Antique Restoration

Swab Wagon Company specializes in the restoration and preservation of antique fire apparatus. We offer all levels of restoration, from touch-up cosmetic work, to full, off-frame restorations. We also offer pump and valve rebuilds. In general, we do not do engine and transmission work, so any issues relating that area of the project should be contracted separately at a specialist in those fields.

In the Northeast U.S., a Swab sales representative will come to your station to look at the apparatus in person, perform a full inspection of the apparatus, and provide you a written proposal on the work. Depending on the nature of the work, at Swab’s discretion, we will provide a written specification with price quotation, or provide a written scope of work with a price estimate and a stated labor rate.

If you are outside of the Northeast, then we request that you mail a CD with as many detailed photographs as possible, a detailed list of the work that is to be done, and any known issues with the truck relating to the scope of the work (i.e. did it still pump when it was parked, do the lights still work, does it have any bad valves, are there any known parts missing, etc.). We can then provide you with a written scope of the work and price estimate with a stated labor rate.

All restoration projects are billed on a month-by-month basis throughout the course of the project.

Contact Swab Wagon Co. President, Tony Margerum, for all antique restoration inquiries

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