My wife & I travel a lot during the summer to various car shows and come across gems like these from time to time. This one was spotted at a show in Bloomington, Illinois last month. Its a 1958 Ford "Mister Softee" ice cream truck fitted with a Boyertown Body Works body on a commercial chassis. After sitting outside many years, it now has a running drivetrain and is slowly coming back to life with new glass, trim and electrical work. It still sports the inline six and it virtually untouched with the original artwork still on it. Its rough, but since there's some folks here that are building step vans & even ice cream trucks for the local hot rod shows, I figured I would offer up some shots. Its clearly a work in progress, so I hope its okay, and enjoy! The current owner is currently working on some items and will eventually fit it with a freezer and sell treats at local car shows along old route 66 between Pontiac, Atlanta, and Bloomington, Illinois. Being a geek, I also was curious about the Civil Defense logo on the side of the truck, right near the counter. I wrote up a blog post if anyone wants to be totally bored with more details, but franchise owners used to pledge their Mister Softee trucks for Civil Defense use in an emergency since they had generators, refrigeration and fresh water tanks. I never knew that before seeing this old thing. Anyone out in HAMB-land working on bringing one of these trucks back to life?