Tony De Leo's

1942 Chevrolet Firetruck

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29 December 2006
# 1762

From Tony :


           Here is my new (and first) restoration project -- a 1942 Chevrolet fire engine built by Howard S. Cooper, a now non-existent Northwest fire apparatus builder. I have had it for less that a month. I'm working on building a place for it to call home and get it and me out of the weather.

           As you can see, it served on the Long Beach, Washington Fire Department for most of its life. My wonderful wife, Sherry (she's the best) fully supported the purchase and promises to help in the restoration My granddaughter (she's 2) wants a ride when it is on the road.

           Background: I served as a volunteer firefighter and EMT with the Port Townsend Fire Department and fought many fires with a truck that could be this truck's twin. So this is partially "going home" and a labor of love!

           Thanks for Stovebolt! What a great resource!!


Tony De Leo
"42 chev pumper"
Bolter # 12715
Port Hadlock, Washington

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