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Thread: 74 Dodge Superior 61 Ambulance

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    74 Dodge Superior 61 Ambulance

    Came across this sweet widebody dodge ambo on Craigslist, figured you guys would like to see it too!

    74 Dodge Superior 61 Ambulance


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    I've seen the Chevy/GMC versions of the Superior wide body van before, but that is the first Dodge version I've seen.

    If the van had a Federal electronic siren, it was most likely a PA15A series 1E or PA20A series 2E. Either siren will operate at 100 watts with the dual CP25 speakers on the roof.
    The siren fanatic.

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    Id love to see a chevy or gmc widebody! I am a GM guy but that dodge has some serious potential. I would to leave the body alone, but get some old 15x12 hurricane wheels (think General Lee wheels) and stuff some raised white letter Grand Prix tires on them to fill those wheel wells. I love 70s stuff!

    Like a Hippie van. But an ambulance
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    Wow, That thing is so ugly it grow's on ya! Would make a pretty cool ride.
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    Great link... appears as if it would tip over in a stiff breeze...
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    Does anybody have pictures of more? Id really like to see a GM one, but I really like that dodge one too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by plybeep68 View Post
    Wow, That thing is so ugly it grow's on ya! Would make a pretty cool ride.

    Ahhh the good ole days,...

    Its aFranken-lance

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    Thats a Big Boy! A "Fat boy " Ambulance as it was refered to back in the day! I think they are neat!

    Just in case the ad ends here are the pics from the ad and some others I have.
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    If memory serves, I worked a few calls in this one when I was interning as an AEMT in '79.
    (Guess I just dated myself pretty well, huh?)
    The neighboring squad to the north of us had it. Also a '74 Dodge.
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    We had one of these. It was called the "pregnant guppy". Actually didn't ride too badly. The pics aren't of ours, but some I found online a long time ago. They were really roomy!
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    Cool pic, back in the late 70s I ran in Lima we had a Dodge van type ambulance there also by Superior. Had 2 Fireballs mounted on the top of the front fenders. That would look good as a Sign with FEVER down the side Thanks Jenny for your pic's too.

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    I love that Chevy! Although, it seems like a waste to put two plates between the lights and grille, could have put lights or siren speakers there!

    Keep the pictures and stories coming!
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    I think those were made by a company called TEC Coach. Later on they bacame Medtec? One of the neighboring squads had one. I worked a few calls inside one, wasn't too bad. The local squad had 2 Unity RV26 lights on the roof (the ones with the beeg bulb).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillyrube View Post
    I think those were made by a company called TEC Coach. Later on they bacame Medtec? One of the neighboring squads had one. I worked a few calls inside one, wasn't too bad. The local squad had 2 Unity RV26 lights on the roof (the ones with the beeg bulb).
    All the ones pictured in this thread so far are Superior Coaches. As best I can remember, Superior was the only builder that tried the wide body route. Comparing the cost of a wide body to a Type III, the III's won hands down, let alone factoring in all the other features available in a III. My home squad back then bought one of the first Type III's in the area in '75. I don't recall the wide bodies being in production for more than a couple of years.
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    These are all Superior model 61's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve0625 View Post
    All the ones pictured in this thread so far are Superior Coaches. As best I can remember, Superior was the only builder that tried the wide body route. Comparing the cost of a wide body to a Type III, the III's won hands down, let alone factoring in all the other features available in a III. My home squad back then bought one of the first Type III's in the area in '75. I don't recall the wide bodies being in production for more than a couple of years.
    Ok, thanks!

 

 

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