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I recently discovered, through Dennis Svoboda, that my '74 M-M Lifeliner was in fact originally owned by Shurtleff Ambulance in Lincoln, NE for only about a 6 month period of time. It was then traded for a '75 M-M Lifeliner.
Any idea why it was traded in so soon?
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Steve,
According to Dennis Svoboda:

"Shurtleff Ambulance received the 1974 MM Lifeliner late in 1974. After about four months they started to notice some structural problems that was resulting in rust in the patient compartment. They took it back to Anderson Fire Equipment in Omaha and traded it for an identical 1975 Lifeliner. Anderson repaired the problems and fixed the rust and then it was sold to Minden as a DEMO ambulance."

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I will post a photo this weekend when I get back home.
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Old 10-22-2016, 11:20 PM
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Here is the data plate on my '74 M-M Lifeliner Tony.
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Thanks Kurt! We'll add it to the database Do you still have the 74 Lifeliner from Madison, NE also? If so, may I have that body number?
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Tony,
I never owned the '74 Lifeliner from Madison. Last I knew, it was a total POS and some guy from TX was trying to sell it on eBay.
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I had some time over the noon hour while passing through Minden, NE today, so I stopped by the city library and perused their microfiche for the 1975 calendar year(I had assumed that Minden City/County Ambulance had purchased my '74 Lifeliner used at some point in 1975). There it was on the front page........ August 27, 1975. They were holding an open house to show off their new rig! This was held about 6 weeks after they purchased it. It was about 1 year old and had 20,000 miles on it. Minden owned it for 18 years prior to trading it off.

Shurtleff Ambulance in Lincoln, NE(the original owners) had previously traded it off for a new '75 M-M Lifeliner.
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