ON THE HOOK-TOW TRUCKS

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ON THE HOOK-TOW TRUCKS
« on: March 02, 2016, 01:49:36 AM »
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2016, 01:17:03 PM »
I used to operate a tow truck be surprised the things you see and come across!  Joe
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2016, 01:20:29 PM »
It is a hard job operating a tow truck sometimes!  Joe

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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2016, 12:19:30 PM »
Tow Truck.
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2016, 01:26:01 PM »
Couple Heavy Duty recovery vehicles.  Joe
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2016, 07:36:10 PM »
 ;) ::)
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2016, 05:31:32 PM »
2 more.
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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2016, 09:38:29 AM »
Now that's some heavy lifting Beppie!  Joe
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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2016, 01:28:20 AM »
3 more.
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« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2016, 07:23:25 AM »
3 more.

Do you have any more pics of the last car?  It looks like a highly modified '36.  Wild!

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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2017, 05:36:05 PM »
That's one hard working 65 Chev, helping load that Mack locomotive.
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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2017, 11:04:12 PM »
 ;) ;) 8)
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« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2017, 11:13:17 PM »
Whalley Towing at Langley Speedway.
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« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2017, 11:47:04 PM »
 ;) Great photos from BC. The roads aren't much better today either.
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« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2017, 11:49:48 PM »
 8) :o
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« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2017, 12:05:04 AM »
 :D
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« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2017, 10:50:19 PM »
From NY State. ::)
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« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2017, 06:10:30 PM »
This is a great photo!  ;)
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« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2017, 07:06:25 PM »
Watkin Motors, Vernon BC, Canada's oldest Ford dealer.
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29bowtie

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« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2017, 07:08:51 PM »
Buster's Towing, still in business in Vancouver.
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oldsjoe

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« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2017, 09:12:33 AM »
Going through some family pictures I came across this duo of aspiring tow truck operators.   Joe
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« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2017, 10:08:09 PM »
a couple from an old folder I found
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« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2017, 10:03:32 AM »
Saw this at a local car show.
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« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2017, 01:25:56 AM »
 ;)
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« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2017, 03:21:30 PM »
Brand new tow truck at Walt's Garage.
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« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2017, 10:22:18 PM »
Brand new tow truck at Walt's Garage.

That was a very big deal back in the day. Getting a new truck was not so common.  Joe
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« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2017, 12:35:54 AM »
 ;) 8)
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« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2017, 05:14:05 PM »
 :) :)
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« Reply #28 on: September 26, 2017, 06:23:16 PM »
 :D
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« Reply #29 on: October 09, 2017, 12:36:03 AM »
1931 Pierce Arrow Custom Tow Truck
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« Reply #30 on: October 09, 2017, 11:59:24 AM »
tuw
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« Reply #31 on: October 17, 2017, 08:08:39 PM »
My grandma told me when Grandpa's Model T ('15 Center Door) 'broke down', he said he had to 'hail' a 'tow car'.

She explained that Roy Wehner at the Police Garage had "worked over" a Deusenberg Touring car, so he could tow disabled automobiles with it.

'Tow TRUCKS' would evolve much later, according to Grandma.

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« Reply #32 on: October 17, 2017, 08:21:28 PM »
Ask grandma where that tow truck was and we'll straight a road trip tonight!

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« Reply #33 on: October 26, 2017, 01:21:49 AM »
Tow truck
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« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2017, 12:37:33 PM »
Ask grandma where that tow truck was and we'll straight a road trip tonight!

LOL It was early Santa Clara, about 1931, I believe. (Born in '42, so it was before my time...but Roy Wehner's garage was still going when I got my drivers license in '58!)
By then, Roy had a heavy six-wheeler, big GMC with Holmes rig. Love these 'hookers'!

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« Reply #35 on: October 26, 2017, 12:46:12 PM »
Where did you live in Santa Clara....back then thee was the University....and orchards..  I grew up in San Carlos... a few less people then

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« Reply #36 on: November 04, 2017, 11:50:53 PM »
1963 Autocar. :o
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« Reply #37 on: November 05, 2017, 01:40:11 PM »
 :-\ :P
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« Reply #38 on: November 10, 2017, 03:13:09 AM »
From Australia.
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« Reply #39 on: November 18, 2017, 01:53:13 AM »
Super Twister on the hook.
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« Reply #40 on: November 22, 2017, 11:39:44 AM »
BEFORE & AFTER

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« Reply #41 on: November 23, 2017, 07:39:06 PM »
That's a "Very altered, Altered"! :o
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« Reply #42 on: November 24, 2017, 12:19:12 AM »
Hard working old B model Mack. ;)
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« Reply #43 on: November 26, 2017, 12:39:12 AM »
 ;D :) :) 8) 33 Chev
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