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1952 GMC 470 series COE, Holmes Heavy Duty W35 Wrecker #1341639 Sun Jan 12 2020 12:19 AM
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spanky Offline OP
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A few pic.s, of my most recent progress. Still need to finish installing the new glass, Fulton Sunvisor, marble reflectors, restored Beacon Light, rear fenders, Factory Towing Cradle, and other interior accessories. Future plans this Spring, are to paint the booms red, to match the wheels.

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Last edited by spanky; Tue Jan 14 2020 02:41 AM.

Spanky Hardy
Collector Of Fine Old G.M. COE Trucks & Antique Holmes Wreckers

1948 Chevrolet 5700 COE Holmes HD W35 Wrecker
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pictures on Photobucket

1950 GMC 250 1-Ton
In the Stovebolt Gallery
Re: 1952 GMC 470 series COE, Holmes Heavy Duty W35 Wrecker [Re: spanky] #1341656 Sun Jan 12 2020 01:22 AM
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glenns towing Offline
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I love it. Looks awesome. Keep up the good work and the pics coming..

Re: 1952 GMC 470 series COE, Holmes Heavy Duty W35 Wrecker [Re: spanky] #1341663 Sun Jan 12 2020 02:16 AM
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EdPruss Offline
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Spanky, nice, what engine and trans. do you have?

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
Re: 1952 GMC 470 series COE, Holmes Heavy Duty W35 Wrecker [Re: spanky] #1341664 Sun Jan 12 2020 02:33 AM
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spanky Offline OP
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302 GMC inline 6, 5 spd. Clark Transmission, Eaton, electric shift 2 spd. axle. All original, factory air brake truck.

Last edited by spanky; Sun Jan 12 2020 02:36 AM.

Spanky Hardy
Collector Of Fine Old G.M. COE Trucks & Antique Holmes Wreckers

1948 Chevrolet 5700 COE Holmes HD W35 Wrecker
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pictures on Photobucket

1950 GMC 250 1-Ton
In the Stovebolt Gallery
Re: 1952 GMC 470 series COE, Holmes Heavy Duty W35 Wrecker [Re: spanky] #1341669 Sun Jan 12 2020 03:18 AM
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Hotrod Lincoln Offline
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The first heavy haul rig I ran had a Holmes 650 on a Diamond REO 3-axle with a 270 Caterpillar engine.. I believe the wrecker system was a Korean war surplus military rig. I spent about as much time patching on the wrecker and the 25 ton belly winch as I did towing 18-wheelers!
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: 1952 GMC 470 series COE, Holmes Heavy Duty W35 Wrecker [Re: spanky] #1341674 Sun Jan 12 2020 04:19 AM
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Rich'sToys Offline
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Spanky, that is a really cool wrecker. Thanks for sharing!


Rich

'47 Loadmaster

Life is like a roll of toilet paper--the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes!






Re: 1952 GMC 470 series COE, Holmes Heavy Duty W35 Wrecker [Re: spanky] #1341679 Sun Jan 12 2020 04:46 AM
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J M Offline
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Spanky
Great looking truck. I spent many hours in our 1951 Chevrolet 6500 with a W-35 Holmes and a coffin box. You could move everything with it if you could hold the truck in place. I have the truck but not the wrecker.
Lots of great memory's in that truck.
Jim

Re: 1952 GMC 470 series COE, Holmes Heavy Duty W35 Wrecker [Re: spanky] #1341685 Sun Jan 12 2020 11:22 AM
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Bill Marlow Offline
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What a treat to see such a beautiful rig.
Can't wait to see the finished product!
Keep up the great work.


Billy
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1946 Chevrolet Cab Over Engine
1946 Chevrolet 2-ton COE
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1959 GMC 860
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50 GMC 450 Flatbed W/W, Air Brake equipt (25% Owner)
https://youtu.be/Alw3UWzqFVU

1950 Chevrolet 3800
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Re: 1952 GMC 470 series COE, Holmes Heavy Duty W35 Wrecker [Re: spanky] #1341700 Sun Jan 12 2020 02:23 PM
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Great job Spanky!! And thanks for the update with pictures.
Have you thought about joining us at the ODSS Homecoming this April?
https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthread...ing-2020-save-the-dates.html#Post1341542

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
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'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: 1952 GMC 470 series COE, Holmes Heavy Duty W35 Wrecker [Re: spanky] #1341708 Sun Jan 12 2020 03:16 PM
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Mike B Offline
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Look' n good Spanky! Love those wheel adaptors!

Mike B smile

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