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Well, first of all ... don't get too excited ... I'm not going to show any actual progress here! [
] [:-blindfold] I have made some progress on a couple of figures who may appear in our story line at some point, but those are a secret for the moment. Meanwhile, I've been keeping an eye on some new releases from Mini-Art ... they now have a couple versions of the GAZ (Russian-built Ford trucks) available. The "MM" version is shown above right ... and shows that these new kits are pretty detailed!http://miniart-models.com/
The "AA" version (shown above left) is coming soon ... and once that stupid sammich shop is finished, Mr. Mudgeon's going to need a tow truck so he can "drop by" and check on Millie's car for her ... and so forth ...
Which leads to ... the actual reason for my post! I have a folder full of vintage tow truck reference pix, but it's really hard to make out the details on the actual lift mechanisms, etc., but ...
Found a Gold Mine
of info on the Weaver Auto Crane
(hand- or power-operated tow truck mechanism from the 1920s) ... plus loads of info on all sorts of various vintage accessories ... lifts, jacks, jack stands, towing accessories, tire tools, etc.
The site has many LARGE brochures with CLEAR illustrations of the mechanical parts ... and pdf files with PATENT DRAWINGS of many of the items. It's hosted by Castle Equipment, which tookover the old Weaver line:http://www.castleequipment.com/Museum/menu_weaver_history.htm
Note: I greatly reduced the ads shown here just to give a preview ... nice BIG copies on the site!
Well worth a trip for anyone considering a vintage garage scene!Gordon
(GFAdvance) -- You're gonna love all the little gizmos on this site!