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1967 Mack B75 Holmes 850 Wrecker


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#1 maxwell48098

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:04 PM

This one was origianlly built in 1985 and rebuilt in 2001 after being severely damaged. Used AIM Mack B75 cab conversion kit along with AIM Mack chassis. Wheels and tires are from parts box. Wrecker body and equipment were scratch built using Holmes 750 plans from mid-'70's Car Model magazine and upgrading the winches and booms to 850 specs. Parts box accessories added in rebuild. Color is Dupont white and Dupont lime on body, and Krylon cherry red on chassis, push bumper, and towing equipment.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:11 PM

sweetttttttttt thats awesome

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:56 PM

Nice wrecker.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:30 PM

Very nice!! Do you still have the plans for the wrecker from the magazine?

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 12:27 AM

B-eautiful.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 06:41 PM

This is really cool, I like it alot.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 03:23 PM

Great looking B model Mack tow truck

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 03:56 AM

Here is the link to the March & April 1973 article from Car Model Magazine: http://public.fotki....del/cm-1972-03/ using the Peterbilt wrecker body as the base. I build my own body instead of using the one from the Pete.

Because the 850 is a higher capacity unit, I modified the plans using reference photos from a couple of real Holmes 850's.

Thanks for all of the nic e comments.

A.J.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:53 PM

beautiful truck....

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:08 PM

Cool old work truck. Love it!