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1941 Fire Truck ~ #501452 Tue Feb 03 2009 09:00 PM
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Dennis Darouse Offline OP
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This is my 1941 Chevrolet / American LaFrance pumper. After retiring from the Hammond Fire Dept. on Sept. 15, 2001, I still wanted to be a part of the fire service so I decided to start my own department yahoo. A friend of mine had this truck in a warehouse and sold it to me when he found out I was looking for a truck. It is a 500 GPM pump with a 250 gallon booster tank (which was totally rusted, so I removed it for more rider room).

All of the equipment on the truck is period correct, still looking for extension ladders (have roof ladder)

It is great fun for all of the parades and festivals we have in southeast Louisiana.

Also thanks for this site, it has been a big help to me.





Last edited by J Lucas; Fri Feb 06 2009 02:10 AM.

Dennis
1941 Chevrolet / American LaFrance Pumper
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Re: 1941 Fire Truck [Re: Dennis Darouse] #501461 Tue Feb 03 2009 09:30 PM
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Austin64 Offline
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That is so sharp looking.
You have a very nice truck there.
Does most of the equipment still work?
I bet that thing is a blast to drive in the parades.
Mike

Re: 1941 Fire Truck [Re: Austin64] #501557 Wed Feb 04 2009 01:39 AM
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J Lucas Offline
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Very Nice thumbs_up thumbs_up thumbs_up

John


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Re: 1941 Fire Truck [Re: J Lucas] #501609 Wed Feb 04 2009 03:47 AM
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I love it! Where did you get the snow?


Re: 1941 Fire Truck [Re: Virginiafiretruck] #501686 Wed Feb 04 2009 06:57 AM
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Very sharp 41 fire truck....Your weather looks more like Michigan.... brrrrr Bill B


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Re: 1941 Fire Truck [Re: Bill_B] #501717 Wed Feb 04 2009 01:56 PM
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Dennis Darouse Offline OP
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Most of the equipment still works. Here in southeast Louiaiana we live to have festivals (5 in our parish alone, 1 only second in size to Mardi Gras in N.O. and this town has only 10,000 people in it) and also Mardi Gras parades it is always ready to roll and have fun. Had to even make a fire trailer to pull behind it for more people to ride in.
And the snow - 8" in 1 day, the most in the past 50 years that I remember is 2" and did not last long. This time snow lasted 3 days, 2 days later was in T shirt and shorts as is was back up to 78.


Dennis
1941 Chevrolet / American LaFrance Pumper
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