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Old 11-13-2016, 10:36 AM
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Hi there just finished up a conversion on a tonka tow truck. I am still waiting for my lights to come in but everything else is complete. On to pics




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Old 11-13-2016, 04:53 PM
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Some action shots video to come.




You can see in the last picture I broke one of my hooks.
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Old 11-13-2016, 06:18 PM
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Should have used a Y chain from the front axle to the
Rear on both sides of the overturned vehicle.
Very cool heavy tow truck
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Old 11-13-2016, 06:32 PM
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Should have used a Y chain from the front axle to the
Rear on both sides of the overturned vehicle.
Very cool heavy tow truck
Ya I still need to make up some small chains with hooks. But wanted to try it out with out them.
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Old 11-14-2016, 02:06 PM
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https://youtu.be/nZ3rS_EVtmY
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Old 11-14-2016, 09:46 PM
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Very cool truck!

I'd throw some more ballast up front, and start following towing and recovery channels on youtube to learn techniques. Some of those guys can really make a car dance on the hook to get them out. If you can, try to tow them with an unpowered axle down so it doesn't fight like that crawler did.

What running gear and how many channels?
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Old 11-14-2016, 10:32 PM
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Ya I'm gonna put some extra weight up front I just finished it and wanted to try it. Also it's 15 degree above 0 up in Canada couldn't pass up that amazing temperature. The running gear is scx10 servo winches and actuonix actuators for the rear. I'm waiting for a light to come in. So far I've used up 6 channels. I also need to build some chain and hooks.
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Old 11-15-2016, 10:57 AM
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watched the video too cool!! great work on the hook
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Old 11-16-2016, 10:19 AM
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That is awesome, to use the toy metal body just makes it look that much better. Great job.
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Old 11-17-2016, 10:12 AM
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Thanks guys, next time in home gonna add more weight up front and really test those winches with the 4200 excavator needing a tow.
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