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I was wondering if you guys could post some, I've got a few but almost all of them are of a 1 ton with a Holmes 440.

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Here's one I have from the Good Guys 2010 Az show. I have detail photos of the boom if you want them.

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Here's one I have from the Good Guys 2010 Az show. I have detail photos of the boom if you want them.

AzTom

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Detail pictures would be more than Great!

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Could you give us a little MORE INFO??? Any particular years? Body makes like Holmes, Century, Eagle, etc.? Truck Makes? Big wreckers, medium duty, light duty? I'd be more than happy to help, but a better idea would help! Tow truck pictures could include this:

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or this:

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or even this:

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Well any company or style but light and medium duty wreckers, Sling, wheel lift, roll back, wedge anything.

Wow Pat looks like You have some cool pictures, Is that your fathers company, or do you run it?

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My dad and step-brother still run the towing company.

The Texaco station was sold mid/late 80's.

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My dad and step-brother still run the towing company.

The Texaco station was sold mid/late 80's.

Do they still run the Towing company?

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Nick, what kind you want my father in law has a orriginal 50 chevy tow truck that he still uses to this day the winch is all hand crank no electronics, he also has 50 chevy flatbeds and dumps, he collects 49-54 chevy trucks he has about 40 of them

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Yep.....Out of the office in pic # 73/74

Dad is 69, brother Mark is 42. The Small truck is dad's, the bigger one is Marks.

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Nick, what kind you want my father in law has a orriginal 50 chevy tow truck that he still uses to this day the winch is all hand crank no electronics, he also has 50 chevy flatbeds and dumps, he collects 49-54 chevy trucks he has about 40 of them

Very cool could you maybe get pictures of it?

Yep.....Out of the office in pic # 73/74

Dad is 69, brother Mark is 42. The Small truck is dad's, the bigger one is Marks.

Very cool Pat. the pictures were helpful too.

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Nick, here are a few links to some sites I have found researching tow trucks, the first three are all new bodies, the last has just about everything.

http://www.jerrdan.com/

http://www.millerind.com/products/all_brands.php

http://repotruck.com/

http://www.wreckerdriver.net/photos/

Hope these help you, and, by the way, why no heavy wreckers? The big boys drive the big toys!! I drove all three varieties for a couple years.

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Nick, here are a few links to some sites I have found researching tow trucks, the first three are all new bodies, the last has just about everything.

http://www.jerrdan.com/

http://www.millerind.com/products/all_brands.php

http://repotruck.com/

http://www.wreckerdriver.net/photos/

Hope these help you, and, by the way, why no heavy wreckers? The big boys drive the big toys!! I drove all three varieties for a couple years.

I like the big trucks but they cost a fortune to build both in scale and in reality.

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I like the big trucks but they cost a fortune to build both in scale and in reality.

Boy, don't I know what you mean! I paid $125 for my Revell "Can Do" wrecker, and that was almost 10 years ago! And it isn't even correct for the real truck! At least the new reissues from AMT are only $25-$30 at my LHS, and they're good for their age. The most I have paid so far for a tractor was $80, and that was a still sealed AMT "Alaskan Hauler" Kenworth W900, and I found it in my LHS!! I've had my CDL for over 12 years, so I just seem to not mind the higher prices. Well, at least till I lost my job and went on unemployment! And like you said, they're a fortune in real life, too. The stupidest thing I did was lease a truck in 2002! I was paying $599 A WEEK to drive that beautiful 2002 Freightliner Classic XL!

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Boy, don't I know what you mean! I paid $125 for my Revell "Can Do" wrecker, and that was almost 10 years ago! And it isn't even correct for the real truck! At least the new reissues from AMT are only $25-$30 at my LHS, and they're good for their age. The most I have paid so far for a tractor was $80, and that was a still sealed AMT "Alaskan Hauler" Kenworth W900, and I found it in my LHS!! I've had my CDL for over 12 years, so I just seem to not mind the higher prices. Well, at least till I lost my job and went on unemployment!

at my LHS I'm lucky to find a truck kit for less than $40

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Craddle snatcher?? You mean like the Eagle claw with the arms on the underlift that wrap around the tire automatically?

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Craddle snatcher?? You mean like the Eagle claw with the arms on the underlift that wrap around the tire automatically?

No like this,

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If you are interested in older wreckers and tow trucks, and not only American prototypes, you may be interested in the book

Wreckers & Recovery Vehicles by the Olyslager Auto Library.

It is copyrighted 1972 and the ISBN No. is 0 7232 1466 2

It can still be found on the internet quite frequently for very little money.

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If you are interested in older wreckers and tow trucks, and not only American prototypes, you may be interested in the book

Wreckers & Recovery Vehicles by the Olyslager Auto Library.

It is copyrighted 1972 and the ISBN No. is 0 7232 1466 2

It can still be found on the internet quite frequently for very little money.

ok thank you.

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