Save The Grave Fire Truck Restoration

A 1937 Seagrave Quad Restoration. "The QUAD" was the first piece of fire apparatus purchased by the City of Virginia Beach. It was placed in service at Company 11, the city's first paid fire station. There it remained in service from 1937 to 1974, when it was retired as a showpiece. Please help us preserve some Virginia Beach Fire Department's history by making a donation.   As a community, your collective contributions will preserve your antique fire truck for future generations to enjoy. This past year the Quad has attended 6
different events.  Video of the Quad 

“Save the Grave” project group is currently working on the restoration of the 1937 Seagrave Quad.
Completed work:
Ground ladders  restored by station 09, 11, 08, 01
Front brake shoe relined
Front wheel cylinders rebuilt
New wiring harness and breakers
Replaced lights with LED bulbs
Carburetors rebuilt with new kits

The truck's next major costly work is replacing the clutch
  • Jesse Quinalty 
    • $200 
    • 20 mos
  • Ernie Rhodes 
    • $50 
    • 24 mos
  • Andy Vakos 
    • $100 
    • 24 mos
  • Joel Kanasky 
    • $200 
    • 39 mos
  • Chris Kahler 
    • $75 
    • 39 mos
See all


Wayne Black 
Virginia Beach, VA
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