AMBULANCES part VII international Ambulances on Alphabet from Ford till GMC

AMBULANCES part VII international Ambulances on Alphabet from Ford till GMC 

Ford Ambulances 1909 till recent

  Framo 901 + 902 Ambulances

Freightliner (Mercedes-Benz Sprinter) Ambulances

FSO WARSZAWA 203 Ambulance

Polonez Ambulans in Gdansk

FSO Polonez + Daewoo FSO Ambulances and Hearses

Fuso-Mitsubishi Ambulance-Hospital Buses – Trucks

AMBULANCES – HEARSES G:

Gaggenau Krankenwagen – Ambulance

Garant 27 -Garant 30 – Garant Granit – Garant Sankra

GAZ Ambulance from 1938 – recent

GMC Ambulances and Hearses from 1914 – recent

GINAF Trucks

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GINAF Heavy Duty Special Trucks 1948-present, but now in Chinese Hands sinds 2011

Logo GINAF

History

The story behind GINAF

In 1933, Evert van Ginkel Senior started a car dealership in Ederveen, the Netherlands. Right after the war the company branched out into dump truck services and conversion of A-Fords into agricultural tractors.

Evert van Ginkel’s sons Adrie and Wulfert established a partnership on 1 November 1948 to continue in their father’s footsteps
and further expand his business.

Their activities focused on army surplus trade and the conversion of lorries.

Throughout the 1950s the Van Ginkel family mainly sold unconverted REOs, which they obtained from surplus American army stock. The original petrol engine could, if required, be replaced by a new Leyland DAF diesel engine.

The floods of 1953 caused a huge increase in the need for dump trucks.

The purchase of an enormous batch of army surplus material from the US army in 1959, led to the Van Ginkel brothers, who had in the meantime been joined by the third brother, Evert-Jan, deciding to assume a more professional approach to their business and start building new trucks. These new trucks were the REOs with a cabin.

It was up to client to decide what kind of engine he wanted to have put in. But the best results were attained with DAF components.

In 1967, the Netherlands Centre for Vehicle Technology and Information recognized and registered Van Ginkel as a certified truck builder. From that moment on, their products were sold under the trade name GINAF. GINAF occupied a strong position in the dump truck segment.

From a technical point of view, the trucks were still made of components with an armed forces background. After thorough revisions, the axles, gearboxes, steering mechanisms etc. turned out to be indestructible.  The use of these components ensures a low purchase price, which was the deciding factor leading many to buy a GINAF.  The annual production grew to about 150 trucks. The 1970s saw an increase in the use of new components (such as cabins), mainly manufactured by DAF.

In 1976, GINAF introduced its own four-axle vehicle, the KFS 16 8×8. This was only the second 8×8 on the Dutch market. At the end of 1978, GINAF moved to new premises in Veenendaal. The spares warehouse and the service department remained in Ederveen. As of 1 January 1992, the old and the new branches were split up into separate companies.

The company continued to produce vehicles with army surplus components up to 1987. The year 1980 saw the introduction of the F 480 8×8, the first GINAF completely made up of new parts. The company signed a contract with DAF on 1 February 1982, which laid down that the latter would be taking care of the sales and service of GINAF products.

GINAF is still an independent family business. GINAF has been closely cooperating with DAF since the 1970s. GINAF has taken on a great deal of conversion work for DAF throughout the years. The 1980s heralded a time that saw a strong drive towards increasing the loading capacity of lorries. At the Dutch car industry trade fair of 1984, GINAF was ahead of the competition once more with the introduction of the first five-axle vehicles. The arrival of new, heavier components enabled a considerable upgrade of the product line.

Even greater tonnages turned out to be possible with the Hydropneumatic Suspension System (HPSS), which was introduced in 1986.

GINAF has been working on the basis of the modular construction principle since 1988. The company buys standard components from DAF, and builds its trucks in modules. This allows more flexible working methods and greater diversity in the models GINAF offers.

From 1990, all models could be supplied with the new DAF 95 (the G series). The type designation of GINAF trucks was changed when the new series was introduced.  A numeric code indicates how many axles the truck has in total, how many of these axles are driven, and its registered gross vehicle weight.

GINAF presented the EVS (Electronic Vehicle Steering System) in 1991.  This system was custom developed to enable steering of the rear straight axle in widespread tandems. This leads to a 4-tonne increase in the legal loading capacity. In 1993, GINAF introduced the M series with a DAF F75 or 85 cabin.  After the introduction of the Tridem series (with triple rear axle arrangement) the present day X series followed.

GINAF has, throughout the years, also built a range of smaller series or single trucks. These “specials” are the result of the greater flexibility that GINAF has been displaying.

GINAF X3331 Containerauto

 GINAF X3331 truck with a crane

GINAF X3331 Dakar rally service truck

GINAF X3331 Dakar rally service truck

GINAF is a truck manufacturer which produces trucks mainly for heavy duty off-road transport, construction and agricultural work. About 250 trucks are made each year in the company’s factory in Veenendaal in the Netherlands. The company also has a service center for their trucks in the small Dutch town Ederveen.

