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#1 Chariots of Fire

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 08:44 AM

After a brief hiatus away from this build I was able to get over the hurdle of having to rebuild the air intakes located on top of the engine cover.  The first ones were about twice as big as they should have been.  With that done the shops could finish the work and get the rig ready for assignment.  "Rampart! This is Engine 51.  Do you read, over?"

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 08:53 AM

Looks great.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 09:00 AM

That's serious business! Very realistic and nicely done. Great job



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 10:48 AM

Emergency! That's way back when! Very nice replica, beautiful detailing. What is the engine in this beast?



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 11:58 AM

Great Job...My favorite show when I was a kid... I have everything to start the squad but waiting for the JBOT site to open so I can get decals.. Where did u get yours



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:03 PM

Very nice , awesome job.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 01:40 PM

Very nice work....Excellent build....It does look pretty realistic....



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 02:55 PM

nicely done, looks ready to drive!



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 03:07 PM

Great looking build. Love the hoses in the back. Not sure if it still is, but the real fire truck went into active service in one of the National Parks out west, if I'm not mistaken, after the show series was over. So, it's most likely still around. One of my favorite shows as a kid and now have the series on dvd.



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 03:32 PM

Looks so real it brings to mind the call-out tones on the loudspeaker ...

just dug out and watched the pilot episode again last night

 

 

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 04:21 PM

Excelloent build...



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 04:23 PM

Very nice , my favorite tv show growing up. "KMG365"



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 05:40 PM

Wow! Beautiful work!!!!!!!! That was the one used in "Emergency", right?



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 06:45 PM

Nice.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 07:25 PM

Nice work Charlie!!!

 

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 11:33 PM

Great build!



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:00 AM

BEAUTIFUL build, awesome detail!!  :D 



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 03:46 AM

Wow, what a fine replica, very realistic.

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 09:17 AM

Great Job...My favorite show when I was a kid... I have everything to start the squad but waiting for the JBOT site to open so I can get decals.. Where did u get yours

Made them up on my computer and ALPS printer.



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 09:18 AM

Great looking build. Love the hoses in the back. Not sure if it still is, but the real fire truck went into active service in one of the National Parks out west, if I'm not mistaken, after the show series was over. So, it's most likely still around. One of my favorite shows as a kid and now have the series on dvd.

LA County got it back and is either still under restoration or the restoration is complete.  Been a while since I checked.