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8 minutes ago, timbernut said:

 

Went a bid mad this week and bought this old thing!IMG_1621755377.291865.jpg

Not sure which way t go with it, have thought about converting to living space, but would rather utilise as work truck somehow but don’t want to destroy its character!

 

You could always use it for putting fires out🤣🤣🤣

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33 minutes ago, timbernut said:

 

Went a bid mad this week and bought this old thing!IMG_1621755377.291865.jpg

Not sure which way t go with it, have thought about converting to living space, but would rather utilise as work truck somehow but don’t want to destroy its character!

 

One way to get to an emergency job first. 😀

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I looked on line and found this on Flickr. This is the BP Wytch Farm fire tender we had on the Emergency Response team. 6 cylinder, if I remember, petrol which was utter madness as only diesel engines were allowed on site due to the spark risk. It frightened the crap out of me, capable of 80mph, fully loaded with a three man crew, 50 gallons of water/foam in the back plus all the kit. My gaffer told us that if you went into a corner too quickly, don't brake just hold your nerve and accelerate out of it. Otherwise the weight of the tank would have you over. We had an ex RAF one ton forward control as well, much preferred that!

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The marketing opportunities with that are endless 

This has most appeal to me, I’ve been asked to do a couple of days milling at vintage shows so would be good to rock up in it towing sawmill with Alaskans and saws etc in lockers, even thought of replacing pump (which is cracked thanks t previous owner not draining) with dust extractor and hoovering up sawdust into 400 gallon tank, obviously subject to whether I can suck it out again!
Also thought about spraying orange but it actually matches my cabstar (red double cab with ali box)
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