tony in ca.

Progress report on my 66 I.H. pick-up restoration

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 When I get her home  will.

    Tony

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I'm just absolutely blown away and it's all IH!

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6 hours ago, exSW said:

I'm just absolutely blown away and it's all IH!

 Thank You to you and the others above that made very kind comments.

   As far as staying with I.H. we tried everything we could .  Non I.H.: is the Radio, wheels, Vintage air, Carb is Edelbrock. Had to make a fuel tank none we found were good or would fit in original space. By making it, we kept it were it should be. Its still fueled in same hole as before we just made it a little less conspicuous.

     The seat frames are the originals ,they had some beefing done to them but tried to retain the arm on side of seat that allows us to fold seat forward. That was present in most I.H.'s I drove in the day. We adapted the old style oil bath cleaner to a paper filter using the same cleaner shell,  Same distributor ,rebuilt with electronic Ignition.

     I registered truck two days ago ,DMV needs to inspect it being from out of state & restored.  I have it sitting in Rob's personal garage across town until my trailer arrives or I find a safe clean spot for it . Hopefully my shed will be done by end of Nov. 

     Tony

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Super nice Tony!  Wish I could see that one in person someday. 

 

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Great to hear that it is finished Tony!! I'm sure that the pictures don't do it justice 

Alan

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 Guys ,

   My enclosed trailer finally arrived at dealer today , Got over late in day to see it.

   I will pick it up  Monday 10/16/17  Then make Appointment at DMV for truck and then bring it home .

   Store it in trailer till shed is built and find a spot for it among the Red Girls.

    Trailer  has escape door on left side , Wrench, E-trac. tie downs,   Longer hitch, and 110 plug for led lights along with auto plugs, & Upper cabinets,  Loading lite.  Six lug wheels , all Aluminum , GVW of 9990 lbs. 26 foot.

     Would of been very difficult to stay under 10,000lbs  GVW, spec'ed this way if steel frame.

    Tony

     

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Looks very nice Tony. 

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Very nice!   That binder should feel right at home in that trailer.

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Tony,

Spent most of the night reading your posts on this awesome IH truck build! The truck looks outstanding! Congratulations!

thank you for bringing us with you on the journey. I am usually over on the construction portion of Red Power. Found your truck thread and was captivated!

The strip and repaint even had me going OH NO!

I wish you the best on the car show circuit too. Flawless is pretty hard to beat!

Hope you can great a few of those $75 plastic trophies that you can dust. And along the way have a great time visiting and answering questions! There will be a lot because, it will stand out among the Ford and Chevys. Most folks will never have heard of a IH truck! So you will have a lot of explaining to do!

Regards,

 Chris

 

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  Thank You Sugarmaker,

          Yes, I saw it when it was being done ,people would walk in the shop and without thinking, blurt out ," Nice looking aaaaaaaa,what is it"?:lol:

        Tony

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Today , I finally met with a DMV Vehicle verifier .

    Being binder was brought in from out of state and not registered for three years while being restored and the fact it was restored they need to verify  Vin# s , Engine #s and all safety requirements before issuing plates.  Now I have everything in hand for my DMV appointment on 10/30/17.

      Also brought the new trailer home.  It will be its home ,perhaps permanently, depending on they shed.

       After I get the registration done , then Rob will detail it take it for long drive make sure it does not leave us stranded ,then it comes home.  "FINALLY"

        Tony  

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5 hours ago, tony in ca. said:

Today , I finally met with a DMV Vehicle verifier .

    Being binder was brought in from out of state and not registered for three years while being restored and the fact it was restored they need to verify  Vin# s , Engine #s and all safety requirements before issuing plates.  Now I have everything in hand for my DMV appointment on 10/30/17.

      Also brought the new trailer home.  It will be its home ,perhaps permanently, depending on they shed.

       After I get the registration done , then Rob will detail it take it for long drive make sure it does not leave us stranded ,then it comes home.  "FINALLY"

        Tony  

Good luck with the colonoscopy. ;)

Awesome truck

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The truck looks amazing Tony!  Nice trailer too!

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 Finally got the binder registered and road legal today. Ordered the black plates with yellow letters , they tell me 90 days out. But I have all temp paper work to be legal on road.

  Thank God for the mobile Vehicle Verifier , He save me a lot of inconvenience. 

    Unfortunately, Rob flew out today to Semi Show in Vegas for all week.

     Hopefully when He gets back on Monday he can finish the passenger door handle and get Her Detailed and put few miles on Her and I'll bring her home

      Started this process Oct of 2014.

        Tony  

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Tony,

 Thanks for the update on "Flawless". Enjoy it!

Regards,

 Chris

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On 10/31/2017 at 12:29 AM, tony in ca. said:

and I'll bring her home

I cant wait to see you driving your pride and Joy Tony , Best of luck !!

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Aw it missed SEMA!  That would of been so neat

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On ‎11‎/‎3‎/‎2017 at 10:32 PM, TroyDairy said:

Aw it missed SEMA!  That would of been so neat

  Yeah , It also missed  a big drag the main event two Saturdays ago  in Fresno.   That I had it registered for , OH well I got the T-shirt . :mellow:

       We dragged the main on Fulton street downtown Fresno in 50'60's City fathers decided to make an outdoor mall of Fulton , Downtown went to ****,  Fast forward to 2017 they ripped out mall and returned Fulton Street .

      They opened it with great ceremony and invited all past draggers to be part of celebration , BUT ALAST WE WERE WAITING FOR AN APPOINTMENT FOR VEHICLE VERIFICATION.

       All done now , When Rob gets back do odds and ends , detail, bring home .

       Great journey but really tries one's patients !

           Tony

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Excellent detail.  

It makes all the difference in my opinion and it really shows  that you went the distance.

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