Hello, my name is Stephen and this truck has been at a local scrapyard since it was new, it has been sitting for about 10-13 years I think. I've known it was there but I keep putting off posting about it. Anyway, I was unloading some metal today and with the permission of the yard owner, I snapped some other photos of it in addition to the ones I already had. The owner refuses to scrap the truck and I think I was told he still has the original window sticker for it in the office. He wants to either sell it or restore it. I think it would be neat if somebody got ahold of it and made a flat bed out of it and hauled some classic cars with it.Condition wise, aside from an obvious mechanical restoration being needed, it is missing one marker light lense and the front fenders need a lot of TLC or even replaced. It is otherwise all there.Here's my older photos (taken in about 2009):I'll get my new photos shortly, not bad a find, eh? If onyl I had the money or SPACE to take it on.
Oh, and the fellow does want to see it go to a good home, so if anyone is interested, I'll give them the contact info for the place.
what a great looking truck...only issue.. converting to a car hauler requires meeting current DOT regs... and i don't think the brake system will pass that for commercial service inspections today.. more than likely.. newer axles both front and rear with their current brakes could be swapped on easily.. somebody took a lot of care of that truck to survive that clean after this many years.. my friend tried something like that with a much older 5 ton chevy truck... he was hauling concrete blocks to a job he was doing.. he saved a lot of money by picking them up.. oops... the CHP in their pickup pulled him over and wrote him a massive ticket.. made him offload the truck onto a rental right there on the side of the freeway.. would not let it move one foot with a load on it.. it was then a grocery getter.. as long as he carried everything in the cab and the bed was empty.. the 46 had lived its life on an almond ranch. they had 12 and this one had refused to start for quite a few decades.. and it was just left untouched as they had so many others... eventually the wife sold it to my friend... it took him probably a day to flush the fluides and get it all running. issue with the primary wiring to the points kept it in the shed for probably 40 years. there was only a ding in one fender and one side that faces out was a little faded. i used to see it about 10 miles from the el segundo magazine offices.. but i have not been in that area in a few years..
Yea, you are probably right. The body and chassis have the value here. But the job is certainly possible! I wonder, how many of these old Internationals are left? I doubt very many.
It's a great project for the right person. A guy sold a friend of mine a 53 Chevy providing it was done in 2 years. True story, my lost friend called me last summer to tell me the Chevy was done. 20 years later NO CHIT. The guy that sold it to him had since passed and never saw the car done. I built the driveline. Then resealed it 2 times afterwards. This so called friend of mine lost most of his friends over this car. The car was complete except for an interior, and little odds and ends. I remember we made 3 seperate trips to get the extra parts the guy had.The car was complete just needed to be finised....Bob
Man does that stink! Sounds almost like a "Christine" story.
Hey! That's a great find! Reminds me of the truck I saw at a SIMS center not too far away when I went down there to sell my junk car. It wasn't in too bad a shape so I picked up the tires and the battery at a good price. If you're curious, you can look up http://us.simsmm.com/Sell-to-Us/Scrap-Cars-and-Vehicles if you ever need to sell metal scrap these guys usually offer a good rate. Ill keep you in mind if at all I decide to take up a new project. Bye for now!