Our NEWEST project: M1010 Ambulance

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I just went and looked and it is as described--4 extendable hooks from ceiling and 2 corresponding hooks on either wall. Not really free hanging, but rather suspended--my apologies for the poor description
 

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The Mabry event is a distinct possibility.
This was the last M1010 at one of the Mabry events (mine) in 2010. This was before I repainted everything. The 2nd pic is after I redid the crosses. I wanted to go back to 3 color camo but there was so much tan overspray on all the rubber parts I knew it would never look right so just redid it in tan then 2 months after that sold it to a museum in Kansas.

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Mine. No longer on the original 44" tires, but on HMMV rims and 37" tires.
I will take some pictures of the features inside mine. And pehaps? start another post in relation to it?. Dont want to hijack this thread. Yes pity we are not nearer, I have so many parts fittings and fixings for the F350 Wheeled Coach.
 

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Hijack away if y'all want to. We're still keeping to the ambulance thread, and I'm doing my best to show everyone the differences between the civilian ambulances they see every day, vs military.

I'm curious, are either of y'all's wheeled coach units Dually? Wheeled Coach did make them with either a single rear tire or dual. They also had LOTS o problems with the single wheeled version. Too much weight. They broke axles, springs, transmissions etc. For ANYONE interested in ambulances I STRONGLY suggest y'all see the movies "Mother, Jugs, and Speed" and "PARAMEDICS".

Paramedic's was filmed in Dallas, and the ambulances belonged to an Ambulance Company I worked for. So, I and another Paramedic were the drivers. Then after the movie, the movie company paid for factory new Drive Trains, Axles and tires, before we brought them down here to Houston and put them on the streets.

My point is, EMT's and Paramedics, learn to be very good drivers. But at the same time, we put those vehicles through ****. Intentionally and Un-Intentionally.

Now I'm off to an 8yr old's birthday party at chucky cheese. Y'all pray for me.
 

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This was the last M1010 at one of the Mabry events (mine) in 2010. This was before I repainted everything. The 2nd pic is after I redid the crosses. I wanted to go back to 3 color camo but there was so much tan overspray on all the rubber parts I knew it would never look right so just redid it in tan then 2 months after that sold it to a museum in Kansas.

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Like what you did. Looks really good. Putting the litter out on the supports was a nice touch. Hope you kept the litter. Un-Painted wood litters like that, are usually WWII or KW vintage.

Understand the thoughts about simply staying with the CARC Tan.

My M1009 came from Ft. Sill, with a field Expedient Woodland Camo (done with paint brushes) over a layer of CARC tan, over original CARC Woodland. I simply used rattle can to redo the woodland camo. At the time the budget money for that vehicle had to go to replacing fiddly bits, like all window gaskets, weather stripping, etc etc. It will go to paint barn after M1010 for a professional strip and repaint to 80's Woodland Camo.
 

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Load out for the RIGHT side of the M1010:

The TALON folding stretcher system was being introduced as I was getting out, and was not very common then. It is pretty much standard issue now on military field ambulances.

The carrying bag allows the medic to carry not only a stretcher, but enough basic medical supplies to begin treatment and stabilization, before loading them into the ambulance. Field ambulances with a Talon might or might not have a litter set up on both sides like I do in these pictures. Again, it would be up to the individual crews.

The storage compartment on the right side is half the size of the storage compartment on the left because of the heater. On this side, we kept spare wool blankets in a standard issue nylon blanket bag, plus our additional IV Supplies, Ambu Bag & Airway/Oxygen supplies like Face Masks and nasal cannulas. The location next to the heater would also help to keep the I.V. Fluids warm in winter. While the M-5 Canvas/Nylon Medic Bags were the most commonly used, we also used the 7 Pocket Medical bag, especially for keeping our different IV Fluids seperate but within reach. This is where we also stored the I.V. Poles for the stretchers when not in use.

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Madmedic

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Total capacity in the compartment is 4 stretchers?

Or just the 2 shown?

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Total design for transport was 4. The tops of the two bench seats can be un-latched and raised halfway the height of the wall, slightly above where you see the brown vinyl padding on the walls. In extreme emergencies a fifth patient could be laid on the floor in the patient compartment, and a "walking" wounded patient could be put into the passenger's side seat in the driving compartment. In Most medical units, they followed the same practice as in civilian life, where BOTH attendants on the ambulance were medically trained. The more senior, or higher trained medic would attend to the patients, and the other would drive.
 

