at first i thought this was this truck with a fresh front quarter, 'cause i remembered it had some front-end damage. but no, it was just the weird patch on the glass.so glad to see another one of these out in the wild in OPC condition.the very boxy bed is strange for some reason, like it should have some cargo drawers or something built in. the rust pattern along the side is too bad but interesting to see.
I'm so in love
Is that a gas cap on the front fender or something else? I remember Chevy pickups with the gas tank behind the seat. The replaced fender is a cool touch....hope it stays that way instad of getting repainted.The rust where the bed floor meets the sides was fairly common back when truck beds were made of seperate pieces welded together. This truck might even have a wood floor like my old Chevy did. Gone are the days.
Even on 2014 model pick-ups, truck beds are still made of separate panels welded together. I don't think there is a manufacturing process in the world that could produce a truck bed in one piece.
You're right Mike, it is. This must be a V-8 truck as dual tanks were an option onIH vehicles at that time. My Dad owned a '73 Travelall equipped in this manner. Hisran a 392 V-8 that was very thirsty. My guess is that there's a 345 under that old hood.Chances are there's a 4-speed in the truck as well. Don't let that rust scare you Tony, it took a lot of road salt to eat through all that boiler plate!
youaintno- Of course it's still sepertate pieces welded together, but they don't weld them together at the corners (to make an instant rust-trap) like they did back then. I need to post AFTER the first cup of coffee from now on the syntax works out a lot better.CaptainGizmo- thanks for the info on that gas cap. Where exactly was the auxillary tank? I was never too comfortable with the gas tank behind the seat and tried not to think about it whilst driving..
Mike, the auxiliary tank was located on the frame just behind the cab. The filler tuberan along the lefthand frame rail and fed into the the 2nd tank which was also found on the left side of the truck. Later versions of the Inernational had the main tank mounted between the frame rails, with the 2nd tank located on the right side of thetruck. Hope that clears things up!
Great patina on this IH. Love the mismatched driver's side fender.
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