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Old 08-14-2019, 12:06 PM
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Default Ambulance inserts for a 1946-48 Miller combination

Rather pricey, but--when is the last time any one us has seen a set for sale?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/264396138446?ul_noapp=true

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That would look pretty sharp
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This is what it looks like when not installed.
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In today's world of plasma and water jet cutting, a good picture and a single dimension can get you a set in a few hours.
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$500 later, you would have close copies! I would rather have the originals for $500.
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my guess is they are stainless steel?
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I am thinking they look to be aluminum.
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Might well have been sandcast pot metal back then. Industry certainly had the capacity.

Possibly plated cast brass as well.
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All this kind of stuff from Eureka was cast brass. But one could guess all day. Just wondering if anyone knew. From the picture on e bay they look way to thick for stainless. Most likly a casting.
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As I heard for years at work, when all fails, read the spec.
"Vintage Pair, Ambulance, Hearse Rear Qtr, Window Aluminum Cross Panels Cadillac
Vintage Pair, Ambulance, Hearse Rear Qtr, Window Aluminum Cross Panels Cadillac"

Based on that I'm voting sand cast aluminum. Very doable in the time, cheap and remeltable if the first casting didn't work.

I have in my collection of labor saving devices for the home a cast aluminum orange juicer that was sand cast at American Laundry Machine in Rochester back in the 20s. Aluminum left in the crucible got poured into molds that just happened to be sitting there, and the juicers got to ride home in lunch boxes.

The ductility of cast aluminum in that time left a lot to be desired, and many juicers came back to become remelt. Management knew, they considered it employee learning and research.
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