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R Nagle

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Retired GMC tilt cab pumper
« on: August 20, 2010, 09:23:57 PM »
Seen in a field just north of Raglan, Ontario. Classic short-wheelbase GMC tilt cab pumper complete with "427" badge!  8-)


Sign in background reads "Fire City Flowers" - and check out the other truck parked in the field! (I started a separate thread for it!)

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Retired GMC tilt cab pumper
« on: August 20, 2010, 09:23:57 PM »

Pete B.

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Re: Retired GMC tilt cab pumper
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2010, 01:15:18 AM »
The town I grew up in had 2 of those back then. One was a pumper, and one was a ladder truck. (well, they were GMC's actually).
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Re: Retired GMC tilt cab pumper
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2010, 05:26:51 AM »
Rob:   Here is one to add to your retired Frire truck, this is a 1971 GMC 9500 with a 637 V8. Doesn't look like much in the blue colour.



This truck is for sale now. It has only 13000 miles on it.



I think the former owner wanted to put a tilt deck on it for his towing company.

Jim.

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Re: Retired GMC tilt cab pumper
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2010, 05:37:59 AM »
Nice Shots Guys !!!!  8-)

R Nagle

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Re: Retired GMC tilt cab pumper
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2010, 09:44:56 AM »
Great shot showing the cab tilted.

I like those GMC tilt cabs, too bad they never made it into 1/25 model form.

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Re: Retired GMC tilt cab pumper
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2010, 04:56:50 AM »
Yeah it's a little heavier and unbalanced with the added cab but it is doable! Yeah I kinda like em too but don't have a need for one in 1:1. I would take one in 1/25. It does sit nearly as tall as a bigger COE.

Jim.

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Re: Retired GMC tilt cab pumper
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2010, 11:59:40 AM »
That blue one was on ebay for sale about a year ago or so, I think it was in British Columbia. I've got a 1972 9500 with 13,000 miles on it and 652 hrs. It also has the 637 V-8 engine. Steve

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Re: Retired GMC tilt cab pumper
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2010, 12:36:34 PM »
Great classic - hope you're keeping it! 637 V-8, ah, the era when "gas" was the medium duty truck fuel of choice!

Is that "Perth" as in a little north of London, Ontario?

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Re: Retired GMC tilt cab pumper
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2010, 12:55:03 PM »
No it is Perth (Lanark County) as in west of Ottawa, I bought it in September of 2007 and have been working on it off and on since then. It will be left as a 637. Steve

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Re: Retired GMC tilt cab pumper
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2010, 05:01:20 AM »
Steve, you're right, it was on eBay and it is in BC. I just about sold it to a guy from London Ont but the deal fell through, I think the delivery expense was too high! He wanted to meet me in Winnipeg, buy me a plane ticket back here but I guess it all just amounted to more then it was worth! I believe it is the biggest gas power V8 that GM ever offered.

Jim.

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Re: Retired GMC tilt cab pumper
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2010, 12:44:02 PM »
Hey Jim, You are right that motor (637) was built to replace the V-12 in the 1967 model year. It was 250 HP for regular service and 275 HP in the fire service application. I had that one of yours on my ebay watch but a little far from eastern Ontario. I've never seen the extra cab in that larger cab before. Jim who has the maker of the fire body?
Thanks for posting it.
Steve

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Re: Retired GMC tilt cab pumper
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2010, 06:41:40 PM »
Steve:

Unfortunately, the Fire Body had already been removed, I received it the way it is in the pictures. I have no info about the history of the unit! I have checked out the Canadian Fire Truck Archives on line (that is a great site) but  did not happen to see anything of its kind listed.

Jim.

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Re: Retired GMC tilt cab pumper
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2010, 07:44:48 PM »
Hi Steve, here in Princeton B.C. we had 2 Ford Cab overs with the extra cab.  One was made in Quebec by Theibert,  and the other was by a west coast builder Hub fire engines.  These were so one could stuff 4 fire men behind the cab and it was very heavy to tilt up 3 or 4 guys usually.  I have pictures somewhere in albums.

Hanky

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Re: Retired GMC tilt cab pumper
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