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The 39 wrecker is looking pretty good.  I like the two tone color on the wrecker your going to replicate.  

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17 hours ago, misterNNL said:

I've got some warm cookies and a cold glass of milk ready for this show. I'll be tuned in for sure. What  boom system will you be using?

I will attempt to replicate the boom in the picture. 

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Thanks for the kudos and encouragement!

I see one issue  when comparing the picture and the mock-up I am seeing that the distance between the front and rear fenders in the pic is longer than the distance in the mock-up. I think I may have to extent the frame  

I also figured out a way to replicate the boom with the bent angle iron.  

Dave

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18 minutes ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

Really really really like this project.

Thanks for the wheels/tires link too; just what I've been looking for.

Glad I could help. This is what inspired me to search for the wheels and tires. I saw this truck at a car show. 715CA4A8-157C-42D4-8093-F6CBFB6C0A4E.thumb.jpeg.e3d9db46bc56b1fb4ea62f8cb697c691.jpeg

 

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37 minutes ago, Nosferatu said:

Thanks for the kudos and encouragement!

I see one issue  when comparing the picture and the mock-up I am seeing that the distance between the front and rear fenders in the pic is longer than the distance in the mock-up. I think I may have to extent the frame  

I also figured out a way to replicate the boom with the bent angle iron.  

Dave

Looking forward to updates or hopefully work in progress pictures.

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9 hours ago, NOBLNG said:

Scenes Unlimited makes really nice stuff. I have ordered from them a couple of times.

I agree, top notch products. I have their stuff on several builds. 

I love this truck, I love how simple the old tow trucks were. 

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I did a bit more work to this.

Built the rear bed box and cut the fenders into it.

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I still need to adjust the stance.

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Thanks for looking.

Dave

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for your kind comments! I really appreciate them.

I did a bit more work on the bed. I added a bed interior. I also put the first coat of gold on the wheels, they aren't glued so they are a bit askew. The fenders are all puttied and I have added half round to them for the pads.

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I started the boom using flat styrene. There's a lot of bracing to go. 

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Thanks for looking

Dave

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Thanks again guys for your comments. 

The boom is all done except for the sanding and finishing touches. I used 40 pieces of styrene and one chain for this. 

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Thanks again for looking. 
Dave

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