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I am with a volunteer fire department and we have an old 1942 Chevy Pumper, it needs to be retored,need help?

It is an old 1942 Chevy Pumper Engine, my station wants to restore it and use it for parades. If anybody has tips on where i can look for more info and specifications i would appreciate it

5 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Every parts book I have ever found seems to start with 1947. I had a 1946 Chevy 2 ton and I had a heck of a time finding parts. If I were you I would start with Hemming's auto parts. I had pretty good luck just going to Napa or Big A for mechanical parts. I rebuilt the brakes myself. Save your brake shoes. The core charge on them is about $80.00. So don't throw them. The water pump is the same.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Contact the Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department, Station 15, 13000 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20906 or call

    301-384-4320. They have a 1946 Chevrolet Pumper in use.

    Source(s): shows up in our area of Montgomery County MD when needed for a parade
  • 1 decade ago

    OK I am the man for you here... I collect classic chevy's there are several places that you can go to get parts for these thing.. rather. Go to the sight and order the free catalog..

    I know of some more but I am not on my home computer at the moment so I dont have my bookmarks in front of me. If you like those sites and want some more email me at

    Those are the main two though... you can pretty much build an entire new truck from those if you want too.

    Have fun and goodluck

  • 1 decade ago

    an online search for old chevy trucks and parts will yield several suppliers able to give you anything you need. the parts may be new, and some rebuilt, but they are all available as are any manuals you may require.

    for some fast info, contact an auto rebuilder for classic cars/trucks. they'll point you in the direction you need. you may even contact chevrolet for some information.

    there are all sorts of places that do just like you want to do, restore an old vehicle. even wrecking yards can have parts, and listings of hard to find parts and part dealers. most have web sites which list hard to find parts for out-of-state dealers and re-builders.

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