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Old 01-02-2015, 07:48 PM
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Default S&S panel at front of raised roof

Why did S&S put the panel at the front of the raised roof on their ambulances? Is it plexiglass? Was there an option to light that panel? I just don't understand why they didn't just use steel like in the rest of the roof.
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Old 01-02-2015, 09:16 PM
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A lot of competition out there and every one wanted there hook. It was a lit panel and only they had it
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Old 01-03-2015, 07:58 AM
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Scott: They look good lit up. I owned a 1973 S&S Medic Mark-I once that had a working one that was lettered "Fort Wright "LIFE SQUAD". I believe they ONLY came in RED that often clashed with the coach color when turned off. MM
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We had a 76 S&S Medic Mark 1 with one. It did light up and the color of the ambulance (kind of a ruby red) did not clash. We really never did use it. I lit it of a few times just to see of the bulbs were good. Like John said, this was S&S's hook.
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Scott, search Astra (panel's name) on site for more past posted returns.
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Does anyone have a photo of a car with the Astra lit? I promise not to hijack the photo, I'm just curious to see what it looks like.
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Was the astra an option, or was it standard on all their cars?
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Standard on all hightops
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Default Here is an example of the S&S "Astra" 'lit'

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Does anyone have a photo of a car with the Astra lit? I promise not to hijack the photo, I'm just curious to see what it looks like.
If you zoom in a bit and look closely, you can perhaps see a few of the six or so bayonet-mount lamps ('lit up') behind the Astra panel in this on-scene/in-action shot (linked post below) depicting the '73 Medic Mark I Professional Mike M was referring to...

http://www.professionalcarsociety.or...2&postcount=17
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At the 2:50 mark in this video you can see one lit up in action:

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