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    Default Its so close I can smell it

    A few more weeks and we may be able to put water in one tank & diesel in in the other and call it a fire truck The things been under construction since last October.
    The down side is weíve no place to put it
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    Where's the aerial?
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    in construction since October? wow

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    Quote Originally Posted by confire
    A few more weeks and we may be able to put water in one tank & diesel in in the other and call it a fire truck [IMG]97.jpg [/IMG]
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    ...just be sure they go in the right tanks....
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    tell 'em to hold on to it till it ripens!!! just kidding

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    Very nice looking rig! Who's the builder???
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    Too many windows,no where to sleep,Hehe T. C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by confire
    A few more weeks and we may be able to put water in one tank & diesel in in the other and call it a fire truck
    One more thing first, you need to paint it RED.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1983
    One more thing first, you need to paint it RED.
    I think they're hoping that it will ripen up as it is delivered to them.... Or maybe since they have no where to put it, it'll ripen up as it sits outside
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    Quote Originally Posted by confire
    A few more weeks and we may be able to put water in one tank & diesel in in the other and call it a fire truck The things been under construction since last October.
    The down side is weíve no place to put it
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    Nice looking " Rescue " is Marion fire apparatus the builder ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 275fbvfd
    tell 'em to hold on to it till it ripens!!! just kidding
    275fbvfd, Ripens! Itís been growin for 6 months, if it anít ripe by now it never will be.

    Yes, itís being built by Marion out of Wisconsin. The quality and workmanship appears top notch, we havenít found any flaws so far and were mighty picky. I will say that they are slower than molasses in a January in Wisconsin.

    The majority of equipment will be sent in two weeks for them to fabricate brackets for mounting. If all goes as planned we should take delivery the last week in April.


    Res343cue Actually, Iím not kidding about no place to put it. The only thing slower then getting this truck built is the station its going in. Itís about 4 months behind schedule itself. It will be stored (somewhere) for a few weeks.

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    Confir, when did you place the order? Are they within the contract time frame? If it was started in October 2005 it is only about 180 days? Not to bad I don't think. We are looking at a new truck as well and everyone is telling us around 270 days. Most of the time is going to be in getting the frame.

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    The reason you can smell it is the yellow paint scheme... smells like bananas!

    nice rig... except for the color!
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    we have had one ordered around the same time a rescue pumper, ours will be ripe right out of the box though! csi is our manufacture!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo
    The reason you can smell it is the yellow paint scheme... smells like bananas!

    nice rig... except for the color!
    Boy kick a guy where it hurts, right in the fruit basket

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrfd310
    Confir, when did you place the order? Are they within the contract time frame? If it was started in October 2005 it is only about 180 days? Not to bad I don't think. We are looking at a new truck as well and everyone is telling us around 270 days. Most of the time is going to be in getting the frame.
    You asked so I will try to give an honest answer.
    First Marion is building us an great truck. I have no complaints on the quality what so ever and for the most part they have been very good to work with.

    Second we are in no real hurry for the truck as the old one is still in service. Also in January it became evident that the new station would not even be close to completion by its do date so we never pushed them (Marion) along.

    Now to your question; it was ordered in March of 05 with delivery in 300 days.
    ( Looks closer to 390)
    The chassis was delivered in early August. Physically the construction of box began in October. We have a late fee penalty in the contract but learned early on there are many ways around it. One is to add ďweeksĒ the delivery time for every change order written. (Interesting this clause isnít in the contract that I see) Now this makes sense if the change is significant or the construction is in advance stages but I believe this tactic is simple used to escape any late penalty. As an example; in May we made some changes like smaller generator, tool boards, oil dry hopper, ect. This, they say added 6 weeks, and of course we had more changes as time went although, none should have slowed build time up.

    Iíve worked on 7 trucks but this has been the most frustrating of them all. Partly because weíve never build a wet heavily rescue and working with an independent salesman. I canít wait to bring this project to an end and see the finished truck here.

    With all said & done, itís a work of LOVE and I hope Iím around long enough to be part of another
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