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Performance & Hotrod Business - May '15

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May 2015 n Performance & Hotrod Business n 55 One POwerful Business tOOl your shop doesn't want to be without! subscribe free: performanceBiz.com/subscribe Call: 800-870-0904 As the fire apparatus industry moved away from custom-built units, parts became a bit easier to find. In most cases, restorers are not going to run into difficulty getting obsolete parts for older Fords, Chevrolets and Dodges. Studebaker parts and components for older Internationals may take a little more searching, but they are definitely out there. Franz says that these are the trucks younger collectors are restoring today and this is good news for local shops. Generating Business How can a shop generate fire truck engine rebuilding business? As suggested at the start of this article, you may find fire truck restoration work as close by as the nearest firehouse. If you join SPAAMFAA you can reach potential customers through the club magazine Engine! Engine! Like most car clubs, SPAAMFAA provides a membership roster. You can also get listed under the SPAAMFAA website's "resources" button for shops that restore fire trucks. In case a fire truck comes into your shop and you need some help finding information or parts for it, below is a list of specialized com- panies and shops that are involved in restoring antique fire trucks. John Gunnell has been writing about classic cars since 1972. He is also the owner of Gunner's Great Garage in Manawa, Wis. He owns 11 cars and seven motorcycles. Dale Butterfield 248-762-3949 Del's Auto Repair delsrepair@centurylink.net 715-458-0202 Hand In Hand Restoration (517) 789-6290 redpaint@dmci.net Hal Fillinger American LaFrance 215-513-7572 www.halfillinger.com Hart's Machine Service 419-399-4777 www.hartsmachineservice.com Firefly Restoration 207-763-3828 Northeast Ohio Emergency Vehicle Services 248-762-3949 dbutterfield1@aol.com Northwestern Auto Parts 900-704-1078 www.northwesternautosupply.com Old Macks 518-622-8164 www.oldmacks.com Pfahl's Mack & Antique Truck Restorations 203-266-6455 www.macktruckrestorations.com Reliance Fire Museum 970-577-1953 reliancefiremuseum@gmail.com V12 Shop, The 469-398-9842 www.thev12shop.com resOurCes Dealer & Distributor Inquiries Welcome (800) 264-9472 BoomMat.com THE INDUSTRIES MOST COMPREHENSIVE LINE FOR CONTROLLING INTERIOR HEAT & SOUND THERMAL ACOUSTIC CONTROL THERMAL ACOUSTIC CONTROL THERMAL ACOUSTIC CONTROL THERMAL ACOUSTIC CONTROL THERMAL ACOUSTIC CONTROL THERMAL ACOUSTIC CONTROL THERMAL ACOUSTIC CONTROL THERMAL ACOUSTIC CONTROL

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