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22 August 2011
More pictures of my old truck
From Tom :
In October last year, I brought this solid old "Jimmy" home. It has a 4-71 Detroit, 5 speed over drive, 3 speed auxilary, with an Eaton "electric" 2-speed rear end.
The story goes that this one has always been kept inside and was last registered in 1974. I fired it up and drove it home! This truck runs and drives great, once the tires round out. .
From what I understand, the truck was bought in the mid 50's as a tractor with a broken frame. A new replacement frame was purchased in the proper wheelbase and the wrecker body was installed.
I more than likely will remove the Holmes wrecker and once again make a tractor out of it.
As for now, I'm currently looking for a "back in the day" sleeper box for it. A 50's, or early 60's is what I have in mind.
Any help locating one would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks to the Stovebolt crew for a great site!!!
Be sure to check out my web site for some other projects, shows and other interesting stuff.
Tom has some so cool trucks in his "collection" ... a 1958 GMC 550 Wrecker (actually Tom's Dad's truck); a 1964 Chevy C80 Tandum Dump Truck; a 1947 Dodge WDX Power Wagon (not a Gallery page, but a cool pix and one of his toys (drool); a 1977 Chevy K 30 (not a Gallery addition, but some info about the truck in with his '64). Check out his web site, too. He's got some fun stuff there, too. ~ Editor