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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:58 am    Post subject: Re: Bus roof racks Reply with quote

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Here`s my Bekowa fire rack from the fifties.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Bus roof racks Reply with quote

59`Panel wrote:
I recently got hold of this beautiful luggage rack. It was lying around here in Germany for decades with someone who, according to his statement, personally drove this ingenious part on the t1 bus he was driving at the time ...

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My guess is that the roof rack was on an old fire department Bus, and those dips in the upper tubing secured three sections of wire reinforced semi-rigid water "intake" hoses for the portable VW industrial engine powered water pump that would have been stored inside the fire department Bus.

I'm pretty sure because I own a complete 1956 fire department water pump (mine was made by Ziegler - still in business today) powered by a 1956 VW 36hp industrial engine, with four sections of that wire reinforced "intake"/pick-up hose as well as three sections of fiber "output" fire hose, two adjustable nozzles, and an NOS German fireman's helmet/shield. Those semi-rigid pick-up hoses appear in the photos to be the right outer diameter to fit nicely down into those dips in the top tube of the roof rack.

Very cool roof rack!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Bus roof racks Reply with quote

I used to use the rack like this... now I pick up steel with my regular car:
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Bus roof racks Reply with quote

59' panel - this sure looks a lot like your rack that you posted

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