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Old 08-11-2017, 09:12 AM
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Default 1968 Superior Cadillac Rescue Ambulance

Hello good people. I'm new to this Forum. I have to say up front that I am not really interested in these type vehicles. I am interested in all vintage vehicles as a whole. I part them out and try to salvage parts that may be used to keeping other vehicles from a similar fate.
I have recently dug this car out of the woods. It is quite ruff but there may be parts on it that can be used.
So my question is: is there any parts here that should be saved before I take it to the scrap yard?
I would appreciate any input you may have.

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Old 08-11-2017, 09:47 AM
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Personally I see a lot of items that could be saved. Glass, chrome, ETC are hard to find items. The issue is removing them and storing until such time someone may need them.
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Tires is that and N78x15 studded snow tire in the back? To eco Richard glass trim ant thing from the cowl back and inside around the floor. The rubberised floor covering behind the seat the rear bumper and any lights . All 5 wheels if they are the 3 rivet ones they are commerical chassis only. the gurney and all attaching hard ware. The jump seats and the floor souround trim all things you can't get today.


Now the hard part. Selling the stuff. There is a limited market for these parts. most are one year one modal one manufacture only stuff. Others will cover a number of cars by the same manufacture, but not the other builders in the same years. So storage is a must and advertising to keep your name out there if you are selling.

I think would say take a number of pictures. So people can see what you have. Give a good way to contact you and a reasonable amount of time to sell before letting it go . Now me I want the tires .
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Tons of stuff that should be saved and sold. The spot lights, roof "star lights", chrome crosses, glass, window trim inside & out, regulators, big alternator, jump seats, vertical stretcher supports, roof/retractable stretcher supports, rear A.C. components, Rear door panels and all other aluminum trim, CABINET!!, etc., etc., The rear cabinets are extremely hard to find! There are probably 6 project ambulances out there for every original cabinet that there is to be had. The stretcher and original cushion are worth a couple hundred. The rims, if original and not rotted out, are worth $50 each. Check to see if original spare/rim is behind the front seat. Rear bumper, if not rotted through in the center sections.

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Vincent, there is tons on that ambulance, as others have said. Pending its condition - I might even be interested in that stretcher myself! And, if Ed doesn't want those tires...

The problem for most of the trim, glass, etc. is not the rarity, but the demand! You're selling to a very small population. More importantly, unless someone out there has a Superior of that approximate vintage they are working on RIGHT NOW - the parts specific to that coach-builder and age will be hard to easily sell. Folks don't buy stuff that specific until they need it. It is a quandary - I wish PCS had a "parts bank" or similar where we could put together stuff pending a project but there isn't such a thing.

Ambulances of this vintage are and will be getting harder and harder to find. Thank you for pulling this one out of where it was rotting. Please do be patient and not let all those parts be lost.
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Rear bumper center section but you're a long way off knowing shipping would be murderous. Mine is still a mess. I did get both sections from Jeremy but used one for a Criterion I had.
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Rear bumper center section but you're a long way off knowing shipping would be murderous. Mine is still a mess. I did get both sections from Jeremy but used one for a Criterion I had.
Richard,
Have you checked back with Ed on the '71 or '72 M-M that is in the yard up by Rapid City? Shipping would not be that big of a deal if you are only shipping the 2 bars with nothing attached.

I have never seen a bumper rust out in the center where yours rusted through!
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It sure is nice that Vincent is taking the time to offer this car up for parts to those of us on this site. Think long and hard, if you need anything, don't let these unique and hard to find Superior parts and pieces get away. BTW, Vincent accepts Paypal, so that makes paying easy.
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If your close to New brunswick, Canada, I would be interested in whole car. I would love to try to bring this car back. It probably could never be back to original but I would like to make something out of it respectable at least.
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In my opinion, it is past the point of no return.
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