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Old Wreckers

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

  1. joew513
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    I gotta post a few pics of some of my uncles.
     
  2. 41 GMC K-18
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    This very cool mint condition, rare 1948 NASH wrecker with the ASHTON bed and booms lives out at the Pioneer Auto Museum in Murdo South Dakota.
    48 nash wrecker----1 (2).JPG 48 nash wrecker -----2 (2).JPG 48 nash wrecker-----3 (2).JPG
     
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  3. Tractors & T's
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  4. mouse action
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    This truck looks familiar,was this a NY truck ?
     
  5. Yes it was. The cab and chassis were from an old U-haul and the wrecker bed was off a old Dodge. Was built for me by Curtis O'Neil in Alden, New York. At the time I was working at a truck repair shop in the old Central Terminal.
     
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  8. NORSON
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    In the early '60s I bought the tools and equipment of a garage here in Portland. With it came a '47 Cadillac that had been made into a tow truck. It was painted black and the name (Division Texaco) was painted on it and it had a Texaco globe on the roof. Sure wish I had taken a picture. Nicely done rig.
     
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  11. 20171019_161915.jpg One that I spotted along the roadside. The wife said I could stop and take a picture, as long as I didn't ask if it was for sale.:rolleyes: lol Ron.....
     
  12. deathrowdave
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    Man I got Hooked on this one
     
  13. natrlgas49
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  14. s.e.charles
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    s.e.charles

    mighty impressive!

    i would love to see the undersides of both vehicles to the reinforcement methods. i know the Holmes unit is not simply mounted on the running boards with turnbuckles connecting to the fenders!
     
  15. natrlgas49
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  18. ChopperWerkz
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    From one of my all time favorite movies......LOL.
    Look! We've figured it seventeen different ways, and every time we figured it, it was no good, because no matter how we figured it, somebody don't like the way we figured it! So now, there's only one way to figure it. And that is, every man, including the old bag, for himself!
     
  19. natrlgas49
    Joined: Apr 6, 2019
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    natrlgas49

  20. ... This bad ass 1950 Ford F5 wrecker is in my neighborhood ... the guy who owns it drives the hell out of it ...
    ... He also has this '48 van ...

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