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Discussion in 'CLASSIC CARS & TRUCKS' started by Dranreb, Feb 6, 2013.
That seems to be a trike. Three wheels and all that, reminds me of a big wheel with a wood bed.
Well said and true, folks today do not know what the have missed. Modern cars & trucks look horrible.
My 1968 IH 1200C. Bought it in Utah. Used to be a fire chief's truck for a company named Thiokol. Company sticker is on the inside of the door. 304 V-8, 4x4.
very nice clean looking 68---up here they would be all rusted out---Dave
Thiokol seemed like a name I remembered from somewhere. I looked it up and they were the outfit that took the blame for the space shuttle Challenger explosion.
Looked like they were an interesting outfit back in the day...
I agree with Dave...very few IH trucks survived the winter salt treatments in these climes. Yours is a nice specimen indeed.
They also built snow cats for grooming ski areas. That is most likely the Utah connection. Nice truck by the way. Mike
I put the cab back on my '51 Ford F2 the other day...
Its beginning to look like a truck again...
Looking real good. Did you paint it yourself? Is that a small block Ford V-8?
Yes, I am doing the paint myself... If you look close, you can tell its not a professional job...
The engine is a '74 model 302 with '69 351 windsor heads. The transmission is an AOD from an '89 T-bird.
It also is getting power steering and power disc brakes.
Imagine that a Ford in a Ford. Round these parts seems as if only gm small-blocks fit in Fords.
By the way she's lookin good. Keep up the good work.
I'm a little particular about keeping Ford engines in Fords...
But... I'm using a GM power steering pump, Volvo relay system to control the electric fan, BMW temperature switch (for the electric fan), and a Jeep parking brake linkage...
Maybe I should call it a 'Frankentruck'...
Good on you for keeping it Ford powered. It gets very wearisome seeing the same old orange lump 350/350 combo in everything under the sun, and now too, the next generation LS in everything. Chevy builds some good stuff, but no better than Ford, and why do the same shtick everyone and there brother is doing? A little originality (both meanings implied) is a good thing. Very nice truck. Cheers, Mike
I now have the bed back on... (the fender and running board is just mocked up).
The bed floor is installed...
I have also finished the brakes and cooling system and finally cranked the truck. It runs great! I don't have a throttle assembly installed yet, but I did idle it out of the shop and then back in...