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1935 ford tow truck finished

im done with it for now. I will finish the back tow area later.











the interrior



made the exhaust stacks -boom bubble gum light and rear boom 2 lights - made the extra hydrolic's on the boom - made the mirriors - front bumper - and the air cleaner from brass and nickel. it came off an old watch I had laying around.
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That's just vintage cool! Awesome work as always.
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The detail on that truck is just amazing. It's rustic yet very clean!!
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I am impressed.
That thing really is seriously COOL!

What's the original truck? What brand? Was it allways a tow truck?
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Wow Gunn...

I'm blown away by the sheer level of detail on this truck! My favorite part is the...the...the everything! The one thing that I am wondering about is whether or not it has windows.

By the way Lummox, Gunn posted an "in progress" thread that answers all of your questions.

Yip! Yip! Yowwwwwl!
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It might be old and rusty, but you can just tell that it pulls stumps!
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Whoa, thats some sweet work gunn!! Im working on an M2 tow truck and been trying to get my rust to look like that, but I screwed it up so now Im gonna just make mine a total rust job. THAT thing has character..a piece of artwork!!
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Cool looking truck, yes it is!!! RM
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thanks guys.
lum - it's a route 66 casting that was a tow truck to begin with. I had 2 so I chopped the rear bed and tow rig off. the boom is m2 and jl mix.
seajay21 yes the glass is installed. and no I don't plan dirtying it up. if it was just a junk yard truck I would. but this is a working street rig.

mikecast. I use ruddy brown primer from krylon and I bought the 4 step rusting from micro mark. I also bought the 24 chalk pastel box from wally world for 5 bucks. I scrape them making powder and use 70% alcohol to make my own wash. or I will use cheap folk art acrylic paint and thin it down with water or alcohol.
I plan on getting the 12 powders from micro mark very soon.
the key to using what I have is don't over do it. light suttle colors in different areas look more real. I haven't got this down yet. but with practice I will.
thanks again for the comments
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That is wicked awesome, Gunn. Just beautiful...

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Very cool! Your customs are so well done and realistic. The stem winder air cleaner is ingenious and the upholstery job looks fantastic too.
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well she won first place over at swiftys where ward put on a custom contest.
chorton49 won second place and bubbajoe won 3rd place. I cant wait to recive the prize it's a book on tow trucks. I will post pics of what I get here on this post.
thanks again for all the comments
and thanks ward for the contest
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Lee, Well deserved, I really liked your truck.
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Detail is awsome.
You take those pics?
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My favorite part is the...the...the everything

I love this Seajay, great reply!
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