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Old 11-06-2015, 02:22 PM   #101
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Re: How about some pics of '73-'87 wrecker, fire, ambulance, etc?

I owned this one for a while by the way I know of an old boom wrecker for sale if anyone needs it
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Old 11-06-2015, 03:28 PM   #102
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Re: How about some pics of '73-'87 wrecker, fire, ambulance, etc?

Another CUCV brush truck found its way here.
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Old 11-06-2015, 05:58 PM   #103
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Another CUCV brush truck found its way here.
If its a CUCV I think they ALL find their way to you , Gerry LOL
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Old 11-07-2015, 11:37 PM   #104
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Re: How about some pics of '73-'87 wrecker, fire, ambulance, etc?

79 K30 ...loaded ...including factory buckets...Holmes 475T wrecker....and 1100 original miles.
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Old 11-10-2015, 10:51 AM   #105
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79 K30 ...loaded ...including factory buckets...Holmes 475T wrecker....and 1100 original miles.
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Old 11-10-2015, 10:55 AM   #106
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A local truck that has been sitting for a long time.
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:26 PM   #107
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Re: How about some pics of '73-'87 wrecker, fire, ambulance, etc?

Well here is the new truck , needs little work .

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Old 08-11-2017, 12:36 AM   #108
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Re: How about some pics of '73-'87 wrecker, fire, ambulance, etc?

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WOW! Thanks for that. I am still amazed there is one lying around that is brand new! I just canít get over it. I never saw another like ours.

The boom and uprights lasted many years before they needed any reinforcements. Back in the day before DOT got so stringent it was nothing to pick up a truck that was 4 times heaver than the tow truck right in front of a cop. Dad used to tow Coka-Cola beverage trucks, Sante Fe hirail trucks, etc with it with no problems. No kidding! It actually could tow heavier vehicles than our 1991 GMC K3500 with a Eagle Claw wheel lift.

The uprights finally bent and where reinforced with square tube in the late 80ís. The weld shop basically slid the uprights into square stock and welded it all together. Then the main boom got thick plate steel welded on all 4 sides. The lever to shift the winch into neutral broke off years when the cable got bound up under the tool box. That still needs to be fixed but everything else was in working order when it was parked. It actually got parked because the old man ran the 427 out of oil and spun the cam bearings! The other bad thing is the truck frame was broke on the RH rear side near the shock mount. It was fish plated many years ago but looks like crap.

$2800 isnít too bad for a needle in a haystack but the one on our truck is in very restorable shape. Now you got me all fired up to go grab the truck and drag it home to start playing with it. I texted dad this morning to see if I can come get it. Dad and I don't exactly see eye to eye, which is why I don't already have the truck at my house now.

Thanks for sharing that! Almost brings a tear to my eye
So I know that this was years ago... but did you ever get the wrecker.
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Old 08-19-2017, 07:14 PM   #109
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Re: How about some pics of '73-'87 wrecker, fire, ambulance, etc?

My 86 K30 with 35,000 original miles. The FD took delivery in 1986 and the truck had 10 miles on it at that point.

Here at her old home



30 years and change later in my possession



Put a brand new O.R.D. suspension on here and contemplated going SRW






Decided she needed to stay DRW and the rest they say, is history.










Working on a separate winch for each end and a new front bumper / M1008 grill guard
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Old 08-23-2017, 08:43 PM   #110
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Re: How about some pics of '73-'87 wrecker, fire, ambulance, etc?

my 86. according to the plaque on it it was a old mississippi forestry truck



i just took the words "fire" off the truck. dont want anyone flagging me down to put out a fire

bought it for $350 after someone bought it at a auction and took the drivetrain and axles out of it, was going to scrap it

when i got it home
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