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    Default RE: 1938 GM 3 ton 6X6 model 4929

    Fire trucks? any pic's?

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    Default WWII 1945 USAAF CCKW 6X6 1945 U.S. AAF Crash/Fire truck

    The seller on eBay gave me permission to put his truck photos on the forum for history sake..Anyone have any further questions, advise and I'll ask him.. the URL is listed in a seperate thread..

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    This is a rare WWII 1945 USAAF CCKW 6X6 1945 U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE Crash/ Fire Truck. This type truck was used on Army Air Force runways during WWII. It has the original front bumper that was given to it during 1945, it was larger so it could push damaged aircraft off of runways. She is a strong runner! The Darley 500 GPM Centrifugal Pump works. This truck has recently been media blasted and new coats of war paint with markings were applied.

    At one time she was U.S. Air Force blue but the Army Green was clearly seen as the original coat.(Some of the blue can still be seen on the undercarriage along with the original Green).

    Everything works on this truck with the exception of the gas gauge. Recent tune-up with new plugs, points, condenser, wires, battery, fan belt, etc,etc... The oil pressure is great! The lights and signals work. Very little needs to be done to make this an exceptional parade or show vehicle.

    It comes with all hoses and nozzles that are seen in pictures. Included is the large siren that goes on the truck (works great, loud!).
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    As requested, here's a few pics of my FFN-3...

    It's going back to it's original USMC green... slowly but surely
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    '85 M1038 (Desperately needing restoration!)

    "How can you worry about the pipe at the back when the one at the front... there's depleted uranium coming out of that one...?"
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    Not WWII - but here is my entry into the military firetruck discussion....restoration was written up in MV magazine a few years back.

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    Default My Contribution from U.K.

    this is my 530C a long time restoring it..engine runs and sounds great (I fitted a C turbo!) has most of the equiptment. inc. siren/light. (also fitted carlson emergeancy warning kit)

    hope the link posts ok.

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    Default Military Vehicles magazine articles..

    video looks great..

    here's MV mag's issues dealing with fire trucks:

    Fire Trucks
    Review, Book German Firefighting Vehicles in WWII (Foedrowitz) No. 61 Pg. 26
    Historic vehicles Military Fire Trucks of WWII, Part 1 No. 59 Pg. 22
    Historic Vehicles Military Fire Trucks of WWII, Part 2 No. 60 Pg. 23

    issue # 95
    February 2003
    page 85 Military Class 530 Fire Trucks

    does anyone have access to the MVPA's publications that could list the articles on Fire Trucks in Army Motors and Supply Line?

    Mike

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    Default Some pics of my M45

    my m45 on trial day out to a local show. (yep thats An electric warn WINCH on the (properly extended bumper setup)electical controls in cab
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    re: this photo, I emailed Jim ( first web site link in this thread ) and he came back with the following info on the truck photo submitted on another thread by DDoyle:

    This is a CLASS 335 6x6. See my website for particulars
    ( http://www.maui.net/~r11/firetruck-id/index.html ). How do I
    know it is a 335? The HVIN starts with a 4 which tells me truck was at its birth
    a 2-1/2 6x6 cargo truck without winch. The cargo bed was removed and
    replaced with a fire truck body. While this truck looks like the CLASS 530 it
    is different in the HVIN (335 - 4, 530 - 5) different pump output (335 -
    300GPM, 530 - 500GPM) different in wheels and tires (335 - 10 7.50x20,
    530 - 6 11.00 x 1.

    50 of the conversion body for the 335 were ordered in March 1945. How
    many, if any, more were ordered is not known to me..

    Thanks Jim..

    Note: This guy is very knowledgeable and has many contacts if anyone needs any answers on WW2 engines or right around that period..

    Mike
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