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I know it’s a long shot but my 1953 LS95 worked with a 1954 LS85 Sedan Cab and last I heard about it she was sold for scrap back in 2014. If anyone knows for certain if she still exists that would be awesome. I wish I knew it was her when I saw it up for sale the first time. I’ve checked the Vin # and it matches.

Here’s the ad if that would help anyone: https://www.govdeals.com/?fa=Main.Item&itemid=1410&acctid=1581

I would love to know if she’s still around or really is gone for good.

Here’s the only picture I have of the 2 together.

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I'm almost 90% sure I saw this rig on a step deck heading south on I-81 in Hagerstown roughly a few weeks after the auction ended.  Sorry I don't have any idea who hauled her or were she was going but my assumption is she's still around.

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No, it wasn't yours I saw.   It was definitely slime green/yellow in color.   

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In case anyone sees it I’m still interested in tracking this one down. If anyone has any pictures of it that’d be awesome because I’m having a hard time finding any. They don’t have to be new just any picture from any time of this rig will do. I have faith some parts of it are out there somewhere, but at this point I’m just trying to find more info to be able to possibly be able to identify it better. I’m unlucky enough to have never seen it in person or atleast remember seeing it. It’s district due to its square rear box fenders and sedan cab with twin molded roof lights and center dome rotator light.

Any help in this is greatly appreciated. I know there’s a lot of guys that would love to see it again after being lost. It mean a lot to them.

Thanks.

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Hope it is still out there.  I will keep my four eyes peeled.

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Some other engines that the company is searching for mostly so they can have as many of their old engines as possible for future musters. If you spot them or know their owner let me know so I could provide the company with information in the future if they don’t mind.

I’ve got leads on some of them and others the company does know where they are, but it’s just nice to have possibilities. In fact one of the engines pictured was at the most recent muster in just not sure which of the seagrave pumpers it was. Another one is still green and white and somewhere in Maryland to my knowledge. 

We’re also still searching for the sister to our CF which was a 1972 CF that went to California and disappeared. Most of the others can be tracked down but ironically only the sisters to my engines seem to have disappeared from the face of the earth.

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After doing more research it looks like it was sold by IHC to the Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in Morris Plains, NJ where it stayed until July 31st 2014 when it was sold, and all sources lead to being sold to a scrap dealer but that’s not a definite. Just adding what I find as time goes on. All of this was pretty easy to figure out but hey, something is better than nothing.

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Keep searching, and keeping us up dated .This will read better than an Agatha Christie  novel ..Might I recommend you do a satellite  google map search of junk yards with a hundred miles .

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1 hour ago, CaptainCrutch said:

After doing more research it looks like it was sold by IHC to the Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in Morris Plains, NJ where it stayed until July 31st 2014 when it was sold, and all sources lead to being sold to a scrap dealer but that’s not a definite. Just adding what I find as time goes on. All of this was pretty easy to figure out but hey, something is better than nothing.

Since the facility was shut down pretty much intact anyone ever asked if it was left there?

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if it was, it ain't there any more, as greystone was knocked down in 2016

 

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The Jersey government sold it when they went to knock it down and I can’t find it on google maps around the facility before 2014. Doesn’t mean it’s not there, I just can’t find it. It was bought by someone on GovDeals and then seemingly disappeared, and from what I’ve heard is seems like it’s somewhere down south which is a huge area to search. The old ad is in the top post.

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Have you tried to call the two people listed in the add to see is they have any information?

Have you contacted gov deals and asked them to get you in contact with the buyer?

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We called them a while ago and they didn’t know anything, and gov deals would say anything to to us. Not that they probably know anything anyways, they probably just had to be at a certain place to meet a flatbed and hand over the paperwork.

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I found an old picture of the ‘54 LS85. Looks to be shortly after it was delivered.

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There’s a few pictures of your truck on eBay.....8B6859C0-E157-405C-90DC-7DE6E2A7706A.thumb.png.cc5e7c6d75f0f3545d7ab444cb0d900a.png

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Care to send me the link? That is the one I own and I like looking at all the old stuff like this of the old engines...

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I don’t have a link but just type in “Mack fire” in the search box on eBay and scroll through the ads and you’ll find them..... I think there’s 3 of your truck.....

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