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66 Dodge LNT 1000 Wrecker

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This truck began with a resin cab I think to be from "Back Yard Shed." It was slightly modified to make it more accurate. The Frame rails are from Gary Wallace. The engine is a 6-71N from Clint Freeman. The bed began with the AMT wrecker bed. The sides were completely scratch built. The font and rear are from the kit but have been narrowed 1/4 inch. The boom stick is scratch built and larger diameter. The winch assemblies and boom support are from the kit. The wheels are old Ertl kit wheels. These wreckers were known by many as "Big Stick" wreckers. I decided to build this one clean fresh out of the paint shop.

 

43392913144_87a117f69d_k.jpgIMG_1323 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

 

 

42302163610_6b79018aba_k.jpgIMG_1299 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

44112966571_ce8d496c5e_k.jpgIMG_1280 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

29173410737_18aae59339_k.jpgIMG_1334 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

 

43204606955_f5b10acc27_k.jpgIMG_1284 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

 

 

 

29173640007_cdc20c9ce5_k.jpgIMG_1310 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

44111359891_de92c09dcc_k.jpgIMG_1305 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

 

43051229685_9780585e71_k.jpgIMG_1201 by Brian Smith, on Flickr

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Very nice Brian

I like that little 6-71 in there. My dad’s truck had one in it and that’s how I  learned  how to drive a truck was on an old 6-71 also really like the colors you have you did a great job on this project 

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That is a really nice piece of work, excellent job all round, really like the cab interior though, great detail with the dash fans as well.

Trying to get some for my current build but they never seem to be in stock, anyway, fantastic job!!!  all the best from France.

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Very nice Brian!! I have a couple pics to send you. Went to the Waupun WI truck show and one of the guys had an old Dodge like this at the show! I saw it and thought of you right away!!

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23 hours ago, Pete68 said:

Very nice Brian

I like that little 6-71 in there. My dad’s truck had one in it and that’s how I  learned  how to drive a truck was on an old 6-71 also really like the colors you have you did a great job on this project 

Thanks Lee! I have a soft spot for Detroits!

19 hours ago, CRUSADER2 said:

That is a really nice piece of work, excellent job all round, really like the cab interior though, great detail with the dash fans as well.

Trying to get some for my current build but they never seem to be in stock, anyway, fantastic job!!!  all the best from France.

Thanks Geoffrey

19 hours ago, towman1271 said:

Amazing job Brian.. Simply love everything about this build. Just perfect!!!

Thanks Dave! It's definitely not perfect, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

18 hours ago, DrKerry said:

Very nice Brian!! I have a couple pics to send you. Went to the Waupun WI truck show and one of the guys had an old Dodge like this at the show! I saw it and thought of you right away!!

Thanks Kerry! Looking forward to the pictures!

18 hours ago, Warren D said:

Nice build, came out great.

Thanks Warren!!

4 hours ago, Mopar - D said:

Awesome build Brian! Enjoyed watching your WIP on this one. 

Thanks Dan!! I was inspired by yours!

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Very impressive build,  a long wheelbase vintage cabover with period big stick really brings back towing history! This one deserves Continental Towing Decals. 

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This is the best wrecker I've seen! I love everything about it! 

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Looks great. It's not uncommon for heavy trucks to be kept in absolutely clean condition.

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On 8/20/2018 at 9:30 PM, leafsprings said:

Very impressive build,  a long wheelbase vintage cabover with period big stick really brings back towing history! This one deserves Continental Towing Decals. 

Thanks!! I definitely reference every Continental picture that I could find.

On 8/21/2018 at 7:51 PM, mchook said:

This is the best wrecker I've seen! I love everything about it! 

Thanks for the huge compliment!!

On 8/21/2018 at 8:16 PM, mikemodeler said:

Nice job, love the subject matter and using an Dodge cab makes it unique!

Thanks Mike!!

11 hours ago, Ken Gilkeson said:

turned out great

Thanks Ken!!

8 hours ago, dshue76 said:

Looks great. It's not uncommon for heavy trucks to be kept in absolutely clean condition.

Thanks!! I actually used to clean up trucks in my early teens. Inside and out, windows too, and sometimes wax and polish, $5 a truck. Those were the days. I thought that I was a rich man if I cleared $25 on a Saturday.

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What an absolutely fabulous old school wrecker!!! And a Dodge to boot 👍

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Cool build. It's been a long time since I've seen a dash fan in a real truck.

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On 8/23/2018 at 8:58 AM, truckabilly said:

That´s a big one. Cool!

Thanks!!

On 8/24/2018 at 9:47 AM, ChrisR said:

Awesome!

Thanks Chris!!

On 8/24/2018 at 7:39 PM, o-man said:

wow!

Thanks!!

On 8/25/2018 at 2:33 PM, gotnitro? said:

Simply speechless how amazing this turned out !  

Thanks Jeff!! Your wrecker inspired me to try to build this bed.

On 8/25/2018 at 9:27 PM, PettyKW43 said:

What an absolutely fabulous old school wrecker!!! And a Dodge to boot 👍

Thanks!! It's kind of funny. I never liked these trucks when they were on the road commonly. Now they're some of my favorites.

On 8/26/2018 at 12:07 AM, BKF said:

Cool build. It's been a long time since I've seen a dash fan in a real truck.

Thanks!! KJ at Double Take Replicas makes some pretty nice fans.

On 8/26/2018 at 8:18 AM, disabled modeler said:

OMG Brian...!    That is one super sweet build...!!!   I love those old engines myself....everything looks awesome...!

Thanks Mark! Inline Detroits are my favorites!

On 8/26/2018 at 4:29 PM, Jim B said:

Very nice job on the old Dodge.

Thanks Jim!!

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