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1922 Ahrens Fox Piston Pumper
1922 Ahrens Fox
1922 Ahrens Fox
1922 Ahrens Fox
1922 Ahrens Fox
1922 Ahrens Fox
1922 Ahrens Fox
1922 Ahrens Fox
1922 Ahrens Fox
1922 Ahrens Fox

This fire engine was built for Chicago Fire Department 7 and was  stationed in the Stockyard 

area of Chicago.  It was manufactured in 1921 and delivered in  1922.

Type of Fire Truck: Pumper (piston)

Model: IM-2

Pumper GPM: 750

 Height of Vehicle: 8'

Length of Vehicle: 22'8"

Tire Sizes: 40 x 8

Width of Vehicle: 6'4"

Hours on Pumper:

750 gal @ 120 lbs for 6 hrs

 375 gal @ 200 lbs for 4 hrs

250 gal @ 250 lbs for 2 hrs

Engine Details:

6 cylinder engine ‐ 2 plugs per cylinder, duel  ignition system, magneto & distributor, 3 speed  manual transmission, gas, up draft carburetor, mechanical brakes, spring suspension.

The "Ball", or the pulsation chamber, reduces  the throbbing of the stream as it ejects from the nozzle. The tall chamber on the front retained  the vacuum on the intake side of the pump.  With minor variation, the style of this pump did not change from 1915 to 1952.

1924 Baby Stutz 
1924 Baby Stutz
1924 Baby Stutz
1924 Baby Stutz
1924 Baby Stutz
1924 Baby Stutz
1924 Baby Stutz
1924 Baby Stutz
1924 Baby Stutz
1924 Baby Stutz

Type of Fire Truck: Pumper

Model: K2 (Baby)

Pumper GPM: 400

Tire Sizes: 8.25 x 20

Length of Vehicle: 24'

Height of Vehicle: 6'6"

Width of Vehicle: 6'4"

Engine Details:

Buda, 71 hp, 6 cylinder flat head gas, 1 carburetor. Up draft 3‐speed, manual transmission, mechanical brakes

Delivered to Treverton, Pennsylvania in 1924

Manufactured by Stutz Fire Engine Co., 

South  Bend, Indiana

1925 Ahrens Fox Pumper
1925 Ahrens Fox Pumper
1925 Ahrens Fox Pumper
1925 Ahrens Fox Pumper
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1925 Ahrens Fox Pumper
1925 Ahrens Fox Pumper
1925 Ahrens Fox Pumper
1925 Ahrens Fox Pumper

Year: 1925

Manufacturer: Ahrens Fox

Model: J‐S‐4

Type of Fire Truck: Pumper

Height of Vehicle: 8'

Length of Vehicle: 22'5"

Width of Vehicle: 6' 7"

Tire Sizes: 10 x 20

Pumper GPM: 750

Hours on Pumper:

750 gal @ 120 lbs for 6 hrs

375 gal  @ 200 lbs for 4 hrs

250 gal @ 250 lbs for 2 hrs

Engine details:

6 cylinder ‐ 2 plugs per cylinder, duel ignition system, magneto & distributor, mechanical brakes 3‐speed manual spring suspension.

The "Ball", or the pulsation chamber, reduces  the throbbing of the stream as it ejects from the nozzle. The tall chamber on the front retained  the vacuum on the intake side of the pump.  With minor variation, the style of this pump did not change from 1915 to 1952.

Served in the Maywood, Illinois fire department.

Manufactured by Ahrens Fox Cincinnati, Ohio

1925 Stutz Pumper
1925 Stutz Pumper
1925 Stutz Pumper
1925 Stutz Pumper
1925 Stutz Pumper
1925 Stutz Pumper
1925 Stutz Pumper
1925 Stutz Pumper
1925 Stutz Pumper

Year: 1925

Manufacturer: Stutz

Model: Model C

Type of Fire Truck: Pumper

Pumper GPM: 750

Tire Sizes: 38 x 7

Length of Vehicle: 24'5"

Width of Vehicle: 6'3"

Engine Details:

Stutz 175 hp, 6 cylinder, 

has a bronze crank  case, and a single overhead cam.  

Motor stands  4' from the bottom of the oil pan to the top of  the cam cover. Gas, up draft carburetor.

3‐speed manual

Served the City of Darby, Pennsylvania 

Manufactured by Stutz Fire Engine Co., 

South  Bend, Indiana

1948 MACK Crew Cab

Year: 1948

Manufacturer: MACK

Model: Crew Cab

Length of Vehicle: 25'

Height of Vehicle: 8' 9"

Width of Vehicle: 8'

1952 Ford ‐ Class F
1952 Ford ‐ Class F
1952 Ford ‐ Class F
1952 Ford ‐ Class F
1952 Ford ‐ Class F
1952 Ford ‐ Class F
1952 Ford ‐ Class F
1952 Ford ‐ Class F
1952 Ford ‐ Class F
1952 Ford ‐ Class F

Manufacturer: Ford

Year: 1952

Model: F7 Big Job

Type of Fire Truck: Pumper

Pumper GPM: 500

Tire Sizes: 8.00 x 20

Length of Vehicle: 21' 9"

