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Offline tperez102

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Bicentennial Apparatus
« on: July 01, 2019, 09:04:54 PM »
Hello All as we fast approach the 4th of July Holiday would anyone happen to have throwback photos of F.D.N.Y. Equipment painted for the 1976 200 Year Bicentennial.? I remember Engine 76 had a huge 76 Covering the Front of the rig . We were painting hydrants in RED , WHITE and BLUE. Fire house roll doors also. Any photos would be appreciated.   

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Bicentennial Apparatus
« on: July 01, 2019, 09:04:54 PM »

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Re: Bicentennial Apparatus
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2019, 10:03:05 PM »
"tperez102", not apparatus but firehouse doors. I got this from the thread "FDNY and NYC Firehouses" (original) which was posted on Sept 9, 2014 by mack in reply # 894. Some photos from WNYF. I'm sure there's more out there too.

 https://postimg.cc/Sng64qTx

 https://postimg.cc/m17Sw2LP

 https://postimg.cc/kVYh5VgK

 https://postimg.cc/9rX8cfDz

 https://postimg.cc/1fmQb6wd 

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Re: Bicentennial Apparatus
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2019, 11:37:50 PM »
Cool to see there was a contest for the best door. 330/172 won first place with a cool painting of Ben Franklin. Amazing!

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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2019, 12:47:39 AM »
Bottom right was our door on Union Ave. ..... there was a story in the Greenpoint Gazette about us designing & painting the Doors with a picture of us standing outside of it....one of the FFs had a Volkswagen Bug that we painted at the same time..   https://postimg.cc/m17Sw2LP

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Re: Bicentennial Apparatus
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2019, 04:40:56 AM »
Hello All as we fast approach the 4th of July Holiday would anyone happen to have throwback photos of F.D.N.Y. Equipment painted for the 1976 200 Year Bicentennial.? I remember Engine 76 had a huge 76 Covering the Front of the rig . We were painting hydrants in RED , WHITE and BLUE. Fire house roll doors also. Any photos would be appreciated.   

Thanks  for  opening  this  topic.

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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2019, 04:41:43 AM »
Bottom right was our door on Union Ave. ..... there was a story in the Greenpoint Gazette about us designing & painting the Doors with a picture of us standing outside of it....one of the FFs had a Volkswagen Bug that we painted at the same time..   https://postimg.cc/m17Sw2LP

Nice.

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Re: Bicentennial Apparatus
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2019, 04:42:44 AM »
"tperez102", not apparatus but firehouse doors. I got this from the thread "FDNY and NYC Firehouses" (original) which was posted on Sept 9, 2014 by mack in reply # 894. Some photos from WNYF. I'm sure there's more out there too.

 https://postimg.cc/Sng64qTx

 https://postimg.cc/m17Sw2LP

 https://postimg.cc/kVYh5VgK

 https://postimg.cc/9rX8cfDz

 https://postimg.cc/1fmQb6wd

Thanks.

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Re: Bicentennial Apparatus
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2019, 04:56:23 AM »
Middle left photo (in link in jk Reply #3) was E330, L172; one of the best. Within the field of stars at upper left, was a wonderful silhouette of a steamer with horses responding and banking into a turn.  The only drawback was the two bands above and below Ben Franklin's portrait.  The lettering within the bands was somewhat crude and inconsistent with the fine quality of the rest of the door.

If anyone has a good color photo of this door, please post. This first-class job surely deserves being seen again.
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Re: Bicentennial Apparatus
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2019, 03:11:06 PM »
For Bicentennial Apparatus, my vote would be for L-173 (the 1968 ALF Tiller) they painted in the Red, White and Blue scheme. Sorry, I don't know how to add the picture.

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Re: Bicentennial Apparatus
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2019, 04:25:03 PM »
For Bicentennial Apparatus, my vote would be for L-173 (the 1968 ALF Tiller) they painted in the Red, White and Blue scheme. Sorry, I don't know how to add the picture.

 I remember seeing that picture too. The stars and stripes in Red, White and Blue covering the entire cab of that 1968 ALF Tiller.

 If you have that picture and somebody can post it, "it's really a Great tribute to the USA and certainly a classic in it's own class.

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Re: Bicentennial Apparatus
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2019, 05:44:31 PM »
FAJ book on ALF's 900 series page 39
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Re: Bicentennial Apparatus
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2019, 06:03:13 PM »
For Bicentennial Apparatus, my vote would be for L-173 (the 1968 ALF Tiller) they painted in the Red, White and Blue scheme. Sorry, I don't know how to add the picture.
I would vote for 173's also....it looked great.

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Re: Bicentennial Apparatus
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2019, 08:27:55 PM »
i have seen a photo of it a while ago, where are you seeing it ?

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Re: Bicentennial Apparatus
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2019, 12:31:37 PM »
I know i can still see that big 76 and it was lit that's why it stood out. Eng 76 Year 1976. If i can get out there one day i'm sure they will have a photo. I will snap a shot and post it. HAPPY 4TH OF JULY TO ALL !!