Jim Hall, 80, is staying busy restoring trucks at Dirigo Restoration in Portland, Maine.
His latest project is a 1938 FK Mack concrete truck that he thinks had been sitting idle for about 20 years before he brought it to his shop.
Stripped down to the chassis, the truck has been undergoing restoration to its former glory since last December. Hall plans on being done by the summer.
“The best part of it is when you get all done and you get in and you start the truck up and you can drive it,” Hall told wcsh6.com. “Then you can appreciate what you’ve done.”
Once completed, the truck will go on display at Owls Head Transportation Museum in Owls Head, Maine. Other trucks Hall has restored are at The Bickford Collection in Yarmouth, Maine. It’s there that the truck collection of Hall’s late friend, Irving Bickford, is on display. The two friends had restored trucks together.
“He never stopped collecting trucks,” Hall said. “He collected trucks all his life.”
(Photos below are from the Facebook page of The Bickford Collection.)