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    Quote Originally Posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
    We are gonna have to disagree about 2nd ugliest - heres my vote for #1Attachment 21665
    That is awesome!

    Gotta admit, thought I've seen them all... never saw that kind before.
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    check out how the doors swing - suicide type.
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    A 1983 slope-sided Braun ambulance... Not sure why they did away with the slope sided design.. It's been one of the most reliable units in the fleet!

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    Not totally on topic, but I just ran across this picture whilst searching for others in the "picture drawer."

    I was only peripherally involved with them, but the contractor operated FD on the Pacific Island I was on in 71-72 was all but a collection of antiques. I'd almost bet all of them are still on the island 40 years later. Doubtful they're running, though.

    Three O11B's, a 530B, and a commercial chassis of unknown heritage (corrections accepted). The pickup had an Ansul "Twin Agent" skid unit.

    Oh, and that's the fire station in the background...
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    Heck our newest truck is a 1988 International dump truck converted to a quick attack. Then a 1987 Ford pumper tanker, and finally a 1952 Dodge M37 brush truck.

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    Gahh! The Pioneer-- the fly in the ointment, the Khloe to the Kim, the Carson Palmer to the Bengals.
    We have a 1981 ALF Pioneer Pumper, that truck will run and pump circles around any other engine in our area. She may not be pretty, but shes a beast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tree68 View Post
    Three O11B's, a 530B, and a commercial chassis of unknown heritage (corrections accepted). The pickup had an Ansul "Twin Agent" skid unit.
    In front of the Quonset is an International, and I'm pretty sure the pickup is a Dodge. Those five white specks on its hood are the name.
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    We technically have a 1975 Maxim that's still in service. It's duty is slated as a backup pumper for storms.

    As far as actual in-service pieces.....we still run a 1982 Ford/Ranger pumper. She's our brush engine now. If the 250 gal in our little truck can't do it, E-2 will roll and will dump the tank and/or tag a hydrant and feed the brush truck via a 2 1/2" line. And we also carry many reducers and miles of forestry line if need be.

    Our next oldest is our Ladder. 1985 E-One 110' RMA. It was originally ordered by Boston Fire and is identical to their 1980's trucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EastKyFF View Post
    In front of the Quonset is an International, and I'm pretty sure the pickup is a Dodge. Those five white specks on its hood are the name.
    Another thread raised from the dead...

    The chassis was an International, but I don't know who built the fire body.
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    What is that?! And with a name like "Grapeville", why on God's green Earth would you go with purple?!!! That just screams "Kick Me!" lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
    We are gonna have to disagree about 2nd ugliest - heres my vote for #1Attachment 21665
    I think this is way cool!
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