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WWII US Army Ambulance on Glenway Ave in Cincinnati

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  • Member since
    January 2012
  • From: Cincinnati, OH
WWII US Army Ambulance on Glenway Ave in Cincinnati
Posted by DanR1967 on Thursday, August 5, 2021 3:43 PM

I was driving by and spotted this sitting in the lot of an auto body shop. The guys were kind enough to let me take a few quick pics. Sadly, I couldn't get any decent interior shots and I didn't want to ask them to let me climb inside. Regardless, I still think it's a very cool vehicle.

Dan

https://danr67.imgur.com/

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, August 6, 2021 1:42 PM

Now! That's a cool looking vehicle. I would even build a model of that!

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    August 2021
Posted by goldhammer88 on Friday, August 6, 2021 10:03 PM

Saw one several years ago in eastern Oregon with for sale sign.  Couldn't stop, was on a govt group field trip.  Next time I got over there it was gone.

I would have built the inside as a camper for elk hunting.  Sadly those days are well past now.

 

As for a model, I think Roden came out with one in ,1/35 a couple years ago.  But could be wrong.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, August 6, 2021 11:57 PM

Cool subject.  Italeri did one, then  Bilek reboxed

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/italeri-226-wc-54-dodge-ambulance--101722

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    January 2012
  • From: Cincinnati, OH
Posted by DanR1967 on Monday, August 9, 2021 1:27 PM
I didn't know that it was a Dodge. Thanks for the additional info!

Dan

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    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, August 9, 2021 3:00 PM

Looks like the seats in the cab have been replaced with something more comfortable and civilian. I remember meeting a guy many years ago who owned a restored one of these. I wonder if he still owns it and drives it.

 

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  • Member since
    January 2012
  • From: Cincinnati, OH
Posted by DanR1967 on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 3:16 PM

stikpusher

Looks like the seats in the cab have been replaced with something more comfortable and civilian. I remember meeting a guy many years ago who owned a restored one of these. I wonder if he still owns it and drives it.

 

Without a doubt! I knew those couldn't be the same seats from the 1940's. Sometimes you have to sacrifice accuracy for comfort!

Dan

https://danr67.imgur.com/

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, August 14, 2021 10:32 AM
I like the way the decals conform to the raised detail,I think it would look more realistic with a little more chipping and weathering. Thanks for posting

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Saturday, August 14, 2021 1:34 PM

Hello!

That Dodge sure is cool - and I read the later KD (knock down) ambulaces were seen as a step back, beacuse the "box" the KDs had in the back had a tendency to leak unlike the steel body of this one.

When making a model of an ambulance it's good to do some more research, because the markings can be tricky. For example the TB I have on painting and marking Army vehicles

(http://www.vietnam.net.pl/TB746_en.htm) states "The National Symbol will not be applied to Medical Service vehicles" so that would make the example above violate the orders. And of course the registration number on the hood is off - trying to say something meaningful.

Thanks for reading and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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