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Custom Pierce Enforcer 1750 pumper

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Great progress.

Your body construction technique is both clever and authentic, with the separate panels behind the outside frame.

Good tip with the trash bag to help with the pvc mess. 

When you’re done with this project, be sure to take photos of it with all of your other modern emergency apparatus builds. It would be impressive to see them all together.

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WOW!!! You not only create some Awesome models, but you work fast too! Looks Amazing!!

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Here's what it looks like with some paint on the body and the roll up doors set in place.  Not permanent yet; just for show.  Still have to BMF the rear wheel wells but the silver paint needs to dry good first.

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Wow, looks great in colour! I like the trim at the top of the body, finishes off the short vertical panel, a neat touch. Still wondering how you get those doors in and out though, they look to be a tight fit!

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7 hours ago, hct728(Bob) said:

Wow, looks great in colour! I like the trim at the top of the body, finishes off the short vertical panel, a neat touch. Still wondering how you get those doors in and out though, they look to be a tight fit!

They slide in from the bottom and fit against the inside of the body and the stiffeners between them.

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Amazing work, and you never seem to get into a comfortable rut, always doing something a bit different than the last. This is much less vintage than most you have done.

 

I have a request if it is not too late, I'd like to see the underside of the rear box, and how you fit it to the chassis. I've done a couple of box builds like that and fitting to the chassis is always a bot of a cludge for me.

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HI, Aaron.  Yes, this is definitely a bit more modern that most of what I have built but it has been a good project.  Learned some things along the way.  Here's an up to date photo.  I'll shoot the box and chassis so you can see the underside.  Pretty open and uncluttered but many pieces.

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Here's what the underside looks like.  Pretty spartan.  The body for now rests on the unpainted cross member about 2/3 the way toward the back and the front body panel.  Those two points rest directly on the frame.  But to get the body to sit level I had to notch out the back of the frame where it is white.

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Once everything is complete to the point where I don't have to handle the body alone I'll add some connectors to the cross members and to the frame sides and secure the body down well.  If I can get screws in there I will do that also.  The same goes for the cab.  It is only sitting there temporary until all of the doodads are attached.  The pump panel is not the panel for the model.  Just a direct build from the Trumpeter kit for looks.  That whole unit still has to be built.  I just painted a piece that will fill in the bottom behind the rear wheels and go around the fuel tank.  That will be attached after the body is secured to the frame.

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Sorry I haven't followed this build until now, fire engine's aren't really my thing ( I would probably change my mind though if my house was on fire) I should have been watching, absolutely excellent scratch building work, it looks fantastic!!! 

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One surprise after another.... Man, you're good... I, totally, wouldn't have known that wasn't the pump panel for the truck... You say that's a direct build just for looks? Man... When I grow up, I wanna be just like you, Bro!! Awesome work, My Friend...

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7 hours ago, Chariots of Fire said:

Here's what the underside looks like.  Pretty spartan.  The body for now rests on the unpainted cross member about 2/3 the way toward the back and the front body panel.  Those two points rest directly on the frame.  But to get the body to sit level I had to notch out the back of the frame where it is white.

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Once everything is complete to the point where I don't have to handle the body alone I'll add some connectors to the cross members and to the frame sides and secure the body down well.  If I can get screws in there I will do that also.  The same goes for the cab.  It is only sitting there temporary until all of the doodads are attached.  The pump panel is not the panel for the model.  Just a direct build from the Trumpeter kit for looks.  That whole unit still has to be built.  I just painted a piece that will fill in the bottom behind the rear wheels and go around the fuel tank.  That will be attached after the body is secured to the frame.

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Thank you, not much different than what I have done and actually I guess not much different than the real ones although they of course have more inside. 

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Thanks for the under body photos too ! They explain perfectly how those large boxes fit elegantly on the frame !  

Love the roll up doors,  really sets the truck apart 

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