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Old Wreckers

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

  1. econopoor
    Joined: Jun 15, 2011
    Posts: 63

    econopoor
    Member
    from Jackson TN

    This is my wrecker. A 57 F-350 with a Holmes 300 boom. 292 with a Granny low 4 speed.

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    Duane in Tennessee
     
  2. bt34
    Joined: Dec 22, 2006
    Posts: 286

    bt34
    Member

    One from Kumeu show last weekend..(New Zealand)
     

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  3. carcruse
    Joined: Aug 20, 2007
    Posts: 863

    carcruse
    Member

    Grosse Ile, Mi
     

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  4. Have to find pic of my 31 AA Wrecker
     
  5. sasquatch12
    Joined: Nov 6, 2013
    Posts: 38

    sasquatch12
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    Fantastic topic guys, great pics, love old wreckers/tow trucks.
    Back in my young days i hand cranked a weaver auto crane, towing is pretty simple these days! Lol
     
  6. here it is my 31 AA been sold but still in family
     

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  7. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,655

    Atwater Mike
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    I had a '48 F6, from Moomjean's of Merced. Had a 1950 Holmes crane for it...sold it, for the '50 F-1 I got instead.
    This was before I built my shop...Love these old tow trucks/'wreckers'!
     
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    Ray and Irwin's Dodge M-37
     
  9. spankster
    Joined: Jan 12, 2007
    Posts: 275

    spankster
    Member

    '52 GMC Holmes model W35, I recently purchased. w35.jpg
     
  10. mad-cad
    Joined: Oct 31, 2004
    Posts: 723

    mad-cad
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    Here's me 55 Chevy wrecker the day it arrived.
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    And where I'm at today with it, fresh motor, clutch , working brakes and took the doors off today so I can do the hinge pins.
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  11. Unibodyguy
    Joined: Dec 23, 2007
    Posts: 403

    Unibodyguy
    Member

    Here's one that you don't see everyday. A 1924 Lincoln 4dr car converted into a wrecker. Probably right around WW2. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  12. ...here's some I drew...
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  13. Merlin
    Joined: Apr 9, 2005
    Posts: 2,546

    Merlin
    Member
    from Inman, SC

    Thats from the movie It's a mad mad mad mad world, heres a couple more.[​IMG]
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  14. My retirement project
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  15. Here is one probably still for sale.... Picture 8919.jpg
     

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  16. IronFord
    Joined: Jul 13, 2007
    Posts: 351

    IronFord
    Member
    from NoDak

  17. 40studek10baker
    Joined: Jun 18, 2016
    Posts: 2

    40studek10baker

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  18. 40studek10baker
    Joined: Jun 18, 2016
    Posts: 2

    40studek10baker

    This is my 1940 Studebaker K10 Fast Transport Wrecker with a Weaver 2 ton Auto Crane. It slept in a barn for over 30 years before I rescued it.

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  19. Unibodyguy
    Joined: Dec 23, 2007
    Posts: 403

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  20. 2tondave
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
    Posts: 45

    2tondave
    Member
    from Seattle WA

    ~ JALOPY TOWING ~
    the 1942 GMC is now a tow truck
    thanks to a Holmes 500 recovery wrecker bed
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  21. For many years I used a 64 chevy 3/4 ton. I built it myself out of what I had in the hoard. It had a 250 six and 456 gears. I moved some really big loads with it. That bus was heavy it was loaded with stuff and still had the 292 engine and drivetrain. I moved it from our other place about 3 miles away. I had to set the front tires on a home built dolley because it was too heavy to lift. The old 48 pilot house had the drivetrain also but wasn't too heavy for the tow sling. 64 chev wrecker.jpeg 64 wrecker 2.jpeg
     
  22. bigdog
    Joined: Oct 30, 2002
    Posts: 666

    bigdog
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    My 1948 Nash. One of 300 that they built for their dealers. 100_0319.JPG
     
  23. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,253

    woodbutcher
    Member

    :D Great thread.Please keep the pictures coming.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
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  24. Davkin
    Joined: Apr 5, 2008
    Posts: 366

    Davkin
    Member
    from SLC, Utah

    A Double A Ford Owned by the local automobile association;
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  25. Home made pedal car wrecker.
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  26. rudestude
    Joined: Mar 23, 2016
    Posts: 2,803

    rudestude
    Member

    One I had a few years back 46 Chev . One that got away , regret now. 1566362339800320836085750069437.jpeg 15663623731185660679605677097802.jpeg 15663623978747432346848820308116.jpeg

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  27. FORD TOWTRUCK.jpg

    My old home built from the 80's.
     

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