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Went out to view a 1946 Ford firetruck for the local historical society, yesterday. It is being donated and I was there to figure out if it is a viable project for them to undertake. Looks VERY solid and maybe won't take much to get the old flathead going again. LOTS of possibilities....

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Most people don't. I am a retired firefighter with 25 years in an "engine" company. An engine has a pump and hoses and puts water on the fire. A fire "truck" is the vehicle that has ladders or an aerial platform. Truck companies ventilate the fire and search for victims among other duties. If you are in a pump company you are an "engine man" and if you are assigned to a truck company you are a "truckie". 

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Cool "engine" John, You get all involved in that you wont have time for the Jag.

I would have called it a truck as well, Thanks for the explanation 46.

Tell your buddy to get that Elcy off of the grass, or do I see tracks behind it where you rode in?.

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19 minutes ago, JACK M said:

Cool "engine" John, You get all involved in that you wont have time for the Jag.

I would have called it a truck as well, Thanks for the explanation 46.

Tell your buddy to get that Elcy off of the grass, or do I see tracks behind it where you rode in?.

My job is about done on the fire engine. I was just there to assess the project. The guy with the '59 El Camino was one of the guys working on the project. He had just pulled in there, but I could not resist the field shots....

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On 4/30/2017 at 11:59 AM, 46 woodie said:

Great community project. Not to be picky, but it's not a fire truck, it's a fire engine.

 

On 4/30/2017 at 0:00 PM, keiser31 said:

Never knew there was a difference.

 

On 4/30/2017 at 0:14 PM, 46 woodie said:

Most people don't. I am a retired firefighter with 25 years in an "engine" company. An engine has a pump and hoses and puts water on the fire. A fire "truck" is the vehicle that has ladders or an aerial platform. Truck companies ventilate the fire and search for victims among other duties. If you are in a pump company you are an "engine man" and if you are assigned to a truck company you are a "truckie". 

 

On 4/30/2017 at 1:12 PM, BillP said:

What about the El Camino?

it's a truck

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2 hours ago, Tinindian said:

Thank you Mr. Miller and thank you for your service to your community.

 

2 hours ago, Tinindian said:

Thank you Mr. Miller and thank you for your service to your community.

You should thank 46Woodie for his 25 years  firefighting service.

 

My experience with the Fire Department was visting my Grandfather at the fire house and listening to Grandfather's and other firefighters' stories. And they explained to me the different apparati , 

My Grandfather retired from Birmingham Fire Dept 1982 after 48 years service.

When I was very young, we had our easter egg hunts at the fire house.

The firemen delighted themselves hiding the eggs in each other's boots.

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On 4/30/2017 at 11:16 AM, keiser31 said:

The 1959 El Camino belongs to the guy who took us up to the fire engine. Not for sale.

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Yes, it's my 1959 El Camino, bone stock.  Dragged it from a field in El Paso in 2010 after it sitting there 22 years.  

And yes, it IS for sale (to a good home.)

 

Rick

Medford Oregon

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7 minutes ago, Medford-Rick said:

 

Yes, it's my 1959 El Camino, bone stock.  Dragged it from a field in El Paso in 2010 after it sitting there 22 years.  

And yes, it IS for sale (to a good home.)

 

Rick

Medford Oregon

My mistake.

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5 hours ago, Medford-Rick said:

 

Yes, it's my 1959 El Camino, bone stock.  Dragged it from a field in El Paso in 2010 after it sitting there 22 years.  

And yes, it IS for sale (to a good home.)

 

Rick

Medford Oregon

 

Where is the '59 El Camino listed for sale?

 

Cheers,

Grog

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12 minutes ago, JamesBulldogMiller55Buick said:

The outside is very nice.

the interior is GREAT!!

that's a nice truck!

I enjoy driving the old boy (his name is Nemo El Camino).  Reminds me of my high school days - my folks had a 61 Impala with the same drive train. Nemo sounds and drives just like the 61 did.   

Rick

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