Before too long, my fire department is auctioning off some ambulances. They look nearly identical to this one:
I am in the market for a new pickup truck to pull my trailer, haul firewood etc. I thought that if the price is right, i could remove the ambulance box and replace it with a dually pickup truck box, perhaps add a couple doors and extendocab from a donor pickup, do a little repainting, perhaps some frame shortening, and have something similar to this, except mine would not be 4x4:
gvw of our ambulances: 20K pounds
air ride suspension, hydraulic brakes with air parking brake, electronic cummins 5.9 with about 100K miles, 6 speed electronic transmission, and an incredible turning radias! I think it will out-maneuver a ford van ambulance.
i'll keep ya posted on the progress.....this all assumes that i can win the auction for one. if not, i could always do the same thing using a skoolie chassis and powertrain.