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1976 Peterbilt 357

200K original miles

1979 Kenworth Sleeper

Custom built light/tool box

Modified Miller bed

Atlas 40 Ton wrecker

Zacklift Z403 largest made 

overall length not including wheel lift 40Ft


Will post the in-house build pictures when the time is right


John R.___" WATCH YOUR BACK"____

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I know that Pete was built new as a tow truck. It started life in Rockford, Illinois. It belonged to a company called Ed's towing if remember right. He had a Phillips 66 station as I recall. If I remember right, he passed away and his wife sold the big trucks to Zips. He had a twin to that one that I believe Ed's Towing, Team Ed's, that is a member on here owns or use to own. He also had an International 4300 single axle with a 750 on it also. I do not know where that went to. They were a two tone blue or blue and white as I recall.

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I bought it from Randy Whitmore in Waukegan IL, I don’t remember if his brother had the other one or not but they did work hand in hand a lot or so I was  told. It still had the Illinois wrecker license plate #3 on it.


Randy had bought a new Holmes hydraulic of some kind.


I copied that picture from the book Old School Wreckers

John R.___" WATCH YOUR BACK"____

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A sister to John's old truck....





originally built by Zips...




A few from it's 1st life....





I still have it....should sell it. I haven't used it in a few years now. It sits under roof & fires right up....just waiting....LoL


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