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Hey, I have the Italeri "U.S. Wrecker Truck" that I plan on rebuilding eventually, and would like to see how other people have built any big rig wreckers to get some ideas for my build!

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2 revell can do and  amt,from a parts box,it is a mix of amt and revell.

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Peterbilt 378 of Italeri, scale 1/24, converted to a 379 according to the  Tim Ahlborn recipe, plus resin high roof. Scratch built headache rack, rear fenders and the D.T.U. (detachable towing unit).

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10 hours ago, truckabilly said:

Peterbilt 378 of Italeri, scale 1/24, converted to a 379 according to the  Tim Ahlborn recipe, plus resin high roof. Scratch built headache rack, rear fenders and the D.T.U. (detachable towing unit).

 

 

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This looks pretty awesome!! I have wanted to build one of these. Is there a build thread on this and do you have dimensions?

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I don´t want to hijack the thread but I don´t want to keep anything as a secret either. This is the link to the original build thread:

And this is where I took some info from:

http://www.jige-international.com/recovery-vehicles,underlifts,bras-us,holmes-dtu,1,56,32.html

My D.T.U  is not to scale, the dimensions are just eyeballed. When  building the model I have been watching a lot of internet pictures. 

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8 hours ago, truckabilly said:

I don´t want to hijack the thread but I don´t want to keep anything as a secret either. This is the link to the original build thread:

And this is where I took some info from:

http://www.jige-international.com/recovery-vehicles,underlifts,bras-us,holmes-dtu,1,56,32.html

My D.T.U  is not to scale, the dimensions are just eyeballed. When  building the model I have been watching a lot of internet pictures. 

Thanks! A lot of great info! I hope that you won't mind if I use it to make a D.T.U. myself one day.

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Wow, these are some amazing trucks! I don't know if you guys consider it a "Big Rig" but here's my Ford C600 I built years ago.

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I’ve got one that’s more of a show rod type build! Not sure if you want to see it or not? I think it’s on the forum somewhere!!??

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here's a gmc general i did some years ago. still no decals on it...

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On 7/22/2018 at 9:59 AM, mchook said:

Wow, these are some amazing trucks! I don't know if you guys consider it a "Big Rig" but here's my Ford C600 I built years ago.

 

 

 

Is the Holmes scratchbuilt?

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that peterbilt is very nice..

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Here's one of my favorite wreckers I've built, the Syracuse NY DPW Autocar . I used the dump truck kit ,  KFS Holmes 750 parts, and my scratchbuilt wrecker body. I swapped in a proper DD engine 

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Boy everyone's builds are great looking 

Let's keep em coming... I'm sure theres more...

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I'll keep the ball rolling.. the HD edition Lonestar. Mobius lonestar frame and hood, Dave Careys daycab and custom grill. Pete Can Do  wrecker body , and my custom bumper and headlights I scratched for this project.

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NYR recovery' s BJ Bear tribute build...K papa truck cab, Can Do wrecker heavily modified,  scratchbuilt wrecker body and model truckin decals by Jerry round out this build.

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On 7/23/2018 at 9:23 PM, landman said:

Is the Holmes scratchbuilt?

Yes it is. It's all "evergreen" styrene & it all works too.

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This really makes me wish someone would make parts for a Holmes 750.......so many ideas.....

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Here is a Holmes I built years ago, AMT ALF fire cab, modified AMT wrecker body and if I remember right Phil Jensen's 'how to' Holmes boom assembly. (I hope the credit is right)

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Ok, ya twisted my arm, I wanted to show it!!! LOL

Kustom built show rod type wrecker. Frame is Z'd, bed is narrowed, V-12 mounted in back, Culver's drinking straws for stacks, Lift is built from an old John Deere back hoe and is functional!!

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Photo was during the build....

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On 7/24/2018 at 7:27 PM, gotnitro? said:

I'll keep the ball rolling.. the HD edition Lonestar. Mobius lonestar frame and hood, Dave Careys daycab and custom grill. Pete Can Do  wrecker body , and my custom bumper and headlights I scratched for this projec

NYR recovery' s BJ Bear tribute build...K papa truck cab, Can Do wrecker heavily modified,  scratchbuilt wrecker body and model truckin decals by Jerry round out this build

Is this CanDo kit still available?

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4 minutes ago, landman said:

Is this CanDo kit still available?

It is not currently in production, but scan eBay and I am sure someone is selling one. The trouble is that it is probably $200 or more. If you are patient, it could be re-issued once Revell of Germany gets it's US distribution figured out as I think they sell out quickly every time they release them.

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