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Technical Lets see Cars in Tow....gotta get em there somehow

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  1. axel's40
    Joined: Oct 16, 2017
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  2. Another mid winter photo but this time the 41 Chevy truck off for suspension work, you get plenty of time to build during the winter, as long as you don't freeze first.
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    A rare warm first of March day, headed for an indoor show, 3 days later snow on the ground for the trip home.

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  3. Baumi
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
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    Delivering the 48 Poncho to it´s owner in Graz, Austria, December ´18

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    Just a few weeks ago,picked up a 283 with power packs and a mouse nest under the intake... who said a 235 couldn´t freighttrain a V8 ?? OHPZ8552.jpg
     
  4. Sting Ray
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    After a day at the races.
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  5. 0ldracer
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
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    Things have changed over the years!
    1963
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    Same car
    1965
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    Same Car
    2019
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  6. mr.chevrolet
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  7. Jalopy Joker
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  8. spanners
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    I used one for years. Just make sure you get the car balanced right and they towed nicely. When I towed empty over a long distance I'd take the wheels off the front axle and it towed like a boat trailer, easier to reverse with the longer wheelbase. Just before loading I'd run existing wheels up onto some chocks I carried and put the other wheels back on.
     
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  9. Mart
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  10. Hamtown Al
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    1. Virginia HAMB(ers)

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    This one was special. Channelled 9 inches. Used the chassis to build a forty pickup. Young guy, newly married, brought his wife with him from Florida to VA to pick up the body on Valentines Day! Body was in great shape as was the chassis from being indoors most of the time since 1962.
     
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  11. Hamtown Al
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    1. Virginia HAMB(ers)

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    Double play day! Sold the pickup and the 47 coupe to some fellas in Washington state. Truck driver was a pal of guy that bought coupe. Truck guy called me about what else was a good buy in my area? Naturally, I just happened to be ready to send my pickup down the road and told him it was a great value... he agreed! The coupe ended up in some Bob Drake ads I believe... painted light blue.
     
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    Bought a collection of 35/36 Ford pickup parts and this was one load.
    (Possibly the best $450 I ever spent- 3 cabs, 2 beds, 2 grills, a pile of front fenders and hoods,etc)

    65 Galaxie leaving my place.

    I have lots of pics of my ever so slightly OT (1968) suburban towing all kinds of stuff but I’m afraid it’d draw attention from the HAMB police..


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  13. My old 37 Chevy pickup towing the digger: 37TowingDigger.jpg
     
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  15. BamaMav
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    from Berry, AL

    A former neighbor had one, 16' IIRC. Empty it rode rough, would bounce all over the road. Put a load on it and it went straight. One of the problems with it was the axles were too close to the rear, you had a lot of weight suspended between the tongue and axles. Another thing, when you went through a deep dip or over a speed bump, one axle would leave the ground, putting all the weight on the other one.
     
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  16. Tickety Boo
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    from Wisconsin

    2015 meltdown drags #2.JPG loading up 2018.jpg Top pic at the 2015 Melt Down Drags and bottom pic is loading up to go to the 2018 Melt Down Drags :)
     
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  17. 63unibodyfan
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    [​IMG]off to the paint shop


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  18. chevy57dude
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    Flat towing the Chevy with the big block, 4 speed shop truck.
     
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  19. 5brown1
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    PICT0016.JPG Coming back from Carson City
     
  20. 24riverview
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    Some of the Hamb "friendly" ones that have passed through my son's hands in the past years.
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  21. Jokester
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  22. Barrelnose pickup
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    D132B389-EB87-437A-814D-CD9858EDC680.jpeg Heading home after five days of kicking up some red dust. F2C89CC8-CCDA-490B-BB94-C4DDF21188E3.jpeg 684A1AD3-7CE6-401D-9C72-97E9D6016B36.jpeg
     
  23. 4tford
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  24. zeke1270
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    Not the best pic but from the mid 1960's, 90 mile tow to the drag strip. IMG_1017.JPG
     
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  25. Sting Ray
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    My old '65 442 on the transporter.

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  26. alphabet soup
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    A couple of weeks ago I was taking my uncle's '32 back to him. I had it for a while. Fixing little things, like making sure the wiring wouldn't catch fire again and such. On the way to his house this happened. IMG_20190925_054206.jpg
     
  27. 51 mercules
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    My old T when John Gates owned it.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  28. 51 mercules
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    [​IMG]My 51 Merc getting ready to leave for the Sacramento Autorama Merc Gathering.
     
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