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Ford D series tanker CRSG 2698
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No: 40986   Contributor: Petros   Year: 2018   Manufacturer: Ford   Country: Nigeria
Ford D series tanker CRSG 2698

One for Rob - D series taken 1980s by a then penfriend of mine who features in the picture. Nigerian appliance with a Dennis pump fitted. I imagine mocal bodywork but possibly by Dennis? Very little Nigerian material on this site.
Picture added on 05 June 2018 at 10:35
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Actually I was involved in selling quite a lot of D series trucks in Nigeria in the early 1970s through our Ford importer there, but I don't know anything about any sold as fire appliances back then. My memory is not perfect these days, but I am sure that we did not send them any SVO fire appliance chassis in those dsys.

So this could have been a later SVO chassis, but just as likely a standard truck chassis which was modified locally...

The local truck body building firms were not very sophisticated, but most of the fire pumps in use were of course British. I would not be surprised if a local firm mounted a (probably) used Dennis pump along with a water tank and some basic bodywork - buying and installing a PTO would have been the only tricky part of the job.

The tent arrangement for the crew is certainly not something I could imagine Dennis doing!

Added by Rob Johnson on 21 June 2018.
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