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   Jeff It does not look like a very big job to remove boom while you work on truck in the shop.Joe D.

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Without moving the White engine and transmission sitting on the floor, I have about 37 feet of floor space, plus another 20 feet for the boom if I back the truck in. However I would like to nose it in so I need to find out the total length.

I just looked up the older model with the curved boom and it is about 34 feet from the bumper to the end of the boom, so it looks like I have plenty of room. I actually built my garage with the thought I might have one of these trucks someday.  

http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/8cd3b9ca-90e5-4f02-87d4-1a3e.jpg

Plenty of room
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Eddy Lucast
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Jeff, Have you measured how long it is boom and all?
You may need a window on the back side of the shop you can poke the boom thru!
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Congrats Jeff! I'm assuming you will restore it back to original at some stage. A useful truck with that crane.
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Congrats!!!! Will have to come on down to your sandbox someday!!!

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Jeff, we really like your new wrecker and we're really glad you've got it.  I'm sure that CB antenna on the mirror will come in handy.

Slim

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Congrats Jeff. As you know I always liked the WWII wreckers. I'm sure you will find it very interesting. If I can help in any way please let me know but John Gott has a great wealth of knowledge on the old wreckers. I really like it.
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Finally Jeff L gets to join the BIG truck fraternity!!!! A long time coming. Will he ever get that grin off of his face

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 The worst part of the truck is the doors, the cab is wood frame and the doors are separating. The rest of the wood looks solid, it is not rotten but just very old.

Jeff, I'm building new door frames for my Autocar right now, (Finally screwed up the courage) I'm switching to steel and it's not for the faint of heart. If I were you I would investigate some type of epoxy infusion system to stabilize the wood you have, or find a cabinet maker that likes weird jointery. Maybe try West Systems for ideas.
My Autocar has some subtle curves in the doors that do not lend themselves to steel tubing. I've spent about 2 weeks on one door frame and have a simple hoop that fits the hole in the cab and swings temporarily on its new hinge, I still need to position the window hardware, bracing,  the latch mechanism and the steel edging that holds the skin on. Once that is done, I can do it all over again on the other side. (measurements will all be slightly different)

When I was a high school kid, the local house mover had what I believe was one of these. (at least a big honkin' surplus Federal wrecker) About 15 years ago it ended up in a local junkyard, within 2 weeks it was all cut up and gone, sadly it was driven the last 10 miles from the house movers yard to the salvage yard. Engine was probably worth more than they got for the complete truck at iron prices back then.


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Jeff,
I don't care how solid you think the wood is don't let the truck whisper'rrrr near it with a torch!

YOU BEEN WARNED!!

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I stand corrected!

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