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    We have a '58 Engine that we're looking to get restored. Is there anyone out there who recently had a truck restored, or know where I might go to get more info? Ideally, I'm looking for a place in the PA/DE/NJ area to do the work, but would take any and all suggestions. Thanks.

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    I think Winns in Lex. KY. dose resteration work. I know it's not PA/DE/NJ but they may know of a place closer to you.
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    Go to a bookstore and buy a copy of Hemmings Motor News. There is nothing involved in antique and classic cars and trucks that is not in that magazine.

    If this is a FD-owned apparatus, you should try to get the work done within the FD and with as many donations as possible. If you go outside with this, you are going to pay a bloody fortune.

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    There's also the Society for the Preservation & Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America (SPAAMFA):

    http://www.spaamfaa.org/
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    Kenneth Soderbeck of Hand in Hand Restoration is in Michigan, I think. Perhaps too far for your needs. I have no idea what he charges, but I've seen some of his work and it's amazing (he's even been on the History Channel).

    I suspect an in-house project would be more affordable, and perhaps more rewarding. SPAAMFA would get my vote as best available all-around resource.
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    We have a 1929 and a 1930 vintage truck, we restored both of them. I say we, the guys did. There were a few who like doing that stuff. Of course you will need to be mechanically inclined and know how to work on trucks.

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