Albert's fire trucks

My van in the filming of a scene for the Dutch police TV series "Baantjer"
Shooting 15-05-2003, Amsterdam
Shooting 13-05-2004, Amsterdam

Shooting scenes for the Dutch police TV series "Grijpstra & De Gier" october 2005

1955 Magirus-Deutz pumper/hose carrier

Delivery photo 1955

In 1984 I bought this obsolete fire truck from the Veenendaal fire department. The truck was in fair condition, but the original paint was in poor condition, and rust was attacking the bodywork on several places. I restored the truck in about 1 year: the engine needed some repairs, the pump was repacked, chrome work was rechromed, several body parts replaced, and some bodywork was done before a total repaint. Most of the work I did myself, welding and final paint job was done by Sweers Truck Bodies, Terwolde. Careful selection of paint system (Sikkens) and colour (RAL 3001) gave a beautiful result.
With my fire truck I have attended to several fire truck parades, oldtimer truck festivals, a wedding, and some other manifestations. I also participated in a movie.




Restored 1986

  Technical specifications:

1966 Magirus-Deutz 126 D 10 Aerial ladder truck 30 meter

Technical specifications:

In the summer of 2002 I started with the restoration of this truck and the restoration was finished in summer 2006.
You may see pictures of the restoration process here

For the owners of a Magirus Deutz truck:
Magirus Deutz Ownwers Club Holland





Albert Baas, Heeten, Netherlands
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