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Engine 51 resurrected

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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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Looks great.

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

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

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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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Very nice , awesome job.

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

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nicely done, looks ready to drive!

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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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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

mike

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Excelloent build...

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

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

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Nice.

Ben

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Nice work Charlie!!!

Kurt

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Great build!

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BEAUTIFUL build, awesome detail!! :D

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Wow, what a fine replica, very realistic.

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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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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.

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Made them up on my computer and ALPS printer.

I never attempted to make..Dont know if I could..But your build is so impressive

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Amazing work Charlie!

The Ward has been reunited with the Squad at the LA County fire museum

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Amazing work Charlie!

The Ward has been reunited with the Squad at the LA County fire museum

Went on the website...the Ward is restored and, like cargostar(Dave) mentioned, reunited and on display with Squad 51 and the Crown fire truck(from seasons 1&2). It cost approximately $50,000 to restore the Ward to as seen in the series. Oh yeah...it served in Yosemite Park until it was donated back to the museum. Go to the website for all the details, stories, and pictures if interested.

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Very nice, Charlie. Emergency! is now playing at 5:00 PM Mon-Sat. on MeTV, and unless I'm not home or have my hands full with something else, I'm watching it.

Perhaps you could rig a digital recorder hidden away at the shows with a "push me" button, just to add to the flavor a little..

http://www.phonezoo.com/ringtone/196001417/emergency-warning-buzzers-emergency-.htm

Charlie Larkin

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Awesome!!

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