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Old 06-15-2012, 07:10 AM
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Default 1942 Henney Packard Civil Defense Ambulance

1942 Henney Packard Civil Defense Ambulance:

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac...074153396.html




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Old 06-15-2012, 08:36 AM
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Wow! Nice to see one survived. Would be even nicer to see someone restore it! What a neat piece of history.
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:02 AM
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If I were 20 years younger and had an extra $50-K eating a hole in my pocket, I would take this on. Compared to the relatively simple Civil Defense REO's we have restored, this unit finished would definately be the "Holy Grail" of C-D Units! Too bad one of the succesor owners didn't have a barn to park it in 50 years ago. MM
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:15 PM
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Would this be a Franklin body??
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:24 PM
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Would this be a Franklin body??
It's a Henney built coach, and as far as I know they didn't outsource any of their bodies. When I get home I'll see if I can find some more helpful details in McPherson's Henney book.
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:39 PM
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Would this be a Franklin body??
Franklin Body in Brooklyn NY built bodies on trucks mostly used in the greater metropolitan area of New York. Back then, there were many custom body companies like Franklin that built similar items. As an example, many of the truck bodied ambulances that were built for the New Jersey rescue squad on the Jersey shore were built by Adam Black and Company of Jersey City. They were originally a wagon manufacturer that grew into building on the automobile as automobiles became more popular.
Franklin Body was the local dealer for Pinner Coach, and was the delivering dealer for my 1963 Chrysler Pinner Ambulance. I learned this from Jack Pinner a few years ago, while we were discussing the car. Jack delivered it to Brooklyn, and Franklin delivered it to Rhinecliff Fire Department.
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:41 PM
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It's a Henney built coach, and as far as I know they didn't outsource any of their bodies. When I get home I'll see if I can find some more helpful details in McPherson's Henney book.
Thanks, I dont know what I was thinking. The Henney book says they planned on making many but due to shortages and the war halt of production there were only aprox. 10 built.
This would be a great piece of history to save!!!
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:08 PM
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Default Henney C-D Unit

I believe it's already been ID's and confirmed, but according to Page # 213 in McPherson's "Big Black Book" it's a Henney. I didn't realize until the post from "K-O" that the crosses on each side and at the rear doors were "imbeddded".... nice extra custom touch! (*) If anybody takes this project on, I have all sizes of the old Civil Defense Graphics that could be helpful to a sign painter. MM
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:11 PM
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Mike....

You aren't that old that taking on this project would be a burden on you. You have the experience to do it correctly, and to get the project moving forward to completion. Please reconsider. If you do it, I would even consider storing it for you when it is done... How can you beat an offer like that???
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:21 PM
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My legs are getting "all wobbly" just thinking about your generous offer! MM
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