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    Default What kinda truck is this?

    We bought this truck to fix up, but it has no id plate or obvious markings. If anyone reconizes this engine and can give me some info I'd be grateful. The location of an operators manual would be even better.
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    no idea but it looks like a money pit to me

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    That's an International logo on the cab door handle, if I see it right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EastKyFF View Post
    That's an International logo on the cab door handle, if I see it right.
    I second that, Thats a pretty Wild looking Engine
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    I'm betting it was a prototype from a manufacturer when they were going out for the design and bid of the new Army M1142 fire fighting vehicle.

    Here is a link to the M1142: http://www.olive-drab.com/idphoto/id...fire_m1142.php

    I might be totally off base....but just a thought.

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    That HEMTT package (M1142) is mammoth compared to the rig that is pictured. He posted this in another section here, and there is some more info.

    http://www.firehouse.com/forums/showthread.php?t=118822 (What kinda truck is this?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    That HEMTT package (M1142) is mammoth compared to the rig that is pictured. He posted this in another section here, and there is some more info.

    http://www.firehouse.com/forums/showthread.php?t=118822 (What kinda truck is this?)
    I realize its not the current version. I'm just wondering if this wasn't maybe the catalyst years prior to the M1142. Sure looks like the front end of a crash truck, but clearly lacks the fire fighting equipment needed for ARFF.

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    You know, looking at other Amertek bodies, it sure reminds me allot of their styling. The cab of course doesn't, but the body indeed does.

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    If it IS amertek (and I am just not seeing it) they need to run as quickly as possible in the opposite direction.

    If they already own it just take it now to the scrap yard.

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    I'm wonder if it was even originally built for firefighting or not. When I first looked it the pic on the other thread, I thought it looked quite a bit like a Gamma Goat.

    The hinged body and what appears to be a skid in the back makes me wonder if it was some kind of military cargo vehicle that's been converted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    If it IS amertek (and I am just not seeing it) they need to run as quickly as possible in the opposite direction.

    If they already own it just take it now to the scrap yard.
    The only reason I suggested the Amertek is because of the hinged body compartments as seen in the attached photo I grabbed off the net.... Like I said, I may be way off base. For their sake, I hope I am!
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    I haven't even a clue what it could be, but it is kinda cool looking! I will volunteer my 80 acres in northern Minnesota to run her through it's paces....
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    I'm curious if the sign in the background of the first photo, depicting a man twisted about a driveshaft, is some sort of odd foreshadowing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catch22 View Post
    I'm wonder if it was even originally built for firefighting or not. When I first looked it the pic on the other thread, I thought it looked quite a bit like a Gamma Goat.

    The hinged body and what appears to be a skid in the back makes me wonder if it was some kind of military cargo vehicle that's been converted.

    I just have never seen a Gamma Goat looking that clean...

    It does smack of some heavy conversion action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    I just have never seen a Gamma Goat looking that clean...

    It does smack of some heavy conversion action.
    I don't think it's a Gamma. That hinged body just reminded me of it. I wonder if it's a later model of the same type of vehicle or something, though.

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    Is it an Oshkosh????

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire49 View Post
    Is it an Oshkosh????
    With an international door handles?

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    I hate multiple threads about the same thing... from the other thread, it reminds me of the gamma goat also.

    However, this thread shows that damn door handle. Clearly International.

    I'm sticking with my first reaction, some sort of military surplus.
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    Wag. wag

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire49 View Post
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