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By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:44 PM
This is a pretty sharp looking fire truck. Emblem removed. Photo from Dan Souday.

By Autocarjim - Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:46 PM
Seagrave
By peterj - Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:48 PM
I'll guess Hahn (sp)
By ppsyclone - Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:50 PM
General Detroit
By Bill White - Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:53 PM
1947 General
By clyde318 - Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:56 PM
I'll go with Brian here. General Detroit,possibly on a Federal chassis.
By Autocarjim - Thursday, February 24, 2011 4:03 PM
Iam going with  General
By ihcdiamondreo - Thursday, February 24, 2011 4:57 PM
1947 General
By AUSSIEWHITE - Thursday, February 24, 2011 6:12 PM
1947 GENERAL DETRIOT
By John Suckoe - Friday, February 25, 2011 2:28 AM
OREN
By junkmandan - Friday, February 25, 2011 8:45 AM
Hendrickson with General apparatus
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Friday, February 25, 2011 2:25 PM
Brian Kelly and everyone who agreed with him are right, this nicely restored fire truck is a 1947 General-Detroit. But no one has named the chassis, so I'm going to let this run a little longer.
By Bill White - Friday, February 25, 2011 2:43 PM
Available
By TonyClemens - Friday, February 25, 2011 2:43 PM
Peterbilt Chassis
By ppsyclone - Friday, February 25, 2011 2:44 PM
Federal, but I thought General Detroit built their own chassis
By Peter Mullin - Friday, February 25, 2011 2:45 PM
I am going to guess International chassis
By braketester - Friday, February 25, 2011 3:06 PM
International chassis
By ihcdiamondreo - Friday, February 25, 2011 3:14 PM
In 1937 General Detroit made a 600 gpm pumper using their own chassis, a Packard Eight engine and Ford cab, and the following year several pumpers using complete Packard V-12 chassis, also equipment on other chassis including Ford, G.M.C. and Federal. In 1939 they offered a complete range of apparatus including ladder trucks and quadruple combinations. In 1948 a subsidiary in Los Angeles started making custom chassis pumpers of their own design under the name General-Pacific, while the Detroit company built on Available, Duplex and other chassis. One of the last fire engines made by General­-Detroit was a quad combination on 1955 Federal chassis.
By Don MacKenzie - Friday, February 25, 2011 3:32 PM
GENERAL.  AVAILABLE chassis.
By Dieseldoug - Friday, February 25, 2011 3:34 PM
SWAG...  REO chassis
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Friday, February 25, 2011 3:43 PM
Bill White has the truck chassis we are looking for here, this 1947 General-Detroit is built on an Available chassis. The nose sheet metal is shared with the Available trucks of the time. Thanks to Dan Souday for the photo, and ihcdiamondreo for the General-Detroit info. The 2nd photo below is from Bill White and is a previous WAI entry.



By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Friday, February 25, 2011 4:51 PM
ihc, your photo didn't come through. All I can see is the dreaded red X.
By ihcdiamondreo - Saturday, February 26, 2011 2:31 AM
fire truck before restoration
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Saturday, February 26, 2011 5:41 PM
That one worked. They sure did a nice job on that, didn't they.