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Ariel Ambulance

Postby pennausamike » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:19 pm

I just thought I'd pimp the AARG,
Ariel Ambulance Rescue Group,
who are trying to preserve and restore the AA prop.

Their website is:
http://www.arielambulance.org/
and they have done a great job of preserving the AA so far,
but they haven't had the folks or finances to seriously undertake a restoration.

They have a nice storage arrangement with a small museum in the LA area,
but it would be nice to prepare for the day they need to move on.
And they have (wisely, in my opinion) not spent out of their treasury on restoration
so that they will have funds available if moving and storage does become an issue.

I have to admit, this is one of my "lottery-winner-dream-props".

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Re: Ariel Ambulance

Postby oldzey » Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:18 pm

The Catalyzer from "Out of Gas" making a cameo appearance in the junkyard:

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Re: Ariel Ambulance

Postby Akin » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:00 pm

I wish someone with money would come along and sponsor it! It does need a fair amount of work, and being stored outside, even in the relatively mild LA weather, isn't optimal for it's long term survival... one of the BDH's (Alan) signed it on the outside instead of where we want people to sign it, and it has completely faded away...
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Re: Ariel Ambulance

Postby Badger » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:13 pm

Akin,

How much money would it take to completely fix it up for good?

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Re: Ariel Ambulance

Postby Akin » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:20 pm

Oh, I honestly don't know. If money ever came in, a thorough review of the whole thing would have to be made, and then we'd have to figure out exactly what we want to do and how to go about it.

For example, a lot of people want to be able to reattach the tail, which was apparently simply snapped off instead of being unbolted. We'd have to figure out a way to do it first of all, then figure out how much it would cost.

We'd like to get the engine pods, and we actually know what they were (repainted plastic hazmat storage bins), but we'd need to figure out how to securely mount them. It'd likely take some method that would be easily removable for driving about from con to con. Once we figured out how to do it, we'd have to figure out what it would cost.

None of us are really pros or anything... it'd be great if we could get some involved...
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Re: Ariel Ambulance

Postby Badger » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:34 pm

I can do all those things.......
But, I'm here in England.

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Re: Ariel Ambulance

Postby Akin » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:45 pm

Well, you obviously spend a lot of time here in LA, stealing cool props and dragging them oversees, never to be heard from again... so all you have to do is stay here for six months and we'd have it all fixed up!

Of course, we'll have to escort you to LAX and go through your bags to make sure you aren't making off with it...

heh...
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Re: Ariel Ambulance

Postby Sidewinder » Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:13 pm

Fix it up then fly off IN it!

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Re: Ariel Ambulance

Postby Bronson BB » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:43 am

As she appeared in early November.
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Does the ambulance count as a prop or a filming location?
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Re: Ariel Ambulance

Postby pennausamike » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:01 am

Bronson BB wrote:As she appeared in early November.

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Does the ambulance count as a prop or a filming location?


TOTALLY a prop and I DESPERATELY want to hit the lottery
for enough money to buy it, fix it up and tour it a little!
I've contributed some to its preservation thus far,
but I worry that someday it will end up like the original Star Trek shuttle.

Mike
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