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In search of a 1953 L model LS 85

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In search of a 1953 L model LS 85 that was converted into a flat bed in the early 90's. It was owned by Bandbox cleaners in Tomah Wisconsin and I lost track of it a decade ago. I belong to the fire dept. where it last saw service in the 1980s. Jessup Hose Co. #1 Jessup, Pa. It originally belonged to the Village of Farmingdale Long Island Ny and my dept. bought it off them in 1968. If anybody has any info to its whereabouts I would greatly appreciate it. (air brakes, gas engine)

 

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Thats the truck. The owner kindly sent me pictures of it about 15 years ago. I can't seem to find out if they still have it.

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Still no answer from them or anybody else on here. So I don't know where it is. I have a friend that is very interested in purchasing that vehicle...

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Try contacting the Tomah Fire Dept or Tomah Fire on facebook.  A fire guy there may know something or would be willing to make an inquiry.  With a population of 9,000 people, it isn't that big a place.

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Their is a truck that looks very close to what you are looking for ,it is in HEMMINGS MOTOR NEWS (August 2019) page 210 and it for sale

   listed as a 1951 LF ,ex fire truck ,has a Hall-Scott gas engine, flat bed . 209-608-2007  in Calif. red body black fenders

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On 6/27/2019 at 5:29 PM, RJAlunni said:

Still nothing...

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/mack/lf/2278197.html

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This 53 Did long service to New Hyde Park Volunteer FD. 

Not sure about the Farmingdale piece of this puzzle. 

 

Would love to confirm that this is the same converted rig. 

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This truck did service to New Hyde Park NY for a long time. 

The old-timers recall the sale to Jessup. 

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On 6/2/2019 at 9:55 PM, j hancock said:

Try contacting the Tomah Fire Dept or Tomah Fire on facebook.  A fire guy there may know something or would be willing to make an inquiry.  With a population of 9,000 people, it isn't that big a place.

 

9 hours ago, NEIL Brogan said:

This 53 Did long service to New Hyde Park Volunteer FD. 

Not sure about the Farmingdale piece of this puzzle. 

 

Would love to confirm that this is the same converted rig. 

Band Box Cleaners owned a couple fire trucks.  Has anyone called the Tomah Fire Department?  They would probably know of fire trucks in their local neighborhood.

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You are correct the village of farmingdale long island ny. we have all the original bills of sale when we purchased in 1968.

 

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Very similar that truck at hemmings but that is not it. I appreciate the help!

 

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