ca. '47 Ford COE Wrecker

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Came across this old wrecker being used as a billboard recently. I have more pix if anyone wants to build it.

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Edited by Ace-Garageguy

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Posted · Report post

That would be so cool to have a modern drivetrain in and hit the car shows with!

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That truck would be a hit if someone could restore it , STOCK drive and all. I nearly bought a used Holmes crane just like that in the early 1990's myself . The problem was a lack of some needed pieces ...................

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I agree. I'd rescue it if I had A) any more room and B) any more money. It's a very solid truck, amazingly, and still has the big truck flathead in it.

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Posted · Report post

Bill, you mean an 8-EL Block ?????????

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Crawling around it while trying to stay clean, I got the impression it is the 337c.i. 8EL, as what I can see of the plug wires looks like the distributor is in the rear. I'll be going back to see if I can get the hood or the hump open and get some more pix, as it is apparently owned by a wrecker company I use fairly regularly.

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That is so cool, Thanks for posting.

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