PL Custom

PL Custom is an independently owned company that has maintained their vision as a customer-focused designer and manufacturer of high quality custom emergency vehicles.

PL Custom Type 1 Classic Ambulance


The PL Custom Classic Type I provides the perfect compromise for Fire Department and EMS Personnel. Super Duty for maximum flexibility, durability and payload offer a comfortable and stable ride for the driver, patient and crew.

BODY TYPES | 147″ | 156″ | 170″

Type 1 Classic 170

  • 170” body length
  • 68”, 72”, 75” interior headroom options
  • Load height 33”w/liquid spring
  • 24” curb side backboard compartment

Dodge 4500/5500 4×2/4×4

  • 192” WB/108” CA
  • Cummins 6.7 I-6 diesel or Hemi gas engine
  • GVW 16,500 to 19,500
  • Payloads from 3,000 to 6,000 lbs. depending on GVW

Ford F450/550 4×2/4×4 

  • 193” WB/108” CA
  • Ford 6.7L V8 turbo diesel engine



PL Custom — Driven to be the Best.

Type 1 Classic 156

  • 156” body length
  • 68”, 72”, 75” interior headroom options
  • Offered with extended cab chassis
  • 18” Curbside backboard compartment

Dodge 4500/5500 4×2/4×4

  • 168” WB/84” CA
  • Cummins 6.7 I-6 diesel or Hemi gas engine

Ford F450/550 4×2/4×4

  • 169” WB/84” CA
  • Ford 6.7L V8 turbo diesel engine 

147″ Chassis

Type 1 Classic 147

  • 147” body length
  • 68” Interior headroom
  • 12” Curbside backboard compartment

Ford F350 4×2/4×4 Chassis

  • 169” WB/84”CA
  • Ford 6.7 V8 turbo diesel engine
  • GVW 14,000


  • Extruded aluminum body framework; roll cage structure on 12″ centers
  • Aluminum body skin .125/5052H34 single sheet side and roof panels
  • Upper and lower 5″ x 2″ side impact safety rail: body and door framework
  • 3” lowered body skirts: left and right side with side entrance intermediate step
  • Trimark power locking automotive door handles w/keyless entry
  • Five generous aluminum diamond plate exterior compartments with sweep-out construction
  • All backboard compartments offer 21” depth as standard for stair chair storage
  • “C” Channel lower rub rails; reflective striping and lighting options for enhanced visibility.
  • Body undercoated with Audio Guard ® for additional sound deadening
  • Liquid Spring Suspension for enhanced ride quality and lower floor height for cot loading
  • Lifetime structural integrity warranty


  • Type I Cab to body sliding window or walk through
  • Sound Stop Insulation; floor, walls, doors
  • Thinsulate® insulation body walls, ceiling and entrance doors
  • 45 degree upper and radiused cabinet corners; no sharp edges
  • Right front inside/outside storage
  • Meganite solid surface countertops
  • Austin Life Defender sliding, hinged and lift up cabinet doors
  • Squad bench right side, full length or Medic in Mind
  • Left side CPR seat; single or double wide.
  • Multi-point occupant restraint systems
  • Recessed “D” bottles, head of squad bench
  • Multiple options for convenient glove box storage
  • Lifetime structural Integrity warranty




  • Ergonomically designed control console In cab
  • Centrally Ducted Climate Control System with 60,000 BTU heat and 38,000 BTU Cooling for superior performance and maximum air distribution.
  • Auxiliary condensers and compressors available
  • Digital Electronic Thermostat; automatic heat or A/C based on set temperature
  • Conventional and Multiplexed Electrical Systems
  • LED Flashing Lights Body, Grille and Intersection
  • LED Stop tail/backup and directional lights
  • LED Ceiling lights (4) rectangular and (6) round dome -12 volt/110volt activated
  • LED Strip lighting; full height in all exterior compartments.
  • Automatic Load management and Voltage monitoring systems
  • PL’s signature courtesy circuits for lighting and other features as requested
  • Center raceway for access to wiring harnesses.
  • Serviceable electrical cabinet with easy access to power distribution, flasher, Inverter etc. Nothing located in exterior compartments.
  • Power and antenna leads designed for easy access by radio installers.
  • Lifetime electrical warranty



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