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This Old Fire Truck

Welcome to my website.  Since 1998 I have been buying and restoring historic emergency vehicles.  I went from Cadillac ambulances (aka professional cars) to rescue and fire trucks.  I have restored one vehicle as a replica patrol car for the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office at the request of Sheriff Tom Knight.  Check out the following pages for all 13 vehicles.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

This was my last project.  In February of 2015.  

I acquired this 1936 Ford emergency vehicle from a gentleman in Canada who found it in a barn in Massachusetts in 1988.  The truck was originally known as Truck 1, the fire chief's truck, in Belchertown, MA.

Thanks to my friend Al Toscano for working on this truck at least 20 hours a week over the last two years, we sanded and "ground" the rust off (upper photo is what it looked like coming off the truck) and replaced a lot of oak veneer in the patient compartment.  The bottom photo was taken at the Historic Venice Train Depot in May of 2017.

The owner in Canada used it to deliver motorcycles.  He installed a trailer towing package.  

The truck has a 1988 Ford Cobra motor (302), automatic transmission, power brakes, 12 volts, and a Pioneer Stereo System.  We added a back up camera.