History

The company was founded in 1948 by Wuf and Adrie van Ginkel and started out as a truck dealer. Modifications to trucks left over from the US Army such as the GMC Diamond were also done and these trucks were then sold. In the early 1960s the company became a true truck manufacturer and changed name to Van Ginkels Automobiel Fabriek, or GINAF for short. The company started producing their own trucks using mainly DAF components. Because of this GINAF trucks often look similar to DAF trucks as the cabin used is usually the same as the ones used by DAF.

Since 1986 GINAF uses a hydropneumatic suspension system for many of its trucks, which functions better under heavy loads and rough terrain compared to conventional suspension systems and also has a longer lifespan.

GINAF was declared bankrupt in December 2011; it was then taken over by Chinese Hi-Tech Group Corporation (CHTGC).

Special trucks

Special custom made trucks include firetrucks, riot control trucks, military trucks, garbage trucks and airport fuel bowsers. Several GINAF trucks also participate in the annual Dakar Rally as both rally and service trucks, having done so since 1987, though the first GINAF to participate in the rally was labelled as being a DAF for marketing purposes. The amount of GINAF trucks participating in the rally has been on the rise since Dutch driver Hans Bekx entered a newly constructed GINAF truck in 2000.

See also

References

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Thank you for all the beautiful pictures you photographers made in the last years. I can’t ask you all for permission and hope you enjoy the result of a collector about GINAF

Greetings and enjoy:

Jeroen

Chevrolet Pickups and Trucks

Chevrolet pickup truck

Chevrolet has produced full sized pickup trucks under many nameplates and platforms. Almost all Chevrolet branded vehicles were also available under the GMC brand as well:

Chevrolet Advance Design 1947-1955

Main article: List of GM platforms
Chevrolet Advance-Design Series
1946 Chevrolet Thriftmaster
Overview
Manufacturer Chevrolet (General Motors)
Also called 3100 (½-ton)
3600 (¾-ton)
3800 (1-ton)
Thriftmaster
Loadmaster
Production 1947–1955
Assembly Van Nuys Assembly (Van Nuys, California)
St. Louis Truck Assembly (Saint Louis, Missouri)
Pontiac Assembly Center (Pontiac, Michigan)
Body and chassis
Class Pickup truck
Body style 2-door truck
Layout FR layout
Platform GM A platform
Related Chevrolet Suburban
Powertrain
Engine 216 cu in (3.5 L) I6
235 cu in (3.9 L) I6
261 cu in (4.3 L) I6
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase 116 in (2,946 mm)
125.25 in (3,181 mm)
137 in (3,480 mm)
Length 3100-196.6″(1947–1952);191.31″(1953–1955)
Chronology
Predecessor AK Series Pickup Truck
Successor Task Force Series

Chevrolet‘s first major redesign post-World War II, the Advance-Design series was billed as a bigger, stronger, and sleeker design in comparison to the earlier AK Series. First available on Saturday June 28, 1947, these trucks were sold with various minor changes over the years until March 25, 1955, when the Task Force Series trucks replaced the aging Advance-Design model.

The same basic design family was used for all of its trucks including the Suburban, panel trucks, canopy express and cab overs. The cab overs used the same basic cab configuration and similar grille but used a shorter and taller hood and different fenders. The unique Cab Over fenders and hood required a custom cowl area which makes the Cab Over Engine cabs and normal truck cabs incompatible with one another while all truck cabs of all weights interchange.

From 1947 until 1955, Chevrolet trucks were number one in sales in the United States, with rebranded versions sold at GMC locations.

While General Motors used this front end sheet metal, and to a slightly lesser extent the cab, on all of its trucks except for the Cab Overs, there are three main sizes of this truck: the half-, three-quarter-, and full ton capacities in short and long wheelbase.

Differences

1947 – Gasoline tank filler neck on passenger side of bed. No vent windows in doors. Hood side emblems read “Chevrolet” with “Thriftmaster” or “Loadmaster” under it. Serial numbers: EP ½ ton, ER ¾ ton, & ES 1 ton. Radios were first available in Chevrolet trucks as an “in dash” option on the “Advance-Design” body style.

1948Manual transmission shifter now mounted on column instead of floor. Serial numbers codes: FP ½ ton, FR ¾ ton, & FS 1 ton.

Early 1949 – Gasoline tank now mounted upright behind seat in cab; filler neck aft of passenger door handle. New serial number codes: GP ½ ton, GR ¾ ton, & GS 1 ton.

Late 1949 – Hood side emblems no longer read “Thriftmaster” or “Loadmaster”, but are now numbers that designate cargo capacity: 3100 on ½ ton, 3600 on ¾ ton, 3800 on 1 ton. Serial number codes remain the same as on early 1949.

