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    Nice looking replica (or clone). It's good that you put up the photo's on a site (as this), since I only get the MVPA Magazines, and don't bother with the other. As it is more of the same.
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    WoW I have seen a lot of these in the old war films but never in real color. You did a great job, thanks for posting.

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    Wow ! Thanks for the good words fellas. In my research to find an original M1917 ambulance I discovered that all the ambulances that I looked at in the museums around the country are replicas. I have concluded the the original M1917 is an extinct vehicle. They were really never designed to last very long. They were a rush production produced by Ford at the request of the US Army to fill the ambulance void in WW1. My ambulance is a re-creation built on a 1920 chassis. almost no changes when compared to the 1917. The difference is a blanking plate on the transmission for an option starter and the location of the filler plug on the rear differential (Henry Ford did not like changing his designs) For those of you that would like to see more pictures check out the build on my website WW1 History.Com Weapons Uniforms WWI Ambulance Project

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    super job on a great truck.. drooling all over the keyboards again
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    Here is a link to the Wichita Eagle Newspaper, they did a full page article on my WW1 Ambulance today. Enjoy!!!!
    http://www.kansas.com/2011/12/17/2143464/reconstructing-history.html

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    Most excellent! You should be very proud!

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    Had to add pictures of my M1917 Ambulance. I built this back in 2002, and I think wulfy33 might have called me several hundred times to try and get copies of my plans . Mine is in the markings of C Company, 101st Machine Gun Battalion, 26th "Yankee Division". When WW1 started, Ford was able to get a large number of these Ambulances over to France before the bulk of the AEF arrived. At the time there was a pressing need for motor transport, and many ambulances were repurposed as utility vehicles. The Yankee Division recieved many, and the 101st Machine Gun Battalion was issued these to transport their Hotchkiss machine guns. The markings were copied from a photograph of an original 101st MG Btn vehicle. I have used this for parades and demonstrations with my gas firing Hotchkiss gun, and it is definitly a head turner.
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    Nice work, well done to both of you..
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    Absolutely wonderful!!!!
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    Took my M1917 WW1 Ambulance to the 40th Annual MVPA Convention in Topeka Kansas this year. The Old Lizzy won the MVPA 2015 1st Place Trophy for "Best Vehicle Display" and also won the 3rd Place Trophy for Hagerty's Youth Judges's Choice Award. A great night for a great old vehicle. The people really loved it. Dave O.
    For what its worth...."acrane" would never cooperate with my request for his plans, and he is not involved nor has he ever been involved with my project. I had to do this on my own old school style, by getting access to a vehicle in a museum and using it for reference so I could build my Ambulance correctly.
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