I had been doing body work since I was 16. When I was about 25 Butch Spade on our Volunteer fire Department suggested I go see Fred Kohler since he was asked to restore a Fire Truck for Chardon Ohio. I told Butch I was to busy doing body work and going to college. Curiosity got the better of me so I went & talked to Fred. Not only did we restore the Chardon Fire truck, but we also restored the Seagrave shown in the picture for Madison Fire Department. I also helped Fred with some of his own cars and stored my 69 chevelle at his place for sometime. He was a great guy who is no longer with us. I often think about the days performing the restorations and skills I learned. I continue to work on older cars of my own and find myself reflecting on the times of working with Fred who was in his 70's at the time we worked together.