Guys, what Todd is referring to has a story behind it.
When I purchased the ambulance almost 3 years ago, my original intentions were to do a quick paint job and get some interior components in the vehicle and restore it just well enough to make it a good reenactment vehicle. One that I wouldn't be afraid to ding or scratch. Well, as I got into the restoration I became absorbed in my latent perfectionism (I'm a Virgo). Subsequently a series of reenacting events came and went without me presenting my new toy. This stretched out to a two and a half year delay. With each event that I did not show up with the ambulance, the lighthearted skepticism grew among our unit members that the ambulance really existed. Jokes started bouncing back and forth that I had an ambulance that was only visible to me in my imagination. No one had seen the vehicle, I live about 3 hours south of Columbia Missouri where our unit is based, and most of the events are around Columbia or further north. Finally, one of the members named my ambulance "Harvey". The name was for the invisible rabbit that only Jimmy Stewart the actor could see in a movie titled Harvey. The nickname has stuck, and the running jokes continue to this day.
The restoration ended up being close to a museum quality restoration. I just couldn't bring myself to give anything less than my best effort to the project. The entire time I was working on the ambulance, I kept thinking of how I was restoring a piece of WW2 history. The more I worked on it the deeper my passion for perfection grew. Ultimately it proved well worth the effort. Harvey is one beautiful restoration. Even if I am the only one that can see it.