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#1 bussshop

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:55 AM

first build of getting back into it and first build on here. I just started brain storming and decieded to cut the rear fenders and the frame after the rear cross member/axle support. I cut the front fender hole and plan to make a spot for a tool box instead of spare tire.. I dont really like the hand crank on boom so want to make gear driven assembly but not sure how it would be driven?? open to comments or other ideas. THANKS

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:02 AM

Derek, most wrecker cranes that were in use during that time were "Hand Cranked " . I 'm aware of the simplicity of the old 1963 era AMT crane . A place to look would be both Holmes wrecker cranes and Weaver cranes . The Weaver was a hand cranked model and actually lasted well into the middle 1950's



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:10 AM

can you tell me what kit the bodies from. looking to build the odd rod and cant find a 34 ford kit. thanks



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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:27 AM

Eshaver: thanks for the crane names, found great reference pictures and info. 

 

raynm: its the 34 3in1 kit, can build tow-street rod-or stake truck. got it off ebay. there were couple to choose from.... got the newer version not origanal.



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 02:05 PM

did this crane ever get modified?

 

i have one i'd like to schmaltz up a bit.

 

thanks



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 12:45 PM

You can pick this up at Hobby Lobby online or at the store for around $9 if you have a coupon.

 

http://shop.hobbylob...-pickup-771667/

 

http://m.hobbylobby.com/coupon


Edited by chadrob30, 17 March 2013 - 12:48 PM.