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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 A complete working fire truck, thatís just too old and out of date for emergence response work anymore.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?
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I must have a very understanding wife......because I have way too many cars/trucks/motorcycles for one man to own.
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Re: 1958 Ford fire truck to farm truck

Contact these guys
SPAAMFAA - The Antique Fire Truck Club of America
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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 know exactly how ya feel, Warrior....

Theres a couple of requests on the SPAAMFAA webiste right now looking for some of your stuff. Specifically the handrails on the back, and top of the bed. I'd inventory EVERYTHING, take plenty of pics, and list it there and on E-Bay. Truthfully, the only stuff you have thats worth GOOD money is parts like the hard suction hoses or nozzles or fittings...maybe ladders too, that came from the truck builder. I can't tell from the pics, but it looks like yours is an American...maybe a Barton-American..And that isn't one of the Holy Grail brands everyone wants...LOL...Altho I wouldn't say that around someone thats passionate about that brand.

I wouldn't hang on to any of it long, if it didn't sell. All of the hose ends, caps, adapters, nozzles, even the whole pump if you don't want to keep it to pump pools with; are all solid brass. good money at the scrap yard.
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Re: 1958 Ford fire truck to farm truck

Screw those asstards,


OPEN the bed up. remove the water tanks, remove the side racks. use it like it is, just drop all the junk and keep the 2 speed rear end.
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