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Old 11-13-2013, 08:29 AM
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1961 Rambler; unknown converter:

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if memory serves me, you bought them converted from Rambler.
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if memory serves me, you bought them converted from Rambler.
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:12 PM
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I've seen one Rambler ambulance in operation.....in the early '70s. The car, if I remember correctly, was a late '60s model. It belonged to the then-private ambulance co. in Snyder, TX. I only saw the car once, as not long after the owner rolled the car over on a return trip to Snyder from Lubbock. He died in the process. His successors replaced the Rambler with a '73 C/B Seville combination purchased from a local funeral home, and it was followed by a series of low top Suburbans.
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The one shown on (and in) this brochure is an Amblewagon by ACC. They probably used packages from various upfitters ("ship through" converters) over the years.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:40 PM
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I've seen a couple of the brochures for the Rambulances, and the inside page, with the options, has all the same part numbers as in ACC's ads. So it seems likely that Rambler had ACC do the conversions, but Rambler did the marketing.

I think of these and I think of the Johan scale model of the drag racing Cadillac ambulance, called the "R-R-Roaring R-R-Rambulance"
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It's hard to tell in the one photo, but I seem to remember the whistle being a CS8B:

http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle.php?id=240148

I'd sure like to know what firm owned this car. It likely belonged to whichever funeral home was closest to where this scene was shot.
Martin Ambulance Service, Houston, Texas OX4-4332 later whip antenna and radio dispatched on front fenders
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Nice, Kyle. What did Hyde Park run? I seem to remember a Chevy wagon of theirs I saw once.
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I search eBay regularly for fire apparatus and procar items that need to be in my collection. I recently found this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/150996944788...84.m1497.l2649

The Ford wagon had lights on the roof and what appeared to shaded rear windows - as might be seen on a station wagon ambulance - so I bought it to find out.

This is a 1956 Country Sedan with what appears to be a pillow (on the cot) behind the driver:
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Nice, Kyle. What did Hyde Park run? I seem to remember a Chevy wagon of theirs I saw once.
you are right skip. we got it when we bought the funeral home. mostly used to run flowers and occasional call.
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