To celebrate its 50th anniversary next year, the Greenville (WI) Fire Department has been busy restoring a 1948 Ford truck—the department’s very first engine, also known as “Grandma”—reports NBC26.com.
Now, following 14 months of work at local body shop Fabel Repair & Collision Center, Grandma is back in Greenville. The apparatus hasn’t yet made a public appearance, but officials say she’ll be ready by August.
“Their technicians repaired mechanical and electrical issues to ensure she is safe to drive for years to come,” the department wrote on Facebook, “and then their body shop went to work on repairing body damage and giving her a beautiful paint job. There were many more things they worked on but the list is too long to put here.”
In total, restoration efforts cost more than $50,000, which was paid for by the department through seven years of fundraisers.