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  1. The one with the wide fenders is the CO-Loadstar which had the column shift 5-speed for only a few years in the early 60s, it proved to be too troublesome. The Cargostar with the wider cab replaced the CO-Loadstar in 1970. The cabs were built by IH as far as I know. I think Chicago Cab disappeared from the business around this time.
  2. White did follow with another low CO in the 70s, the Trend, which never was a big seller like the 3000. It had a fiberglass cab as I recall and was promoted as having the ability to quickly swap bodies.
  3. That is an IH VCO-190 to 220 series. The White 3000 while similar in general appearance is a completely different cab. Diamond T did have a model that was the same as the IH. I believe Diamond T designed the cab and IH purchased the design for their own production.
  4. IH did not buy Chicago Cab or Chicago Manufacturing which I think was their actual name. I do not know what happened to them, although as the number of truck manufacturers declined through the 50s and 60s, I'd expect they either closed down or moved on to other products. It does seem likely that IH may have been providing cabs to some of the others by the time its use ended. IH built their last ComfoVision cab in July, 1974, having started in 1953. Fleetstar A and S-series cabs were sold to others as noted.
  5. Actually, that cab that IH called the ComfoVision cab was originally a product of the Chicago Cab Company. IH began using the cab in 1950 in the L-line. After 3 years of puchasing cabs, IH began manufacturing their own cabs. Chicago Cab continued manufacturing and sold to many manufacturers. 13 manufacturers besides IH used the cab:Canadian Car, CCC, Cline, Coleman, Dart, Diamond T, Diamond Reo, Duplex, FWD, Hendrickson, Leyland (Canada), Oshkosh, Reo, Sicard. I don't know if IH sold cabs to anyone. That was probably Chicago Cab's market. But IH and Diamond T did build some trucks for each other. In the 1950s, Diamond T was building some of the heaviest R-line construction trucks in Chicago for IH while the Diamond T version of the IH CO-VCO was running down the assembly line in Fort Wayne intermixed with the IH versions. I know one man whose first job at IH was to install the correct logos on those trucks as there was little other difference.
  6. Yes, in theory your ground plane should be all around your antenna or you may experience some directionality toward where the metal is which is why many mount their antennas in the center of their roof and it should be at least 1/4 wave in length (about 19"). Practically, it may not be all that critical as I use some strange mounting points such as a mag mount mounted horizontally on the back of a pickup cab for clearance purposes for my 2 meter ham radio, but don't notice great improvement when moving it to the top if the cab and many folks mount them on a corner as you are looking at or on the edge of a roof (clamped to a rain gutter--remember them?) That Cobra antenna would be a good choice. Their specs say it is tunable up to 161 Mhz so no problem at 154.
  7. Definitely look like Fords to me. Since that body style was new for 49, I don't think any specials like the Victoria were offered for a couple years.
  8. #1 Because gravity gets stronger every year!
  9. If you're planning on connecting your radio to the bottom of a 4 or 5' mast as it sounds, you will not have a good impedence match for transmitting. You can buy longer antennas with matching coils at the bottom, but these are not cheap. If I were doing it, I'd make a way to mount a 19" quarter wave antenna on top of your mast for some height or you may find using a mag mount on your hood will work almost as well with less work.
  10. Very few were imported into the US because of the "chicken tax" a 25% tariff on light trucks imported to the U.S., imposed in retaliation for European tariffs on American chicken imports. The tariff was imposed in 1964 in an executive order issued by President Lyndon Johnson.
  11. Yes, the smaller IH trucks were always built in Springfield. The exact dividing line varied according to what was needed. Loadstars at one time were built in Fort Wayne, later in Springfield.
  12. Gary, you're not alone. My wife has developed some serious mobility problems and our house sounds a lot like yours. One of the effects of the "golden years" I guess. Howard
  13. Absent Minded Farmer--Being a MILW guy, can you identify that first diesel that Gary posted?
  14. "Thanks for excepting me to this group" "My father recently past" "photo's" is not a plural And the list goes on.
  15. Here's the B-23 that started the IH Aviation Department in 1948.
  16. If you look at others' selfies, they are always reversed. The selfie camera is built that way although I would think they could easily program in a correction although I don't think many people even notice.
  17. Doing a little searching, I find the 1450 thru 1855 of the late 1970s were built by Snapper as W30Lee said and by others after that. But the MF name is licensed by Agco to Simplicity who has built them since the 1990s. Interestingly, both Simplicity and Snapper are now owned by Briggs & Stratton so they are related.
  18. The DV-550 Series came out in 1966. The upgraded DV-550B appeared in 1971. Other upgrades resulted in the D-150, 170, and 190 Series in 1975, The last upgrade was 9.0L Series in 1980. Production ended in 1984 or 85.
  19. That would depend upon just what year the film was made. Pre-1978, a copyright was for 25 years, but was eligible for a 70 year extension if it was applied for which would have to be researched. After 1-1-78, a copyright on a commercial work is 95 years so not expired yet.
  20. Watching the video, I'm thinking "What's 40' x 80' and has 400 feet?"
  21. That would be just US production. IH Canada was a separate company and their records were kept separately and not saved until the 1970s when it was integrated into the US company. They did build the same models. I am not surprised the RF-170 shows fairly low production as I'd expect someone needing the tandem rear would go with the heavier RF-180 instead.
  22. Yes, IH's first "real" pickup was the model D-1 of 1933 built by Willys Overland in Toledo. It was replaced by the model C-1 built by IH at Springfield, OH in 1934.
  23. MHC-1310 and 1510 chassis were introduced in 1970 and ran thru 1975. V-392 engines and T-407 (Chrysler) transmissions. Built in Sioux City, IA, 2000 to 5,000 per year.
  24. It IS a different truck, even if it started from the same one!
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