1955 International Harvester RC180 road tractor. Very rare truck. Spent it's working years in the San Jose area. Got parked 5 years ago right across from the Oakland coliseum. When I came across it, I was told it was "running when parked"(haha, famous last words in old truck collecting). The motor was rusted solid and we had to pull the head and the pan; then to beat it like the proverbial rented mule/red headed stepchild,etc until the pistons moved again. And they did/do. Lots more to do; no brakes, leaking oil, etc but nice to save an old truck, an old binder. I'd like to get a shorty step deck trailer to load some of my other old trucks and cruise to a show or two. BD308 for you afficianados.
Stubborn Mack, Stubborn Driver
B-61 at the National Pike spring show, Brownsville, PA, May 17, 2009.
Driver was aware of the side angle when dumping, it's a scissors lift.
I guess this is why they call it a Bulldog.
1955 Peterbilt 350 Cab Over
This beautiful '55 Pete 350 cab over was being shown by Hofstee Farms at
the 2010 Truckin' For Kids Truck Show. Here the fenders are opened showing
how parts of the engine can be accessed from the sides. I don't know if
the cabs on these can tilt forward or not, but it is obvious that the front
area around the grill can be lifted up too. Of the 200 plus trucks at the
show this year, this was easliy in my top 3 favorites. I really love the
shapes of it. I wish it were mine. 10-23-10.
1947 ford COE cab over engine first day home
This is one of my next little projects. I drove it off of the trailer
after siting about 30 years. Just took a little work. I Plan On putting
an original ford flatbed back on.
1940 Dodge 3 ton truck WW2
Some old footage from 2000 showing the Dodge's six cylinder engine fired
up. It was leaking a little oil, the tyres were all soft, and the fuel and
ignition were jury-rigged together to make it all work. The footage isn't
the best as it was lifted from a 10-year old VHS tape, transferred to DVD,
converted, then edited into an mpeg file.
This 3 ton truck has been off the road since the mid 1950s. I'm always
looking for spare parts for the "big" engine - 331 cu in - so if you can
help, please get in touch. I also need a spare wheel - 10 stud, 20"
diameter, by Budd, split rim.
The ongoing restoration of this lorry can be followed on
Footage of the truck's engine running in 2011, for the first time since a
comprehensive overhaul, can now be seen on this later video:
Dodge Army Truck First Run WWII 1940
First start and run of Dodge VF-402 1.5 ton Army dump truck; hasn't run in
probably 15-20 years (judging by condition of cloth-covered spark plug
wires). New battery and tune-up, oil changed. No ether. Ran good but
couldn't drive due to gas pedal broken. No, I didn't get it running before
shooting the vid!
International Harvester IH R-180 Series CabOver Road Tractor
International Harvester IH Trucks, CargoStar, LoadStar and L, R and S
Series, Pickups, CabOver, Dump Truck and Flat Bed, along with a Short Bus
and Panel Van. The Collection Includes an R 180 Diesel CabOver Road
Tractor, a CargoStar 1850 Diesel Cabover Dump Truck, a LoadStar 1800 Short
School Bus and an L 110 Panel Van.
There are 6 videos in all. Use the links to move from one video to the
next. These trucks belong to my brother (I am not the IH expert and I know
some of my commentary was incorrect) so any comments will be appreciated.
My brother will be sending the replies.
We intend on making more videos in the future as the trucks are repaired,
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