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Joe D'Amato Aug 10, 2017

  1. acptulsa

    acptulsa TrainBoard Member

    Wow. Never saw the Chaika ambulance before. Nice looking wagon! They were very different from the Packard/Henney ambulances.

    That's interesting that Ward couldn't find evidence of such transfers. There were no long chassis, commecial cars or limousines in 1955-1956. The last few were built in 1954. It is a pity. Not only would they have looked good, but if they had adapted the Torsion-Level suspension to a wheelbase that long, the ride would have been incredible! Like floating on a cloud. The torsion bar springs would have had to be extremely long, and very long torsion bars are what made them so smooth on the 'normal' wheelbase (if a 322.6 cm wheelbase is 'normal').

    I saw a video on ZIL production, and saw the craftsmen forming panels by hand. No wonder they don't produce very many! Sorry to hear the trucks and buses are out of production.
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2017
  2. Arseny

    Arseny New Member

    BTW, as concerns buses - in 1946-1950 ZiS plant produced ZiS-154 bus (city transit bus, coach) - it was the copy of the GMC TD-serie "old look" bus. zis-154.jpg
    I hope somebody will produce the model of that bus in TT - and I'll get the American bus for my collection! :)
  3. ddechamp71

    ddechamp71 TrainBoard Member

    Thank you for your reply. ;) I don't remember where I read that but I won't loose my time anymore trying to find some input on this subject. :)

  4. acptulsa

    acptulsa TrainBoard Member

    Well, I did more research, and I'm a believer now. I don't think Packard sold ZIS/ZIL anything.

    Amazing how an assumption can spread like wildfire, whether it's true or not.

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