Friends of the Professional Car Society - Official Website of the Professional Car Society, Inc.Friends of the Professional Car Society - Official Website of the Professional Car Society, Inc.



Go Back   Friends of the Professional Car Society - Official Website of the Professional Car Society, Inc. > Classifieds Forum Open to the Public > For Sale - Professional Car and related items from other websites

For Sale - Professional Car and related items from other websites Informational posting of Professional Car and related items found on the Internet. Posts may be removed after 30 days or at our discretion.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 10-19-2020, 09:42 PM
John ED Renstrom's Avatar
John ED Renstrom John ED Renstrom is offline
PCS Member - Elected Director 2017-2020
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Hot Springs SD 57747
Posts: 12,175
Thanks: 4,445
Thanked 16,021 Times in 6,767 Posts
Groans: 2
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

The passengers seat was to lift out and be placed behind the drivers seat. Side ways. The Gurnie went in on the right and the head end up into were the seat would have been to close the door on the standard wheel base cars. The side panels went stright down there were no wheel well covers. With out the origional seats you could not make it work. Once you destroy the interior you have lost the car.
__________________
drop in for coffee anytime
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to John ED Renstrom For This Useful Post:
Tim Prieur (10-19-2020)
  #12  
Old 10-19-2020, 09:45 PM
Tim Prieur's Avatar
Tim Prieur Tim Prieur is offline
PCS Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 663
Thanks: 1,654
Thanked 1,491 Times in 598 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Totally agree Steve. Even Ed and his magic would require considerable time and effort to properly bring this to a good conclusion.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-19-2020, 09:54 PM
John ED Renstrom's Avatar
John ED Renstrom John ED Renstrom is offline
PCS Member - Elected Director 2017-2020
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Hot Springs SD 57747
Posts: 12,175
Thanks: 4,445
Thanked 16,021 Times in 6,767 Posts
Groans: 2
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

It's amazing how the car works. As small as the were. I have only see pictures. Some would just flip the seat facing it backwards then the head would be in your chest. The nice part about the chevy is you could buy a origional interier from the filling station. If you had the origional seats. I got my rubber rug for the pontiac from them.
__________________
drop in for coffee anytime
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10-20-2020, 10:42 AM
Tim Prieur's Avatar
Tim Prieur Tim Prieur is offline
PCS Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 663
Thanks: 1,654
Thanked 1,491 Times in 598 Posts
Groans: 0
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Very unfortunate, as it is a rare desirable car if redone correctly.
Sometimes it seems restorers want to call it a vintage ambulance, but not make it back into a vintage ambulance.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Tim Prieur For This Useful Post:
John ED Renstrom (10-20-2020)
  #15  
Old 10-20-2020, 11:38 AM
John ED Renstrom's Avatar
John ED Renstrom John ED Renstrom is offline
PCS Member - Elected Director 2017-2020
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Hot Springs SD 57747
Posts: 12,175
Thanks: 4,445
Thanked 16,021 Times in 6,767 Posts
Groans: 2
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Much easier to do a use to be hot rod. My guess is that if you could find a set of origional bucket seats and did the work your self another 5 grand might finish the car. 10 if you have someone else do it.
__________________
drop in for coffee anytime
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 10-20-2020, 11:48 AM
Steve Loftin Steve Loftin is offline
PCS Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: McLoud OK 74851
Posts: 3,007
Thanks: 4,916
Thanked 10,720 Times in 2,815 Posts
Groans: 1
Groaned at 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Loftin View Post
The non-original seats--much less the missing attendant seat--are what bothers me. This thing is way overpriced for a vehicle that is incomplete AND incorrect.
Here is how the attendant seat (missing here, as well) was accessed in a similar Ambulette. The front passenger seat was not reversible:
Attached Images
    
__________________
Proudly using my own name for 64 years.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Steve Loftin For This Useful Post:
Daniel Scully (10-20-2020), Paul Steinberg  (10-20-2020), Tim Prieur (10-20-2020)
  #17  
Old 10-20-2020, 07:34 PM
Kurt Arends's Avatar
Kurt Arends Kurt Arends is offline
PCS Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Council Bluffs IA 51503
Posts: 2,309
Thanks: 6,326
Thanked 6,479 Times in 2,976 Posts
Groans: 7
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

The red rig would be worth more today had the seller done nothing to the interior!
__________________
1975 S&S Victoria 3-Way Landau
1975 Superior Cadillac 54" Ambulance(Ex Decatur Ambulance Service, Decatur, IL)
1974 M-M Cadillac Lifeliner Ambulance(Ex Minden City/County Safety Authority, Minden, NE)
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 10-20-2020, 09:04 PM
John ED Renstrom's Avatar
John ED Renstrom John ED Renstrom is offline
PCS Member - Elected Director 2017-2020
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Hot Springs SD 57747
Posts: 12,175
Thanks: 4,445
Thanked 16,021 Times in 6,767 Posts
Groans: 2
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

See they forgot to tilt the passengers seat a couple times. By the hook you can see the front wheels are all most over the floor.
__________________
drop in for coffee anytime
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ambulette Patches Kurt Arends eBay Listings Discussion Forum 1 11-28-2016 09:37 PM
1952 chevrolet national Rob Desjardine Technical Discussion Forum 13 06-18-2012 08:46 PM
Ambulette, Ambulet Steve Lichtman Technical Discussion Forum 12 01-03-2012 01:38 PM
'65 Studebaker Ambulette? Nick Bliss General Discussion Forum 10 07-07-2010 06:44 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.