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Patient Attendant's Jump Seat: Here's a couple of picts now that I have it cleaned up and repainted. I'll Post some more picts later showing the jump seat set up inside the patient compartment and stored inside, after we finish the compartment restoration.

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As stated before, these were normally not used. Military ambulances are not normally used for long duration transports. They will pick up the patients at the scene of the injury and transport them out of the combat area to a location where helicopters can safely land, and transport the patient back to a receiving medical facility. These facilities are equipped in most cases exactly like a civilian Level 1 Trauma center, with Emergency Room, X-rays, MRI's, CT Scan, and most importantly Combat Trauma Trained Surgical Teams. Imagine a combination of MASH and some of the ER Type Television shows on T.V. now.

The Military is who came up with the term the "GOLDEN HOUR", dictating How quickly trauma patients needed to be seen by trauma surgical teams after the injury occurs.

Longer time transports would only occur for non-life threatening injuries or at times when Aircraft are not able to pick up the patients. Military ambulances are NOT the best vehicle for transporting patients with possible spinal or internal injuries.
 

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Very cool restoration. Will this 1010 be at the upcoming event outside of College Station? I hope to drive my ambulance there, and would love to talk you out of a spare litter if you have an extra. I am not restoring mine to military specs, but a camper/support vehicle.
MP,,,, have confirmed that the event at Brent Mullins' will conflict with the GRB gunshow. However, I'll send a litter with Ric for you. He'll be re-enacting as German, and will be with a Volkswagen Thing he's converting to look (sorta, if you turn you head the right way and squint) like a Kubelwagon.
 

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Got the floor in back sanded this weekend, and 1st coat of paint went on this AM. Also shown here are three more picts of the Attendant's Jump Seat. 2 Showing the seat mounted, and it's mounting system. 3rd Shows it in the storage area, driver's side at the front wall. This is normally where the seat was stored, if it was kept in the ambulance at all. During inspections, the seat would be mounted and slid all the way forward towards the driver's compartment.

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Your project seems to be progressing nicely. Your truck will look really good when all is completed. I wish there was other people with trucks like ours at shows I attend over here.
 

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Your project seems to be progressing nicely. Your truck will look really good when all is completed. I wish there was other people with trucks like ours at shows I attend over here.
Thanks. I REALLY DO appreciate all the feedback I've gotten from everyone.

I know what you mean about the lack of Ambulances being represented, but it's also understandable. Ever since the military went to Dedicated Ambulance Models, vs the jeep ambulances after WWII, the body styles have been in high demand. But NOT for use as ambulances. Fire Departments, SWAT teams, & other City Service agencies love getting the ambulances, and then GUTTING them, for use as Utility Vehicles. Even while still in the military this is the case. The 1st Military Vehicle I owned was a Kaiser 725 Ambulance that had been partially gutted by the USAF for use as a Radio Controller Vehicle.

Luckily, the one we got came from a Volunteer EMS in East Texas. They had had it for almost 15 years, and for at least 5 of those years, it had sat in the back back of their reserve station (probably because of the DUVAC issues) Before that, it only came out of their station for local parades. I had been eye balling it, since the 1st day they got it, and finally they convinced the county it was time to go.
 

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Thats not the case over here, so three came up at once as the bases closed down. So I had all there was. Now I have the only F350 full kit ambulance in the south of england. And the only M45 fire unit in the uk. And one two only gamma goats in the U.K. on the road. An interesting and unique postition to be in.
 

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Thats not the case over here, so three came up at once as the bases closed down. So I had all there was. Now I have the only F350 full kit ambulance in the south of england. And the only M45 fire unit in the uk. And one two only gamma goats in the U.K. on the road. An interesting and unique postition to be in.
Pretty neat. Any other MV "clubbing" buddies nearby around you to rally with?
 

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Thats not the case over here, so three came up at once as the bases closed down. So I had all there was. Now I have the only F350 full kit ambulance in the south of england. And the only M45 fire unit in the uk. And one two only gamma goats in the U.K. on the road. An interesting and unique postition to be in.
Yeah......... you're definitely sitting pretty in the Emergency Vehicle Department. Congrats!!
 
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