Archive for the ‘Custom’ Category

Custom Heiliner Bottom Dump

Posted by: admin

May 3rd, 2010 >> Custom, Heiliner

A few years back I found a picture on an Auction Company’s website about a Heiliner Custom Bottom Dump that was made up of two parts of two different Doepke toys.

I spent the spring fixing up an old combination of the exact same products and after some careful work the replica is completed.

After the break more pictures and the original product

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Custom Doepke Heiliner Bottom Dump Started

Posted by: admin

April 1st, 2010 >> Custom, Doepke, Euclid, Prototype, Replica


Just started a bottom Dump that Doepke never made but will look like one that Heiliner offered.

When looking through some auctions I found a picture of one and always wanted to reproduce it.  Here is the blurry picture

Doepke Unit Crane / Smith Miller Truck Combo

Posted by: moresnow

March 2nd, 2009 >> Crane, Custom, Smith Miller, Unit 357

Recently found on ebay.  Great custom truck

Rare Custom Doepke Unit Excavator

Posted by: moresnow

January 7th, 2009 >> Crane, Custom


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Doepke Unit Crane (Custom)

Posted by: moresnow

August 26th, 2008 >> Custom, Doepke, Unit 357

Notice the Grill Work, Piping and Undercarriage.  Awesome Work!!!

CCM creates Pipe Layer Kit for D6

Posted by: moresnow

July 5th, 2008 >> Custom, D6, Doepke, Replica

Photo: CCM

“Based on the success of this highly sought after toy, CCM created a Pipelayer kit to allow collectors the opportunity to make this great toy even better.

Designed to look as though this it could have rolled off the factory line along side the originals, this kit comes with everything needed to make your Doepke D6 into a fully functioning sideboom pipe laying toy.

With a 14 inch long boom and fabricated steel assembly, features include dual hand crank winches with thumb brakes - just like the original Doepke UNIT crane - boom suspension with three-part line, a custom two-part line load block and brass sheaves. Completing the kit is a solid cast resin “stacked plate” counterweight, complete assembly hardware, rigging and detailed assembly instructions. We have taken care of all the details to make sure you can have all of the fun.” CCM

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Great Custom Scraper

Posted by: moresnow

July 5th, 2008 >> Custom, Doepke, Euclid, Prototype

Custom Heiliner Scraper & Euclid Bottom Dump

Posted by: moresnow

February 24th, 2008 >> Custom, Doepke, Euclid, Woolbridge

Dr. John Thiel created this wonderful version. The front of a Heiliner Scraper, Engine from a Marx Toy, and the rear section from a Euclid Bottom Dump have joined together to create a really cool version of this nice toy. If anyone has a clearer picture please send!


Notice the details like the exhaust, sun canopy, and engine

Custom Unit Excavator - Green Shovel

Posted by: moresnow

February 24th, 2008 >> Custom, Unit 357

Green Excavator

Found this one on the internet years ago. If anyone has any details please share. What I do know is that it was built from a Unit 357.

Thank you CCM:  The track mounted equivalent to the UNIT 357, whether used as a crane, hoe, or shovel, was designated as a UNIT 514. With the release of the CCM track assemblies, collectors were inspired to create toy machines of their own, like this scratch built UNIT cable hoe built from an original Doepke crane cab with a solid steel boom, equalizer and custom paint job with UNIT factory striping.

Interesting Doepke Modified Dump Vehicle

Posted by: moresnow

December 1st, 2007 >> Custom, Doepke

When searching the internet in 2004 I found a very unique but rare Doepke modified toy that was at an Auction. If anyone owns this please let me know.