Introduction: Firetruck Camping Car

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I bought  an old cheap Firetruck directly from an Fire Department. It was not longer used and older than 40years! I removed all the things don´t needed any longer and created an useful interior for festivals and camping... if you have any questions, feel free to ask. please excuse when i used some inadequately word, my English is not really good, but i will try my best! at the moment i spend my summer-holidays at the coast of the baltic ocean using this car... so it may take i while that i can react on your comments because i have not everywhere an internet connection.


bffinnster (author)2015-01-19

As a firefighter, this makes my day! Absolutely brilliant, Cheers to your effort!

AJLM (author)bffinnster2016-12-25

Have you invested in your own truck?

AJLM (author)2016-12-25

I think it's a work of art!

MOK75 (author)2014-04-26

I think we all should just admire, or not admire the work, I just wasted 10 min reading all the comments about the language used. Are we really here to have a go at people about there foul language, I think not, grow up, and get over it, I know I am here to learn about stuff, how to make it to fix it, to improve it etc. So tempted to use drop the "F" bomb in this post, just to see who bites.

steampunker_de (author)MOK752015-10-12


Petergottm (author)2015-03-29

Simply awesome!

jsternquist (author)2014-12-02

This is brilliant! I'm currently working on a stepvan conversion and find builds like yours very enlightening! Thanks for sharing

ShaggyCtes (author)2014-08-26

I really enjoyed watching this, It's a remarkable and Beautiful work!! I hope to make one of this for me one day!

MOK75 (author)2014-04-26

By the way, I like it, well done mate!

phugedaboudet (author)2014-03-28

I saw a former firetruck of the same model at a Home Depot in San Jose California last year. Paint was more faded though. Amazing what you've done with this one!

Mr_Jaye (author)2013-07-19

Awesome idea! Love the design, does it draw a lot of attention when you are out on your trips?
I have been looking to do something simmilar only using it to also support my traveling to craft shows to sell my jewelry. Do you think this could be set up to include a small solidering & casting station as well?

lingg (author)2012-06-13

All hail the Mothership! Beautiful Job. Keep up the good work! You could design a swarm of stealth minivans that could be used for short duration camping trips and then return to the Mothership for refueling. AWESOME!

elvisisdead (author)2011-08-14

I'll vote for it once it reads "stuff I didn't need." No need for profanity.

Nephus (author)elvisisdead2011-08-14

Seriously? You're holding a vote in a contest hostage for your own "morality"? I usually don't bother voting for these things, but I did just to balance out your silliness.

As to the other replies, anything along the lines of "think of the children" is ALWAYS a trap to enforce mythical viewpoints on how society should work.

elvisisdead (author)Nephus2011-08-14

It's not my own morality. I grew up in a Navy household and can out curse anyone but another sailor. No need for it in this application. It's basic civility.

badwooki (author)elvisisdead2012-04-27

dont you serve to uphold anothers right to free speech ? if so back off and support his speech even if it doesnt agree with your own point of view squid

elvisisdead (author)badwooki2012-04-29

Perhaps you don't realize the irony in you criticizing people for not supporting free speech because it's not what you believe they should say. I thought I would take a moment to point that out. The whole point behind it is that anyone can say anything that they want - and more importantly - disagree with what anyone else has to say. The addition of the pejorative "squid" was an extra special touch. Thank you for your time and comments.

badwooki (author)elvisisdead2012-04-29

hehehehe nice

tundrawolf (author)Nephus2011-08-14

Nothing like berating policies that historically result in more civil society while promoting your own nebulous emotionally governed policies that have historically always resulted in needless societal upheval.

elvisisdead (author)tundrawolf2011-08-14

Such an elegant response, yet no cursing. Awesome.

bryan3141 (author)Nephus2011-08-14

I'm agreeing with Elvisisdead because I often read these things in situations (some workplaces) where there are uptight people who are looking for an excuse to limit internet access.

if he learned English from the average college student, soldier, sailor, or holywood he would have no idea the word is objectionable to some. this is an awesome make over

splazem (author)elvisisdead2011-08-31


i realized my mistake. please excuse! it was purposeless. next time i´ll try to chose my words more carefully... when i post comments, i do this while opened an dictionary in an other tab to write as correct as possible. i do my best.

