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

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.