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? regarding old wreckers

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I have a couple of the Lindbergh (old AMT) 1934 3 in 1 Ford truck kits that include parts for a wrecker as one of the options. I'm just wondering how late that style wrecker would have been used. Would it be reasonable to use the parts with a 50 Ford or Chevy?

I don't have a specific project in mind I just have several of these kits and at best I might do one as a wrecker, looking for ideas for the other kits parts.

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Aaron,

That kind of wrecker assembly was common in the thirties. Many times, as a truck wore out, the wrecker part would be transferred to a newer truck. So it's very possible that it would be seen on a truck from the fifties.

When my Dad has his salvage yard, he had a '41 Chevy truck with a nearly identical set-up, we even had to crank it by hand! He also had a similar unit on a '55 Ford, except he converted it to use an electric winch.

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