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This was a snowplow kit but I left the plow off. I built a Chevy like this a while ago and someone wanted one like it so this is what I came up with. I used a chopped up floor from a wrecker kit & built the rest. The person that's getting it is sending me the "Fat Mike's Towing" decals for the doors. I added some wires & hoses under the hood and some poor looking door panels. The last picture is of the other one. Thanks for looking.


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18 minutes ago, vincen47 said:

Love it, especially the front bumper.  

Thanks, I copied it from my fathers old 77 Ford.


17 minutes ago, Captain Spaulding said:

Great job, that weathering looks spot on.

Thanks Cap.


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10 hours ago, bill lanfear said:

Excellent work on this Jay!  The weathering is spot on and the details are excellent.  Is the wheel lift scratch built as well? 

Thanks Bill, I'm a huge fan of your builds. Yeah, the wheel lift, boom, winch, bed sides & bumper are all stuff I built. The lift pivots and everything slides and adjusts for the vehicle being towed. I made it so it can be removed & the old smash & grab sling can be used too, that pivots and moves the way it should too.

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1 hour ago, Classicgas said:

Well done. What kit is the Holmes wrecker bed from?

Thanks, the last picture has the body from the Midnite Cowboy kit, the other one is scratch built. 

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I always enjoy your builds! The weathering is always excellent!! Of course I like tow trucks too. Excellent work!

I like the homemade wheel lift. We considered making something like that for our 69 Ford, but we ended up replacing it with a 93 Ford with a factory wheel lift.

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Another fantastic build Mark. As others have said, your weathering techniques are awesome and the overall look is spot on. As Gerald H said, you are the king of wreckers! 

Cheers, Steve

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