Thread: Antique fire trucks
04-01-2011, 03:43 PM #1
Antique fire trucks
Just wondering who i could contact to find out the value of a couple old trucks my dad has, he recently passed away and were trying to find out what they are worth. I can post pics later when the snow melts away from them. 1954 Seagrave and i believe the other is a 1949? LaFrance
04-01-2011, 04:16 PM #2"Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."
04-03-2011, 10:59 AM #3
thanks for the post, the trucks are definately restorable, one hardly has any rust as its not been sitting outside that long just this winter, the other one i havent looked at in years but has been parked in a corner so i dont think there is much damage, maybe just a lil more surface rust. but i will post some pictures when i can.
04-03-2011, 12:09 PM #4
Covering them does not help. Even with a good-quality RV cover on mine for about a year, I paid the price by allowing all my chrome to become pitted with rust from built-up moisture under the truck."Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."
04-06-2011, 12:34 AM #5
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FWDBuff put it perfectly, having restored several trucks myself they usually are more expensive to fix than they are worth. There truely a labor of love. I too would be happy to offer and educated guess on the value or you could check out the SPAAMFAA website and check out comparables.
04-06-2011, 11:16 PM #6
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Antique Fire Trucks
Do you know which fire departments originally had these trucks?
Sometimes, the FD's that originally had them (or even fire buff's) would like to purchase those particular trucks to restore and use for parade pieces.
12-09-2013, 05:43 PM #7
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- Camden SC
NEED SPRING for Seagraves
Looking for a starter bendix spring for a 1921 Seagraves see attached pictures
12-11-2013, 07:13 PM #8
Bootsatcfd have you contacted Bendix? In the past I have found them to be pretty good at supporting their older products.
Have you contacted any Seagrave Fire Apparatus Owners Groups? There are several on Facebook.
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