The leaf springs are enormous.
Turnbuckle truss bridging under the frame would just about double the strength at the juncture between the cab and the body.
Never try to tell me it can't be done
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Nice one! The workers faces are a bit "Sharpened" but get the drift of their resolve and work status. Surprising how narrow the frames are for firetrucks. That looks to be some sort of shaper/mill at 9 O'Clock?? Can't quite read the name on the upper crossmember but made in USA for sure. He is working on one of the housings on the floor (pump housing?)...surfacing the mating face??
Thanks Jon! Great long lineage automotive shop!
Steam dredging crew on the Suez Canal. 1860s.
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Monumental and costly (thousands lost to cholera and disease) effort for the day, but in the long run a success. That is a Big Dredge for the day, based on the number of people on it and scaling to that.
Machine shop at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory. Cleveland, Ohio. 1946.
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