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ca. '47 Ford COE Wrecker


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#1 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:29 AM

Came across this old wrecker being used as a billboard recently. I have more pix if anyone wants to build it.

 

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Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 22 February 2013 - 05:32 AM.


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:39 PM

That would be so cool to have a modern drivetrain in and hit the car shows with!



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:27 AM

That truck would be a hit if someone could restore it , STOCK drive and all. I  nearly bought a used Holmes crane just like that in the early 1990's myself . The problem was a lack of some needed pieces ...................



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:02 PM

I agree. I'd rescue it if I had A) any more room and B) any more money. It's a very solid truck, amazingly, and still has the big truck flathead in it.



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 02:30 PM

Bill, you mean an 8-EL Block ?????????



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:54 AM

Crawling around it while trying to stay clean, I got the impression it is the 337c.i. 8EL, as what I can see of the plug wires looks like the distributor is in the rear. I'll be going back to see if I can get the hood or the hump open and get some more pix, as it is apparently owned by a wrecker company I use fairly regularly.


Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 12 March 2013 - 10:56 AM.


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 08:03 PM

That is so cool, Thanks for posting.