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THE RESTORATION OF OUR 1969 AMBULANCE
FROM THE “EMERGENCY!” TV SHOW

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69 ambulance

69 ambulance

This ambulance came with bucket seats. The same seats that came in a Chevy Blazer. The passenger seat folded forward because that was how you would get in the back seat of the Blazer. The driver seat did not fold forward. We do not know if these seats ever came in a...

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Randolph Mantooth Story

10/24/20 Randolph Mantooth/Johnny Gage Our great friend and supporter Randolph Mantooth tells a great story about the ambulance that we are restoring here at the LA County Fire museum. Like us, Randolph is passionate about preserving the history of the L A County Fire...

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Day 5 – Top Off

Day 5 – Top Off

10/16/20 We are having trouble getting the screws out of the fiberglass pop top because of corrosion. He have tried drilling out the screw heads with some success. We also found that if we grind the paint off of the screw we can weld a nut to the head of the screw and...

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Day 4 – Wheels & Transmission

Day 4 – Wheels & Transmission

10/14/20 First off thank you all for the kind words of support as we jump into this frame off restoration to save this piece of EMS history. Today we were able to put her on good tires and wheel dollies so we can move her around easier. We picked up the rebuilt...

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Day 3 Engine – Out

Day 3 Engine – Out

Day 3 of the 1969 Suburban ambulance restoration, the engine is out and stripped down by museum volunteer Gordon Dudley. I also dropped the motor and transmission off at the rebuilders. We did have a little issue today when the engine rolled off the pallet and landed...

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Look Familiar?

Look Familiar?

October 5,2020 Does this cool old 1969 Chevy Ambulance look familiar? If you think that it looks like the ambulance that was in a wreck in one of the episodes of, “EMERGENCY!” you are correct. Note- As per Paul K, “The ambulance driven by Al that got hit by the...

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