Select-Tech Ambulances | Remounts
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What to Expect: Our Remount Process

A modular ambulance remount involves a number of steps designed to restore your truck to its original level of mechanical operation and safety. Select-Tech is a completely custom remount facility, each remount is treated individually. The extent of repairs and upgrades is based upon the customer’s requests. The following is a remount based on minimum requirements.

 

HERE WILL BE A SHORT/SIMPLE CONTACT FORM THAT WILL GO DIRECTLY TO WHOMEVER WE WANT TAKING REMOUNT-RELATED QUESTIONS – WAITING TILL LIVE TO BUILD and SECURE the form.

  • 1) Preliminary Inspection

    Inspect and Catalog Present State

  • 2) Dismount Module

    Remove current module from Chassis

  • 3) Electrical Console

    Replace & Update Primary Controls

  • 4) Chassis Prep

    Remove Fixtures & Prepare for Conversion

  • 5) Remount Module

    Marry New Module to Prepped Chassis

  • 6) Equip Reinstall

    Remove current module from Chassis

  • 7) Final Inspection

    Line by Line Analysis of Completed Work

  • *Optional Services*

    Additional Services Available

#1 Preliminary Inspection

  •  All carry-on equipment is removed from the module and a thorough inspection is performed to evaluate any non working components.
  • Radios, inverters and other mechanical devices will need to be removed before the remounting phase.
  • Check all electrical system components on the module and the chassis.
  • Present & resolve any problems with your unit before any work is performed – unless you specify otherwise.
  • All items working normally before the remount will be expected to operate afterwards.

#2: Demounting Module

  • All HVAC and electrical harnesses connecting the module to the chassis are disconnected on the chassis side in an environmentally safe manner.
  • All wiring harnesses under the hood and into the cab of your old chassis are removed and inspected.
  • Fixtures (i.e., isolators, flashers, wigwags, solenoids, etc.) under the hood of the old chassis are removed for future replacement onto the new chassis.
  • Light bars, spotlights, siren, console and other items attached to the old chassis are carefully removed for remounting to the new chassis.
  • Any module modifications such as warning light changes, removal of lightbars, etc. are performed at this time, before the module is painted.
  • All doors are removed before going to paint. Door hinges are polished or replaced as needed.

#3: Electrical Console

While the module is being painted, we prep the new chassis with a new front console and switch panel.

  • The electrical system from the main electrical distribution panel is completely re-worked with New Wiring Harness 
  • A floor-mounted console is installed between the cab bucket seats.
  • The console will have storage for clip boards, cup holders, and accessory mounting areas. Consoles can be finished with “splatter paint” or covered in formica.
  • Each console is custom built for your truck, modifications can be made to fit your needs.
  • A new LED illuminated switch panel, battery disconnect switch, code lights and digital volt/ammeter will also be added.

#4: New Chassis Preparation

  • All HVAC and electrical harnesses connecting the module to the chassis are disconnected on the chassis side in an environmentally safe manner.
  • All wiring harnesses under the hood and into the cab of your old chassis are removed and inspected.
  • Fixtures (i.e., isolators, flashers, wigwags, solenoids, etc.) under the hood of the old chassis are removed for future replacement onto the new chassis.

  • Light bars, spotlights, siren, console etc. are prepped for remounting to the new chassis.
  • Any modifications such as upgrades or removal of lightbars, etc. are performed prior to PAINT
  • All doors are removed before going to paint. Door hinges are polished or replaced as needed.

#5: Remounting Module

The module is remounted onto the new chassis using the same overhead slings as described in Step #2: Demounting.

During this phase …

  • New seals between the module and chassis frame are installed using materials equal to the original seals. The module will NOT be welded to the chassis frame at any point. Type III chassis’s are mounted to the module, Type I chassis’s have an accordion boot between the chassis and module.
  • New high-strength bolts (at least grade no.8 ) are installed in place of the old mounting bolts. Chassis materials and rear bumper hardware are installed at a quality equal to those removed in the demounting process. All fastening bolts are secured at proper torque specifications.
  • All fuel filler necks and lines to standard fuel tanks are installed according to current FMVSS regulations and chassis manufacturer guidelines. (This may result in the relocation of some fuel filler necks.)
  • Doors are re-installed onto the module. Any defective door hardware is replaced. New door seals are installed on the door & jamb side

#6: Equipment Reinstallation

All electrical harnesses, hoses and mechanical devices from the old chassis are reinstalled on the new chassis. This step also includes . . . . .

  • All chassis wiring is to be in conduit or looms and grommets are installed
  • The new HVAC unit is installed and will be recharged to recommended pressures prescribed by the chassis manufacturer. (we never reuse any HVAC parts).
  • All electrical harnesses and switches are installed.
  • Spotlights, siren, console, etc. are reinstalled and connected for driver convenience and safety.
  • All suction and oxygen apparatus (if removed) are reinstalled in good working condition and thoroughly inspected.

After New Equipment Installed

  • A new boot (watertight access) will be installed in the front module opening connecting the rear window of the chassis.
  • New bumper or grill related accessories are installed
  • Any damaged interior upholstery can be replaced as needed
  • All interior (formica, trim, cabinets, locks, hinges, gas-shocks, etc) are inspected and replaced to with equal or higher grade parts.
  • Floor covering is replaced with Lonseal material. Various colors and textures are available.

#7: Final Inspection

After the remounting and re-installation of all accessory equipment, we’ll complete a final inspection form for each item tested prior to remount. (All electrical system components on the module and chassis that were operating before the remount will be working during this test.)

We complete a minimum, 50-mile road test to ensure all systems are properly functioning. Also, we complete a 40-point remount inspection form to ensure that the unit has been properly inspected and we provide you with an official copy for your records.

Additional Services / Options

Your remount can involve cosmetic services to restore the interior and exterior appearance of your ambulance. These enhancements may include:

 

  • Completely repainting the module with PPG single stage urethane paint system.
  • Upgrading all lighting to LED.
  • Install a reflective stripe or graphics. See our Decal Page to see some of the decals & striping we have performed for other customers.
  • Installing a 20-inch cab extension on your Type III to give an abundance of cab room in your cutaway chassis. Below is a photo of a Type III ambulance with a 20″ cab extension.

Select-Tech designs and installs all custom decals and striping in-house.

  • Replacing or repairing any damaged upholstery with matching material or any new color. We have several colors to choose from.
  • Replacing the floor covering with Lonseal flooring and replace sub-floor as needed.
  • Changing virtually any cabinet configuration.
  • Repairing any damaged exterior/interior trim or components as needed.
  • Replacing all weather-stripping on all compartment and access door openings.
  • Replacing all door hardware including paddle handles, rotary latches, door rods, etc.
  • Installing electronic door locks on all compartment and entry doors and integrating into the chassis remote key fob.
  • Changing your unit from a Type III to a Type I or vice-versa.