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IH Ambulances

Postby cargostar on Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:36 am

Finally got a couple of pics of the Ambulances here at the shop. The Red/White is a 71 Springfield Equipment/IH Travelall, The White one is a 69 Spfld. Eqp./Travelall.
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Re: IH Ambulances

Postby ChrisMooney on Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:27 am

WOW Im in love... Let me know when they are up for Sale..... :) :)
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Postby Ford C Man on Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:28 pm

them ambulances are older than i am it looks like that looks like it could be an easy build for the ih scout
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Postby bigdogb25 on Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:15 pm

Dave - did IH do the extended body on the red & white rig or did the body company do that?? It kind of looks like one of the old airport shuttle wagons.
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Re: IH Ambulances

Postby cargostar on Sun Sep 13, 2009 2:44 pm

Springfield Equipment did the conversions. S/E was a division of IH that did custom work. They used alot of factory parts in the process. The side flashers on the '71 are modified tail lights, and the trim between them is '60's body trim. S/E did ambulance,squad, paddy wagon, and school bus versions. The airport buses were done by Stageway coaches and they were a lot "rougher" conversion. Stageways were avialable with 8, or 10 doors. One was used in the movie "Dog Day Afternoon".They used alot of angle iron in them!!!
Heres a Stageway that I rewired, and replaced the windshield cowl in.

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Re: IH Ambulances

Postby Ford C Man on Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:18 pm

hey dave are you going to try and build them
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Re: IH Ambulances

Postby cargostar on Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:03 pm

I started to build a pick up many years ago, with the intent of a Travelall after. I look at it now, and I feel I can do alot better, so, IF I do one it will be a while.
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Re: IH Ambulances

Postby Pinolafire on Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:19 pm

A twelve door IH... For those family vacations...This stops the "But Dad I wanted the window seat..." Or "I gotta sit by the door I get car sick" Matt :roll:
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Postby cargostar on Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:50 pm

Al least you couldn't get smacked if you were in the back seat!
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Re: IH Ambulances

Postby Ford C Man on Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:56 pm

this true dave unless the dad has arms like stretch armstrong did then ur in trouble
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Re: IH Ambulances

Postby R H on Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:32 am

or the mom is "ElastiGirl" from "The Incredibles". :D
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Re: IH Ambulances

Postby ward17219468 on Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:48 am

Does the red/white one have enough lights on it??

Looks like 5 rotator bubble lights on the roof alone. Wonder how much drain that was on the battery??
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Postby Ford C Man on Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:12 pm

yep yep
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Postby R H on Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:16 am

ward17219468 wrote:Does the red/white one have enough lights on it??

Looks like 5 rotator bubble lights on the roof alone. Wonder how much drain that was on the battery??


I could be mistaken, but units like that either had a super-heavy-duty altinator, or two of the heavy duty types.
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Re: IH Ambulances

Postby cargostar on Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:59 pm

It has a school bus 135 amp alternator on it. Its fairly impressive when all 5 beacons are going, and the all the flashers!
We had to turn the idle speed up so it would keep running at parade speed!
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Re: IH Ambulances

Postby 60X1 on Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:54 pm

I worked on ambulances just like those when I first joined our FD in '79, except one was a '72 with a Twinsonic over the cab instead of bubbles on the corners, and red lights in the grill. Same color scheme. The second was a '62, white over red, but with an "Abe Lincoln" front and rear. It was given to our FD when the guy who owned the funeral home retired. Both had drum brakes all around and horrible supensions; you really had to horse them around corners. We called them "conn bind-dahs" (corn binder in NH speak)
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Re: IH Ambulances

Postby cargostar on Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:41 pm

They were built with truck technology. They wer rough, and stiff, but you couldn't kill them!
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