1956 Chevy 4400 Napco Brush Truck 4x4
From Mike :
Thought you might like to see the picture of my 1956 Chevy Brush Truck. It's a 4400 Napco 4x4 with a 265 V8 and a 4-speed transmission.
A guy from SPAMFFA looked me up to tell me about an event coming up in Fredericksburg (MD) where my '57 Fire Engine came from. He said they were looking for me to ask if I would bring my truck to their anniversary festivities.
In the process, he tells me he is restoring a 1937 ALF. I mentioned I also had a brush truck. Turns out, he had some pictures (the one on the right) and info of my truck. He said it was made by Damascus and that it has parts from a 1932 truck used in making it. I need to learn more. He thinks I should restore it back!
Where would I ever fine all of the stuff that was on that truck and what would that cost???
Restore? Yes, I said restore. Here's what the truck looks like NOW!
When you see these -- the before and now pictures -- people think you have them labeled backwards. Most of us buy rust and turn it into a gem. This was a gem that's now rust.
Mike has some good Task Force identification information on his web site, Mike's Garage.
I think restoring it back as a brush truck would make for a far more significant and fun vehicle than just another stakebed truck (albeit one with 4WD). Given the current condition of the truck, I'd say a full, accurate and exact restoration is probably going to be prohibitively expensive. But I bet you could get reasonably close without busting the bank.
My opinion, anyway. That truck sure would look great at the Winchester Fire truck Parade! ~ Editor