1950 – Telescopic shock absorbers replace lever-action type. Last year for driver’s side cowl vent, its handle is now flat steel, not maroon knob as in previous years. New serial number codes: HP ½ ton, HR ¾ ton, & HS 1 ton.

1951 – Doors now have vent windows. Mid-year change from 9-board bed to 8 boards per bed. Last year for 80 MPH speedometer, chrome window handle knobs, and chrome wiper knob. New serial number codes: JP ½ ton, JR ¾ ton, & JS 1 ton.

1952 – Outer door handles are now push button type as opposed to the previous turn down style. Speedometer now reads to 90 mph and dashboard trim is painted instead of chrome. Mid-year, Chevrolet stops using the 3100-6400 designation on the hood and changes to maroon window and wiper knobs. New serial number codes: KP ½ ton, KR ¾ ton, & KS 1 ton.

1953 – Last year for the 216 in³ inline-six. Hood side emblems now only read 3100, 3600, 3800, 4400, or 6400 in large print. Door post ID plate now blue with silver letters (previous models used black with silver letters). Last year to use wooden blocks as bed supports. New serial number codes: H ½ ton, J ¾ ton, & L 1 ton.

1954 – Only year for significant design changes. Windshield now curved one-piece glass without center vertical dividing strip. Revised steering wheel. Revised dashboard. Cargo bed rails, previously angled, now horizontal. Tail lights round instead of rectangular. Grille changed from five horizontal slats to crossbar design commonly referred to as a “bull nose” grille, similar to modern Dodge truck grille. Engine now 235 in³straight-6. Serial number codes unchanged from 1953. Hydramatic automatic transmission is available for the first time as a paid for option.

1955 First Series – Identical to the 1954 model year, except redesigned hood-side emblems and modern open driveshaft in place of enclosed torque tube. Serial number codes unchanged from 1953 and 1954.

Styling Legacy

The styling for the Advance-Design trucks was the inspiration for both the Chevrolet SSR and the Chevrolet HHR.

Chevrolet Task Force

Main article: List of GM platforms
Chevrolet Task Force Series
Chevrolet Task Force

Camionette Chevrolet, Chevrolet Task Force
Overview
Manufacturer Chevrolet (General Motors)
Also called 3100
3200
3600
31
50
100
Apache
Cameo Carrier
Suburban Carrier
Viking
Spartan
Production 1955–1960
Assembly Van Nuys Assembly (Van Nuys, California)
Flint Truck Assembly, Flint, Michigan
St. Louis Truck Assembly (Saint Louis, Missouri)
Pontiac Assembly Center (Pontiac, Michigan)
Body and chassis
Class Pickup truck
Body style 2-door truck
Layout Front engine, rear-wheel drive /four-wheel drive
Platform GM A platform
Powertrain
Engine 235 cu in (3.9 L) I6
265 cu in (4.3 L) V8
283 cu in (4.6 L) V8
Transmission 3 or 4 speed manual
Hydramatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 114.0 in (2,896 mm)
123.0 in (3,124 mm)
Chronology
Predecessor Chevrolet Advance Design
Successor C/K Series

The Chevrolet Task Force is Chevrolet‘s successor to the Advance Design trucks. The Task Force Series ran from late 1955 (second series) through 1959. At GMC locations, it was called the Blue Chip Series.

The 1955 second series offered standard options and add-ons such as 12-volt electrical systems, the first V8 (the 265 cubic inch), and fleet-side six-, seven-, and eight-foot length beds.

Differences

Nineteen fifty-five second series – first year for new body style. New “wrap-around” windshield – a truck industry first – and optional wrap-around rear window on Deluxe cabs. Power steering and power brakes became available for the first time on GM trucks. Electrical system upgraded to 12 volts. Only year for seven-foot bed length. Fenders have single headlights and one-piece emblem is mounted below horizontal line on fender. Cameo Carrier series introduced.

1956 – wider hood emblem. Two-piece fender emblems are mounted above horizontal fender line. Last year for egg crate grille.

1957 – only year for more open grille. Hood is flatter with two spears on top, similar to the 1957 Bel Air. Fender emblems are still above fender line, but are now oval-shaped, as opposed to previous versions in script.

1958 – first year for fleetside bed, significant redesign of front end. All light-duty trucks are now called “Apaches”, medium-duty trucks called “Vikings”, and heavy-duty trucks called “Spartans”. Truck has four headlights instead of the previous two and features a shorter, wider grille running the width of the front end. Parking lights are now in the grille instead of being in the front of the fender and the hood is similar to 1955/1956 models, but with a flat “valley” in the middle. First year for factory-equipped air conditioning.

1959 – minimal changes from 1958, the most apparent was a larger and more ornate hood emblem and redesigned badging on the fenders. The last year that the NAPCO (Northwestern Auto Parts Company) “Powr-Pak” four-wheel drive conversion could be factory ordered.