The Detroit Firemen's Benevolent Fund has raised more than $75,000 for the truck's restoration. In addition, many companies and individuals have donated time, talent and parts for the project, including Todd's Customs and Rods, Motor City Solutions, Finishmaster and Daimler-Chrysler.
The Seagrave truck was displayed at the 2008 North American International Auto Show with quite a few period-correct items, including a fire hydrant, a fire department call and dispatch board and a call-box used to report a fire (the type of box you would have found on a street corner).
Pictures can't convey the craftsmanship that's apparent in this restoration project. When the truck is finished, in mid-2008, it will be as much a work of art as a functional vehicle.