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1942 Chevy Fire Truck on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

Nothing jeep about this, but I thought it looked pretty cool.  The starting bid is only $1250.

I HAVE A 1942 CHEVY FIRE TRUCK IT IS A WAR MODEL 1 1/2 TON CHASSIES WITH THE CAT EYE LIGHTS AND BLACK OUT LIGHT ON TRUCK. IT WAS DELIEVERED TO THE ARMY CORP OF ENGENEERS IN SEPT OF 1943 FROM OREN FIRE TRUCKS THE SERIAL NUMBER OF THE FIRE CHASSIS IS R.W&E.530 MANUFACTURED BY OREN FIRE TRUCKS. THE MODEL OF THE CHEVY TRUCK IS 4MS12 AND THE MASTER IS 5757.

“THE TRUCK WAS FOUND AT A CAMP WHICH WAS HEATED THE ANTI FREEZ IS OK OIL IS LIKE NEW BRAKES WORK A BIT MUSHY BUT WORK HAS A NEW 6 VOLT BATTERY GAS IS FRESH TIRES ARE ALL NEW 7:50X20 THE MAIN PUMP WAS A HALE BUT WAS REPLACE WITH GORMAN RUPP HIGH PRESSURE PUMP WHICH CAN DRAFT, THE TANK IS A NEW GALVANIZED 500 GAL TANK ALL THIS CAN BE REMOVED TO RESTORE THE TRUCK. THE KEY SWITCH HAD A SHORT IN IT, THE SWITCH IS STILL THERE I HOT WIRED IT AND IT RUNS GREAT DROVE IT HOME WHICH WAS ABOUT A 20 MILE DRIVE THIS SUMMER. I HAD THE TRUCK IN SERVICE AT MY HOUSE DUE TO THE EXTREME FIRE CONDATIONS WE HAD THIS YEAR. THE PAINT ORG WAS A CHEVY BLUE THEN OD GREEN AND THE OREN FIRE TRUCK CO PAINTED IT A RED THE GRILL IS PAINTED SILVER THE SIREN IS NEWER THAN THE TRUCK ALL NAME PLATES ARE IN PLACE OUTSIDE CONTROLS STILL WORK TRUCK HAS SUCTION HOSE 2IN AND 4 1/2 IN ALONG WITH MISC HOSES AND NOZZLES. THE MILEAGE OF THE TRUCK IS 8383 HAS A 216 CU IN ENGINE GOOD OIL PRESSURE AND TEMP GAUGE WORKS ALSO. THE TRUCK NEED TO HAVE THE INGNATION SWITCH WIRE REPLACE UP TO THE AMP GAUGE AND IT WILL CHARGE.”

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One comment on “1942 Chevy Fire Truck on eBay

  1. john gray

    hi just reading about your fire truck ,i`m in the uk is there a us army hood number on it , i have just bought a 500 fire truck chevy from 1943 ,i`m just shipping it now over to the uk .i would be interested in more photos and info
    cheers
    john

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