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Old 03-07-2012, 12:52 PM
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Default Another old procar with a luggage rack...

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1964 Volunteer - United Methodist Indian Church A.S., Stilwell (volunteer service provided to area Indian community)
This car, seen here as found in northwest Arkansas in 1986, was virtually rust free and complete except for the warning lights and whistle. Even the glass was good, including the etched side glass which is difficult to replicate.

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Old 03-07-2012, 03:07 PM
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Wow, what is it with roof racks on old hearses? Seems there are quite a few.
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Old 03-08-2012, 02:08 PM
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'Wow, what is it with roof racks on old hearses? Seems there are quite a few. '

Over here we call them wreath rails and use them for hanging flower displays on.

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Old 03-09-2012, 10:42 PM
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These photos were taken in the early 1990s:

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1941 Flxible/Cadillac combination

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1946 ?/Chevrolet combination

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I found this quite a few years ago in Mill Bay, BC at a tow yard. Entire front clip/engine/tranny/wheels gone. I did manage to salvage many parts for Art Gregory's 54XL that Matt Taylor now ownes.
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These 1949s - a Eureka and a Meteor - were in a Great Bend, KS salvage yard when I visited in 1991. Miraculously, the glass was good in both of these cars.

The Mercury wagon seen to the left of the Eureka used to be an ambulance. It had nameplate brackets in the passenger doors and holes in the roof where the lights used to be.

Check out the vehicles in the backgrounds. At the time, there was something in this yard for almost everybody!

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Old 03-17-2012, 11:22 PM
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1972 Miller Meteor Cadillac ambulance - ex- Canaan, NH Fast Inc., and previous to that, Beverly, MA Civil Air Patrol. I was told that until Canaan purchased the car, it had never hauled a patient, only run in parades.

As a side note, this car started my love affair with pro cars, it was the first Cadillac ambulance I ever saw in person, approximately 15 years ago, sitting in the same spot, the trees a little smaller, and maybe a little less rusted, but it was love at first sight.
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:30 PM
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Probably the most valuable piece of the above car is the key chain laying on the front seat. The photo didn't reproduce too well - but it has the M-M logo on top and it says "Funeral Coaches - Ambulances, Miller-Meteor Division, Wayne Corporation, Piqua, Ohio 45356". Not sure how common they are, but it's the first one I've seen.

Is the thermostat factory installed, or was that an add-on? It's mounted on the divider above the window.
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The thermostat on the top of the division wall is to regulate the fan in the rear compartment. Once the rear compartment reaches the preset temperature, it opens the contacts and the fan stops. The hot water valve is controlled in the drivers compartment by the use of a cable operated water valve.
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:30 AM
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Jacob- that was the last Beverly Police Dept. ambulance before the city went to private contractors - Beverly Civil Defense ( now emergency management I believe inherited it) under their ownership it would not have been used much- large gathering standby's etc. When the P.D. got it new it was the first line ambulance for a city of 35-40K people and saw plenty of abuse- Kevin
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