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Home Town Fire Truck builds

Postby hiloyelp on Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:21 am

I fixed your picture links, everything all ran together - Ed

Hopefully I have loaded the photos of what I've been working on. A 47 Chevy\ Boyer, a 57 IH\ Moody, a 65 Chevy, and a 63 Chevy panel, with some pics of the actual trucks. These were in service from 1947 until the late 80's, the 65 and 57 getting yellow paint jobs before retirement. Used sheet plastic, AMT\ALF parts, Modelhaus Chevy, Illini Replicas IH, Deeks Chevy fenders and hood, All American Chevy panel. Took a while to find photos of actual trucks. We rode on them for Little League parades!!
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Re: Home Town Fire Truck builds

Postby towmedic on Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:43 am

Great looking builds. Welcome :D
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Re: Home Town Fire Truck builds

Postby jimb on Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:21 am

Nice builds.
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Re: Home Town Fire Truck builds

Postby maxwell48098 on Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:21 pm

Nice work.

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Re: Home Town Fire Truck builds

Postby GLMFAA1 on Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:18 pm

welcome and very nice models
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Re: Home Town Fire Truck builds

Postby hooknladderno1 on Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:55 pm

Very nice builds! I too am working on several of my hometown's apparatus. I was fortunate to have been a member of the department. We are celebrating our 125th anniversary this year. Unfortunately, I now live 1100 miles away. I share your passion for local rigs and those that you have ridden on (whether as a kid or firefighter )! Welcome to the House!


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Re: Home Town Fire Truck builds

Postby hiloyelp on Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:04 pm

Thanks for the kind words! I actually drove the 63 panel Halloween of 1975, as one of our cruisers was having issues.Lots of gear clanking in the back! That panel ended up getting painted light blue and assigned to the water and sewer dept. for a while. The IH was sold in the early 90's, as was the 65 Chevy. The Chevy reposes at a farm with a dump body on it. It was difficult finding photos of the 65 to build the pump\hose body, but I finally got some of all four units at a drill.I just added a rail to the top sides of the hose bed, and I have some small lollipop lights to install on the cab, and a portable pond to build that this truck carried. The saddest story is that of the 47 Chevy pumper\tanker. When retired after 40+ years of service it sat in the Chevy dealership lot for years slowly rusting away. Late last summer on a trip home I noted that it was gone. I hope someone is restoring it. The Vt municipal plates on the trucks were made by Bill Spencer,and are the actual plate numbers for them.Now working on the first town-owned ambulance, a 69 Suburban high-top, the dept.'s restored 35 Ford pumper, and finally a 72 Ford Custom and a 74 Chevy Bel Air that were our cruisers when I first started out.
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Re: Home Town Fire Truck builds

Postby Robbo on Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:32 pm

Great looking detailed builds.
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Re: Home Town Fire Truck builds

Postby dimaxion+1 on Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:56 am

It is a positive experience for me to see such a Variety of Emergency Equipment on this site . These are fine examples of Viewing Pleasure . You do nice work . I appreciate all of what you've shared .. Thanx ..
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Re: Home Town Fire Truck builds

Postby chariots of fire on Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:48 pm

That's some nice work. Got one of those International cabs also. No project for it yet though. Thanks for showing it!
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Re: Home Town Fire Truck builds

Postby Daveski25 on Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:25 pm

Very nice looking rigs! What did you use to make the GMC cab? The pumper/Tanker.

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Re: Home Town Fire Truck builds

Postby hiloyelp on Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:48 am

Thanks Dave! I used an AMT 1950 Chevy pickup cab from the firewall back. I grafted the front from a Herb Deeks resin Chevy cab; ie the larger fenders and hood. The Deeks cab did not have the little rear cab windows that the real truck had. This casting has not been available for a while, I wish he would re-issue it. The truck depicts a 1947 Chevy\Boyer pumper, that had extra water storage capacity added to it in 1965, eliminating the hose bed. The 1965 Chevy pumper is built using a Modelhaus cab.
The 1957 IH\Moody and Sons pumper is an Illini Replic casting, that came with everything to build the cab, and patterns for the glass. This cab is now available , a thinner casting, with headlight buckets and turn\parking lights molded in. I think Hendrix and Spaulding Shipping\Trading sell these. This truck also had extra water storage added, but retained hose storage.
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