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Vintage Tow Trucks

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dsr_54, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. dsr_54
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    Has any one here fixed up an old tow truck? My dad has a towing bussiness so I was playing around with the idea of putting a wrecker bed on my truck. Here is the wrecker we have, but I think I would just use the crane part on my 46 international.

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  2. falconwagon62
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    I am building a 68 F100 short bed with a Canfeild boom in the bed, not HAMB friendly, but still kool....
     
  3. dsr_54
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    Any one else building or built one, Or even seen a cool one at a show?
     
  4. Cymro
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    how about updating this one/ It would look really good and keep the patina.I don't mean build a R** Rod either.
     
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  5. OGS41
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    This one was kinda kool. From the 2008 Rhinebeck Show. My friend and neighbor has a stock mid 30's Chevy wrecker but I don't have a picture at home .I'll put that on the long todo list.
     

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  6. Fordguy78
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    There's another thread on here somewhere that shows alot of old tow trucks. BTW, I'd just fix that one up. It looks pretty mean.
     
  7. dsr_54
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    I don't like the Big trucks. If you don't use the big tires the wheel openings in the fenders are too big.
     
  8. FrankCowan
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    Yes find the other thread. There are a lot of nice pics. Because that boom is fixed height, not sure how it would look on a small truck. good luck.
     
  9. BiltFordTuff
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    from Kentucky


    Can you put a pic of it on here?
     
  10. hillbilly4008
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    This is sitting behind my property.
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  11. heres a few from the Towing museum, and Hall Of Fame, in Tenn. 032915115452.jpg 032915115752.jpg 032915115812.jpg 032915115938.jpg 032915120350.jpg 032915120654.jpg 032915120750.jpg 032915121139.jpg
     

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  13. Jalopy Joker
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  14. international-tow-truck-9082-610x457.jpg This is a '54 International, that belongs to Jr. haynes, and has served Wetumka Al. since it was new. He still uses it when the new junk cant get the job done!
     
  15. raidmagic
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    Nice work. That's a pretty solid way to revive a 4 year old thread
     
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