Your English is much better than my German; I admire you for expanding your language ability. I could find no offensive language here, and the critic is being overly sensitive.
Ihre Arbeit an diesem Truck ist wirklich genial. Ich gratuliere Ihnen.

nointerested (author)elvisisdead2011-08-15

I think that this project is absolutely fantastic. I am equally impressed at the author's grasp of a foreign language as well as his creative genius. I think that it is worth remembering that for most of the world's population English is actually a foreign language, and that their perception of what is acceptable and, what is not, is coloured by media and more often by the movie industry.

To be honest I think that you have made a mountain out of a molehill here, and made your self look like a pillock in the process.

ubicomp (author)elvisisdead2011-08-14

With all politeness and due respect... get real.

mOrloff (author)ubicomp2011-08-15

Here's how I see it.
It's all just a matter of being responsible for one's actions.

If he wants to use such language, it's his prerogative.
If he hopes to gain votes, however, then he must just realize that he limited his own reach by his choice of words.
If he's not after votes, then this has no effect on HIM.

The fact of the matter is that the guidelines of common-courtesy induce us to limit our behavior to what won't offend others, but we have the right to be more selfish than that and act according to our own desires.

It takes all types to make the world. I prefer to support the types who think of others before themselves. But, that's just me.

elvisisdead (author)ubicomp2011-08-14

"Get real?" I wouldn't expect that someone would use profanity when describing the project while standing in front of me, either.

hohum (author)elvisisdead2011-08-14

why should steampunker_de change his language to meet your needs and standards, who died and left you in charge?

steampunker_de talks the way he talks, get over it, steampunker_de's truck is an elegant manifestation of creativity shown in an open, sharing way, he talks the way he talks.

get over it.

elvisisdead (author)hohum2011-08-14

Mmmm. No. I'm not in charge. Never asserted that I was. Simply stated that I didn't believe that profanity was needed.

It's AMAZING how freedom of speech works, isn't it? He can curse, and I can say that it wasn't necessary. Nobody can stop either of us from doing it.

NOTE: neither is in a position to say that the other is wrong - which I didn't. Just stated that I believed it wasn't necessary.

FuzzyBearGeek (author)hohum2011-08-14

Double Ditto! Prudes!

words only affect you if you let them. Let the person express themselves.

That's a crutch. There would not have been any loss in meaning by choosing a different word.

aardvark (author)elvisisdead2011-08-14

Absolutely true. I can't say how many time I wanted to share web info and couldn't because of details such as that.

affyx (author)elvisisdead2011-08-14

agreed this is a site for kids and adults alike - no need for profanity, it certainly added nothing to the explanation

bvigier (author)affyx2011-08-14

clearly that's not the nicest word he could have chosen, but maybe there are a few more serious problems in this world, don't you think?

ubicomp (author)bvigier2011-08-14

I'm glad you haven't changed the caption. They can opt out of they don't care for it.

Esmagamus (author)bvigier2011-08-14

Doesn't mean you can't take care of smaller things first. :)

scotth61 (author)elvisisdead2011-08-14


dwebb5 (author)elvisisdead2011-08-14


Wille B (author)2011-08-16

the foul language is disappointing. Nice work, but tainted by the language.

Erwin Troncoso (author)Wille B2011-08-16

No offense, but I don't see any "foul language" here. Mind showing us where it is?

Its in one of the comments its the "bad"poop.

taztdhs (author)2011-10-31

My friend if I had that fast back Mustang we would have to talk as I would be more than willing to trade with you and if I can come up with a way to send buses to you I would not hesitate to do buisiness with you as I too like camping and faires as well as working with wood and wit. Please stay in touch your work is wounderful with much attention to detail.

jnielsen8 (author)2011-10-29

Awesome but I don't have a fire truck :)

robosnitz (author)2011-10-08

I'm jealous.

jvazquez12 (author)2011-09-22

super cool!

ehmbee (author)2011-09-07

Wow, I wish they sold those here-though we can find a UNIMOG now and then...

julialy (author)2011-09-05

This is VERY COOL. :)

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