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Re: Split screen single cab fire truck

Post by RikusVisser » Fri May 20, 2016 12:00 pm

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Re: Split screen single cab fire truck

Post by Pine » Fri May 20, 2016 2:35 pm

Absolutely stunning and 100% functional project! Well done, Paul!

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Re: Split screen single cab fire truck

Post by Terry Phillips » Fri May 20, 2016 4:37 pm

Nice job there Jolas,there must be a lot of work that has to go into a project that big.
Well done.

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Re: Split screen single cab fire truck

Post by jolas » Fri May 20, 2016 6:49 pm

Thanks Terry. I am lucky to have some very good friends who have played a huge role. Collecting the bits and pieces took a few years, but the after the truck and the locker section were completed, it came together in a matter of weeks.

Not only is Pieter a blacksmith, but he seems to enjoy all these wierd jobs that get thrown at him - in this case making "platforms" for the 2 red beacons in order for them to sit level on the roof.
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Wendy my wife attending to some detail on the ladder
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Prime Evil drilling into the dashboard with a grin - it took me a while to decide on going this route for the switches ....
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Sean doing some finishing touches to the rack on top
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Christo and Sean busy with electrics .....
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Painting chevron onto the insides of locker doors
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Re: Split screen single cab fire truck

Post by Jdt1976 » Fri May 20, 2016 7:27 pm

After seeing it at KKK it is nice to see now where the project started. Well done.

If I look at the photos your job was being the foreman.

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Re: Split screen single cab fire truck

Post by splitbusahollic » Fri May 20, 2016 8:43 pm

awesome !! one of my most favorite restos on the forum in a long time !!! All You Guys are legend :hangloose:
..no mention of the special imported original paint Bosch fire truck spot light ! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Split screen single cab fire truck

Post by jolas » Fri May 20, 2016 9:21 pm

splitbusahollic wrote:awesome !! one of my most favorite restos on the forum in a long time !!! All You Guys are legend :hangloose:
..no mention of the special imported original paint Bosch fire truck spot light ! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Split screen single cab fire truck

Post by jolas » Fri May 20, 2016 9:23 pm

Jdt1976 wrote:After seeing it at KKK it is nice to see now where the project started. Well done.

If I look at the photos your job was being the foreman.
No pics - no story :zhelp:

Someone has to take the pics brother :hangloose:
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Re: Split screen single cab fire truck

Post by jolas » Fri May 20, 2016 10:27 pm

air horns - Gumtree :D
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Classic American style light and siren - thanks to Kieth Lowes

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My dad Thomas Cochrane busy with roof panels - thanks pops !
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Re: Split screen single cab fire truck

Post by jolas » Fri May 20, 2016 10:37 pm

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ladder completed

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Re: Split screen single cab fire truck

Post by jolas » Fri May 20, 2016 10:44 pm

The idea for the railings on the top came from one of those aluminium Trek trailers that I was storing at my place for a forum member, I'm really chuffed with the results of this. Thanks Sean for the welding, cutting, swearing, bending and all


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Re: Split screen single cab fire truck

Post by jolas » Fri May 20, 2016 10:46 pm

rear spot light for reversing, etc. it looks just right in that spot - from Pine - thanks Adriaan :)


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(I'm looking to replace those small Midas type lights and indicators with something more period correct, if anyone has anything or ideas, etc)
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Re: Split screen single cab fire truck

Post by jolas » Fri May 20, 2016 11:10 pm

The second red Bosch beacon was found in a scrap yard. This was one of the best salvage adventures I've ever had. On route to fetch Sean's 1960 blue single cab, we passed this yard and the cab of this old Ford D Series truck tucked away in the corner caught my eye - why ? Because it was red of course, and on closer inspection the beacon of this old fire truck cab was still there (a bit melted from a previous bush fire lol !) R50 bucks :)

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Re: Split screen single cab fire truck

Post by retrovan » Fri May 20, 2016 11:52 pm

Great job there Paul, nice team to do the WORK.....lol

When not putting fires out, you can drive Santa to functions....

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Re: Split screen single cab fire truck

Post by jolas » Sat May 21, 2016 11:15 am

Thanks Hermon, yes my vehicles must work, otherwise I can't afford to keep them. So Santa, Jonny on his birthday, etc, etc, will also ride now and then.
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