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That is a cool truck! I have a 1948 REO Speedwagon 1-1/2 ton pickup truck that has been a long time project that was started by my brother and myself about 2004 or 2005. We are duplicating one of our grandfather's tow trucks. We have the original boom and winch. It is an Ashton boom. We did have the original truck, but it was to far gone to restore. We were able to take the original box off and take to a local metal shop and they were able to make a new box with new fenders using the old box as a template. After my brother passed away in 2007, it got pushed back on the build. My goal is to get it done this summer. The truck has been inside the whole time. It is painted, the brakes have been gone through, gas tank flushed and got it running again. It will be neat when done. My grandfather was a REO truck dealer in the 40s and 50s in Gurnee, Illinois.

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