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  1. #1
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    Default Chevy k30 wrecker

    Been wanting to build a wrecker for a long time and with inspiration from wrencher and madsven I figured it’s time to start my own build.

    Chose to go with the Rc4wd blazer body simply because my skills are still improving and thought it would be a good starting point so out came the razor saw and got to cutting.

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    Now I have never really worked much with styrene so this was a new adventure for me but enjoyed working with it so far. The option was there to buy a 3D printed rear cab piece but decided to take a chance and build my own.

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    Originally the plan was to use a tf2 long wheel base chassis but now I have ordered a gcm cmax kit for the build

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    I wanted to go with a newer style wrecker bed instead of an older Holmes style. I’d like to incorporate a working wheel lift but we’ll see how that goes further on in the build.

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    This will probably be one of my most detailed builds ever so the progress will probably be slow but I can’t wait to continue and show my progress.

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    The new cmax chassis came in the mail today!

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    Got the chassis somewhat put together but still need to swap out the axles for some k44’s. Also got a big block 454 from mrcommad for this beast.

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    Looks like a great start! Some nice quality parts there, and you're doing a good job on the styrene bits. Keep it up!
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    Wow!

    This is a great beginning...
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    Nice start

    I'd think the square body chevy would be more likely to have a rubber bumper sling instead of wheel lift, but wreckers are cool so can't wait to see what happens

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    Quote Originally Posted by imthatguy View Post
    Looks like a great start! Some nice quality parts there, and you're doing a good job on the styrene bits. Keep it up!
    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Small Factory View Post
    Wow!

    This is a great beginning...
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Frizzen View Post
    Nice start

    I'd think the square body chevy would be more likely to have a rubber bumper sling instead of wheel lift, but wreckers are cool so can't wait to see what happens
    Thanks!

    True it would have most likely had a sling and it still will but for this build I am going for an older style truck with a newer style bed.

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    So what’s a build without pictures! Time for some updates.

    Started to build a tunnel box which will serve as a battery storage compartment and a spot for some electronics.

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    Box is all built and notched for hinges. Starting to build the rear half of the deck now.

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    More of the rear deck.

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    Cut outs for the recessed rear tail lights and start of chain boxes.

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    And all the progress so far. Still lots to do but having fun so far learning how to work with the styrene.

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    start looking like real deal

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