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Live-Sized Tonka Tow Truck Built in Wisconsin!

By: KARE/CNN
By: KARE/CNN

A truck lover in Wisconsin builds his dream vehicle.
He made a life-sized replica of a Tonka truck.

A life-sized Tonka Tow Truck was built in Wisconsin. (Courtesy: KARE/CNN)

A truck lover in Wisconsin builds his dream vehicle.

He made a life-sized replica of a Tonka truck.

Brad Doane's family has spent three generations playing with them.

But after 66 years the boys at Irvington Garage Towing are finally ready to make the arrangement official.

And welcome to their fleet: A tow toy.

It wasn't till his mother brought back to the shop a sandbox survivor she bought at a charity auction, which the light came on for brad.
Starting with a 700 dollar Chevy pickup purchased from the side of a road, brad spent a year in pursuit of the dream of every seven-year-old boy who's ever imaged sliding behind the wheel of his favorite toy.

16 feet long, 10 feet tall, a two ton Tonka. Big enough to tow a car -- if you could figure out a way to lift it with the hand crank on the other end of that boom.

Made for parades, Brad is looking forward to sharing the love.


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