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Old 03-27-2013, 03:07 PM   #1
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Saw on Philly CL: Lots of Ford ambulances for sale

I know some of the DIY folks are often looking for ambulances as platforms. Just saw this ad on the Philadelphia Craigslist of a local ambulance company in NJ closing and selling all their rigs. Not mine, don't know 'em, etc., etc.

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/for/3702909641.html

Here's what they have listed:

Vehicles for sale include
AMBULANCES VIN Mileages Price
TYPE lll
A-91 (1997) FORD E350 (BOX) 1FDLE40F6VHB20724 129,339mi $12,500.00
A-92 (1996) FORD E350 (BOX) 1FDKE30F5THA15871 258,397mi $8,000.00
A-910 (2000) FORD E450 (BOX) 1FDXE45F7YHB62835 163,114mi $10,000.00
TYPE ll
A-93 (2005) FORD 350 (VAN) 1FDSS34PX5HA18859 273,786mi $6,000.00
A-95 (2004) FORD 350 (VAN) 1FDSS34P34HA74088 260,456mi $6,000.00
WHEELCHAIR VANS
C-1 (2006) GAS E250 1FTNE24W16DB42523 $6,000.00
C-2 (2003) DIESEL E350 1FTSS34F33HA86526 223,217mi $4,000.00
C-3 (2005) DIESEL E350 1FTSS34P75HA52343 204,056mi $5,000.00
C-5 (2006) DIESEL E350 1FTFE24YXTHA88536 155,529mi $6,000.00
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:28 PM   #2
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Re: Saw on Philly CL: Lots of Ford ambulances for sale

Who's going? I need some 3x or bigger fireman's coat!
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:46 PM   #3
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Re: Saw on Philly CL: Lots of Ford ambulances for sale

I wonder what the law is concerning a used emergency vehicle. Could you leave the all the outside markings and lights in place as long as you didn't use them? Would make camping in one more interesting.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:06 PM   #4
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Re: Saw on Philly CL: Lots of Ford ambulances for sale

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I wonder what the law is concerning a used emergency vehicle. Could you leave the all the outside markings and lights in place as long as you didn't use them? Would make camping in one more interesting.
In general you don't want to look like you're impersonating an ambulance.

A friend of mine had to have a talk with some BLM officers after they spotted his school bus driving around with flashing lights on a dry lake bed. Their initial assumption was that they were seeing an ambulance that needed help locating an emergency situation. They weren't particularly happy about this.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:44 PM   #5
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Re: Saw on Philly CL: Lots of Ford ambulances for sale

I think when they are "civilan-ized" the lights, siren and decals are usually removed. At least the ones I've seen for sale as surplus.
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Re: Saw on Philly CL: Lots of Ford ambulances for sale

Yeah, usually it's the red and or blues taken out, turned to yellow etc. but all the used ambulances I've seen have the light system in place.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:01 PM   #7
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Re: Saw on Philly CL: Lots of Ford ambulances for sale

The law on emergency vehicle lights varies from state to state. Some allow you to have whatever you like, others restrict only certain colors or combinations of certain colors. Then there's places like NM where whatever the law lays down doesn't seem to effect peoples behavior much anyway. But it is probably a moot point since I have never seen a US ambulance for sale that has not had it's lights removed.
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