I believe American-Lafrance turned into E-One.
Pretty sure that I just saw your rig on Facebook..lolI already have some capable vehicles between my van and my bike but I want a choice for some more space and other people to come along. So the most reasonable option is to drive 4 states away and buy a 4x4 fire truck on your 26th birthday right?
I was really looking for something heavier then a 1 ton truck and 4x4, but I could not pass this truck up. And "this", is a 1985 E-One Hurricane 4x4 custom pumper. She has a 450hp v8 diesel, 4sp auto. Is 30ft long and a full 8ft wide. My favorite bit on it is the hydraulic winch mounted in the back, right now I'm guessing it's a 30k lbs unit.
The plan drivetrain wise is 4-6" lift, go up from the 42" tires to 53's with some 16.00r20s, and find a locker to fit the rear axle. Also need to be able to haul my motorcycle and preferably a boat like I do with my van
Living quarters wise, the water tank, pump, and all its plumbing will be going away to make room to build a 8x16 shell on the back (don't worry, it will still mostly look like a firetruck) going for 6'6" interior height so I can stand fully. Wet bath with endless recirculating shower, sleeping for 4 and radiant infloor heat.
It's going to be a big project, but should be a good time! She does still need a name though