Height of Vehicle: 9'

Width of Vehicle: 7'

Hours on Pumper:

500 gal @ 120 lbs

250 gal @ 200 lbs

Engine Details:

312 Cubic Inch, V8, 146hp, gas with carburetor, hydraulic brakes, spring suspension, duel wheel rear.

Linwood Fire Dept. #1

1953 Ford ‐ COE ‐ Class C ‐ Rescue
1953 Ford ‐ COE ‐ Class C ‐ Rescue
1953 Ford ‐ COE ‐ Class C ‐ Rescue
1953 Ford ‐ COE ‐ Class C ‐ Rescue
1953 Ford ‐ COE ‐ Class C ‐ Rescue
1953 Ford ‐ COE ‐ Class C ‐ Rescue
1953 Ford ‐ COE ‐ Class C ‐ Rescue
1953 Ford ‐ COE ‐ Class C ‐ Rescue
1953 Ford ‐ COE ‐ Class C ‐ Rescue
1953 Ford ‐ COE ‐ Class C ‐ Rescue
1953 Ford ‐ COE ‐ Class C ‐ Rescue

Year: 1953

Manufacturer: Ford

Model: C75 COE

Type of Fire Truck:

Rescue vehicle/personal carrier

Tire Sizes: 10 x 20

Height of Vehicle: 9'

Length of Vehicle: 21' 9"

Width of Vehicle: 7' 11"

Engine Details:

Ford Y Block 317 cubic inches, 8 cylinder, hydraulic brakes 5‐speed manual, top speed in 5th gear ‐ 50mph

50th Anniversary Model ‐ Rare

1954 Chevrolet
1954 Chevrolet
1954 Chevrolet
1954 Chevrolet
1954 Chevrolet
1954 Chevrolet
1954 Chevrolet
1954 Chevrolet
1954 Chevrolet
1954 Chevrolet
1954 Chevrolet

Year: 1954

Manufacturer: Chevrolet

Model: 6400

Type of Fire Truck: Parade Truck 

Tire Sizes: 8.25 x 20

Length of Vehicle: 23'

Height of Vehicle: 7' 7"

Width of Vehicle: 7' 7"

Engine Details:

GM, 6 cylinder, 261 cubic inch, gas, down draft, 4‐speed manual, hydraulic brakes.

Manufactured by Chevrolet Division 

General  Motors

Detroit, Michigan

Vehicle seats 10 people

1955 Ford Pumper
1955 Ford Pumper
1955 Ford Pumper
1955 Ford Pumper
1955 Ford Pumper
1955 Ford Pumper
1955 Ford Pumper
1955 Ford Pumper
1955 Ford Pumper
1955 Ford Pumper

Year: 1955

Manufacturer: Ford

Type of Fire Truck: Pumper

Model: F80

Pumper GPM: 375

Tire Sizes: 10 x 20

Length of Vehicle: 27' 9"

Height of Vehicle: 8'

Width of Vehicle: 8' 3"

Hours on Pumper:

375 gpm @ 250 lbs

525 gpm @ 200 lbs

    750 gpm @ 4150 lbs  

 

       Engine Details:

Ford Y Block ‐ V8, 317 cubic inch 4‐speed manual, hydraulic brakes, gas with carburetor     

1956 GMC Pumper
1956 GMC Pumper
1956 GMC Pumper
1956 GMC Pumper
1956 GMC Pumper
1956 GMC Pumper
1956 GMC Pumper
1956 GMC Pumper
1956 GMC Pumper
1956 GMC Pumper
1956 GMC Pumper

Year: 1956

Manufacturer: GMC

Model: 370

Type of Fire Truck: Pumper

Pumper GPM: 500

Tire Sizes: 9 x 20

Length of Vehicle: 25' 3"

Height of Vehicle: 8'

Width of Vehicle: 7' 11"

Hours on pumper:

500 gal @ 150 lbs

 350 gal @ 200 lbs

250 gal @ 250 lbs

Engine Details:

GMC, V8, 316 cubic inch, 5-speed manual

Manufactured by 

GMC Truck & Coach Division

Pontiac, Michigan

1957 Dodge Howe Pumper
1957 Dodge Howe Pumper
1957 Dodge Howe Pumper
1957 Dodge Howe Pumper
1957 Dodge Howe Pumper
1957 Dodge Howe Pumper
1957 Dodge Howe Pumper
1957 Dodge Howe Pumper
1957 Dodge Howe Pumper

Year: 1957

Manufacturer: Dodge

Model: D600

Type of Fire Truck: Pumper

Pumper GPM: 500

Tire Sizes: 8.25 x 20

Length of Vehicle: 21'

Height of Vehicle: 8' 3"

Width of Vehicle: 7' 6"

Hours on Pumper:

500 GPM @ 120 lbs

 250 GPM @ 200 lbs

 167 GPM @ 250 lbs

Engine Details:

348 Hemi Engine, gas, down draft carburetor, 4‐speed manual

1957 International
1957 International
1957 International
1957 International
1957 International
1957 International
1957 International
1957 International
1957 International

