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MAKE now has a 1981 Mercedes Benz 508D Diesel Doka fire truck! It has 47,274 kilometers, a heavy duty military/commercial grade 6-cylinder diesel with a 5-speed manual transmission. It has two bucket seats up front, 7 seats in the back seating area, tons of storage racks and bins, and the roof is covered in diamond plate and accessible by ladder. It can go up 55 miles per hour and can carry 9 passengers.

You’ll see it at Maker Faire, but we need your help! We need to mod it (of course) and we also need to name it. If we use your suggestion(s) or mod(s), we’ll send you some cool stuff from the Maker Store!

More:
MAKE Fire Truck (photos) Link.

Note: The truck is at MAKE HQ; we’d never actually park it like that.

How to help:

  • Post your suggestions for naming and mods in the comments and/or in the MAKE forums – Link.
  • Post your sketches, drawings, 3D models, clay models, whatever in the MAKE Flickr photo pool – Link.