ED Renstrom is online now
PCS Member - Elected Director 2017-2020
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Hot Springs SD 57747
Posts: 11,246
Thanks: 3,989
Thanked 14,512 Times in 6,148 Posts
Groans: 2
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

I have a roll of the right stuff in white if you need it. this one is not smooth but has a pattern.
__________________
drop in for coffee anytime
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to John ED Renstrom For This Useful Post:
David Henry (05-17-2018)
  #18  
Old 05-18-2018, 12:16 AM
Kurt Arends's Avatar
Kurt Arends Kurt Arends is offline
PCS Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Council Bluffs IA 51503
Posts: 1,923
Thanks: 5,607
Thanked 5,279 Times in 2,453 Posts
Groans: 7
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

You guys mention getting the "right stuff". They did not all use the same vinyl. For instance, the vinyl that Superior used was considerably thinner than what M-M used. I have never looked at the S&S headliner vinyl very closely. Looks more like what M-M used.
__________________
1975 S&S Victoria 3-Way Landau
1975 Superior Cadillac 54" Ambulance(Ex Decatur Ambulance Service, Decatur, IL)
1974 M-M Cadillac Lifeliner Ambulance(Ex Minden City/County Safety Authority, Minden, NE)

Last edited by Kurt Arends; 05-18-2018 at 12:28 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Kurt Arends For This Useful Post:
Paul Steinberg  (05-18-2018)
  #19  
Old 05-18-2018, 02:25 AM
Paul Steinberg Paul Steinberg is offline
PCS Past President / Senior Website Administrator
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Woodstock CT 06281
Posts: 6,329
Thanks: 6,728
Thanked 11,777 Times in 3,858 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kurt Arends View Post
You guys mention getting the "right stuff". They did not all use the same vinyl. For instance, the vinyl that Superior used was considerably thinner than what M-M used. I have never looked at the S&S headliner vinyl very closely. Looks more like what M-M used.
I never said that all the body builders used the same material. What I specifically said was to make sure that they use the heavier vinyl. I know exactly what Miller Meteor used, and the roll of material that Ed has, was the material that I rejected for the headliner in my 1969 Miller Meteor because the color was wrong for my car and that it was a lighter gauge material than the original based on the sample that Ed sent to me at the time. I sourced the original weight vinyl material as used by Miller Meteor locally, and sent it out to him. I also own a 1978 Superior, and I know that the headliner in that car is the same gauge or extremely close to the same as what Miller Meteor used in 1969. I also have a 1962 Cottner Bevington, and that also has a similar material headliner as the 1969 and the 1978. I will also say that the 1963 Pinner Chrysler that I sold to Nick, has a very similar gauge of vinyl for that headliner.
Now, since I have pointed out, using the 4 cars that I own or owned, having similar gauge of vinyl, and I will agree that my experience is only a small sampling of your experience. Now, I will explain why the body builders didn't use a thinner gauge of vinyl. The reason is very simple... the bows were mounted high on the roof, and the material had to be pulled down at the sides and attached without tearing. This required using a heavier gauge of vinyl. I was at the auto upholstery shop on Monday, and was discussing a new headliner for one of my cars. I explained that I was going to get the material that I wanted to use. He reminded me that it has to be a heavier gauge of vinyl, for the reasons I just described above. Technically, vinyl is rated by the number of ounces per yard. The material that you refer to that Superior used being "considerably thinner than what M-M used", may be true, however, it was heavier than the vinyl material that was commonplace in automobiles of the time. Superior producing the least expensive vehicles, had to shave costs wherever they could, but they also had to work within the parameters of producing an automobile that functioned as designed. The cost of the headliner material is inconsequential compared to the labor cost to install the headliner, both back in the 1960's and today. Headliners are tedious work to get them looking correct, without wrinkles.
They don't keep me here because I am handsome, they keep me here because I am smart!! (thanks Judge Judy)...
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Paul Steinberg For This Useful Post:
Kurt Arends (05-18-2018)
  #20  
Old 05-18-2018, 08:17 AM
Bill Marcy's Avatar
Bill Marcy Bill Marcy is offline
PCS Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Hackensack NJ 07601
Posts: 2,120
Thanks: 2,777
Thanked 2,957 Times in 1,397 Posts
Groans: 1
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Good looking ambulance! I remember seeing this car at the Int'l Meet in Kingsport, Tn, back in 2006. Best of luck with it.
__________________
Co-Chair PCS 2016 Gettysburg Meet
Editor of The Criterion
Past PCS VP
Past Northeast Chapter President
Past BoD Member
Co-Chair PCS 1999 Lancaster Meet

And I have to say that I enjoyed every minute of it!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Bill Marcy For This Useful Post:
David Henry (05-18-2018)
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1974 Oldsmobubble CB Ambulance Kerry Bogard Kijiji Listing Discussion Forum 14 12-03-2016 06:50 PM
state of the art ambulance in 1974 Robert Davidson General Discussion Forum 1 03-21-2014 11:36 PM
1974 C/B Oldsmobile ambulance Adam Borkat Craigslist Listings Discussions Forum 4 01-17-2012 11:57 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright © 2009 - 2018 Friends of the Professional Car Society