06/03/13 66 W, 3 I - + 3 - 3 Vintage Rigs in Western North Carolina

Lee Wilson took a trip to western North Carolina over the Memorial Day weekend. Here are a couple of the vintage rigs that he found. Top to bottom are a 1941 Ford/Champion pumper from Mocksville, a 1960s? 1960 Ford/American LaFrance pumper from Skyland, and a late-1960s? 1974 American LaFrance pumper from Hendersonville. See more photos.


Lee Wilson photos

The Skyland pumper looks to be a 1958 For F series with an ALF pump/body. The late 50ís Fords are differentiated mainly by the style of the grille work. The open cab ALF custom is a 1000 series of the same type as the early 1970s ALF pumper used by Cary. This one is unusual in that very few open cab 1000 series apparatus were built. The front eagle top emblem, bright metal trim behind the front bumper, and the style of turn signals above the headlights mark this as a 1000 series, or possibly, a rebuilt 900 series. As to the 1941 model, most of the units build during the late 1942-1945 years did not have any chrome due to wartime rationing.
DJ - 06/03/13 - 11:17

Hendersonville’s truck is a 1974 ALF 1000 series and Skyland’s rig is a 1960 Ford.
BFD1151 - 06/03/13 - 22:50

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