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First post 4100 Fire Truck #1249439
Thu Jan 04 2018 12:50 PM
Thu Jan 04 2018 12:50 PM
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4100 Fire Truck  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 128
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Just joined the forum and just purchased a 1950 4100 Fire Truck. I have no idea why I felt compelled to buy it, other than it is from my grand parents, and my dad's hometown, and I didn't want that piece of history slip away. The town only has a population of like 36, but the family has grown from 2 people to over a hundred now and some still live near there. I have never seen a fire truck like this one that's not huge even though this one isn't exactly little, and I still need to get it shipped 500 miles home. I don't know where I'm going to keep it yet, or work on it. It was last used by the town 10 years ago and unfortunately got parked outside and currently not running. Still has hoses, light, siren, etc. with 2370 miles on it. Just hope I can bring it back to life without too much expense. Probably paid too much at $3500 plus $700 shipping, but that wouldn't be the first time I wasted money on a vehicle. I have only seen pictures of it, so I know it will have issues I don't even know about yet.
Tried to load pictures, but can't get them loaded here.




Re: First post 4100 Fire Truck [Re: 4100 Fire Truck] #1249461
Thu Jan 04 2018 04:18 PM
Thu Jan 04 2018 04:18 PM
69Cuda  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 1,862
Seattle, Wa.
welcome to the site! I think you have to have 4 or 5 posts before you can post pics. That sounds like a cool truck, and a great story!


Mike

1955 Chevy 6400 ex-flatbed (no bed now!)
In the Stovebolt Gallery


1958 Chevy 6400 flatbed W/dump
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1959 Chevy Suburban Owned for almost 20 years, Daily Driver -- sold May 2016
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Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof
Re: First post 4100 Fire Truck [Re: 4100 Fire Truck] #1249465
Thu Jan 04 2018 04:39 PM
Thu Jan 04 2018 04:39 PM
2-Ton  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 3,337
Mokane ,Mo.
Welcome to the garage!
Where is your new truck located? Maybe I can help out some.
We have a lot of Bolters in Iowa, a few may be your neighbors.
You will have a lot of fun with a fire truck, it really draws the attention.
Keep posting so you can show us your truck.

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: First post 4100 Fire Truck [Re: 4100 Fire Truck] #1249466
Thu Jan 04 2018 04:40 PM
Thu Jan 04 2018 04:40 PM
Justhorsenround  Offline
Grease Monkey
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 6,952
Central, Oklahoma
Should be able to post photos as long as you follow the Stovebolt Image Posting instructions posted at the bottom left of this page. You can also link using Google Images. Welcome to Stovebolt.com. Lots of help available here.🛠


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: First post 4100 Fire Truck [Re: 4100 Fire Truck] #1249481
Thu Jan 04 2018 06:58 PM
Thu Jan 04 2018 06:58 PM
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Brad Allen  Offline
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Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,454
Salt Lake City, Utah
Well with that mileage your truck was averaging around 35 miles a year! Fire trucks are like time capsules. As far as money, I passed on a similar truck that was stored indoors though and it was $12,500. I think you bought it right, I am looking forward to the pictures.

Re: First post 4100 Fire Truck [Re: 4100 Fire Truck] #1249483
Thu Jan 04 2018 08:08 PM
Thu Jan 04 2018 08:08 PM
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4100 Fire Truck  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 128
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Another picture attempt.
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Re: First post 4100 Fire Truck [Re: 4100 Fire Truck] #1249493
Thu Jan 04 2018 09:53 PM
Thu Jan 04 2018 09:53 PM
2-Ton  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 3,337
Mokane ,Mo.
No way, I will tell you what I paid for ours, it was still in service and the price was right.
Even the 70 La France sold low and with low miles.

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: First post 4100 Fire Truck [Re: 4100 Fire Truck] #1249496
Thu Jan 04 2018 10:08 PM
Thu Jan 04 2018 10:08 PM
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KingG  Offline
Wrench Fetcher
Joined: Nov 2017
Posts: 49
Woodlawn , Illinois
We has a 54 chevy fire truck in our little town when I was a kid. Last time I remember seeing it was along the side of the road with the hood up. I think they finally upgraded. If your going to fight fires better have good equipment I guess. Don't know where that 54 got to by now.

Re: First post 4100 Fire Truck [Re: 4100 Fire Truck] #1249516
Thu Jan 04 2018 11:33 PM
Thu Jan 04 2018 11:33 PM
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4100 Fire Truck  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 128
Cedar Falls, Iowa

Re: First post 4100 Fire Truck [Re: 2-Ton] #1249524
Fri Jan 05 2018 12:39 AM
Fri Jan 05 2018 12:39 AM
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4100 Fire Truck  Offline OP
Shop Shark
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 128
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Located in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and I'm going to have a lot of questions on how to make this 4100 safe, reliable, spraying water, and having fun! Being a passenger vehicle tire and wheel guy, that is a big issue from what I've read so far. I want radials, and aluminum wheels for sure somehow. Would make a huge difference in how these big old beasts look and drive, even at 45 mph.

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