'55 Chevy mild street truck

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I recently started a garage dio a couple weeks ago... So after opening "Wonderbread Kustomz" ... I felt I needed a "Wonderbread Tow and Recovery" truck to go with it....
So far I've grinded and sanded the backside of the grill... First time doing this... And the engine halves glued together... I'll update this as I go...
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And the shop...
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Nice work so far. I remember grinding out the back of that grille about 20 years ago. Not hard to do. The 41 Chevy grille I just did a couple of months ago was a BEAR!

Are you scratchbuilding the bed and boom? I had reference pics years ago of a similar set up on a 51 Chevy in Alaska. I should have built it.

Nice project. I'll be watching.

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Thanks Tom... I'm gonna scratch build the bed for this...

Started assembling the chassis...

And a general mockup...

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Your front tires are too small. You need 23's all around if you are using Pegasus wheels. If I'm not mistaken Pegasus did some 23's with a taller side wall. I'd try those on the back and the ones you have on the rear in the front.

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Thanks, but I'm gonna use these... Did some more work to set it down a bit more....

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Nice mock up and stance. Going to be a real cool build...

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Nice build but i agree that your front wheels look too small.

What did you used for the air bellows?

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Thanks guys... I'm gonna get a few more of these die cast cars so I can use the rears of one for the fronts... I used some small o rings that I got from lowes, and styrene ...

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With the motor almost done, I am gonna start work on the interior and then start fabbing up the wrecker bed....

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Making progress, looking forward to more..

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Thanks Carl... I'll have an update today or tomorrow

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I will watch is too I got 50 chevy I works that going to towtruck

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I dunno, I was in the towing business, actually owned my own company . I've built wreckers , drove wreckers , worked on others wreckers , made models of wreckers . The tires ................... I dunno .

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Following this project closely. Great idea.

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this is a cool build

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Thanks guys!

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Been a while on this... But I've got it in primer and better wheels and tires...

It's not gonna be a tow truck anymore...

Gonna try my hand at a two tone panel paintjob.... Lord help me lol...

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Got my first part of paintwork done...

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Gonna let it sit for a couple days and then WETSAND and clear...

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Looking great James. Nice touch on the wheel and tire change..

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nice !

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Thanks fellas...

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Got a bit more done... Headliner is done, and the grill and lights are in and painted black window trim...

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james ,looks good keep it up ,

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