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Old Wreckers

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by 396skip, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
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    49ratfink
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    from California

    gots to love the old tow trucks. I think My favorite would have to be a cabover 48-53 Chevy/GMC.
     
  2. Angliaman
    Joined: Jun 19, 2007
    Posts: 67

    Angliaman
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    from Forney, Tx

    How about a line of them.
     

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  3. Kustm52
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 1,982

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    Here's my POS... no brakes, straight pipe on the 292.. it's a fun ride.
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  4. trad27
    Joined: Apr 22, 2009
    Posts: 1,110

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    Here is a old international locally rusting in piece, not to sure if its a wrecker but I guess it kinda fits here.

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  5. Jay Rush
    Joined: Jan 3, 2007
    Posts: 508

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    Isn't that a diamond t ?
     
  6. Tall Tom
    Joined: Aug 19, 2005
    Posts: 380

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    from Austin MN

    Here's a Model T
     

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  7. Locomotive Breath
    Joined: Feb 1, 2007
    Posts: 712

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    from Texas

    Yep, and it needs to finish rusting at my place. :D

     
  8. towaholic
    Joined: Feb 18, 2007
    Posts: 257

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    from Rogers, mn

    Looks great Skip can't wait to see your dad takin' it for a spin!
     
  9. 60 GASSER
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 530

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    Didn't sell at pate? It was a good buy but i shot the wad already.
     
  10. Tuff Tin
    Joined: May 23, 2004
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  11. oldebob
    Joined: Oct 21, 2008
    Posts: 782

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    from Spokane WA

    Figured I'd be in trouble when this thread started. Two hrs's after I saw this post I was out swapping out the dead flathead 6 in MY Ford wrecker. A 52 F6 that has been happily sitting as yard art for the past 5 yr's. Gotta love them old wreckers. Great Thread. Keep em coming.
     

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  12. 396skip
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 684

    396skip
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    from MN

    Here it is as of 9-25-09....Interior in 1-2 weeks...then give to my Dad on Nov 4th for his 77th Birthday...............
     

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  13. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 6,008

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    Wow ! Looks great I am sure your dad will be thrilled...make sure you do a follow up post for us after he gets it!
     
  14. selohssa
    Joined: Jun 16, 2009
    Posts: 450

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    These are a few that I found at a local "horders" place. IMG_2060.jpg

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  15. v8 garage
    Joined: May 18, 2006
    Posts: 276

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    Here is a picture I snagged off the internet a few years ago. I wish I knew more about it. It looks like it was made from a Cadillac sedan body and a truck chassis. Pretty classy looking rig, yours will be too from the looks of it!
     

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  16. oldebob
    Joined: Oct 21, 2008
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    from Spokane WA

    Got this moving under it's own power today. Ist time in 25 yrs. Freed up the rear controls and powered the winch cable in and out. Now am swapping in a better grill assy and door glass. Next is to attach the sling and see how this works on an old MK 4 Lincoln I've been wanting to reposition for a while.
     

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  17. hotrod-Linkin
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
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    my contribution. this old wrecker saw service in ponca city okla for most of it's life. now sitting behind the barn.
     

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  18. edweird
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
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    Heres one i lettered.
     

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  19. sedan33
    Joined: Mar 27, 2009
    Posts: 100

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    Saw this one a few years ago.
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  20. LarzBahrs
    Joined: Apr 11, 2009
    Posts: 759

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    from Sacramento

    A Pierce Arrow TowTruck!!!:eek::eek:
     
  21. fitzee
    Joined: Feb 26, 2003
    Posts: 2,863

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    As a kid I had two or three local tow trucks that I thought were the coolest.Most were home built unlike todays wreckers.

    It your a lover of tow trucks you have to love this one.lol
     

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  22. i got interested in old wreakers after seeing mater in cars. some cool old ones here. this is my 1/24 scale chevy.[​IMG]
     
  23. freebird101
    Joined: Feb 13, 2009
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    i got one I can show by tomorrow
     
  24. that is outstanding.
     
  25. NOT_SO_FAST
    Joined: Oct 25, 2008
    Posts: 228

    NOT_SO_FAST
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    from IL

  26. Ice man
    Joined: Mar 12, 2008
    Posts: 968

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    Well this is about as old a tow truck as you can get. Saw this at The Henry Ford in September. Iceman
     

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  27. Ice man
    Joined: Mar 12, 2008
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    OK wrong one, this is the old tow truck. Iceman
     

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  28. havi
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
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    Did I mention I've been looking for a wrecker bed for my '50 F6? (134" WB)[​IMG]
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  29. CheapSheep
    Joined: Aug 7, 2008
    Posts: 82

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    That's a weird one. But cool!
     
  30. Dirtroad
    Joined: Jul 5, 2009
    Posts: 132

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    I thought this was cool.:cool: It was on E gay
     
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