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Re: Historic Ambulances

Postby sv1ambo » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:12 am

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Re: Historic Ambulances

Postby sv1ambo » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:59 am

1942 Chevrolet ambulance. The grey colour with white guards was the standard colour scheme for Melbourne ambulances until the mid 1960's. The car now forms part of the collection of the Ambulance Historical Society of Victoria. Taken at the society's museum in Thomastown.
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Re: Historic Ambulances

Postby sv1ambo » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:02 am

1957 Ford Mainline. Originally operated by the Snowy Mountains Authority and stationed at Adaminaby in NSW, this car was transferred in 1977 to the North Eastern Victoria District Ambulance Service. Part of the collection of the Ambulance Historical Society of Victoria.
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Re: Historic Ambulances

Postby GM » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:22 pm

Around about 1953 I visited my relations in West Wyalong, they were living in the Ambulance Station and he (John Martyn) was the Ambulance Superintendent.
The Chev MF 454 was the first ambulance in West Wyalong and was retired not long after the photo was taken.
The 1951 Chev had been modified from a normal sedan, as it was difficult to get new ambulances at that stage.
When It was retired it was reworked and spent many years in the local area as a sedan. GM
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Re: Historic Ambulances

Postby sv1ambo » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:33 pm

I have a photo of the Chev truck when it was new. Taken outside W. S. Grice Motor Body Works in Summer Hill, Sydney, where it was built. The sedan based side loaders and boot loaders were a common conversion during and post WWII due to vehicles being in short supply.
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Re: Historic Ambulances

Postby sv1ambo » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:38 pm

1968 Ford Fairlane. Part of the collection of the Ambulance Historical Society of Victoria
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Re: Historic Ambulances

Postby sv1ambo » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:40 pm

1974 Holden HQ 1 Tonner ambulance. Part of the collection of the Ambulance Historical Society of Victoria
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Re: Historic Ambulances

Postby sv1ambo » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:43 pm

1982 Holden WB 1 Tonner ambulance. Part of the collection of the Ambulance Historical Society of Victoria.
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Re: Historic Ambulances

Postby sv1ambo » Mon Feb 25, 2013 3:46 pm

1998 Holden VS Commodore ambulance. Part of the collection of the Ambulance Historical Society of Victoria.
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Re: Historic Ambulances

Postby sv1ambo » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:22 am

1992 Ford F-150 4WD ambulance. Body by Transfield. The external roll bars were fitted to these cars after several accidents, and a subsequent rollover test, show the frames weren't strong enough. Part of the collection of the Ambulance Historical Society of Victoria
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Re: Historic Ambulances

Postby sv1ambo » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:25 am

1992 Ford F-250 ambulance. JAKAB body. Part of the collection of the Ambulance Historical Society of Victoria.
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Re: Historic Ambulances

Postby sv1ambo » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:27 am

1999 GMC ambulance. Mader International body. Part of the collection of the Ambulance Historical Society of Victoria.
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Re: Historic Ambulances

Postby sv1ambo » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:41 am

GM wrote:Around about 1953 I visited my relations in West Wyalong, they were living in the Ambulance Station and he (John Martyn) was the Ambulance Superintendent.
The Chev MF 454 was the first ambulance in West Wyalong and was retired not long after the photo was taken.
The 1951 Chev had been modified from a normal sedan, as it was difficult to get new ambulances at that stage.
When It was retired it was reworked and spent many years in the local area as a sedan. GM

Do you have any other shots, GM?
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Re: Historic Ambulances

Postby sv1ambo » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:36 pm

Restored 1972 Ford F-100 ambulance. Originally operated by the Beaudesert branch of the Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade. Privately owned.
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Re: Historic Ambulances

Postby sv1ambo » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:40 pm

1961 Willys Jeep FC-170 4WD ambulance rescue truck. Originally operated by the St. George - Sutherland District of the New South Wales Ambulance Transport Service Board. Fibreglass body fitted by Wormald Brothers Industries of Melbourne. This truck was the first designated rescue unit in New South Wales. Nicknamed the Q-Van, short for Res-Q Van. This unit was restored by the officers at Point Clare ambulance station in 1995 to celebrate the centenary of NSW Ambulance.
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Re: Historic Ambulances

Postby sv1ambo » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:44 pm

1935 Packard Eight ambulance. Operated by the Mudgee District of the NSW Ambulance Transport Service Board. Converted from a second hand sedan that was donated to the district ambulance committee. It has been preserved by the Mudgee Historical Society Museum.
http://www.mudgeemuseum.com/?i=641/the-mudgee-ambulance
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Re: Historic Ambulances

Postby sv1ambo » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:32 pm

Ford F-100. Body by Superior in Brisbane. This NSW Ambulance Service unit was the official ambulance that followed the 1989 Variety Club Bash charity car rally. NSWAS supplied the car and two volunteer officers drove it, following the rally from Sydney to the official start in Bourke, then on to Broome WA.
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Re: Historic Ambulances

Postby sv1ambo » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:46 am

I have recently heard that the Temora Rural Museum is in the process of establishing the NSW Ambulance Museum. The NSW Ambulance Service are sending most of their historic vehicles and other memorabilia there for display. The museum is in the process of arranging funding to build a shed large enoug to house all of the vehicles and equipment.
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Re: Historic Ambulances

Postby GM » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:38 am

In 1954 I visited the Gold Coast, on a trip to Southport I took photos of the Ambulance and Fire Stations.
I have attached a photo of the Ambulance Station, plus two photos for Boronia of the Fire Station. GM
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Re: Historic Ambulances

Postby boronia » Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:52 pm

SAw this out at Fox Studios today
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The Sydney Classic and Antique Truck (and Bus) Show
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@ The Museum of Fire.
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Re: Historic Ambulances

Postby sv1ambo » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:44 pm

1964 Studebaker Cruiser ambulance. Operated by the East Gippsland District of the Ambulance Service Victoria. Fitted with ambulance bodywork by Schubert & Staff of East Sale Victoria. This car is unrestored, having been preserved in it's original livery when due for disposal by the former Studebaker dealer who sold it new. It is privately owned by a Studebaker enthusiast.Image
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Re: Historic Ambulances

Postby sv1ambo » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:49 pm

1969 Cadillac Superior Rescuer High Top ambulance. Previoucly operated by a Canadian hospital and recently imported by a Cadillac enthusiast.Image
1969 Cadillac Superior Rescuer High Top ambulance by sv1ambo, on Flickr
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Re: Historic Ambulances

Postby sv1ambo » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:00 am

1960 Ford Zephyr Mk II ambulance. Modified from a utility by W. G. Smith body builders in Lidcombe NSW. Originally operated by the Orange District of the New South Wales Ambulance Transport Service Board at their Molong branch. Mildly customised with a Zodiac grille, chrome wire wheels, bucket seats and a floor shift.
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Re: Historic Ambulances

Postby sv1ambo » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:41 am

1963 Land Rover Series 2A 109in WB ambulance - originally painted green when in service with the army it was later painted white for duty with the United Nations. Taken at the Australian Army History Unit museum in Bandiana, Victoria
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1963 Land Rover Series 2A 109in WB ambulance - United Nations by sv1ambo, on Flickr
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Re: Historic Ambulances

Postby sv1ambo » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:45 am

Land Rover 109in WB ambulance. Sister to the UN vehicle in the original army green livery. Taken at the Australian Army History Unit museum in Bandiana, Victoria
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