1951 Ford F6 Firetruck: Where’s The Fire?

'51 F6

This 1951 Ford F6 was equipped with a ’37 pump and tank which was removed in ’57 and then a 1,200 gallon tank was placed on the back as a water hauler.  The tank is gone but the truck is here on ebay with a bid of $2,469 at the time of writing.  This F6 is parked in Goshen, Kentucky.

'51 F6 engine

We don’t know how many hours are on the engine, but the original odometer is showing 4,752.

'51 F6 rear

The F6 is owned by the North Oldham Fire Department.  Now you have a large flat bed truck.  Would you remove the plywood and modify?

'51 F6 int.

The interior is ready for parade time, hauling hay, or maybe you could even replace the tank and do some watering?

'51 F6 front

The tires are in “fair condition”.  The vehicle was running when parked, but has a clutch problem.   We think thing has some great looking patina and graphics.  You know you probably want one, but is this the one?

Motor-on,
Robert

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Comments

  1. Fred

    Even though fire trucks are useless for most people, I love looking at them because they are one of the few vehicles that get pampered and garage kept most of their lives. Off duty firemen have time on their hands and spend it polishing and maintaining their pride and joy vehicles.

  2. jim s

    sounds like they did not want to put money into fixing the issue and just parked it. they have already removed most of the equipment from truck so very little for new owner to sell off. it still might make a good work or work site truck after being fixed. interesting find.

  3. Woodie Man

    Trucks like this scream AMERICA to me. Love them!

  4. racer99

    If you want the definition of patina should look like see this truck.

  5. Brad

    I’d mount a big aluminum camper from the ’50s in the bed, grab my dog and a laptop… and head off to write the sequel to ‘Travels with Charley’.

  6. Bobsmyuncle

    I’ll be watching this one.

  7. Mark S Member

    I’d get rid of that back deck, shorten the wheel base build a period looking truck box with custom fenders that would handle those big duel wheels.Then I’d paint the whole truck midnight black with gold pin striping. I’d have those wheels chromed along with the front bumper and grille. Finally I’d keep that flathead V8 and maybe upgrade to a two speed axle to be able to get some speed out her. It would a crowd pleaser.

  8. guggie

    My familys business had an f6 with a dump box on it , remember riding in it as a kid ,what a kool ride

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