Year: 1957

Manufacturer: International

Model: S18

Type of Fire Truck: Pumper

Pumper GPM: 500

Tire Sizes: 8.25 x 20

Length of Vehicle: 23' 8"

Height of Vehicle: 8' 4"

Width of Vehicle: 7' 11"

Hours on Pumper:

500 gal @ 150 lbs

  350 gal @ 200 lbs  

250 gal @ 250 lbs

Engine Details:

6 cylinder

International

Manufactured by 

International Harvester Company in Chicago, Illinois

1962 Diamond T
1962 Diamond T
1962 Diamond T
1962 Diamond T
1962 Diamond T
1962 Diamond T

Year: 1962

Manufacturer: Diamond T

Type of Fire Truck: Pumper

Length of Vehicle: 25' 6"

Height of Vehicle: 8'

Width of Vehicle: 8'

Condition of Body:

Color: Yellow

Trim: Classic

Condition of Interior:

Color: Gray

Condition of Engine:

671 Detroit Diesel Manual transmission 

6 cylinders   

5 speed

Condition of Other:

Diesel fuel

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1951 Diamond T Pumper
1951 Diamond T Pumper
1951 Diamond T Pumper
1951 Diamond T Pumper
1951 Diamond T Pumper
1951 Diamond T Pumper
1951 Diamond T Pumper
1951 Diamond T Pumper
1951 Diamond T Pumper
1951 Diamond T Pumper

Year: 1951

Manufacturer: Diamond T

Model: 660

Type of Fire Truck: Pumper

Pumper GPM: 600

Tire Sizes: 9.00 x 20

Length of Vehicle: 23' 3"

Height of Vehicle: 8' 6"

Width of Vehicle: 7' 9"

Hours on Pumper:

600 gal @ 150 lbs

 420 gal @ 200 lbs

300 gal @ 250 lbs

Engine Details:

6 cylinder, gas, down draft carburetor, 370 cubic inches,

 165 hp

Built by Diamond T

1952 REO Pumper
1952 REO Pumper
1952 REO Pumper
1952 REO Pumper
1952 REO Pumper
1952 REO Pumper
1952 REO Pumper
1952 REO Pumper
1952 REO Pumper

Year: 1952

Manufacturer: REO

Model: E22B

Type of Fire Truck: Pumper

Pumper GPM: 250

Tire Sizes: 9.00 x 20

Length of Vehicle: 23'

Height of Vehicle: 8' 5"

Width of Vehicle: 7' 10"

Hours on Pumper:

 250 gpm @ 250 lbs

 350 gpm @ 200 lbs

500 gpm @ 150 lbs

Engine Details:

Engine ‐ Gold Comet

6 cylinder, gas, down draft carburetor, 331 cubic inches, 145 hp

 

Built by Red Motor Inc.

Lansing, Pennsylvania

 
 
 

ABOUT OLD CUSTOM CRUISERS

Welcome to Old Custom Cruisers! Like many of you, we have a love affair with antique trucks, cruisers and odd vehicles. We specialize in antique trucks and firetrucks. We get 'em, we fix 'em and sometimes we keep 'em.

 "Give me trucks, give me trucks, give me trucks. Don't you understand? I need trucks to win this war!" - General Black Jack Pershing

America loves its cars but it depends on its trucks. In 1914 there were approximately 100,000 trucks registered for the road. By 1920 there were over 1 million. It's been said that trucks are the automotive equivalent of a good pair of work jeans.

I got my first fire truck for Christmas when I was 4 years old. It was a Texaco ride-on fire truck with a big steering wheel sticking out of the top. I told my father I wanted a "Tickle" truck for Christmas. "A Tickle truck?" my father repeated. "Yes, a red one!" I said. Somehow, he figured out the translation and got me what I wanted.

As an adult, I became enamored with trucks of the 50's. In my opinion, something happened to trucks after World War II. The manufacturers figured out that Americans wanted their trucks to reflect personalities as much as cars. The attitude that a truck was just a utility vehicle designed to be an engine pulling a big box to haul something was gone. The American consumer wanted their truck to have comfort features like arm rests and air vents and show style with chrome. And the 50's trucks exploded with a new sense of American optimism.

My truck collecting appetite began with an interest in fire trucks of the 50's and ultimately migrated to an appreciation for trucks of the late 20's and early 30's as well.

I think it's significant that the Peterson Automotive Museum of California recently had an exhibit dedicated to the history of the American truck. It's significant that the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada has dedicated its newest wing to the Hay Antique Truck Museum's relocation from Woodland, California. Clearly, antique truck and antique vehicle collecting has become one of the latest hot trends in collecting.

Old Custom Cruisers has over 40 trucks (primarily fire trucks) in its warehouse in various stages of restoration. If you have an antique truck, firetruck, cruiser or oddball vehicle that you would like us to look at, we would be happy to help give you a sense of the vehicle's value or what it may take to have it restored. Call us at 423-793-0120 or email us at info@jrgregory.com.

Best Wishes and God Bless You. Let's go truckin'!

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