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  1. #51
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    Re: Building a repo wrecker, and an intro

    Quote Originally Posted by willinthe985 View Post
    I've been keeping up with this truck on FSC, very awesome.

    He's on FSC? Gotta link?
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  2. #52
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    Re: Building a repo wrecker, and an intro

    Quote Originally Posted by MrBeast View Post
    My friend owns a company called Bowtie Breakers, he disasembles 88-98 chevys and sells the parts, he will be using the truck primarily to go pick up trucks he bought and haul them back to his yard, and it will be used to pull trailers. So really the hauler bed is ideal.
    Has your friend ever used a Sneaker unit?

    Hauling anything larger than a Nissan Sentra gives you light steering and hardly any braking. I owned one for 10 years, and I would never buy another one. He will have his hands full if he is going to haul trucks with it.

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    Re: Building a repo wrecker, and an intro

    Quote Originally Posted by denrep View Post
    I don't know if fast loading time itself is all that. As MrBeast must know, there's a lot more to a towing cycle than loading time alone.
    In the self-help repossession business, speed is the heart and soul of the business. Auto-loaders are the reigning king for two reasons. (A) To get in, get the vehicle without getting caught and...(B) To keep from getting dog bit. I can handle my own with an irate debtor, but there is no reasoning with their irate dog.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dualie View Post
    well i will chime in a bit here. IF i was a one truck car towing operation hands down the carrier would be the way i would roll. PERIOD.

    A Repo operation needs a repo truck. A self loader like he's building here, I'm partial to the dynamic self loader, but the eagle claw and others are well respected through the industry.
    Ideally, a repo outfit needs a snatch truck for the dirty work, and a rollback for voluntaries and delivering to the auction. In boom times, we have used both. The rollback follows the snatch truck. You leave the rollback a couple of blocks away, snatch one and haul it to the rollback, and move on to the next assignment. You can effectively bring three vehicles in at a time.

  4. #54
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    Re: Building a repo wrecker, and an intro

    Quote Originally Posted by Pookie View Post
    Has your friend ever used a Sneaker unit?

    Hauling anything larger than a Nissan Sentra gives you light steering and hardly any braking. I owned one for 10 years, and I would never buy another one. He will have his hands full if he is going to haul trucks with it.
    You must have had it installed on a Ford



    This setup will grab a suburban no problem and drag it around. And he has run one pretty extensively. He had an 08 Xcab Chevy Dually with a Sneeker in it, Did a ton of impounds with that thing.




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    Re: Building a repo wrecker, and an intro

    Quote Originally Posted by Pookie View Post
    In the self-help repossession business, speed is the heart and soul of the business. Auto-loaders are the reigning king for two reasons. (A) To get in, get the vehicle without getting caught and...(B) To keep from getting dog bit. I can handle my own with an irate debtor, but there is no reasoning with their irate dog.



    Ideally, a repo outfit needs a snatch truck for the dirty work, and a rollback for voluntaries and delivering to the auction. In boom times, we have used both. The rollback follows the snatch truck. You leave the rollback a couple of blocks away, snatch one and haul it to the rollback, and move on to the next assignment. You can effectively bring three vehicles in at a time.
    That is why I am fixing to build this:


    To be towed behind this"


    After I stuff a cummins in it!

  6. #56

    Re: Building a repo wrecker, and an intro

    Hi, I saw your diagram about how to built an Under wheel lift, but I Im trying to built my own Wheel Lift, and I would like to know if there is a posibility that you can sell me or i Dont know you diagram with the specification about how to built one of this for my truck. Thanks Cheko

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    Re: Building a repo wrecker, and an intro

    Did you/ will you cross post this to the Chevy 3500HD forum?

    www.3500HD.com

    I have a '98 HD I bought last year that I'm slowly re-habbing into a welding rig. It's little over-sized for work on the ROW. but most of what i"m doing is structural fab and equipment repair. So it's going to be great for hauling material.

    Just bought a new engine drive and I think I have a buyer for my Lincoln 300D. Once the 300D is off the truck, the flat bed is going bye-bye, and I'll be building everything new from the cab back.
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    I know this is almost 9 years old but Mr Beast I was wondering if you know why I cant view any of the photos?
    Thanks dcnewzealand

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    Re: Building a repo wrecker, and an intro

    Photobucket got greedy with their free picture hosting and started charging for all links to your pictures. People refused to pay the monthly extortion fees.

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    Re: Building a repo wrecker, and an intro

    FWIW I had a paid account on PhotoBucket for a few years. I dropped it when their site got so slow it didn't matter if you had paid account or not, it just didn't work. My photos were still there, but I couldn't edit them or move them or anything, site just never loaded right, only site I ever had that trouble with.

    They took what could have been a decent service and checked every box on the "How not to do it" form.

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    Re: Building a repo wrecker, and an intro

    yrs ago my brother in law was in repo, taking over the business from his grandfather and I used to go with him often, he used 2wh F450 with 460 gas. Eagle claw, he was very talented with that rig, seem him take cars out of a paring place on city streets sideways then re hook and go. Flatbed carrier is not suited to repo in the middle of the night. Usually hook and screw, tie down will come later down around the corner at the next block, or 10 blocks. Which brings me to my next question, couldn't tell from the video for sure , but is your rig diesel, little to loud for close quarter driveway work. We used to slip into driveways right along the house and quietly make off with the car, most times nobody was the wiser, that's why he wouldn't use diesel.

    Aside from all that, sneaker nice rig and your work is great. Good luck, be careful, people real sensitive about their cars, especially dead beats that don't pay, ha ha
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    Re: Building a repo wrecker, and an intro

    I'd love to see the actual pictures, all I get is a photo bucket.com error gif....???
    Ryan

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    Re: Building a repo wrecker, and an intro

    Why can’t I see the pictures? The pictures are labeled locked. Is anyone else having this problem?

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    Re: Building a repo wrecker, and an intro

    I can't see them either. Must be out there in the digital desert......

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    Re: Building a repo wrecker, and an intro

    There is a free tool bar add on for various browsers to fix the PB issue. I got the free Google Chrome add on a while back, it downloads in seconds and I can now see all the PB pics again.
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    Re: Building a repo wrecker, and an intro

    Quote Originally Posted by bigb View Post
    There is a free tool bar add on for various browsers to fix the PB issue. I got the free Google Chrome add on a while back, it downloads in seconds and I can now see all the PB pics again.
    Do you know the name of the add on?

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    Re: Building a repo wrecker, and an intro

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd496 View Post
    Do you know the name of the add on?
    This is the one I used with Chrome https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...giikdkpmcpkaon
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