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Old 02-20-2018, 09:22 AM   #1
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Does anyone have any info on the kind of rig they used in the back of c10 wreckers like these?

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Old 02-20-2018, 09:53 AM   #2
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It may be a Jer-dan . I dont think it a Holmes , but both companys are from that era .
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Old 02-20-2018, 10:03 AM   #3
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I didn't think Jer-Dan dated back THAT far haha. I'll have to try and dig around some more. Thank you !
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Look at those wheels. Nice and deep
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I know this one was a Holmes.
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Does anyone have any info on the kind of rig they used in the back of c10 wreckers like these?
Probably nothing in a C/10. I sure never saw one or would want one. That one was either contrived or possibly in Europe they'd do a 1/2t wrecker to haul those little cars. Wasn't a sensible decision when a 3/4t or 1t would be more appropriate for hauling more than just econoboxes.

Wrecker Master, Holmes, and I'm sure there were other companies I can't think of. The brand isn't what matters, it's the era that needs matched. The kind they used is the type you see. They came on a frame to bolt into the pickup bed.
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:22 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone. After some tireless digging I found what I needed, most of the wreckers in that era seem to be Holmes 440's. I appreciate the help!
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It looks like purely an appearance set up ,Notice no sling attached and in a C-10 Never...
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Yeah, Holmes was the biggest name, most used. But the one you show isn't a Holmes, as you can see. The Wreckermaster booms are trussed steel tube. That one shown could very well be made from a car or truck frame, if not a manufactured product.

If you have a C/10 and just want to mock up a tow truck look it would be a simple thing to fabricate. You could make a cover for the winch that you wouldn't need to buy. Or hide a little electric winch just to raise and lower the cable for kicks
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I met a guy who had one of the "Slide-Ins" in his 1/2 Ton pick-up many years ago. He told me that he was illegal as it was overweight already, even without a car on the back.

That said, I always thought they were pretty cool, but only on a 3/4-Ton with heavy springs or 1-Ton pick-up only.
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Old 02-21-2018, 10:43 AM   #11
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I'm not trying to build a tow rig with the truck I've got haha ..aesthetically i'm going for a certain look so I think I'll be okay
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Old 02-21-2018, 02:30 PM   #12
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Thanks everyone. After some tireless digging I found what I needed, most of the wreckers in that era seem to be Holmes 440's. I appreciate the help!
A 440 model Holmes isn't the "slide in" type iirc. It is a complete wrecker boom/bed meant for 1ton dually trucks.
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Old 02-21-2018, 04:02 PM   #13
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Just fab or have fabbed (partial of both) something up like I pictured. No point in paying for a Holmes unit to just look at it. The tower and booms are simple construction. I think it's a cool idea. You specifying "C/10 wreckers" in your question got us going. It would be the same unit for your C/10 that would have been used in actual C/20 and C/30 pickup wreckers.
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Old 02-21-2018, 04:11 PM   #14
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Wording was my fault ! haha I guess I should have specified. Definitely not going to pay what people want for a holmes unit. Especially since I don't have the proper truck for it to go on lol When things get rolling I'll make sure I start the proper build thread.
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I can recall at least two 1/2 ton wrecker booms,,, They were both used exclusively for removing motors from wrecks ,,
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Old 02-21-2018, 05:08 PM   #16
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A 440 model Holmes isn't the "slide in" type iirc. It is a complete wrecker boom/bed meant for 1ton dually trucks.
That is correct.

I have a 1969 built Holmes 440 on the back of one of my 1-Tons.

440 is the Single Boom.

480 is the Twin Boom.
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How about a Holmes 220...
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I think K is right. between that weird licence plate and the funny arrows on the street I'm betting European. If its functional then that too suggests European as those are little cars and tires rated to carry that load. they're funny too.
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How about a Holmes 220...
Pretty cool, Holmes name for the Slide-In. I never knew that. Anything Holmes built always seems to be real good quality.
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Yep, the 220! That's what Miller Brothers Chevrolet had in their pickup wrecker. I figure that is what is shown in the other picture shown as well. Lots of those pickups got their beds tail end bobbed
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Holmes 220 is the electric winch version of the 440 .
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Old 02-23-2018, 01:40 PM   #22
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Holmes 480, working hard and a 440 all borrowed from the internet
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The one working ( C50 ) is a Holmes 500
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So what are the Holmes model differences between the trusses tube boom type and the boxed steel? Was it a change between years or a different line with different model #?
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The 480 & 500 only had the web booms . The 600 & 750 had web booms standard equipment with the square extendable ( X7 option I think ) as an option .
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