Won a Deuce fire truck

amgeneral72

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So is there a M series # for this truck. I couldn't find one. Not even sure what to do with it but it looks cool.

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M813rc

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Not even sure what to do with it but it looks cool.
Put Marine Corps Fire Service markings on it and display it as often as possible!

That is a really nice truck. I'm usually not into red on trucks, but would definitely make an exception for that one. [thumbzup]

Cheers
 

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I would really like to own that truck. Don't suppose it came with the hard suction hoses did it? All I need to finish mine kit wise is to obtain the two hard hoses (2) OR just the ends, (2) from scrap or damaged hard hoses and I could (and would) tig weld them to our green goddess hose ends, perfect. Two leads state-side have failed to follow through despite being 100% positive initially, even to finding a yard with loads of scrap hoses lying around, and offering to have them shipped. so we are back to square one again. The ends we need are for the 4 1/2 inch suction inlet pictured. arrowed and with x mark
 

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marchplumber

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Would make an outstanding parade truck as previously mentioned! A little time, effort, and $ and you'll have a unique show piece. I also like the idea of USMC markings.......................

CONGRATS!
 

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Ity is some type of M530 which one depends upon whether it has a foam system for airport use. A M45 is a bare chassis which then went to a builder who supplied the fire pump and body. The completed truck is a M530. Suction hose? There is more than one thread cut for hose couplings. "NH" means National Standard but believe the military (naturally) has a different one. You probably can find hard hose in a junk yard or behind a fire house but that doesn't mean will couple to your steamer.
 

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Attached pics illustrate the point. Some have 2es vin plates, one for the chassis and one for the whole truck.M530B VIN  # 3.jpgM530B VIN #1.jpgM530C VIN #2.jpgM530C VIN#1.jpg
 

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I have a M49a2c that was used by a fire dept. They used it as a brush truck. I didn't even know there was such a thing as a deuce fire truck. A little confusing about the numbers. Very cool video. Thanks
 

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adpict2_151.jpg The 530C had a water cannon mounted over the hard top. Both had one rotating light on the roof and a left fender mounted flasher and siren. Check out the TM on them.
 
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