1966 Ford F-350 WRECKER

Frederik

Supporting Member
Checker plate looks very nice, I assume you pressed thin aluminum on a pattern? If so, on what did you press it to get the pattern?
 

madsven

Member
Checker plate looks very nice, I assume you pressed thin aluminum on a pattern? If so, on what did you press it to get the pattern?

Thank you. I pressed it on a plastic plate with little diamond profile (it is a plate that architects use for their models) ;)
 

madsven

Member
Here are the next steps

I mounted some eyelets for lashing at the truck bed and new working light at the crane

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Now the driver isn?t naked anymore :laughing:

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Some self created decals :angel::devil:

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My real stamped licence plate :lol:

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And some self made reflectors (german: Katzenaugen)

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Stay tuned :lol:
 

madsven

Member
Some last details

Filler pipe



Hand made wipers









Interior rearview mirror



Radiator with hose and pipe clamps



Unfortunately an invisible detail ... :laughing:



Windshield / sunshade panels (is it called so in engl.:hmmm:)









And the obligatory fuzzy dices :laughing:



Stay tuned :lol:
 

Wrencher

Moderator
I have to say this build is just awesome. My hats off to your attention to detail and patience. I love it so much in fact it has inspired me to start my own tow truck build.
 

madsven

Member
Those wipers are insane!

I have to say this build is just awesome. My hats off to your attention to detail and patience. I love it so much in fact it has inspired me to start my own tow truck build.

thats insanely good! looks full scale in the outdoor pics


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Just awesome. A very inspirational build!

Thanks guys :luv:

It had a lot of fun building this tow truck and it is an honor for me, if you use it as template ::starstruck
 

madsven

Member
Here are the last details

Something to read for the driver during the break :read:



The pimped tool box (originally Playmobil)







My self made hi-lift jack (unfortunately still unpainted...) - completly height adjustable ;)





A trailer hitch



My self made snatch block





Some pics in a nice location







Stay tuned :lol:
 

madsven

Member
Thanks a lot :luv:

Unfortunately my winch is not strong enough to hold heavier "cargo", so I need to solve this problem.

Something like a backstop in the winch would be great, but that I can?t build it myself...

Here is my manual solution ;)

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And here I have attached them

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Some shackles and chains later







I think it works just like the big tow trucks :laughing:
 

indybama

New member
Such an awesome build! I wanna build a 4x4 wrecker myself. Great job on all the detail, love it! Subbed to your thread

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2Beers

It's me again.
Caught up on your thread again.

That is a thing of beauty my friend.

2Beers fiver for all the top notch believable looks you achieved on this one.

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I Love it !
 
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