THE REMOUNTING PROCESs
Not all remounts are created equal. We follow a strict process from start to finish to ensure that every single remount is performed to same standard.
We inspect the entire ambulance and take over 100 photos before any work is even performed. This means that if there is ever a question as to what went where, our technicians can easily reference and solve the problem quickly. We identify any critical areas that need attention and review this with the customer.
Removing Decal & Degreasing
We remove all stubborn and baked on decals using a variety of methods as well as specialty adhesive remover chemicals that are environmentally friendly. We then degrease and pressure wash the entire ambulance making sure there is no adhesion issues with the paint in the future.
The ambulance gets moved into the dismounting station and our team of SIV technicians, disconnect all electrical harnesses, hvac system, and other hardware, and then dismount the ambulance module from the old chassis and then mounted on a custom built trailer.
After the ambulance module is dismounted it is moved into the Disassembly Station, where the entire box is stripped, including doors, windows, lighting, electrical, flooring, trim, upholstery, as well as sliding cabinet windows. All parts removed are labeled for easy identification and stored on parts racks which are organized by Job #. This process ensures that parts do not go missing and greatly speeds up the assembly time.
Ambulance Body Shop
The module then is moved into the body shop where the body is repaired for any damage, dings, dents, and corrosion.
SIV uses the same paint that most ambulance manufacturers use which is especially engineered to meet the durability and the brilliance of paint required of emergency vehicles.
Cut and Buff
After paint our technicians wet sand and polish buff the entire ambulance body to a glass like finish. This is the same process as all major ambulance manufacturers use.
The ambulance then moved into the assembly station where everything is reassembled using new parts per the specifications. This includes new hvac systems, new door hardware, new flooring, new trim and sliding cabinet glass, as well as new upholstery.
Our Technicians then Prep the chassis to be mounted and mount the ambulance module into the new chassis, making sure all critical torques are met.
All new electrical system is installed, new circuit boards, relays, switch panels as well as new custom center console.
The ambulance is then detailed top to bottom.
Quality Control, Final Inspection
SIV Ambulance has quality control program in place which ensures that every ambulance remount meets the high level of quality and safety standards. We have an extensive final inspection checklist to make sure everything works as it should prior to delivery.
THE LASTING IMPACT OF A REMOUNT
Means that the life of your ambulance has been extended with a significant cost savings to you.
SIV Ambulances has highly trained technicians with many years experience in the industry. We are members of NTEA and are registered with NHTSA as an end stage vehicle manufacturer. We also follow all Ford QVM Guidelines.
Our process ensures that our quality is the highest. We use all high end materials to do your remount, from the best paint systems, to the best body shop materials, to upholstery, and electrical. When a remount is complete, you will not be able to tell the difference from a remounted box to a brand new box.
Our Remounting Process as set up like an assembly line with dedicated stations which considerably speeds up the time it takes to complete a remount. Typical remounts average 45 days.
The Cost Savings
We understand that when looking to do a remount, one of the biggest benefits is the money you save rather then buying new. With our efficient process, we make sure that there is no wasted time and expense spent on your remount which allows us to give very competitive bids. With the money you save in doing a remount, you can allocate that money into buying new equipment.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you’re still wondering exactly how our process works, take a look at some of the common questions we get from customers that are interested in remounting and refurbishing their existing ambulance.