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