I had this idea for some time now I wanted to take both the tow truck and plow truck and make one really nice truck meaning to have four wheel drive so far I built all of the plow truck to have the four wheel drive and new snow plow but were i'm having trouble is the tow bed the wheel wells don't line up with tires has anyone done this with better results or know were i need to strech the frame i'll try to take pictures in the next couple of days to show what i have going on so far
revell's gmc tow truck and plow truck
Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:37 AM
I believe you are trying to combine a Short-box (Plow kit) and Long box (Tow Truck)
Compare the wheelbase of both.
Mount all the 4x4 suspension and Plow attachments on the Tow Truck chassis
for this to work.
I do not know of any Short-chassis trucks being used for tow beds/booms.
All of them were mounted on long frames. (8 foot bed)
I built the Original of that Snap Tow Truck, Captain Hook' in 1980.
I hope to get the re-issue and the Snow plow kit too.
Edited by Edsel-Dan, 04 March 2013 - 12:38 AM.
Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:02 PM
yeah looking over the problem i might just have to do that or strech bthe frame but not sure were to stech at
Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:04 AM
It may be a scale issue. I think the plow is 1/24 and the tow truck is 1/25.
Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:37 AM
Swap the front axle from the Plow truck for the one in the Wrecker and your problem is solved, sort of. The engine detail on the wrecker truck is poor so if you are going for more detail, you will have to cut out the molded in engine and do some scratch building, not impossible, just takes a little time.