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Title: 1966 F-250 'retro-ed'
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on August 15, 2012, 01:36:00 PM
Massillon, OH.
1966 Ford_F-250_4x4
500 / 200

Odd:  The new chassis was retrofitted by MFD Firemen with the hosebed, 500 American-Marsh pump
         and 200gal Stainless Steel tank from the 1953 Dodge Power-Wagon...which was retrofitted with
         the hosebed from the 1921 Seagrave 750 in 1953.

Unusual: The 1953 P/W proved to be 'overloaded' for a grass fire truck, and so did the 1966 F-250. 
              Large 'oversized' wheels and tires were added, but to no avail as it too was 'top heavy'.
              In 1979, the dept. bought a new Pierce Mini-Pumper, the (1921) hosebed was removed,
              and a small 'flat- bed' w/snow blade installed.

              The (now antique) 46 yr. old, 1966 F-250 chassis is still around the MFD as of Aug.
              2012...proving that "Ford Trucks are "Built Tough."  LOL
Title: Re: 1966 F-250 'retro-ed'
Post by: phil/las on August 15, 2012, 03:50:02 PM
What a great looking rig !!!
Title: Re: 1966 F-250 'retro-ed'
Post by: MFDPhoto1 on January 02, 2017, 09:58:10 AM
1- The 1953 Dodge Power-Wagon that the 1966 Ford Replaced

2 -The 1966 Ford as it looks today: