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Posted October 31, 2016 - 12:24 PM

Not mine. I'm just "plum crazy" for firetrucks......especially different ones.

 

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Posted October 31, 2016 - 12:46 PM

That right there is cool.  Imagine using that truck and a tractor hauler/camper.


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Posted October 31, 2016 - 02:12 PM

Nice! 13'000+ miles.


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Posted October 31, 2016 - 02:12 PM

That right there is cool.  Imagine using that truck and a tractor hauler/camper.

 

The possibilities are endless, Jeff. I mean......it's a purple firetruck! :dancingbanana:


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Posted October 31, 2016 - 03:00 PM

Love that!  Not so cool on color, but not bad. When did they allow such colors for firetrucks????  I don't understand.......does that back area slide ahead into the rest?  What would be it's purpose really?  A Rescue truck mostly then? Ambulance if needed?  That will be ONE slow HEAVY rig for sure, but people would get out of your way!



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Posted October 31, 2016 - 03:54 PM

The possibilities are endless, Jeff. I mean......it's a purple firetruck! :dancingbanana:

It would be cool to haul a ratrod Cub with. 😄😉😉
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Posted October 31, 2016 - 07:52 PM

It would be cool to haul a ratrod Cub with.

 

:rolling: I lived through bringing one firetruck home..........I ain't pressing my luck. 


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Posted November 01, 2016 - 12:54 PM

I wonder how that clutch pedal pad got that worn in 13000 miles? I've been eyeballing this for three days.


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Posted November 01, 2016 - 12:57 PM

Love that!  Not so cool on color, but not bad. When did they allow such colors for firetrucks????  I don't understand.......does that back area slide ahead into the rest?  What would be it's purpose really?  A Rescue truck mostly then? Ambulance if needed?  That will be ONE slow HEAVY rig for sure, but people would get out of your way!

Squad most likely. Set up to handle certain needs opposed to sending an Engine or Ladder crew out. Many depts today do not have Squads anymore, just an F350 with a few people to do small tasks. Cheaper to send that out than an engine. 

 

Many older ladder trucks were open cabs, cheaper to buy, so many did. That OR that's all you had from the vendor at the time. 


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Posted November 01, 2016 - 02:13 PM

I wonder how that clutch pedal pad got that worn in 13000 miles? I've been eyeballing this for three days.

And where is the brake pedal?



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Posted November 01, 2016 - 02:17 PM

I wonder how that clutch pedal pad got that worn in 13000 miles? I've been eyeballing this for three days.

Most fire trucks get hours, not miles, short runs.

 

They may set in one spot pumping for hours at a time!


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Posted November 01, 2016 - 02:18 PM

And where is the brake pedal?

 

I'm thinking it's the Mack badged one immediately to the right of the steering column, Kenny. It's kind of hiding the gas pedal, best I can see.

 

Something interesting this brought to my attention........I thought the Mack pedal was a retrofit, but then I see the dash has a Mack speedo also???????


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Posted November 01, 2016 - 02:25 PM

Most fire trucks get hours, not miles, short runs!

 

They had the engine rebuilt in my '63 Studebaker in 1990 and it has 3500 miles in those 26 years since. If it wasn't for parades, it would have been a lot less.

 

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Posted November 01, 2016 - 07:47 PM

Some of those old Macks had the pto shaft for the pump after the speedometer takeoff. Guys could brag how many miles they put on pumping.

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Posted November 02, 2016 - 08:46 AM

:rolling: I lived through bringing one firetruck home..........I ain't pressing my luck. 

Ya, me too, and mine is a 1972 American La-France 100ft aerial so it doesn't hide well. :wallbanging: What was I thinking ? I recently met a Cub Cadet collector that found a 1935 IH pumper that fits in his shop...he is obviously MUCH smarter than me.


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