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  1. There were a few, this thread has some info:
  2. Recent work has included cutting out and replacing rotted out sections of the floor plate, and continuing to strip and paint other loose pieces. The welds won't win any awards for their looks but they're definitely sturdy!
  3. Thank you, and that had to be tough for you being away from your family when it happened. I'm now working for the Harrisburg Bureau of Fire, and before that was at Chambersburg for about 2 years; they both use the same academy at HACC, but of course with Covid going on that made things more interesting the second time through!
  4. Well folks, 2020 was a roller coaster of a year for all of us, and it didn't spare my family or this project. In early March, I headed back to the fire academy after getting hired by my dream department, so I knew I wouldn't have a lot of time on my hands to work on this rig for a little while. Then, in late March, my dad passed away of a heart attack at age 58. He was the reason that I got into Mack trucks, and was a big help and source of knowledge for me, both on this project and life in general. We both really enjoyed working together on my pumper and his MB, and hoped one day to restore a B model together. 2 weeks later, my grandmother passed away, followed a few weeks after that by the family dog that we had gotten when I was a young teenager. Needless to say, this project was left on the back burner for the majority of the year, but I've been getting back into it working on some loose pieces, and hope to continue to have updates moving forward.
  5. Not a whole lot to update on this project, a few weeks ago I managed to get the headlight panel off, opting to cut the front intake adapter off after many non-destructive attempts. What I've found to be interesting is that as I removed a lot of the trim pieces, I found only primer underneath, seeming to indicate that the trim was placed before the rig was painted. My plans of getting the paint done before cold weather set in never came to pass, but I'm hoping to hit the ground running again in the spring.
  6. My wife is from Hillsboro, NH and while we were dating I got to see the collection shortly before they were auctioned off. It's now an empty lot, the last time we visited there was 1 REO wrecker still sitting there and the building still has the Kemp's sign on the door.
  7. I will give them a shot, thanks!
  8. I had looked there first, nothing on there looked like it was compatible
  9. Quick little update; I have most of the items off the cab, and am shooting for a late September timeframe for painting. I've been looking online for mounting strips for the chrome trim pieces, as some of them are rotted beyond repair, but haven't had any luck so far.
  10. I'm going to try to save it, I'd rather not buy a new one if I don't have to.
  11. In the process of tearing down my rig, I found the front intake adapter from NPT to NH thread is rusted on extremely tight, as was expected. Looking for any suggestions to help break it loose, short of cutting it off.
  12. A little progress from the other day, didn't get too crazy because of our recent heat wave here in southcentral PA. Removed the cab doors, front warning lights and turn signals, bumper, and the under dash panels to remove some extra wiring from over the years. Also have the front fenders off, and most of the cab trim.
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