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#1 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:02 AM

I found this one on the road, and I wanted to share the inspiration. Hope you enjoy:

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:04 AM

Here are a few more pictures:

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You can check out more pictures over at the Lab-RAT-ory PHOTO ARCHIVES:

http://public.fotki....ghwa/page4.html

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:29 AM

Dr Cranky... what got your eye most the font mount pump. or the rust on the front bumper??? LOL great find... and for you sir a very special gift a link to old rusted firetruck called by the side of the road...

http://yngfire.com/i...e9821f767eb82aa

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:40 AM

Thank you, Chris. I am checking it out and enjoying it. Wow.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:41 AM

A forum dedicated to road finds, etc . . . very cool, my friend.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:06 AM

Tim, these are gems that we still find by the sides of the road. I can't imagine a day when they are all gone. Those who restore such machines are doing a great service.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:30 AM

This ones mine that I found in Kansas...

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 06:03 AM

This ones mine that I found in Kansas...

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WOW!! My Dad's hometown! He was born and raised there, CGHS football star. My Grandfather was the town marshal of a nearby "suburb" ~ that reads, really, really small nearby town; even smaller than Council Grove!

I've seen that rig ... way back in the day ... when it was in service!

Great looking piece, Dave!!! Thanks for sharing it. I'll have to visit your website ... I assume there are more pics ...


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Posted 20 April 2012 - 06:02 PM

I have more pics of it,(none on my site), but I'm tring to find more! The department pulled some stuff off of it, and I'm tring to figure out whats missing.

Heres one of us bringing it home, making a stop in Alta Vista to remove the vintage IH sign off of the old dealership.Posted Image