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Gasoline
Gasoline HalfDork
9/7/12 11:26 a.m.

JoeyM
JoeyM UltimaDork
9/7/12 11:38 a.m.

Please tell me that this build will involve airbags so you can park it with the running boards an inch off the ground. I want to see the big curvy fenders covered in glossy dark paint - maybe a midnight blue - and all the brightwork nice and shiny. None of that "patina" rubbish for this one, and likewise, no billet....just shiny bright work and paint that looks a mile deep.

RossD
RossD UberDork
9/7/12 11:52 a.m.

I enjoy that truck. What are your intentions?

Gasoline
Gasoline HalfDork
9/7/12 2:46 p.m.

Not sure.

I'm going to the shop at 6:00am tomorrow, have a cup of coffee or two, pull some parts off the shelf, and just start building.

Not sure where it is going,......but can't wait to get started.

SilverFleet
SilverFleet Dork
9/7/12 2:46 p.m.

Now that is one really cool and unique truck. Love it!

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid UltraDork
9/7/12 10:44 p.m.

OH MY!

You need to keep those hub caps!

I am a huge fan of International Harvester trucks.

JoeyM
JoeyM UltimaDork
9/7/12 11:17 p.m.
SyntheticBlinkerFluid wrote: OH MY! You need to keep those hub caps! I am a huge fan of International Harvester trucks.

Yes. Polish those up!

Gasoline
Gasoline HalfDork
9/8/12 7:04 a.m.

I like the radio delete also.

Toyman01
Toyman01 PowerDork
9/8/12 7:07 a.m.

Nice!! Looking forward to a build thread on this one.

BAMF
BAMF Reader
9/8/12 8:48 a.m.

Looking forward to this. My grandfather worked at a small town I-H dealer for 45 years. He just passed away a month ago, and I've become really interested in I-H vehicles since then.

bearmtnmartin
bearmtnmartin Reader
9/8/12 9:55 a.m.

Nice trailer by the way.

Aeromoto
Aeromoto HalfDork
9/9/12 12:37 p.m.

Nice!

DoctorBlade
DoctorBlade SuperDork
9/11/12 9:37 a.m.

Could that dashboard get any more basic?

BoostedBrian
BoostedBrian Dork
9/12/12 5:34 p.m.

I don't think they would call that a "radio delete" in 1955. They would say "It ain't got no radio."

Killer truck.

slantvaliant
slantvaliant SuperDork
9/13/12 8:57 a.m.

Looks like it has the heater option. Pure decadence.

Cool old truck. Shifter's gone, so I guess no engine or transmission?

Gasoline
Gasoline HalfDork
9/13/12 9:19 a.m.
slantvaliant wrote: Looks like it has the heater option. Pure decadence. Cool old truck. Shifter's gone, so I guess no engine or transmission?

It came with that owner installed option of "engine/tranny/shifter in bed". :)

There is the shifter!

I have pulled some speed parts off the shelves and have a build plan.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair PowerDork
9/13/12 11:47 a.m.
SyntheticBlinkerFluid wrote: OH MY! You need to keep those hub caps! I am a huge fan of International Harvester trucks.

get those wheel centers put into a 17x9 rim so you can have good rubber and bitchin' caps!

benzbaronDaryn
benzbaronDaryn Dork
9/13/12 8:58 p.m.

Damn I love crusty old truck, baby turtle duck, and beer!

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid UltraDork
9/13/12 9:32 p.m.
AngryCorvair wrote:
SyntheticBlinkerFluid wrote: OH MY! You need to keep those hub caps! I am a huge fan of International Harvester trucks.

get those wheel centers put into a 17x9 rim so you can have good rubber and bitchin' caps!

You definitely read my mind.

RossD
RossD UberDork
9/14/12 7:17 a.m.
AngryCorvair wrote: get those wheel centers put into a 17x9 rim so you can have good rubber *and* bitchin' caps!

Maybe if he reads it again, he'll do it.

Gasoline
Gasoline HalfDork
9/14/12 7:34 a.m.

I will contact Stockton wheel and see what they can make me.

I just got rid of some Milner Special - 32 Series in 16" X8" 17"X9"; that would have fit the bolt pattern. Not sure if that cap would have fit them?

Gasoline
Gasoline HalfDork
9/19/12 8:40 a.m.

After 57 years I'm surprised the A/C still works.

RossD
RossD UberDork
9/19/12 8:47 a.m.

I want that on my miata, maybe one of the side version, though.

Do you have another windshield? Otherwise I don't think the vent will make much of a difference.

Gasoline
Gasoline HalfDork
9/19/12 8:53 a.m.
RossD wrote: I want that on my miata, maybe one of the side version, though. Do you have another windshield? Otherwise I don't think the vent will make much of a difference.

Truck came with a hand written "Coupon?" for a windshield she said she paid/ordered at a Atlanta glass shop....I'm guessing 50/50 odds its legit,....I will stop buy and see what they say. I hear PPG makes (or up 'til a few years ago) windshields for it. There should be some new ones out there.

RossD
RossD UberDork
9/19/12 9:25 a.m.

I still think there would be a market for collecting good glass out of rotten cars and refurbing them for resale.

Gasoline, keep up with the updates.

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