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Mar 04, 2009 16:45 |  #1

I needed to move the ambulance out of the barn to make room to work on my car today, so I took the opportunity to bang off a few photos with the new Sigma SD14 setup.

All images from SD14 with Sigma 20-40mm 2.8 EX. EXIF should be intact. I think I'm going to keep this camera and figure out how to get some L glass on it...

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Gotta get that front end back together in time for car show season! It's getting two B&M Super Chief sirens in the front bumper, that's why it's all apart.

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Mar 04, 2009 17:25 |  #2

As a 20yr EMS veteran, I've got 1 thing to say...............

Can I borrow that sumbitch for my next shift?

That is a nice looking old ride. When I was a kid and my dad was on the department they had gotten 1 in that style just not that old, a '72 Chevy Suburban I believe it was. Replaced the old Olds 98 hearse converted into an ambulance they started with.

Again, that is a sweet looking old ride.




  
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Mar 04, 2009 19:18 |  #3

Nice car and nice pics, but I would have turned the engine off. The exhaust smoke in the first two pics looks odd.


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Mar 04, 2009 19:47 |  #4

spitfirejd wrote in post #7456252 (external link)
Nice car and nice pics, but I would have turned the engine off. The exhaust smoke in the first two pics looks odd.

I wasn't really going for glamour shots. It was more important to let it run for a while to charge the battery and get the juices flowing, since it's been freezing here for so long. Just thought I would snap a few pics in the process.

Here's one a little more polished up:

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Mar 04, 2009 19:48 |  #5

That's a real beauty! Do you take it to the Dream Cruise?


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Mar 04, 2009 19:59 |  #6

Very nice vehicle!!

figure out how to get some L glass on it...


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Mar 04, 2009 20:57 |  #7

PhotosGuy wrote in post #7456391 (external link)
That's a real beauty! Do you take it to the Dream Cruise?

Funny you should ask:

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Both taken at Woodward a couple years ago...

I'll be at the Autorama this weekend, but not with the ambulance, just taking pictures.

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Mar 04, 2009 21:06 |  #8

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Duct Tape??


That's way better than my idea....


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Mar 04, 2009 21:59 |  #9

Phil_0816 wrote in post #7455567 (external link)
As a 20yr EMS veteran, I've got 1 thing to say...............
Can I borrow that sumbitch for my next shift?

That is a nice looking old ride. When I was a kid and my dad was on the department they had gotten 1 in that style just not that old, a '72 Chevy Suburban I believe it was. Replaced the old Olds 98 hearse converted into an ambulance they started with.

Again, that is a sweet looking old ride.


I came real close to buying a 72 Suburban ambulance because I didn't think I could afford this one. The 72 was an ebay purchase I got outbid on. Came up for sale a few more times but with extra $1000's tacked on each time. In the meantime, the price came waaaaaaaay down on the 57, so I finally made an offer on it and took it home.

I've never worked in EMS, but I've always had an interest in the vehicles. I also missed out on an early 70's Olds combo like you mentioned too.

I see you're from Michigan. The Professional Car Society's national meet is in Flint this year, coinciding with the Woodward Dream Cruise. There is also a big emergency vehicle get-together on the Friday of Dream Cruise weekend as well. I'm going to try to make that if I don't have anything else going on. Word has it there is a big "hot" parade with all the vehicles running lights and sirens.


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Mar 05, 2009 22:24 |  #10

Word has it there is a big "hot" parade with all the vehicles running lights and sirens.

I'll keep an eye open for you. After, If you come by late enough with your lights on, maybe I can get a good night shot:
The official Dream Cruise - Saturday


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Mar 05, 2009 22:48 |  #11

Oh man, that brings back memories. When I started in EMS in 1974, we used Suburban conversions (I think they called them crash trucks to differentiate them from the Caddys). We had one old reserve unit out back that looked similar to yours.

It's restored beautifully, by the way. Do the Mars Lights have a clear lens in the center? I wonder what a time exposure of those lights would look like? Ultra cool, man! Whaddya got for a siren?


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Mar 05, 2009 22:49 |  #12

PhotosGuy wrote in post #7464695 (external link)
I'll keep an eye open for you. After, If you come by late enough with your lights on, maybe I can get a good night shot:
The official Dream Cruise - Saturday


http://www.ferndaledre​amcruise.com/My_Homepa​ge_Files/Page2.html (external link)


They're expecting about 7 miles worth of lights and sirens, maybe more...


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Mar 05, 2009 22:58 |  #13

tsamarin wrote in post #7464846 (external link)
It's restored beautifully, by the way. Do the Mars Lights have a clear lens in the center? I wonder what a time exposure of those lights would look like? Ultra cool, man! Whaddya got for a siren?


The mars lights have special bulbs that are white in the center and red around the outside, and they move in a "figure 8" pattern.

For sirens, the two bumper bullets you see in the one picture are being replaced with two sirens that look almost identical from the front. That's why some of the chrome is off the front end right now. I fitted a new bumper to the front so I wouldn't have to cut up the original, and it will be cut out so the sirens fit close to the way the bumper bullets fit.

Here's a mock-up so you can see how similar they are:


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Mar 05, 2009 23:19 |  #14

Way cool, my friend. I just re-read the OP and saw that you are going with B & M. That's what we used, back in the day. You gotta love that growl when you put the brake on. Q2s always say "fire truck" to me.

Thanks for taking such good care of this piece of history. I wish my "powered gurney, LED lighting, Type 3 box" students could see this.


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Mar 06, 2009 08:10 |  #15

Thanks for the link. It usually takes well over an hour to get from 13 mile to 9 mile, so I didn't go down the last two years.


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