Rescue Mission in Progress

Skulldigger

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A friend of mine is a large truck mechanic. He called me last night and said that the salvage yard near him just had a very old ladder truck brought in and they are going to cut it up and crush it. Said it has lights on it and was wondering if I would be interested. Of course I said yes. He said he could get them. Then this morning he sends me this picture and said he has this one.

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Then about an hour later said he is having trouble getting these two off and is going to try and get then to not destroy it before he can come back for them. He has to work today.

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Hopefully he can get these before it gets destroyed. The one on the right says 175 on the tag !
 

Stampeed Valkyrie

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Good luck, the beacons should be pretty easy to remove, just undo the mounting bolts from inside the cab.
 

Stampeed Valkyrie

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Time to bust out with an angle grinder ;)
 

Maxim2Eng

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Remove skirts and use the universal padlock key (bolt cutters) on the allthread. Done and quick!
 
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Skulldigger

Skulldigger

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UPDATE: I just got a phone call. He has everything off the truck. Mars 888 "Light From Mars", and Two Federal Beacon Rays, one I know is a 175. Dome broken but lights may be intact otherwise. excited. He said he left me a little work to do. He took a cutter and cut the roof around the lights. Lol. Said that ladder now has two sky lights. Hope to be able to get with him by the weekend to view the goods. Just glad he was able to save these from going into the shredder.
 

CrownVic97

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UPDATE: I just got a phone call. He has everything off the truck. Mars 888 "Light From Mars", and Two Federal Beacon Rays, one I know is a 175. Dome broken but lights may be intact otherwise. excited. He said he left me a little work to do. He took a cutter and cut the roof around the lights. Lol. Said that ladder now has two sky lights. Hope to be able to get with him by the weekend to view the goods. Just glad he was able to save these from going into the shredder.
Nice save! The next part is going to be getting those beacons looking good again. Gotta save some cash to get some clear domes and such!
 

Maxim2Eng

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Standard Cincinnati cab forward used by many apparatus manufacturers.

At least we know the motors will be getting a proper going-over!
 

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