this is my 1946 dodge/american with an american marsh pump
That's a sweet looking rig.
SWEET!!!! When did you pick that up, Ray? And what's the story behind it? :D
In 1946 (just after WWII) the East Berlin Volunteer Fire Company of Pennsylvania purchased from the American Fire Apparatus Company this rig for $1400. East Berlin took care of her for 20 years. When the Liberty Fire Company of East Berlin purchased their 1966 new engine, the decision was made by the membership to sell the 1946 Dodge/American Fire Apparatus engine. The Parkville Fire Company from Penn Township in Hanover purchased the Dodge and after many years of service loaned it to the Shrewsbury Fire Company, after Shrewsbury had a fire that destroyed their firehouse and all their equipment. The 1946 Dodge was returned to Parkville Fire Company. From there, the Parkville Fire Company sold the Dodge engine to a farmer near Manchester, PA to provide irrigation for his farm, he decided it was time to sell the engine since it wasn't being used and only taking up room in his shed. An active fireman from the Liberty Fire Company heard about this engine being up for sale. He took it home to East Berlin to restore her. Years after he sold the engine to a private collector from Baltimore who took great care of her. On January 23, 2010 my family purchased this fine rig for me.....I think because they want to keep me out of the bars. It's new home is on Long Island. The rig is almost ready for it's wet down party. MANY friends and family have helped me with this dream. My brother Joe was the shaker and mover on this. THANK YOU ALL.
1946 Dodge Fire Engine
job: 508-46 American Fire Apparatus
Cool story, thanks Ray! :)
Neat old truck, wish we had the time and money to restore our 1926 International like that.
Ray my man, looking good! :D
Nice lookin truck bro
got the master...but after further review brakes and drums and while i am at it, new tires.....then off to gold leaf
That looks very nice. Good job.
Very impressive my friend. They just don't make them like that anymore.
I miss the good old days when trucks were trucks and firefighters were... er...
well we are still firefighters.
I like it. You are a very lucky man sir.
Ray that is the bomb:) diggity !!!!!!!!!!!!