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Old 02-13-2012, 10:56 PM
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1950 F-7 COLEMAN GETS WRECKER BODY

Well, almost! I Photoshopped it together! I really need to find a Holmes 650 body for it. They were made from 1950 through the early 1960's. Somebody must know where I can find one?
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not an F7 but an F3- Buddy of mine actually just bought this and had it decorated up to advertise his auto shop.

1952 FORD F-3 Lot 1525 | Barrett-Jackson Auction Company


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Well, almost! I Photoshopped it together! I really need to find a Holmes 650 body for it. They were made from 1950 through the early 1960's. Somebody must know where I can find one?
ChuckClick the image to open in full size.
I revised the picture, so I'm adding it here. The original got deleted.
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Well, almost! I Photoshopped it together! I really need to find a Holmes 650 body for it. They were made from 1950 through 1965. Somebody must know where I can find one?
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I'm still looking for a Holmes 650 body to put on this truck. Anybody know where one is?
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I'm still looking for a Holmes 650 body to put on this truck. Anybody know where one is?
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I'm also looking for one for my 52 COE, if you find two let me know.
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I'm also looking for one for my 52 COE, if you find two let me know.
A Holmes 650 body would squash your truck like a grape. The F-7 is the smallest truck you could put it on, and even then you wouldn't use it at it's full potential. You need to look for a 515, or a 525. They are much more common. I find them pretty often, but rust is always an issue. I'm sure you can find one out West, where things stay cleaner.
And by the way, I'm still looking for a 650!
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Thank's I will keep an eye out.

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Thanks Chris, but it's not a 650.
I just made a deal on another 650. I just have to wait for a buddy to help me retrieve it. With the one I already have and this one, I have enough parts to build a nice one!
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Could you have a look in my Album, there is a 64 chev with a wrecker on it, I am trying to figure out the size and weight of it. I know it's a Holmes but not sure of the size.
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Could you have a look in my Album, there is a 64 chev with a wrecker on it, I am trying to figure out the size and weight of it. I know it's a Holmes but not sure of the size.
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It looks like it's probably a Holmes 500. I would bet it's a lot newer than the truck it's on.
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The guy said the truck was bought new as a wrecker by the garage he works at, it ran up until 10 years ago then was put into storage. It has not ran since then and is not running now. He just got back to me and confirmed it is a Holmes 500. What do you think it's worth???
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Chuck - I've got a good buddy, Dave, who has a good buddy named Mike Shaffer whose family owns the biggest recovery company in town. They do all the interstate roll over recovery work. I've asked Dave to talk to Mike about your 650. Dave said Mike is real active in the TRAA so may have contacts that normal guys wouldn't have. I'll let you know what I hear . Stu
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The guy said the truck was bought new as a wrecker by the garage he works at, it ran up until 10 years ago then was put into storage. It has not ran since then and is not running now. He just got back to me and confirmed it is a Holmes 500. What do you think it's worth???
The 500 came out in '62, so it could be original to the truck. If so, the body has been updated with much later paddle latches, and the larger size control boxes. The '52 650 I just bought has had the same things done to it.
As far as value, it's hard to say without looking at it. If the body is as good as it looks, it's probably worth 2500.00 by itself. But bear in mind that it's only worth that if somebody wants it. Certainly a very limited market. I can't tell you much about a non-Ford truck, but like any old truck, if it's in nice shape, it has value.
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Chuck - I've got a good buddy, Dave, who has a good buddy named Mike Shaffer whose family owns the biggest recovery company in town. They do all the interstate roll over recovery work. I've asked Dave to talk to Mike about your 650. Dave said Mike is real active in the TRAA so may have contacts that normal guys wouldn't have. I'll let you know what I hear . Stu
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