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Detroit Firemen's Fund 1937 Seagrave Caisson Rig


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#1 OFFLINE   Dean Wilkinson

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:26 PM

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The Detroit Firemen's Fund member started this ambitious project several years ago to restore the former Detroit Engine 13 rig to be used as funeral caisson throughout the state. The body of the 37 Seagrave was removed from the Seagrave chassis and retrofitted to the chassis of a late model Freightliner that is powered by a Mercedes Benz 4 cylinder turbo charged engine and an automatic transmission, enabling the rig to travel long distances under its own power at highway speeds. I think the pictures below will give you a good idea of the great job that was done as it would be hard for the average person to know that this is not the original chassis without opening the hood or crawling under the rig. And yes, it still has (limited) pumping ability.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:40 PM

Amazing ! Great pictures

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 10:48 AM

Very nice truck and excellent pictures! Is that ambulance with the truck in that old firehouse?
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:02 PM

Simply beautiful!

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:24 PM

Very nice truck and excellent pictures! Is that ambulance with the truck in that old firehouse?


Both firehouses in the pictures are still active Detroit Fire Stations. THe 37 Seagrave is housed at a private garage in the Detroit area. The ambulance is housed at the Southwestern Ontario EMS Museum on the grounds of the Canadian Transportation Museum outside of Essex, Ontario, about a 25 minute drive from Detroit. http://www.ctmhv.com/index.htm

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:26 PM

First things that came to mind when I saw these pics were clean and classy. Gorgeous rig.




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