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  1. Barn Find
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    My kids are huge fans of Disney's Cars. (So am I.) So, I started putting these old Buddy L pieces together to build a Tow Mater. I got this far and then realized I do not posses the talent it takes to give personality to a truck. I mean, I guess it has personality, but I can't draw a face the way Pixar artists do. Oh well...


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  2. Barn Find
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    Here's what the original grill should look like on the Buddy L GMC. I thought I found a use for one without grill (above), but I'd be better at recreating a GMC grill than two buck teeth.

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  3. I thought I would check out the H.a.m.b. but I didn't realize it was Tuesday until I saw this thread.lol Here's a die cast 56 Chevy. Maybe I'll do better next Tuesday. Ron... 20170718_190947.jpg

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  4. edcodesign
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    You had me worried, your are the anchor, glad your back !
     
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  6. tombstone
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    Wow that 56 looks just like my buddy's.... got to find a pic ! I was wondering where you were , glad you didn't sleep through Tuesday ‼️
     
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  7. rudestude
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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]Things are looking good guys...last night I was sitting looking at my stuff thinking of what to post then I got a call from my brother he saying man I got to much stuff ...come and get what you want, he does estate sales and house and farm clean ups and gets a lot of cool stuff, so I hooked up the trailer and made the 2 hour drive over this morning and just got back...this is a sample of some of the haul...this is one of five tubs of hot wheels , Tootsie toys and other die-casts and the trailer is loaded with tools, model-t tub body and a t turtle deck ..... gotta go unload....man I'm getting to much stuff..
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  8. edcodesign
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    Wow, are you running out of room ? Good luck, Ed.
     
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  9. Barn Find
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    I used the cab from a Texaco tanker. and replaced a '58 Ford cab that was on that chassis. I don't think Buddy L ever built a GMC tow truck like that. Before the Ford cab, this tow truck bed was offered with a '55 International cab. I'm partial to the IH cab. You might even say I have a problem.
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    Too bad I don't have half a dozen of these. This MIC from 1954 has similar lines on the side of the bed. Makes we wonder it it was copied directly? Little else is the same between this cast aluminum truck.

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  10. edcodesign
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    image.jpeg Good Tuesday morning, thanks again .
     
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  11. Good morning, looks like we have a tow truck theme going. Here's an old 50's cities service truck, towing a Pontiac. It has a new fender to fix the wreck. Ron... 20170725_082317.jpg 20170725_081811.jpg 20170725_082250.jpg

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  12. 48stude
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  13. Here is another old tow truck. It's pulling an roadster pickup, with a hemi. Should have went with a s.b.c. Lol. 20170725_085623.jpg 20170725_085948.jpg

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  14. mark schanfeldt
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    Built these for a H.A.M.B. buddy FEB 2015 GARY COAN W 2 LAMPS POSTER.jpg
     
  15. No tow trucks but a couple of trucks from me. The Pet Milk truck is actually a bank.
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  16. Here's a 1930 Packard Boat Tail and a couple of really tiny trains.
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  17. jchav62
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    My shelf in my office at work... 20170725_084256.jpg
     
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  18. tombstone
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    IMG_1401.JPG IMG_1400.JPG
    IMG_1399.JPG staying with the wreckers , 1/18, 1/24, and 1/32
     
  19. tombstone
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    I don't know if this will show up that good, but I guess this is where my affliction for old cars, diecast , and tin toys started, me in 1953 ..... wish I had some of these today ....
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  20. Tombstone I like your 1953 photo.I will try to find one of me from 1961. I grew up playing in the dirt too. I still have some of my toy old trucks. They are very rough, and in very played with condition. But here's just another tow truck for now. Ron... 20170725_102107.jpg 20170725_102903.jpg

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  21. raymay
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    One of my little tootsie toy tow trucks and car.

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  22. { raymay} Cool tootsie! Another tow truck.{ A kustom 55 Chevy} 20170725_115232.jpg 20170725_120011.jpg

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  23. David Gersic
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    I updated this Hot Wheels car when i was about 10. Found it yesterday while getting something else.

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  24. Barn Find
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    I found a better bed and boom for this truck I posted last week.
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    Here's a closeup of the 1954 National Automobile Club logo.
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  25. edcodesign
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  26. It's not a die cast. But I'll add it for{ Tow Truck Tuesday.} Lol I restored it for my grandson. It looked like the one that it's towing, before the restoration. Sorry, Photo of a photo, 20170725_185135.jpg

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  27. rudestude
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    Wow guys the toy tow truck thing you got going is so cool but kind of a bummer at the same time....nothing wrong on your parts ..there all great just bum's me a little because just got rid of a very large tow truck Collection, about 200 different tow trucks including a real 2 1/2 ton 1946 Chev tow truck , reason was I was diagnosed with kidney cancer about two years ago so I figured I was on my way out so I give my collection to a friend with a tow company and sold the old 46 ,also 5 of my old hot rods ,then now after three surgery's and all but 40% of one remaining kidney later they tell me I'm cancer free....but I got my health and I still have a few hundred other die-casts and other old toys and models and around 5 hot rods and a bunch of other stuff ...so I guess I am still good.....keep em coming guys you all have some really cool stuff....
    Terry (AKA - Rudestude)

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  28. edcodesign
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    That's good news of your recovery, colections are only here to pass our time & amuse us .
     
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