bobbytnm, your buddy's yard has a 39 standard four door in what looks like nice shape. What is he doing with it?
Good eye! Unfortunatley I took that pic several years ago. I'm not sure if he still has it or not. I'll be passing by there this week some time and I'll try to snap another pic. He always has good stuff around there, some of it on consignment for others, some of it his.
1957 Ford F750? Fire Patrol #1 built by General Body of Chicago. Fire Museum of Greater Chicago donated this rig to a member who is restoring it. He told me he had to get a replacement frame and drivetrain so far. It is going to cost some big $$$ to get this cool rig back on the road.
This just sold on Ebay last week for $1250. maybe some of you have seen it? anyway it is odd but looks more like a car than a truck!
here is the description from the seller
"This is a custom project truck. Absolutely one-of-a-kind head turner! This truck does need a bunch of finish work, but the major work has already been completed and it is ready for finish body work, engine, drive train, electrical, glass and interior completion.
This amazing truck actually started out as a four-door sedan and has been coneverted to a custom truck with plenty of cutom features. Nice built-in hood scoop, cool flared sides and much more. Doors and rear tailgate removed for restoration are in the truck bed.
Besides what is obvious in the photos attached the car comes with custom seats built and newly upholstered (brand new) buckets. It also has a brand new wooden bed with chrome slats that I am including for the winning bidder.
Don't be fooled by the photos. This truck has been though extensive body work and the rust you see is very minor surface rust. This truck is solid as a rock!
Please note: The enginen and transmission shown in teh photos are not part of this auction and are being sold separately. If the winning bid reaches a certain point I would be willing to include the small block Chevy 350 and transmission that was gone through several years ago by a professional shop.
I am not a mechanic, or a restorer and will do my best to answer any questions you may have. I do not know things such as "what front end" or "what rear end" is on the truck.
Thank you for your time and good luck! "
When I saw this I immediately though of that "Extra Super Rare Truck" I forget what it was called? was it a 57 Ford?? That BobJ posted about a year or so ago. Bob you know which super rare truck ps I'm talking about? please post a picture of it again, its a a beauty.