Chicago Fire Department 1954 Autocar® Squad 4 Specifications
Over 250 hand-crafted parts.
Each individually designed, cast or fabricated part is hand-assembled using tweezers, glue-filled syringes, and a steady hand. Materials are chosen to replicate each feature accurately and include stainless steel, high-def resin, brass, wire, rubber and other composites.
Squad 4 - Pride of the Northside.
Squad 4 will feature its own license plate and graphics...but will feature the MARS Aurora Borealis light bar on the cab roof. Squad 4 was stationed at 1219 Gunnison St. at the Engine 83 House.
Museum grade precision.
Over a year of development has been invested in Chicago Fire Department Autocar scale models. Countless hours of design, proofing, and improvements make this replica museum grade.
Extremely limited availability.
Production of CFD Autocar Squad 4 will be limited to 300 units. Fire Replicas are designed with the elite collector in mind, and manufactured in limited quantities to enhance future value.
Fully custom presentation.
The CFD Autocar Squad measures 5.75"L x 2"W x 2.25"T and is securely displayed inside a custom case. The case dimensions are 8"L x 4.5"W x 3.75"T and the platform includes an etched stainless steel nameplate with the CFD seal, department and truck name.
Chicago Fire Department 1954 Autocar Squad 3 Scale Model Specs
- Scale: 1:50
- Northside Squad stationed at 1219 Gunnison St. in the Engine 83 House
- Features the MARS Auroa Borealis Light Bar on the cab roof instead of the MARS "football" light.
- Includes an accessory pack with a stokes basket and 2 rear water cannons, which can be glued/strapped in place.
- Production Quantity: No more than 300 units.
- Multi-materials including High Def Resin, stainless steel photo etch metal, wire, rubber and other composites.
- Mounted inside high quality, custom display case featuring etched stainless steel I.D. nameplate.
- Model Dimensions: 5.75"L x 2"W x 2.25"T
- Display Case Dimensions: 8"L x 4.5"W x 3.75"T
About the Scale Model
This Chicago Fire Department 1954 Autocar Squad 4 scale model is a museum grade replica. Like all Fire Replicas models, every detail is modeled to perfection and with razor sharp precision. The replica features the specific department configuration and graphics, leaving no detail overlooked. The display case is custom manufactured with high quality acrylic and resin. The stainless steel etched plate features the department and truck name, and department seal. This replica is a treasure to be displayed and admired and is in no way a toy.
This is not a toy and not suitable for children under the age of 14. This highly detailed scale model contains small, intricate pieces that may present a choking hazard.
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Excellent reproduction of the 'Historic' Squads. The workmanship is exquisite. My memory as a very young school boy in the early 1960's was Squad 9 located on the Southside of Chicago at Engine 116's quarters located then at 5259 S. Wood St., these Squads company reproductions bring back the days of my childhood. Unfortunately I missed out on the purchase of the Squad 9 model when offered, but this model serves well. Keep up the GREAT work Fire Replicas!
Absolutely beautiful replica!! The attention to detail is great! I wish I was much smaller so I could ride on this thing! LOL!! I have mine sitting on a shelf along with a photo of the actual rig. Excellent and high quality workmanship! Keep up the great work!
P.S. A Chicago FWD tillered wooden aerial replica would be phenomenal!!
Found the model to be well built. It is an excellent addition to my collection.
This model like all your others, I've got 5, is splendid. I hope you make more of the classic trucks.
Model is exquisitely detailed. Great showpiece.
These squads are awesome. I've got three now. Can't wait to see more historic Autocar fire apparatus!
I received the model as noted. On time, quality superb, with two exceptions. Now I'm getting picky.
Some pictures show the "Stokes" basket attached, when I tried to do that with the tape straps, it fell off within one day.
I will say, not a major issue.
The (2) two extra deluge pipes had now where to go as there were no pre-drilled holes for them and (1) handle broke off. (I do know that these collector pieces are fragile.) I was able to attach the "Stokes" basket as shown in one of the photos by fabricating 2 "S" hook from a strand of # 16 electrical wire. It will work well.
Again, a great product.
I am proud to own one of your models and be able to speak with on the phone.
keep up the good work.
Fire Replicas has again hit it out of the park with a perfect replica of one of Chicago's most unique pieces of fire equipment. A model none of us dared hope would ever be produced is available as a masterpiece. Thank you Fire Replicas!
I received my CFD Squad 4 a few weeks ago, and was blown away with the craftsmanship and detail on this piece. From the way it was packaged to the handwritten thank you letter in the box, I was very impressed.