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1958 Chevy Napco 1-Ton

Owned by

Stan Skowronek
"Stan 58"
Bolter # 807
Massena, New York

 

09 January 2008
# 2176

From Stan :

           This is the original plant fire truck from the Chevrolet aluminum foundry in Massena, New York, where I have worked since 1981. It is a factory NAPCO 1 ton with a 235 ci 6-cylinder, 5.17:1 gears, 4-speed transmission, and 8.00-19.5 wheels.

           The truck was an internal purchase order, in 1958 when the plant was built, and converted to a fire truck by plant personnel.

           In 1974, the truck was donated to the Constable, NY Volunteer Fire Department where it served as a brush fire truck for 30 years. It has never been registered with the department of motor vehicles. It has a shop made tank, extra large generator under the hood, and a PTO pump for the water tank.

           I bought it at a sealed bid auction with 10K miles on it. It had brand new Goodyear Xtra tractions on it when I got it.

           I am currently restoring it and have the chassis completed. The paint will have to wait until spring when it warms up.

           I have been unsuccessful in finding any pictures of it in Chevrolet Plant Security trim, but I'm still looking.

Thanks!

Stan

           ~Great looking truck!  There is a soft-spot for fire trucks around here!  Can’t wait to see the finished pictures… Gallery Gal

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