Page 1 of 1

Universal Carrier Ambulance

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:43 am
by Peter Withers
Hi, This is my first Armortek model and my first voyage onto the forum!

I'm part way through building UC number 64 and it occurred to me whether there were interesting variations of UC. I did find a few pictures of an ambulance version and I have to confess to thinking I'd like to convert mine to an ambulance. Is anyone else doing any kind of conversion or modification? The photos I found on line show a UC with upper sides extended to the back and the vertical rear panel above the mudgards missing. Two stretchers then fit one each side of the engine housing. Looks like the drawbar is missing and there are a few extra storage boxes. There is also a version with canvas tilt but I prefer the look of the open one at the moment. If anyone has any further info or pictures of ambulance versions I'd be very interested.

Thanks.

Re: Universal Carrier Ambulance

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:07 pm
by Tim Page
Hi Peter, I must confess that i had not seen an ambulance version of the UC until i saw your post and had a ferret about.
I expect you have already seen this but in case not.....
UC_Amb.JPG
UC_Amb.JPG (143.57 KiB) Viewed 631 times
Cheers
Tim

Re: Universal Carrier Ambulance

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:37 pm
by Peter Withers
Yes, that was the first one I found but a deeper dig revealed this:
UC ambulance2.png
UC ambulance2.png (324.42 KiB) Viewed 622 times

Re: Universal Carrier Ambulance

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:19 pm
by Robert Reid
Very cool variant!

Would love to see someone do one of those.

Cheers,

RPR

Re: Universal Carrier Ambulance

Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:27 pm
by Tim Page
Id really like to see a Wasp flamethrower variant.
Those look very cool.

Tim

Re: Universal Carrier Ambulance

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:19 am
by Peter Withers
OK Robert, you get your wish. Mine is being built as per the second photo above!

Re: Universal Carrier Ambulance

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:29 am
by Dave Green
Something of a post script but here's a photograph of the actual UC ambulance that the drawing is based on.

Re: Universal Carrier Ambulance

Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:30 pm
by Peter Withers
Progress so far on the ambulance conversion, side panels modified and first stretcher rails temporarily located. I used a bit of artistic licence on the towing eyes having removed the existing ones. Rear steps will be added and the stretcher rails fitted on both sides.

Re: Universal Carrier Ambulance

Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:44 pm
by Dave Dibb (Armorpax)
Hi Peter,

I like this a lot. Almost tempted to build another UC :-)

Best regards

Dave