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Art & Inspiration some cars i have found recently

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by triplexkustoms, May 28, 2009.

  1. triplexkustoms
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
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    Here are some pics of cars I have come across while towing people home.

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  2. oilslinger53
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    I want that truck with the I 8 so bad... Was it a tow truck missing the boom, or a fire truck or something?
     
  3. joebuick
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    id guess its a tow truck minus the boom it actually looks like a chevy tow truck i was trying to buy a few years ago but the I8 throws me through a loop. id love the other tow truck in the pictures myself
     
  4. vertible59
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    Has that always been a truck? The sidemount spares are what has me wondering if it wasn't a big car in an earlier configuration.:confused:
     

  5. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
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    I think that I8 "tow truck" is actually a big car converted to a tow truck. The rad shell says Buick to me as well as the fact that the engine is OHV which is unusual in a world of flatheads at the time, say 28-31.
     
  6. triplexkustoms
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    The owner told me it was a rear ended coupe that his grandfather converted into a wrecker in the mid 30's. In the days before factory built tow trucks it was common to take a large car and convert it. I have seen several Caddys and Lincolns cut up into wreckers.
     
  7. stude_trucks
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    Man, that I8 wrecker is cool. I am digging that thing. It has some nice lines, converted car or not.
     
  8. pasadenahotrod
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    from Texas

    It IS a 32 Buick, the first year of the solid face bumper. The windshield and cowl beads match exactly.
    That stylish drop back with the tubing rails rough though it may be gives the thing PIZAZZ!
     
  9. triplexkustoms
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    Here are all the other pics I have of the I-8 powered car.

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    Any one know what this started life as?

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  10. Back in the day it was not unusual to see tow trucks and other special purpose vehicles built from big cars like Buicks, Lincolns, Packards, Cadillacs, etc. My wife's grandfather was over the sheet metal shop at Dwight Cotton Mill in Alabama City (now part of Gadsden) AL. The man was a master craftsman who could do anything that could be done with sheet metal or wood. The first fire truck that Alabama City had was one he built from a 1912 Buick touring car.
     
  11. bshepherd
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    Get the divco, wish I could find one
     
  12. that Divco IS bad.
     
  13. captainjunk#2
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    man there is some way coool tin there id like to score the old tow truck ,
     
  14. chopt49
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    That '39/40 has had some interesting mods... headlights, rolled rear fender lip - also looks like it could be a runner pretty easy! dig the inner fender flames creeping up next to the motor!
     
  15. Shifty Shifterton
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    On the converted coupe.....The piece of tin next to the distributor cap....There's some kind of script stamped into it. Can't really say but the overall shape looks like an early Buick script.
     
  16. manyolcars
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    looks like a Dodge
     
  17. doctorZ
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    i just want those wheels!
     
  18. G.
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    gold mine!
     
  19. mazdaslam
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    So..........where are they?? Are any of them for sale?
     
  20. publicenemy1925
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    Someone has a bitchin stash!
     
  21. 49ratfink
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    from California

    that's what it looks like on the walk up to the Pearly Gates.
     
  22. triplexkustoms
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    The 39 Ford was in Throop. Its not for sale. The tow trucks and cars in the trees are outside of Wilkes-Barre. He wasn't sure if he wanted to sell anything or not.
     
  23. except that everything will be rust-free:D
     
  24. mazdaslam
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    Cool....
     
  25. rogg49
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    from michigan

    i just hate thoes no tresspassing private property posts cuz thats where all the good stuff is
     
  26. spankster
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    That Wrecker in front of the Divco, is a Holmes model 485 unit.
     
  27. mistoo
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    from Sweden

    I saw those sitting right off the road in Wilkes Barre a few weeks ago, I dont remember the Divco.
     
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