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    Flatbed Tow Truck

    created by Cronossus on 2012.06.11

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    This is my latest in City vehicles. I've seen some flatbed tow trucks around but I wanted to try my hand at one. This heavy duty vehicle carries all the tools for the job. It has a fire extinguisher for those unexpected car fires, a broom to sweep up the mess after a collision, a crow bar to get a damaged door open, a wrench for tightening loose battery cables, and a hammer to smash things when they just won't work.

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    The wheel on the right side of the truck makes it easy to wind up the winch to load a vehicle. There are wheel stops to help hold the car in place once it's on the bed.

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    A close-up of the tools of the trade. You can see there are tie downs all along the sides of the bed and a chain for hooking up to the disabled vehicles.

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    This bed will hold whatever angle you choose to stop at, for more realistic town layouts. The headlight design is an original as far as I know. Ideally, I'd like to use bigger tiles for the bed of the truck, but the large 6 x 6 tiles don't have enough grip on the bottom of them for studs, making it not functional with my design. There might need to be a new piece designed for this set.

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    If you want larger pictures and more selection you can visit my MOC pages site at http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/327199

    Update for Fall 2013: Since I posted this project, Lego has come out with their version of a tilt bed tow truck. It's set #60017.
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