WANTED: 1920's - 1930's Hand crank wrecker boom, Weaver, Manley, Marquette, any make or model, any condition. WANTED.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-ton-Weaver-Hand-Crank-Wrecking-Crane-Antique-Tow-Truck -Wrecker-Boom-Manley-/282492364168?hash=item41c5db6588:g:yXQAAOSwq1JZJeBJ&vxp=mt r
There is a fellow in North Carolina who has a handcrank boom. His name is Joe and he was at the Luray Virginia swap meet. Whoever is in charge of the event can likely get you in touch with him. I do not recall the make but likely of interest to you.
I looked through my Luray photos. This was the only picture that I had with the hand crank boom. The picture isn't very clear since it is zoomed in but, this gives you an idea on what he had. I bought a few items from him. He was a nice guy and his prices were very reasonable.
He was beside the space Calimer's Wheel Shop had.
Thanks for your reply, I had looked up the phone number for the Luray Virginia swap meet and the recording said the number was disconnected, hopefully the wrecker boom is still for sale and Joe contacts me.
Jim, send them a facebook message via their site. I believe the name is Mid-Atlantic swap meet...?
The Hand Crank Wrecker Boom (Manley Model G) at the Luray, Virginia Swap Meet found a home in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Another view of the Luray Crank Wrecker. at this link.
Thanks for all the pictures of the wrecker boom in Luray, it has been sold, still interested in purchasing one, any for sale please let me know.
Here's another - creative use of a Model A transmission !
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-wrecker-boom-dual-winches-homemade-American-engi neering-Boom-truck/152576230431?_trksid=p2047675.c100623.m-1&_trkparms=aid%3D222 007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D44732%26meid%3Dcec25e126cff418699ba502ab17 3efcd%26pid%3D100623%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D282492364168
(336) 829-3777 is Joe Huygen's phone number. I know he took a Weaver 3 Ton to Luray because I restored it and sold it to him. Also restored and sold him an enclosed cab TT Stakebed with Warford that, I'm told, he's PARTING OUT!!!
Had all 8 metal stakes, hardware and correct rear stake assembly. Wish I had 2 of those metal stakes for a C Cab TT similarly gorgeous restoration
I hear a partial one in Michigan will be going up on ebay starting tomorrow evening....
Just looked at the pic Robert Govani posted of the Weaver 3 Ton wrecker boom. Yep; that's it. That's the one I restored, check out the brass data plate. I had 2 made...
Still looking to purchasing a hand crank wrecker boom.
The boom is missing but the crank and winch is there. It's too far away from me.