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Old 08-15-2018, 03:37 PM   #41
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I am in Virginia near Fredericksburg. Not sure where you will be, but if close you are welcome to come by. Might be able to give a hand too.
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Old 08-15-2018, 05:16 PM   #42
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Shouldn't have tailshaft nut issues with the NV5600. Good call on the 6 speed.

Wow! Sounds like an amazing road trip! Good luck and safe travels! Keep us posted!
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Old 08-15-2018, 06:20 PM   #43
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Onacock virginia...... This is where the fire truck is. now there is bad joke in there somewhere

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Old 08-15-2018, 07:06 PM   #44
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Ok that is on the eastern shore not to far as the crow flies, but a good 5-6 hours by road.
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Old 08-15-2018, 09:13 PM   #45
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so, I am going to fly out to virginia, rent a u haul, dis assemble the front of the fire truck, take fenders, hood, radiator, supports, a siren or two, other cool fire,truck kind of stuff. and truck this stuff home.
Kudos to your determination.

Good luck on your crusade.....wish I was close enough to lend a hand.
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Old 08-17-2018, 02:36 PM   #46
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disposing of parts.. 1954 and 1955 ford

I will need to get rid of the 1954 b500 chassis that is under my bus. I will also need to dispose of the 1955 ford F700 or F7 fire truck -- I am keeping the fenders, hood, and other stuff from the front end. The fire truck - in virgina, will get scrapped probably in september. The B500 chassis a bit later this year. I will not ship any big at all, If I am in the mood, I will ship small stuff. I will have the hood and fenders from the 1954 for sale later when they come off the bus. I will sell at bargain price to fellow skoolies, or those with some sort of project I think is cool. I am keeping the siren from the fire truck.

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Old 08-24-2018, 11:59 PM   #47
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rear turn signal lights

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-195...oAAOSwnklat8G3

This will have to do for now. I will post a picture of them when I have them in my hand.

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Old 08-25-2018, 09:01 AM   #48
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Nice lights. But ...over $200 bucks?
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Old 08-25-2018, 04:00 PM   #49
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yea i know.....

these were some of the best I have seen in a while... the metal housings and sockets above the average I have been watching.

on another note there are some eagle front cab marker lights about $8 each I think will go on the front.
https://www.finditparts.com/products...yABEgKYBvD_BwE

still looking for what I want for the rear top lights

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Old 09-09-2018, 12:50 AM   #50
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clearance lights fender and cab front

I forgot how to upload ... william
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Old 09-09-2018, 12:55 AM   #51
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2nd verse better than the first

well did they show up this time
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Old 09-09-2018, 01:02 AM   #52
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the story

So the eagles will go on the front of the cab in the center, three as mandated for large vehicles.... I was going to put all five on the front as eagles but decided to kep the outers as simple teardrops in amber and only the center three as eagles. This is not my usual style, but some thing about these just said "cool, do it."

The other light is a marker/turn signal that will sit on the top of the fender, kind of like the turn signal lights on 1970's vw beetles.

To give scale, I sat them on a sheet of paper. They hand sized parts.

picture of possible paint scheme up next.

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Old 09-09-2018, 01:11 AM   #53
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paint scheme number 1

This is the first of about five.... took me several hours to get this one down.... I could use some one hair brushes but dont want to take the time to build them.

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Old 09-09-2018, 01:16 AM   #54
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close up

the first pictures were a little small.
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Old 09-09-2018, 01:57 AM   #55
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So the eagles will go on the front of the cab in the center, three as mandated for large vehicles.

To give scale, I sat them on a sheet of paper. They hand sized parts.
Those are pretty nice for less than $9.00.....I assume that's chromed plastic?
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Old 09-09-2018, 02:11 AM   #56
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yes plastic and the based is curved.

Yea it is,,,, but it wont leave rust marks. I bought four, figure one is going to get smashed or damaged sooner or later. They make two sizes one is about 5.5" and the other is over 7". It was not as clear cut for me finding what I wanted in tear drop shapes for the rear upper, but they have been ordered too.

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Old 09-09-2018, 02:25 AM   #57
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I bought four, figure one is going to get smashed or damaged sooner or later.

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Smart.......you know that sooner or later there's a tree limb out there with your name on it.
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Old 09-09-2018, 09:53 AM   #58
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I am somehow picturing a pigeon impaled on that eagles' beak!
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Old 09-09-2018, 10:40 AM   #59
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impaled

Now that you brought that up.. I was thinking " gee top speed ? cruise at 65. they should be able to get out of the way. always frown a little when I kill any thing while on the road.

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Old 09-10-2018, 01:01 AM   #60
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two other paint schemes

these are in the running also I think I like the single pink stripe most....
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