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Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by 49BIGTOE, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. 49BIGTOE
    Joined: Jan 16, 2014
    Posts: 14

    49BIGTOE
    Member
    from Greer,Az

    I recently picked up a '49 COE Wrecker and I'm in the process of tearing it down and trying to decide how to go back together with it.

    I'll be lurking over there in the COE group gathering ideas and inspiration.

    Greg
     
  2. ROADSTER1927
    Joined: Feb 14, 2009
    Posts: 2,912

    ROADSTER1927
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    welcome from wi--------
     
  3. Welcome from Texas , and what a great find . Are toy going back as a wrecker ?
     
  4. spankster
    Joined: Jan 12, 2007
    Posts: 275

    spankster
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    Is this who, I think it is ? If so, i'm hoping you keep that bad boy stock. Maybe upgrade to a 261ci. inline 6, instead of that 235. Split the exhaust, & install a couple of Porter Steel Pack mufflers. Petronix electronic ignition. I know it's your truck, but it'd be a shame to hot rod that one. Just my opinion.
     

  5. Welcome from CT!
     
  6. 49BIGTOE
    Joined: Jan 16, 2014
    Posts: 14

    49BIGTOE
    Member
    from Greer,Az

    Yes it is Spankster. I concur. It's too complete to hack up. Toying with building a "Cadzilla 261" if I can find a 261 block.

    Greg
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2014
  7. C.G
    Joined: May 27, 2013
    Posts: 103

    C.G
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    from AL.

    I love that truck!
     
  8. DB Cooper
    Joined: May 17, 2012
    Posts: 32

    DB Cooper
    Member
    from Oregon

    Welcome from Oregon. Home of the big timber. Good luck on the COE check out the thread with the new twist on a COE. The man behind the work is fittyford on here. He's a friend located in Oregon City. He would be good to chat up about COEs and a great guy
     
  9. EarlsWorkShop
    Joined: Mar 12, 2013
    Posts: 2

    EarlsWorkShop
    Member

    Welcome fellow Arizonian! That COE would make a great roll-back car hauler!
    Have fun with it.
     
  10. dinokruzordinance
    Joined: May 21, 2008
    Posts: 301

    dinokruzordinance
    Member

    Welcome. Can u post some pix of what you got?
     
  11. 392modela
    Joined: Dec 11, 2013
    Posts: 480

    392modela
    Member

    Hello from Wisconsin
     
  12. 49BIGTOE
    Joined: Jan 16, 2014
    Posts: 14

    49BIGTOE
    Member
    from Greer,Az

    sure...here you go
     

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  13. Welcome from a fellow AZ member!
     
  14. dinokruzordinance
    Joined: May 21, 2008
    Posts: 301

    dinokruzordinance
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    Thats great. Good find. Are u restoring original or upgrading suspension drivetrain etc?
     
  15. 49BIGTOE
    Joined: Jan 16, 2014
    Posts: 14

    49BIGTOE
    Member
    from Greer,Az

    I plan on overhauling everything mechanically and driving it. No cosmetic restore. Just functional, safe and probably slow. It's got a 1955 235 in it. If I could find a 261 before I get too far along rebuilding the 235 I would go with that. Otherwise, all stock.

    Greg
     
  16. 55 Ford Gasser
    Joined: Jul 7, 2011
    Posts: 586

    55 Ford Gasser
    Member

    Welcome from Virginia.
     
  17. Welcome from Las Cruces, NM!

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