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Help finding a specific model
Posted by ecotec83 on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 7:25 PM

Hoping someone here can give me a hand. My coworker used to drive a tow truck for BP fuels when he was younger and wants to build a replica of that truck. Does anyone know of a company making a plastic model kit of the 1968-1970 Ford F-350 homles wrecker?  Done some digging but havent had much luck so far. Thanks

Here a link with the truck in question

http://davidsclassiccars.com/ford/109688-1969-ford-f350-4wd-holmes-440-wrecker-nut-amp-bolt-restoration-f100-f250.html

 

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Posted by lurch on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 7:33 PM

There is a shop in St.Paul, Mn that has old kits. Not sure if they have one but you can give them a try. Its called Scale Model Supply. Good luck hope you find what you are looking for.

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 7:44 PM

Maybe this

Plus this (pricey)

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 9:35 PM

Don't know about availability, but there was a '67 Ford with a service body.  Looks like a 4x2, but single rear wheel.

Main differences between '67-'72 was the grille and trim levels.  I had a '70 Ranger back in the day.

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Posted by ecotec83 on Sunday, January 16, 2022 5:41 PM

Thanks for the info, sounds like he may have to get the truck and add the towing gear onto it from another kit.

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Posted by OctaneOrange on Monday, January 17, 2022 2:15 AM

I'd do what keavdog suggested and combine the truck with the wrecker

That's what I did to make this International Wrecker

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Monday, January 17, 2022 9:23 AM

Depending on his skills, might be able to try scratching the tow bed.  Most were built up from flat plate.  The hardest thing would be the boom and winches.

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