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Old 11-17-2017, 05:57 AM
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Sharp car. Hard to tell what they were using for a gurney mount
By the drilled holes on the driver side we might be able to measure the distance between them and know what kind of cot was used? I guess a 54-L.

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Old 11-17-2017, 10:29 AM
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All the fernos had the same spacing between the hook and the latch. Are all that were set up for side mount that is. Most of the wagon conversion used the 32. As it had the dropped basket when the head end was raised. The auto load set like the 54 would leave a lot of marks on that tailgate.
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:27 PM
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By the drilled holes on the driver side we might be able to measure the distance between them and know what kind of cot was used? I guess a 54-L.

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I'll have to measure the distance on Monday as I'm working till then in Bathurst and it's in moncton. I'll let you guys know.
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:23 PM
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I'll have to measure the distance on Monday as I'm working till then in Bathurst and it's in moncton. I'll let you guys know.
The Model 1 was the only option from F-W available at that time for side-mounting. The Model 2/3 are the same thing with either both floor-mounted hardware or one floor and one side-mounted. The distance between sets of holes isn't relevant - with small changes it's the same product for approx. 20 years. If the car were older - or perhaps someone used "leftovers," it's possible the Washington Mortuary equivalent could've been used - the bracket/bar are slightly different based on generation. A final and less common option is Baumgardner - which was still producing product up to at least 1964.

The low-headroom cots at that time were the Model 21L (single-level, "two-man"), Model 54L (two-level, "two-man"), Model 32 (Multi-level X-frame, "two-man") and Model 27 (Two-level, "One-Man"). Of course, folks didn't always follow the "book" and could've used the regular height cot equivalents despite having a low-headroom vehicle. I think for 1966 with side-mount hardware obviously having been present - the most likely would've been a Model 32.

Congrats on your purchase. As far as I am aware, you have the second Chrysler-branded ambulance from the time period that survives today.
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Incredible looking car !

Congrats on it !

Enjoy the ride,
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Old 11-18-2017, 08:40 AM
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Incredible looking car !

Congrats on it !

Enjoy the ride,
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Thanks bud, I appreciate it. Looking forward to working on it after winter. Mostly all I have to do is get the interior sorted out and it will be pretty good. I'd like to try and go to the PCS meet
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Thanks bud, I appreciate it. Looking forward to working on it after winter. Mostly all I have to do is get the interior sorted out and it will be pretty good. I'd like to try and go to the PCS meet
We would like to see it there
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Hey there guys. Heres a small update in regards to the 66 ambulance. I did find a strecher bar, horns and a whole other strecher. They were on an 80s ambulance but will be better than nothing. I Also found the following picture describing how Ballyntine built their ambulances. Can't wait for winter to be over so I can start getting her ship shape
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Didn't have good copy to work with, so even though it is a little blurry, it can be read.
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Exclamation Update 08/05/18

Thought I would give you guys an update on what I've been doing to the ambulance. I ordered a new master cylinder and brake related parts so I can get the big girl to stop. I should be getting those installed next week. After looking at the holes in the interior of the car, I manufactured some brackets to mount my strecher bar to.


It is very solid and works great. My mocom radio arrived so I mounted it as well. Still needs to be wired.
The last two things I need to fix before it's on the road is the spare tire pan as it is rusted through, and I need a new carburetor. Il probably go with a 600cc edelbroch as if had lots of issues with hollys recently. Anyway. That's all for now. I'll update you when I get those things done.



Ps. What is this black canvas with straps for? Looks strecher related.
[IMG][20180507_175955.jpg](https://postimg.cc/image/3xahmvzpz/)[/IMG]
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