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1937 Seagrave Safety Sedan - NAIAS Show Display

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Fallen Firefighter's Memorial Rig Project
1937 Seagrave Safety Sedan - Vintage Fire Truck

Fallen Firefighter's Memorial Rig Project - 1937 Seagrave Safety Sedan

© Dale Wickell
The Detroit Fire Department bought this truck in 1937, and Engine #13 served active duty for three decades before its retirement.

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.

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