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Help Identifying?

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Hey Guys,

Need help identifying which model Mack this is:

Old-Mack-Web-Copy.jpg

This truck was once run by the first fire department that I served in. I would like to build a model of it, Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.

David

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david

i have seen by aitm a mack l firecab

i hope its a good reference

its like the firetruck on your picture

i have look by fire truck conversions if its wrong i am sorry

jacobus

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I don't know Macks that well, but I have a book of Mack fire apparatus and I'm thinking it is an L series which was built from 1940-54, or potentially the E series built from 1937-50. I'm leaning towards L as it looks like the E series has more of a sloped back grill. I'm pretty confident that it is not a B series as the fenders are more swoopy than on the B.

AITM makes a very nice L series fire cab. It does have a closed cab though so would take a fair bit of work to build it as an open cab like that.

http://www.aitruckmodels.com/pages/cfk3macklfirecab.html

Edited by Aaronw

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Based on my experience with antique Mack fire equipment, it appears to be a 1938-40 Mack E75S pumper. These were equipped with a 750 gpm pump and a booster tank in the 200 - 300 gallon range. The three louvers on side of the hood were replaced six (two groups of three) beginning in 1941

Hope this helps.

A.J.

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Posted (edited)

Hi Guys,
Thanks for your help! Now to find a base kit/diecast to work from... Would the Yat Ming 1/24 E Greenwich diecast pumper be a good start?

http://www.diecastmodelswholesale.com/catalog/4b00_1_3589_1.JPG

I realize that it is a closed cab, but the other '38 Macks appear to have a different shape to the front fenders...

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Thanks!

Edited by hooknladderno1

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