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Old 11-18-2009, 07:31 AM
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480 holmes

i pickup 480 holmes tow truck bed i plan mounting in the stock bed of my truck. i'll post some pic. later of what i plan to do there is one down the road form me
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:54 AM
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What not word from anybody no one ever want a tow unit in there truck ? Like the old service sation trucks...
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i was going to mount a tilt flat bed on my cc 18ft long , so i think it would be cool to have a tow bed on a old dent side
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:11 PM
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theres a 79 up my buddys junk yard with a tow body on the back...wish i could get it but hes leasing some of the ground to his other buddy whos got a small scrap yard as well so i wont be able to get it
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:52 PM
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Heres my Holmes on a 76 F-250 Highboy...towing my 79 F-350 4x4

<a href="http://s896.photobucket.com/albums/ac167/78crewcab4x4/?action=view&current=76HighboyTowTruckTowing79F-350.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac167/78crewcab4x4/76HighboyTowTruckTowing79F-350.jpg" border="0" alt="76 Highboy Tow Truck Towing 79 F-350"></a>
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:27 PM
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what did you run pto off of ? On that highboy tow truck
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I had a holmes 480 twin line one time. It was a great set up, but the sling just wasn't gettin it anymore for these newer rubber nosed cars. Mine was like fordtrucknut's set up, not in a pickup bed. I think it would work well installed in a bed as long as it's tied directly to the frame like a 5th wheel hitch is.
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that's the plan mounted to the frame. And some add a wheel lift too
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maybe i can get a photo of the one up the road from me this weekend maybe u guys would like to see this
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My PTO runs of the Transfer case...Pop it in neutral and use the 4 speed gears of the transmission to run the slow or fast speed of the winch
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that help me alot could you please sent pic if possible.... thanks for the help
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I will see what I can do...we are supposed to get snow ...so it all depends on the weather....but i'd be more than happy to get you some pics.
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when you get sometime and good weather thank you very much
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i just got 79 f-350 cab and frame 4x4 too add to parts to build this truck
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I haven't forgot about ya...just haven't been able to get pics yet
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