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Offline ScottG

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Our WWI Ambulance nearly complete
« on: December 14, 2017, 10:33:38 PM »
  We have been restoring a 1917 Ford Model T Touring Car into a 1917 "Tin Lizzie" or "Flivver" Ambulance for the WWI Centennial. We currently have 3 identified ambulance groups in the museum and as many of you are aware, Ernest Hemingway also had deep ties to Michigan. So, I thought I would share some of the progress.
  The engine has been completely restored but is original to the car. The radiator has been re-cored but is also original. The wood wheels are the originals and were sent to an Amish wheelwright for restoration and tightening. The axles, brakes, linkage, and transfer case are all re-built from the originals except for the brake pads. All that is left is the seat/fuel tank, steering column, canvas, and paint. We expect completion around the end of Jan-mid Feb. Just in time for the 1918-2018 remembrances here in the States! What do you all think? Its been a great and reasonably priced project!   Scott
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Re: Our WWI Ambulance nearly complete
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 04:33:08 AM »
Scott,

Love it!  Can't wait to see it finished.  Truly hope to get out your way at some point to visit the Museum.  As I've mentioned before what you have done in under 4 years is just short of a miracle.

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Re: Our WWI Ambulance nearly complete
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2017, 10:31:42 AM »
   I too hope that you can come visit. If any member finds themselves travelling the I-94 corridor between Detroit and Chicago, then please contact me and stop in. I will open just for you! Scott
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Re: Our WWI Ambulance nearly complete
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2017, 06:04:50 PM »
Great looking restoration project Scott..

Will be around for at least another centennial ceremony after next years...

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Re: Our WWI Ambulance nearly complete
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2017, 09:21:40 PM »
Great looking restoration project Scott..

Will be around for at least another centennial ceremony after next years...

Smitty

   That would be a cool legacy to leave Smitty! Merry Christmas to you and yours and all others on this fine forum!  Scott
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Re: Our WWI Ambulance nearly complete
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2017, 01:31:48 PM »
Very cool ! Well done.



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