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Kevin Lynch
03-11-2015, 07:46 PM
I've read the responses to Tim's post about his '52. This vehicle is a 1936 Ford 1 1/2 ton panel truck. It has plenty of room and had been used to deliver motorcycles in it's previous life. I bought it from a gentleman in Westport, Ontario. It originally came from Belchertown, MA. (plenty-o-pix on my site)
Any help as to what would have been there is appreciated. I'm guessing some sort of folding cot.
Thanks in advance!
Kevin

Paul Steinberg
03-11-2015, 10:33 PM
.................. It has plenty of room and had been used to deliver motorcycles in it's previous life. ...................Thanks in advance!
Kevin



are you going to put baby motorcycle decals on the front fenders??? :D

Brendan Martin
03-11-2015, 10:52 PM
Kevin, have you tried reaching out to Belchertown FD for any photos or history on the vehicle?

Mike Boyer
03-15-2015, 06:17 PM
(plenty-o-pix on my site)

Kevin

whats the site ?

Kevin Lynch
03-15-2015, 09:00 PM
my site is ThisOldFireTruck.com

I've called Belchertown FD several times- no answer- not even an answering machine. I'll have to write the chief. I got his name off the town's website. I e-mailed him through that website and never got an answer.

What would this truck have had for equipment? Rope?

Thanks!

Nicholas Studer
03-16-2015, 10:30 PM
There's a lot more posts about gear in the archives of this forum.

Here's some courtesy Google Images that might be helpful - although a bit newer.

John ED Renstrom
03-17-2015, 11:34 AM
the rescue truck would be stocked according to region. a department that operated in a busy set of interstates would have different equipment then a rural truck in the mountains. just look at the different trucks pictured.

Wayne Krakowski
03-17-2015, 03:18 PM
Up our way,in the golden years most rescue units were a spot on the firetruck of the local volunteer dept.and many of them were farmers,who were the masters of making things work with minimal tools,wrecking bars,fence stretchers(come-alongs) ropes,chains,axes,sledge and ball peen hammers,screwdrivers and jack knifes,very basic and inexpensive as they had no funds to speak of.and if it was expensive the local machinist or blacksmith would "jimmy-jack"something close to it.

Kevin Lynch
03-19-2015, 09:37 PM
Those pictures were great!!!! I had bio hazardous stickers on the cabinets in my first pro car and when I put them on line boy did I hear it! Thanks again I knew I wouldn't be disappointed!