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Chuck put in a 395 small block Chevy engine with fuel injection, changed the steering, front suspension (3 inch drop spindle), & added a Gear Vendor Overdrive.
Chuck put in a 395 small block Chevy engine with fuel injection, changed the steering, front suspension (3 inch drop spindle), & added a Gear Vendor Overdrive.
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He restored the wood stake bed, revised the corners for the lights, added an under bed gas tank and gas transfer tank, & dual exhaust stacks.
He restored the wood stake bed, revised the corners for the lights, added an under bed gas tank and gas transfer tank, & dual exhaust stacks.
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The cab will be restored & repainted in the future (we've been saying that for a few years now)...
The cab will be restored & repainted in the future (we've been saying that for a few years now)...
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Unfortunately, the original bed (tanks) are not available for us to restore the bed to its original
Unfortunately, the original bed (tanks) are not available for us to restore the bed to its original "look"; but we love the '38 REO as it now exists. We actually got to meet one of Ralph's students who worked on this truck in the 90's.
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We're still looking for an original Forestry picture during its service as a fire truck.  P.S. As of November 27, 2010; we think we have one (compliments of the California Department of Forestry).
We're still looking for an original Forestry picture during its service as a fire truck. P.S. As of November 27, 2010; we think we have one (compliments of the California Department of Forestry).
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The REO enjoys its use as a tow vehicle for our vintage trailers . . .
The REO enjoys its use as a tow vehicle for our vintage trailers . . .
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