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Project by drogsod posted 02-15-2020 07:29 PM 699 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 1950’s era tow truck that I built based upon the plan from Toys and Joys. it is made from Alder and Walnut with a little bit of Padauk for accents. It is finished with spray on lacquer.
It was one of the more challenging models that I have built and it’s been in my shop quite a while but it was fun. Getting all of the hoist parts to come together correctly along with the string representing cables was kind of tricky.
Thanks for looking.





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#1 posted 02-15-2020 08:24 PM

Great build, very nice. Good color combination.

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#2 posted 02-15-2020 08:33 PM

that is fantastic! I love the contrasting colors

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#3 posted 02-15-2020 09:23 PM

Congratulations on an excellent model!

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#4 posted 02-15-2020 09:40 PM

a very kewl looking tow truck from the 50s nice wood combo GREAT JOB :<))

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#5 posted 02-15-2020 09:46 PM

Absolutely gorgeous sir…
Love the timber colour mix….
You’ve done yourself proud with this model, well done!

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#6 posted 02-15-2020 09:53 PM

Nice!

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#7 posted 02-15-2020 11:05 PM

Way cool tow truck, reminds me of the dodge power wagon.
I came very close to buying these plans and still may after seeing your project. LOL
I just went back and looked at your project and you also build the Power Wagon so know what I mean.

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#8 posted 02-16-2020 01:26 AM

Excellent work.

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#9 posted 02-16-2020 01:45 AM

Great detail. Super nice job.

-- Julian

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#10 posted 02-16-2020 02:18 AM

Really, really cool – great build

-- 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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#11 posted 02-16-2020 02:36 AM

very well done. great craftsmanship.

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#12 posted 02-16-2020 04:58 AM

Wow, I can’t believe the detail. Amazing job.

-- -- Jim, Cumberland,RI -- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. - http://www.woodshopshed.com

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#13 posted 02-16-2020 12:22 PM

Nice job man!!!

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#14 posted 02-16-2020 01:17 PM

Very nice. Well done

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#15 posted 02-16-2020 01:55 PM

Just an amazing build. Fantastic detail.

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