Anyone here into old firetrucks?

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    Anyone here into old firetrucks?

    My wife and I went to the NYS museum yesterday and I snapped some pics of the old water spitters they had there.
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    I am not totaly in to them as in, I know everything about them. But I love to check them out among anything else old like that.

    That's American History at it's finest.


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    Not a hobby interest bruce but I am full of admiration for them all - as Ti said - they do represent much history.

    Two or three times a year our local firehall has events and pulls in trucks from adjacent areas - usually including a few real old examples - great to see.

    Thx for the great selection of pics - good job.
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    Some nice pix, Bruce. Being an ex-volunteer fireman, I still have interest. By the way, my youngest son is a Capt with Calif Dept of Forestry, and gets to play with all the new ones.
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    I just like "Ol Trucks" no matter how the truck is configured. My friend and I recently finished frame off restoration on his 1944 Dodge WC 51 (Weapons Carrier) and I am looking for something else to try. The latest bug to bite is a chopped down Deuce 1/2 conversion. It would be a busted example so; I would not be butchering anything good. I hope to do something along the lines of the example pictured below.
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    Blacksan.... love them Weap's.... had them at all the radar sites I was fortunate to attend; not that I wanted too. Tough as nails. I'd like to find one, for use up at my new property in WA state. Instead of a chainsaw, I could just pull them down !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NevJohn
    Blacksan.... love them Weap's.... had them at all the radar sites I was fortunate to attend; not that I wanted too. Tough as nails. I'd like to find one, for use up at my new property in WA state. Instead of a chainsaw, I could just pull them down !!

    NevJohn, I hear Ya brother!!! I have visons of Super Singles dancing through my head.

    BTW I didn't mean to high-jack the thread Bruces45 , but I could spend the remainder of my days turning wrenches in the garage for fun and your thread just got me going.

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    Being an ex-firefighter myself I gotta hand it to the guys who drove those older rigs. All the new apparatus is power steering/automatic transmission, and not terribly difficult to drive. We had a couple of older vehicles in our fleet that were non power steering and stick shift, and what a bear they were to drive.
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    Bruce,

    Some might fine pictures you got there :)

    Always loved looking at older trucks.

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    My father tells me that he knew a man back in our old home-town in GA that wanted to join the local VFD, but wasn't part of the "good old boy" network. Being in the VFD was both a real service to the community, and something of a social-status thing, as well.

    So, he bought his own fire truck.

    The good old boys reconsidered their decision and let him in.

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