Chuck Miller's Fire Truck, and....

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I set out to finally create a "Correct" (or darn close) Version of the REAL Fire Truck. The kit is the third MPC revamp of the Tognotti T chassis and engine, which isn't even close to what the real car had. Without going through a long history lesson on the kit, I took the main parts, body/ interior, rear wheels, an original set of MPC slicks, and various evergreen plastics, put 'em in a bag, shook vigorously, and here's what came out!!!

The real deal

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The model

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part 2 coming ---->

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And.....

Here's what came of the leftover parts after building the Fire Truck......

The Rodder's Journal delivery.

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VERY nice. I like the "Rodders journal" version a lot.

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John, that is the best I've ever seen this kit done, take a huge bow, you really earned it!

The Rodder's Journal version is great too, I think I like it more, but I'm weird!

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Fantastic work. They are both perfect.

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They are beautiful models ! Your Fire Truck is excellent . . . nicest I've seen !

Where did you get the rear suspension in the Rodder's Journal version ?

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grt8 builds...firetruck is kool..but i really like the rodders journal ..... B)

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Both AWESOME builds!!! B)

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Great build!

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Nice work on both of them John B)

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They are beautiful models ! Your Fire Truck is excellent . . . nicest I've seen !

Where did you get the rear suspension in the Rodder's Journal version ?

Bob, the chassis under the R.J version is the chassis from the Fire Truck kit, the MPC Paddy Wagon, and the original Tognotti T. I scratch built the chassis under the Fire Truck.

Thanks for all the great replies!!!

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Love 'em both!

It's no secret I'm a big fan of the Fire Truck- glad to see somebody finallly do it right and put the proper front and rear suspension setups under one. B)

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Love it! Delightful model!

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WOW! Just WOW!

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Love 'em both! Excellent builds.

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Love 'em both!

It's no secret I'm a big fan of the Fire Truck- glad to see somebody finallly do it right and put the proper front and rear suspension setups under one. B)

Thanks Chuck, I knew you would like this one. There was quite a bit of work to create a correct version, but it had to be done.... :D

Here's a couple shots of the chassis, I used the radius rods from another Outcast kit, and the rear axle and drum brakes from an AMT '53 Ford p-up, everything else is scratched up. It's the only way to get this car right.

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Thanks again for all the great replies!!!

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Very cool...both of them!

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Gorgeous chassis work..love both builds.

Chuck did a review on the Chuck Millers Fire Truck

a while back..I was searching MCM for info when I

built my version of it. Here is my build link if you

want to see my version...Eddie Munster

http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=52481&hl=

Finished link..http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=53911&hl=

Wished more C-Cabs were posted..not you Glue Head..I know you do..hahaha

Joker

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Chuck did a review on the Chuck Millers Fire Truck

a while back.

Right here- http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=51809&hl=%2Bfire+%2Btruck

I also did a quick review of an original kit and compared it to the current reissue, that's in the December issue of Model Cars. I now realized I failed to point out the incorrect suspension setups in both the online and print reviews. :(

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both are fantastic

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those are both very cool, I can't decide which one I like better! nice work on both

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Well done. Both look awesome

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Thanks Bill, Bill, and Sean!!!

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