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Retro Wrecker
Posted by Bocks Suv on Sunday, May 13, 2018 10:12 AM

 I’m wondering if anyone makes a decent size of kiTs of wrecker tow trucks but NOT modern style, just the older curvy cab-forward styles From1940s 50s. Any thoughts or suggestions?

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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Sunday, May 13, 2018 10:31 AM

I've seen some neat conversion projects with pieces like Revell's 1950 Ford pickup...but never a dedicated full kit, that I can recall.

Greg

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    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, May 13, 2018 2:34 PM

Hello!

There is a company called A.I.T.M. that makes and sells resin parts that allow you to build your own truck, and they have many designs from the 40s and 50s:

http://aitruckmodels.com/shop/

Like this baby:

Diamond-Reo

Be warned - a model like that takes a lot of money and skill too - you have to do a lot of research and build many parts on your own.

I hope it helps you - have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, May 13, 2018 3:22 PM

The Wrecker , From Pick - Ups to Pro .

The little cab forward or cab over can be built using model parts available in resin .They will even tell you what Donor Kit to use .

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    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Sunday, May 13, 2018 8:11 PM

Hi,

Looking through eBay I've come across a couple models of tow trucks based off trucks from the 30's, 40s' or 50's but they all appear to be pickup truck style vehicles and not "cab-forward" style trucks.  These included;

  • a 1/25th scale AMT 1934 Ford truck
  • a 1/24th scale Testors Ford F-1 with steel body
  • a 1/25th scale Lindberg 1934 Ford truck
  • a 1/24th scale Emhar Bedford 5-ton truck

Additionally I also saw a 1/25th scale resin 1936/37 Studebaker Cab Over nose and cabin tub pieces.

I guess you could maybe buy that nose and one of the 1/25th 1934 Fords and try and graft them together.

Pat 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1936-37studebaker-coe-cab/332649902979?hash=item4d737ab383:g:H9YAAOSwsB9WAyYe

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Factory-Sealed-1934-Ford-Pickup-1-25-Scale-Model-Truck-Kit-34-Lindberg-72157/183213848332?epid=1300103653&hash=item2aa865770c:g:btMAAOSw4ola20Z1

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Posted by Bocks Suv on Monday, June 04, 2018 1:43 PM

Thanks for your help. I just got a resin cab and a weird inspiration to build a retro railroad maintenance truck that has a cab at each end. It'll be very kit-bashed and based on speculation and what looks cool.

The only problem is that the resin cab is warped and I need to straighten it w/o ruining it. Hot water, hair dryer, putty?? 

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Posted by jazzsoul60 on Monday, June 04, 2018 2:20 PM

http://aitruckmodels.com/product/peterbilt-bubble-nose-day-cab/

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Posted by jazzsoul60 on Monday, June 04, 2018 2:23 PM

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