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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BinderRod, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. BinderRod
    Joined: Jul 9, 2006
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    I saw an old Dodge 1 ton tow truck the other day and was thinking it would look pretty good once the dirt and grime was cleaned off.
    Does anyone have such an animal? If you do, could you please post a few pictures? Thanks Keith
     
  2. hoggyrubber
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    i have a 64 chevy 3/4 ton i made a wrecker bed for. not really a rod though. rebuilt engine, brakes, bearings , and paint. no show truck though. i use it every day.
     
  3. Saw one a Hot-Rod-O-Rama last year. Looked fantastic.
     
  4. gnichols
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    from Tampa, FL

    I think there have been a few threads on this in the past, as I have posted photos on them. Gary
     

  5. KreaturesCCaustin
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    Found this on line. I'm not sure what the hell is going on in the back, but it's pretty cool.

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  6. spence-d
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    Saw this one done as a tilt tray at "Wintersun" 07.
    From memory it sounded pretty tough too.
     

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  7. sinticket
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    That appears to be a wheelchair lift for the driver or passenger
     
  8. KreaturesCCaustin
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    Sinticket, you may be right. Funny what pops up on Google when you type in hot rod tow truck. :D
     
  9. CraigKrage
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    This was at the pile up.
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  11. dodgeboy
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    Ive always wanted to do a wrecker myself,that old ford is BADASS!!!
     
  12. fatabone
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    The Happy Hooker
     

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  13. flynbrian48
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    I don't have a picture, but have seen photos of a pretty wicked cool Diamond T tow truck, rat rod style :)eek:) here, and elsewhere. Very unusual, used a motorhome frame, axles. I think it was also pictured in R & C, at Bonneville, or, I could be having a senior moment...
     
  14. cheap-n-dirty
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    This one?[​IMG]
     
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  15. silversink
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    I have a chance at a 1948 Dodge tow truck. Dont know if I am going to pass on it yet. Would be cool with the two speed hand winch it has though.
     
  16. wow keith! i didnt realize your binder was done!!! glad to see you now have time for another project!!!! ;)
    btw, ive got that car hauler out here just screamin for a coe or old truck cab, and yes, i take payments! :)
     
  17. this one is crying, kicking and screaming to be a hotrod[​IMG]
     
  18. blown green t
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    There was a C-cab model T tow truck at the GNRS. It was waaaay cool!
     
  19. headwork
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    Here's another non-HAMB friendly tow rig...
     

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  20. Chuckles Garage
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    Hotrod + tow truck = no.
     
  21. mojo273
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    uh oh, Keith is getting antsy!!:eek:
    Don't worry spring is right around the corner, the fresh air will get you back on track.......:p
     
  22. Gigantor
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    This beast has been for sale here in Maine for a couple years now. I have dark fantasies about doing crazy things with it too... the price is quite reasonable and just dropped $1,000 since the last time I looked at it six months ago.
    I have a 302 Jimmy engine that I've been saving back for my vintage stockcar, but I might be willing to donate it to this monster for that torque.
     
  23. Here is a Dodge tow truck for sale I found on the net.

    '47 Dodge Tow Truck

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    Dodge Tow Truck. Sit back-hold on. Pro-Street wrecker with 454 big block, twin 4's on polished tunnel ram intake. 350 turbo trans w/3000 stall converter. GM 10 bolt rear, Camaro front, power steering w/tilt, power front disc brakes. Polished diamond plate deck and tool box. 4 inch chrome straight stacks each side. Polished diamond plate deck and tool box. This little truck get attention wherever it goes. Wrecker boom is for show only. Price: $17,500
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  24. ratrod0
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    heres one in GA.
     

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  25. moon man
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    Can be done, if done right will look kick ass
     
  26. FresnoRatRod
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    from Fresno

    I almost bought one, was actually thinking of starting a small tow yard with it as well. Not to go full on "tow business" but here and there style for some extra motivational cash.
     
  27. vert1940
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    here's one ....goodguys spokane a couple years ago
     
  28. Gigantor
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    A buddy of mine in southern Maine ran a small towing business with a 46 Chevy on a modified F-350 frame. That was/is a neat truck.
     
  29. Big Earl
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    Don't know who's it is but I like...
     

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