Real Wheels: 1953 Dodge Military Ambulance a work in progress


By Merri Hanjora - info@limanews.com



This 1953 Dodge Military Ambulance still has its original configuration in the back.

This 1953 Dodge Military Ambulance still has its original configuration in the back.


Merri Hanjora | For The Lima News

Klark Sweigart and Lucas Coon, both of Lima, are in the process of restoring this 1953 Dodge Military Ambulance.

Klark Sweigart and Lucas Coon, both of Lima, are in the process of restoring this 1953 Dodge Military Ambulance.


Merri Hanjora | For The Lima News

LIMA — Klark Sweigart, of Lima, brought his 1953 Dodge Military Ambulance to the Westgate Charity Car Show recently.

Sweigart and his friend, Lucas Coon, also of Lima, are working on the vehicle together.

“We like to go to the Memorial Day Parade in Lafayette, so we thought we would get this for the parade,” Sweigart said.

The duo had to clean up parts and bypass wiring. Everything is original on the ambulance. It features a four speed on the floor with a straight six 230 Dodge engine.

“We’re still working on the brakes,” Sweigart joked.

The passenger side caught on fire the day before the car show. That didn’t deter these guys one bit.

Sweigart intends to restore the vehicle, converting it back to an Army-style vehicle, down to the green paint.

This 1953 Dodge Military Ambulance still has its original configuration in the back.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/07/web1_RealWheels2-1.jpgThis 1953 Dodge Military Ambulance still has its original configuration in the back. Merri Hanjora | For The Lima News
Klark Sweigart and Lucas Coon, both of Lima, are in the process of restoring this 1953 Dodge Military Ambulance.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/07/web1_RealWheels1.jpgKlark Sweigart and Lucas Coon, both of Lima, are in the process of restoring this 1953 Dodge Military Ambulance. Merri Hanjora | For The Lima News

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