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 THE REO STORY 
We wish to thank the CDF Museum in San Bernardino, CA,for providing us with these two early pictures.  This one is most likely not our REO, but . . .
We wish to thank the CDF Museum in San Bernardino, CA,for providing us with these two early pictures. This one is most likely not our REO, but . . .
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. . . there is a huge possibility that this picture is of our REO in earlier times.  Thank you, CDF Museum!!!
. . . there is a huge possibility that this picture is of our REO in earlier times. Thank you, CDF Museum!!!
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THE REO STORY
Forestry Water Pumper Fire Truck
1938 Cab Over Engine (COE)
THE REO STORY
Forestry Water Pumper Fire Truck
1938 Cab Over Engine (COE)
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Found buried up to its axle in a wash in a storage yard near Fallbrook, CA.   Man interested in buying the truck actually drove it for the Forestry Service.  Believe it was for the California Department of Forestry (CDF).
Found buried up to its axle in a wash in a storage yard near Fallbrook, CA. Man interested in buying the truck actually drove it for the Forestry Service. Believe it was for the California Department of Forestry (CDF).
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Forestry Service modified the truck which probably included making it into a crew cab somewhere in the Berkeley/Davis area after it was purchased.
Forestry Service modified the truck which probably included making it into a crew cab somewhere in the Berkeley/Davis area after it was purchased.
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The interested man retired to Oregon.  He contacted the owner of the storage yard saying he wanted to restore the truck.  Several months went by; the owner did not hear from the man.  The truck was sold to Ralph.
The interested man retired to Oregon. He contacted the owner of the storage yard saying he wanted to restore the truck. Several months went by; the owner did not hear from the man. The truck was sold to Ralph.
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Ralph put the truck body on a 1978 Chevy chassis and put in a 350 Chevy engine with a 400 turbo transmission.
Ralph put the truck body on a 1978 Chevy chassis and put in a 350 Chevy engine with a 400 turbo transmission.
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Ralph also restored and painted the truck to its present colors.  He sold the truck to Brent in the mid-90's.
Ralph also restored and painted the truck to its present colors. He sold the truck to Brent in the mid-90's.
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We spotted the truck at the Rose Bowl Swap Meet in Pasadena, California.  Vintage shirts were sold out of the back bed; it had a
We spotted the truck at the Rose Bowl Swap Meet in Pasadena, California. Vintage shirts were sold out of the back bed; it had a "For Sale" sign on it. Chuck loved it but walked on. Toni decided Chuck needed it and bought it for him for Christmas 1999.
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We brought it home.
We brought it home.
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