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Interested in getting an ambulance to convert to a camper. I've found one or 2 ex-mod outlets looking for pretty big money. Can they be sourced from anywhere else?

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There's a 127/130 club on Yahoo Groups which is a good resource.

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As he said, but they do fetch serious money.

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17 hours ago, Happyoldgit said:

There's a 127/130 club on Yahoo Groups which is a good resource.

Must say I didn't expect Yahoo groups to still exist! I'll poke my head in there to see what I can find. Thanks!

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Hmm, that yahoo group seems to be gone. None of the links to it work anymore.

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I think there has been some confusion. Neither of the two links already posted were for any Yahoo Group.

The 127 / 130 Ambulance group still exists, although I am not a member.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/127-130-ambulance-owners-enthusiasts/info

That page gives more information, showing it has 162 members, and that there have been messages in most months, with 13 already in April.
It has existed since 2003.

 Criteria shown is : For all owners and enthusiasts of the Marshall or Locomotors bodied Land Rover 127 / 130 ambulance. New members who fit the above description are always welcome. Membership is by application and new members are asked to submit a brief explanation of why they wish to join prior to approval.

Good Luck 🙂

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You'll find 127 and non-Pulse 130's a hell of a lot cheaper, anything Pulse or Wolf seems to be priced about 50% over the odds.

The Yahoo group is still alive although it's not very active, you're as well off here as there TBH.

 

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The ambulance body on its own is £3750. This means the 130 running chassis is approx £20k without the cost of the body. That seems like a lot. Sure they are low mileage but they don't have normal doors, not the normal center console or anything so there is a lot of work that needs to be done the a base £20k+ vehicle. 

The single-cab 130s I've found have all lived a pretty hard life. They are working vehicles. It would feel silly to start a big camper build without fixing them up first. Good bit of time+money+more time.

I don't have unlimited amount of time to play with this unfortunately. I will keep looking. 

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54 minutes ago, dantastic said:

they don't have normal doors, not the normal center console or anything

Eh?

I meant non-Pulse 127 or 130 ambulances, which are slightly smaller and don't have the Wolf special bits, mostly built on standard 127/130 truck cab or chassis-cab bases.

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The ex mod ones I've seen have series doors and seem to have some weird dash/center console.

I'll keep my eyes open for a non wolf ambulance. Winter project so I've a couple of months.

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I don't understand why series-style doors and some extra dashboard buttons would be any sort of problem though? :huh:

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On 4/22/2019 at 4:13 PM, FridgeFreezer said:

You'll find 127 and non-Pulse 130's a hell of a lot cheaper, anything Pulse or Wolf seems to be priced about 50% over the odds.

The Yahoo group is still alive although it's not very active, you're as well off here as there TBH.

 

I was one of the founder members and admins back in the day. There should still be a wealth of useful stuff in the files and photo sections.

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11 hours ago, FridgeFreezer said:

Eh?

I meant non-Pulse 127 or 130 ambulances, which are slightly smaller and don't have the Wolf special bits, mostly built on standard 127/130 truck cab or chassis-cab bases.

Lighter than the Wolf ambulances too I believe.

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12 hours ago, Happyoldgit said:

Lighter than the Wolf ambulances too I believe.

Ours is 2800kg with the camper conversion, be interested to know what a Pulse is.

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Our 130 Pulse converted (lightly) to a camper with fuel, kit, water and 2 people was 3120kg on the weighbridge so probably around 2800kg.

They're not series doors, theyre military doors.  They have sliding glass, but the door top is aluminium rather than the steel of series tops and they work much better. (they are very expensive if you try to buy them becasue they were only available on military, NAS and very early 110's.

There is a pulse for sale at the moment for £18k.

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