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Cooter

Loadstar cab parts

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I've contemplated upgrading engines in my '70 Loadstar. I was thinking of going to a diesel, but my current cab set-up doesn't allow things to fit. Does anyone know where I could find the larger nose with the louvers in it? I think they were used on the diesels, larger gas engines, and larger trucks (1800's?). I'm sure there is one setting in a yard some where. I'm also looking for the factory dog house that went on the inside of the cab. Can anyone help?

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This is the grill I'm looking for. They stuck out past the edge of the hood allowing more front clearence.

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Funny how much it changes the look.

Have you tried the other IH truck forums like BinderPlanet and OldIHC? Some of those guys have some significant junk yard contacts.

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[quote name='M Diesel' timestamp='1335290186' post='667518']
Funny how much it changes the look.

Have you tried the other IH truck forums like BinderPlanet and OldIHC? Some of those guys have some significant junk yard contacts.
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Yea, it does change it quite a bit. Honestly, I'm not a fan of the look. I think with the grill and the dog house I would be able to fit a 5.9 Cummins in the engine compartment. The 304 won't hold a constant 55 on the highway loaded.......it's time to upgrade.

This is the only forum I've poste on. I thought for sure that someone on here would have a connection; plus, I'm not in a hurry.

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And you're probably right. Just gotta keep the pot stirred. Mark O (amongst others) should have some comments on which models might be so equipped.

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