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  • Truck Search: 6x6 Brush Truck in NJ?

    I'm trying to track down a Dodge 6x6 brush truck that was published in the July 1991 PWA, shown below. The photo was submitted by Rick Lathrop from New Jersey, and I'm hoping someone, specially Rick, can shed some light on the original and/or current location of the truck. I can make out "VOL FIRE CO" on the side of the truck, but can't quite make out the district name. :( My assumption is the truck was in New Jersey, but who knows. The license plate may be a clue, but it doesn't mean anything to me.



    I have found a Richard Lathrop in Williamsport NJ, but I'm not able to find his phone number. Anyone have contact info for Rick? If so please email me offlline at gpcoffin at peakpeak dot com.

    Anyone seen or know anything about this truck?

    TIA,
    Greg
    Greg Coffin
    Unrepentant Dodge Enthusiast

    1951 Dodge M37 - Bone Stock
    1958 Dodge M37 - Ex-Forest Service Brush Truck
    1962 M37-B1 - Work in Progress
    1962 Dodge WM300 Power Wagon - Factory 251, 4.89s
    1944/1957 Dodge WM500 6x6 Power Wagon - LA318-3, NP435, 5.83s, Power Steering, Undercab Power Brakes
    1974 Dodge W200 - 360/727, Factory Sno-Fighter Package

  • #2
    Found Rick....

    Or rather, Rick found me. I'm on the trail, will let you know what I find out. I hope the truck is still around.
    Greg Coffin
    Unrepentant Dodge Enthusiast

    1951 Dodge M37 - Bone Stock
    1958 Dodge M37 - Ex-Forest Service Brush Truck
    1962 M37-B1 - Work in Progress
    1962 Dodge WM300 Power Wagon - Factory 251, 4.89s
    1944/1957 Dodge WM500 6x6 Power Wagon - LA318-3, NP435, 5.83s, Power Steering, Undercab Power Brakes
    1974 Dodge W200 - 360/727, Factory Sno-Fighter Package

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    • #3
      Neat!
      Power Wagon Advertiser monthly magazine, editor & publisher.


      Why is it that the inside of old truck cabs smell so good?

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      • #4
        I BELIEVE that I have a photograph of this truck in a book...I will check and get back to you.

        If it's the same truck, it's a WC 6x6 with a WM300 cab added on

        -T

        EDIT: I do!

        This truck was owned by The Louden Fire Company of Waterford Township, New Jersey.
        It is a retrofitted 1943 Dodge WC63, with a cab that came off a civilian Dodge Power Wagon.
        "This unit carried a 200GPM pump, and a 300 gallon water tank. The company named this truck Wild Cherry."

        I will scan in the photograph for you gentlemen tomorrow afternoon!
        I hope that this helps.

        -T

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        • #5
          Not sure if anybody is still interested, but here is the side view of the truck which I have.

          -T

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          • #6
            pwrwagonfire, I love that truck!
            I drive a DODGE, not a ram!

            Thanks,
            Will
            WAWII.com

            1946 WDX Power Wagon - "Missouri Mule"
            1953 M37 - "Frankenstein"
            1993 Jeep YJ - "Will Power"
            1994 2500 4WD Regular Cab - "Old Gray"
            2006 3500 DRW 4WD Mega Cab - "Power Wagon Hauler"

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            • #7
              That's the truck! What book is the photo in? I have not been able to reach anyone at the Fire Department, but I'm still on the trail. Several of the local fire departments were consolidated a few years ago, and my guess is that a lot of the old equipment was auctioned off soon after. But I haven't given up, and I hope to spend some more time on the project this spring.
              Greg Coffin
              Unrepentant Dodge Enthusiast

              1951 Dodge M37 - Bone Stock
              1958 Dodge M37 - Ex-Forest Service Brush Truck
              1962 M37-B1 - Work in Progress
              1962 Dodge WM300 Power Wagon - Factory 251, 4.89s
              1944/1957 Dodge WM500 6x6 Power Wagon - LA318-3, NP435, 5.83s, Power Steering, Undercab Power Brakes
              1974 Dodge W200 - 360/727, Factory Sno-Fighter Package

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              • #8
                So look what I found online today....it was taken last week. So it still exists!

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                • #9
                  6x6 Brush truck in NJ

                  That's a great photo, and cool to see that it's still around. I spoke to someone at the fire district last month who said that the truck was still in their inventory, but that's all I was able to learn. This photo is much more encouraging!
                  Greg Coffin
                  Unrepentant Dodge Enthusiast

                  1951 Dodge M37 - Bone Stock
                  1958 Dodge M37 - Ex-Forest Service Brush Truck
                  1962 M37-B1 - Work in Progress
                  1962 Dodge WM300 Power Wagon - Factory 251, 4.89s
                  1944/1957 Dodge WM500 6x6 Power Wagon - LA318-3, NP435, 5.83s, Power Steering, Undercab Power Brakes
                  1974 Dodge W200 - 360/727, Factory Sno-Fighter Package

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                  • #10
                    Any luck on locating this truck since we last spoke?

                    -T

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                    • #11
                      Nothing new so far. I had plans to go back east this summer, but the trip fell through. I'm hoping to go out next spring, and will make some time to track down the truck.
                      Greg Coffin
                      Unrepentant Dodge Enthusiast

                      1951 Dodge M37 - Bone Stock
                      1958 Dodge M37 - Ex-Forest Service Brush Truck
                      1962 M37-B1 - Work in Progress
                      1962 Dodge WM300 Power Wagon - Factory 251, 4.89s
                      1944/1957 Dodge WM500 6x6 Power Wagon - LA318-3, NP435, 5.83s, Power Steering, Undercab Power Brakes
                      1974 Dodge W200 - 360/727, Factory Sno-Fighter Package

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