1958 Ford fire truck to farm truck
I bought a 1958 Ford Fire truck, that Iím removing the rear ďbox/tankĒ from. So then Iíll have just the cab and chassis. Iím going to shorten the wheelbase some, and build a flatbed for it. Because the truck only has 10,200 original miles on it and zero rust, it will make for one very nice farm truck. Nothing like going to the feed store, getting supplies and picking up feed on a nice summer day, in a clean 58 year old piece of classic American iron.
So Iím looking for some ideas, or for a use for the back half of the old fire truck. Everything's there...radio communications, emergency lights, spot lights, motor driven sirens, ladder, water hoses, hydrant hoses, water hose with reel, a few different types of spray nozzles, hydrant and hose wrenches. A complete working fire truck, thatís just too old and out of date for emergence response work anymore. It was pulled from service only six years ago. And the day it was purchased, it was on a fire call just the night before. She was doing her job, right up to the very end. Everything works...it just got used this weekend to pump 25,000 gallons of water for a swimming pool. Iím not a purest (obviously) buy any means, but I hate seeing good stuff sold to the scrap yard. Once itís there, itíll be forever gone.....but what do ya do with it?
I must have a very understanding wife......because I have way too many cars/trucks/motorcycles for one man to own.