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1950 Chevrolet 5100, 1957 Holmes 470


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Found a post by Jim Widmann of Widmann's Garage:


This truck was a former City of Trenton NJ emergency fuel truck. It had 1200 miles on it when I bought it. I took the tank off. If you look close, it still has the original tires on it.


This truck was a 5100S, it was 110" WB. I took the complete Holmes 470 wrecker and body off a 57 Chevy, which I bought from the original owner, but was completely rotted out. The wheel well was a little off, as you can see, I installed rubber extensions after cutting them out. The dolly wheels are also original to the Holmes. Everything worked and I did use it a couple times. The wheel base was way to short, and the front wheels would come off the ground. Needed to have a counter weight on the front, but it was fun to drive.




Jim Widmann said: It was Sold years ago, another I should've kept, oh well.

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Jim noted this truck burned up in a fire in Pennsylvania. 


He had traded with a friend for a very rare truck.


The friend lost most of his collection in that fire.

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