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19 minutes ago, gotnitro? said:

Hey Pat I can take some off my autocar wrecker this afternoon and close ups if that would help

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Here ya go 20210103_130829.thumb.jpg.0467b057ccf45164a64f768ada5d7d6d.jpg

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The legs are telescopic square tube 2 1 / 8 overall length.  Each section is 1 1/8 long inner one closest to truck was 3 /16 tube outer 1/8 

The towbar tube body is 1 5/8 long 

The middle tube is .305 tube  7/16" long 

Outer tubes .248 " 5/8" long 

The rectangular section where legs join tow bar is 3/4 long x 3 /16" it was photoetch 

Underneath was a small shaped piece looked like T pinning both sections of legs . Real ones this allows legs to extend .

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Here's how KFS wanted them attached to bed body 

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Hope this helps !  

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1 hour ago, gotnitro? said:

Here ya go 

 

The legs are telescopic square tube 2 1 / 8 overall length.  Each section is 1 1/8 long inner one closest to truck was 3 /16 tube outer 1/8 

The towbar tube body is 1 5/8 long 

The middle tube is .305 tube  7/16" long 

Outer tubes .248 " 5/8" long 

The rectangular section where legs join tow bar is 3/4 long x 3 /16" it was photoetch 

Underneath was a small shaped piece looked like T pinning both sections of legs . Real ones this allows legs to extend .

 

Here's how KFS wanted them attached to bed body 

 

Hope this helps !  

Absolutely! Thamk you Jeff.

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Almost ready for primer. I found some hooks on some junk frame rails, those will be added to the ends of the tube.

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And so here it is in primer. I t will stay like this until I find out what truck it will sit on which will also dictate which color it will be.

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28 minutes ago, DRIPTROIT 71 said:

Man that looks good!!!

Glad you like it Brian.

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Very nice work Pat  !  Can't wait too see the wrecker bed and chassis this goes with 

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7 hours ago, gotnitro? said:

Very nice work Pat  !  Can't wait too see the wrecker bed and chassis this goes with 

I was comsidering cutting up the Car hauler body I have. Then again, I might sratch up something smaller to use with one of the old cabovers  like a '41 Chevy .

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Looks like a decision has been reached. I will attempt to duplicate (or imitate) this.

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Very nice  !!!! Theres something about these old trucks I really enjoy , they seem to have character i guess 

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It doesn't matter which cab you choose, it's to put your great job on the twin-boom wrecker up front (even if it's in the back...)!!!

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For those attempting this or any other build requiring gears, I have an unusual source for finding nearly a dozen gears in one place. I will list the sizes in the "tips and tricks" section in a few minutes for those interested.

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3 minutes ago, misterNNL said:

For those attempting this or any other build requiring gears, I have an unusual source for finding nearly a dozen gears in one place. I will list the sizes in the "tips and tricks" section in a few minutes for those interested.

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19 minutes ago, landman said:

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19 minutes ago, landman said:

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I just posted that info on the "Tips and Tricks" section.

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Got a chance to dig out the ALF/Holmes and took a shot of the boom lock. I cheated and did not use Phil's plan on the lock. I used a simple C channel with a single piece from the other boom to fit inside and then pinned it through a hole

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hope this helps.

greg

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2 minutes ago, GLMFAA1 said:

Got a chance to dig out the ALF/Holmes and took a shot of the boom lock. I cheated and did not use Phil's plan on the lock. I used a simple C channel with a single piece from the other boom to fit inside and then pinned it through a hole

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hope this helps.

greg

It will, thanks.

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On 1/13/2021 at 5:19 AM, landman said:

Looks like a decision has been reached. I will attempt to duplicate (or imitate) this.

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Me thinks that Chevy  is a little too light for a 750.

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