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American LaFrance help.
Posted by arcturus on Saturday, December 13, 2008 4:05 AM

 I was just wondering if anyone can give me the name of website, giving detailed pictures of engines and interiors. I need them for the AMT Aerochief.I know theres websites, but its difficult to find them when you can't key in an exact search as theres no date for the truck.I have tried and all I get is outside views and LaFrances from different periods.

Why do model company never put what years the trucks are? It makes it twice as hard to do reasearch.

 

Any help would be great. Thanks
 

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Posted by Krusty on Saturday, December 13, 2008 5:16 AM

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Posted by Krusty on Saturday, December 13, 2008 5:24 AM

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Posted by Krusty on Saturday, December 13, 2008 5:27 AM

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Posted by arcturus on Saturday, December 13, 2008 5:32 AM

 Fantastic...What site are thiose interior shots from? I couldn't pics anywhere? Thanks very much.

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Posted by Krusty on Saturday, December 13, 2008 5:34 AM

I used Google image search and found these pictures, then I downloaded them on my computer and then I uploaded them into my Photo Bucket account so I could put them up here. I hope this helps you.

 God bless.

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Posted by Krusty on Saturday, December 13, 2008 5:40 AM

By the way, I included a picture of the model kit so you can tell me if I looked for the right kind of truck. I wasn't trying to insult your intelligence or make a joke or anything like that. That way if your model fire truck is completely different then I can start over and try to find new images.

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Posted by Krusty on Saturday, December 13, 2008 6:10 AM

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Posted by 66dragfreak on Saturday, December 13, 2008 8:26 AM

Something else to keep in mind about fire engines.  Alot of manufacturers do not change much in the way of outeard appearance over a number of years. The Century Series American LaFrance kept the same design for a number of years with only small changes in things such as turn signals, door handles, stainless trim and so forth.  The overall design never changed.  Pierce, Sutphen, Hahn, Mack, and most of the apparatus manufacturers adhered to the same guidelines.  By keeping the same basic designs the companies were able to manufacture trucks in a quicker manner and it also worked to keep the overall costs of the trucks down as well. The American LaFrances pictured here were produced in that style from the early 60's all the way through the early 80's.  Hope this helps...

 

 

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Posted by arcturus on Saturday, December 13, 2008 10:28 AM

 Thanks again. I never thought about looking on Ebay.

I'll post pics when its done. It was mainly the engine and cab I was after. I have no knowledge what so ever. If its cars, no problem, I just buy original brochures off Ebay.

Much appreciated.

 

P.S...Yes that is the kit I was talking about. 

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Posted by Chris Mooney on Sunday, December 14, 2008 6:39 PM

The best place to get help would be   www.scalefirehouse.net  come on over.

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Posted by Chris Mooney on Thursday, December 18, 2008 12:34 AM

Sorry I have a stupid moment

 

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Posted by Steve4251 on Saturday, December 20, 2008 10:31 AM

 That's funny Chris I didn't even notice.Big Smile

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Posted by AaronW on Saturday, December 20, 2008 1:01 PM

You might find this site helpful too

http://www.geocities.com/cnf_e32/index.htm

 

As for the kit, it is an ALF 1000 series which was built from 1970-74, it is very similar to the 900 series which was built from 1958 until the early 70s. The 1000 series was just the 900 series with all the popular options made standard, noticable differences were mostly in the chrome trim bits.

http://www.geocities.com/cnf_e32/index.htm
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Posted by arcturus on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 11:20 AM

 Thanks guys. Being a Limey, we don't get to see or know anything about these trucks.

I've got the chassis 80% assembled, most of the body panels painted, and the engine block glued and partially painted. 

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Posted by Matt_W on Wednesday, April 08, 2009 9:09 PM

 

I hope you had permission of the photographers. Because if not, by posting the ones that have been copyrighted, you are violating the copyright of the photographer. I have run into that problem before when I used to do the same thing. Now, if I use someone elses photo, I give them credit.
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Posted by Matt_W on Wednesday, April 08, 2009 9:12 PM

Also www.firepics.net has a ton of pics as well as an entire catagory dedicated to nothing but ALF rigs.

Chris Mooney

The best place to get help would be   www.scalefirehouse.net  come on over.

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