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I have decided to attack this project wich I have been planning for a while. Started cutting using Phil Jensen's articles.

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I'll be watching this. Have always wished AMT would have issued this wrecker in 1/25 scale instead of the 1/43 they chose instead.

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This will be fun to watch develop  !  Your aware Jamie from moluminum casts this unit now after KFS sold it . You'd just need a suitable wrecker bed for the hoist 

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18 minutes ago, gotnitro? said:

This will be fun to watch develop  !  Your aware Jamie from moluminum casts this unit now after KFS sold it . You'd just need a suitable wrecker bed for the hoist 

Thanks Jeff, no I wasn't aware.

 

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Phil Jenson did a fine job on "how to". Here is my version of his build.

Another source might be the First Gear wreckers

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greg

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44 minutes ago, GLMFAA1 said:

Phil Jenson did a fine job on "how to". Here is my version of his build.

Another source might be the First Gear wreckers

 

greg

You set the bar pretty high. I’ll do my best.

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15 minutes ago, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

Where can I find these Phil Jensen articles?

I think I found one on the internet but it was quite blurry. I got another one from a member. An original would be much better . It was called:" A Tidewater Trucker Project" by Phil Jensen. Building yhr Holmes 750 Twin boom 25 ton wrecker and it was in two parts. At the bottom of the page it says March 1973 car model. Could that be Car Modeler?

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Pulled out my gear stash, no two are the same. Used the one closest to the fit and attempted to cast some in epoxy. It didn't work.

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So I'll use those two

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Didn't have tubing of the right size for the winch drums but I fould a dowel which will do.

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Hi Pat,

The two-part article was indeed printed in the 1973 March and April issues.

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I know that Phil Jensen wrote a book called 'Building Model Trucks. It was published in 1973 by the Auto World Library.

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I don't know whether you can still buy it.

Take care, Juergen

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4 minutes ago, HJK said:

Hi Pat,

The two-part article was indeed printed in the 1973 March and April issues.

 

I know that Phil Jensen wrote a book called 'Building Model Trucks. It was published in 1973 by the Auto World Library.

 

I don't know whether you can still buy it.

Take care, Juergen

Thanks Juergen. I am sure an issue exists somewhere that someone would be willing to scan for the forum. As for the book, There has to be one somewhere. Happy searching guys.

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Afew more things pasted together. Grooving the pulleys.

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I'll have to dig out that Phil Jensen book.  I have it around some place.  Makes me want to get out my IH Loadstar and do the wrecker version!  I see Greg dug out some old stuff too!  Thanks, Greg!

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One suggestion is to substitute Evergreen styrene parts for the Plastistruct  butyl plastic parts as Evergreen was not around when Phil wrote the article. Plastistruct plastic is very susceptible to environmental influences and mating up to styrene is like steel and aluminum as you can notice on my model stabilizer body doors which are Plastistruct and not that 'lousy' AMT kit plastic

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44 minutes ago, GLMFAA1 said:

One suggestion is to substitute Evergreen styrene parts for the Plastistruct  butyl plastic parts as Evergreen was not around when Phil wrote the article. Plastistruct plastic is very susceptible to environmental influences and mating up to styrene is like steel and aluminum as you can notice on my model stabilizer body doors which are Plastistruct and not that 'lousy' AMT kit plastic

greg

Thanks Greg. However, I am in a "use what you got" mode. I try to use the same stuff whenever it is available.

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WOW, that's a real cool project Pat!   I really love these big wreckers and I can see your on a great start!  I will certainly be back to check your progress, I'm really interested and hooked...

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