Tow Truck

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Project by htl posted 05-01-2019 08:12 PM 2835 views 1 time favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well got my little tow truck figures out and build between weeks in the hospital
and to sick to get out there, but man it felt so good when I could get up the gumption to get er done.
This was made with walnut and oak.
The wheels were left overs from other projects.
I used the oldest tanker plans from Toys and Joy to make the frame and bonnet so I would think this is a ton and a half body style.
I lowered the roof down a tad and also the frame for a more custom look not as much of a wooded toy look?
The crane was modeled after what was used at the time for many a home built tow truck.

The blog of the build is here.

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#1 posted 05-01-2019 08:15 PM


I have only one problem witj it; WAY to pretty to let someone play with.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 05-01-2019 08:17 PM

Excellent car… I like that dark wood colour

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 05-01-2019 08:38 PM

Very nice.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#4 posted 05-01-2019 08:48 PM

Wow! I would love to see that driving down the street. Nice job.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 05-01-2019 08:51 PM

Looks good

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#6 posted 05-01-2019 08:55 PM

Wow! I would love to see that driving down the street. Nice job.

- doubleDD

That would be cool wouldn’t it !!!
I hadn’t thought about it but would be a big WOW wouldn’t it. :-]

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#7 posted 05-01-2019 09:35 PM

Well done!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#8 posted 05-01-2019 10:09 PM

You’ve done yourself proud Bruce, overcoming health issues to make this beautiful model, top job sir!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#9 posted 05-01-2019 10:28 PM

Absolutely magnificent work htl ! I too would love to see one on the road.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#10 posted 05-01-2019 10:32 PM

nice job sir

-- Sean

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#11 posted 05-01-2019 11:15 PM

I do love this very kewl tow truck ….. the grain in that walnut pops … hope he dont have to haul a car a night .. LOL GREAT JOB :<))))) GRATZ TOP 3

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#12 posted 05-01-2019 11:26 PM

I forgot to add the head lights and a few other goody’s but brain said it was done and as far as my body would take it so just happy with it and on to the next maybe?

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#13 posted 05-01-2019 11:36 PM

Beautiful job. When it is your design you dare say when the job/design is done.

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#14 posted 05-01-2019 11:47 PM

The build is just magnificent BUT the grain flow of the walnut is (imho) the iceing on the cake

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#15 posted 05-02-2019 12:08 AM

That is so cool! I didn’t even notice the no headlights “feature” until you said something :)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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