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.
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.
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.
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 http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/dodgerestoration.htm
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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTaaCjzmg1E
RARE TRUCK - '51 INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER
INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER, IHC, HAD THE LONG HISTORY OF MANUFACTURING FARM IMPLEMENTS. WANTING TO GET THEIR SHARE OF THE PICK UP TRUCK MARKET IN COMPETITION AGAINST FORD, CHEVROLET, GMC, IHC JUMPED INTO THE TRUCK MARKET. AMERICAN FARMERS, AND LATER FOREIGN FARMERS, COULD NOW PURCHASE THEIR FARM IMPLEMENTS AND BUY A FARM TRUCK FROM THE SAME DEALER. IHC CONCENTRATED ON PICKUP TRUCKS AT FIRST BUT THE PRODUCTION EVOLVED INTO HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS AND EVEN "WOODY" STATION WAGONS. IHC CONTINUED IN THE TRUCK MARKET WELL INTO THE SEVENTIES BY PRODUCING THE STEEL STATION WAGON,TRAVELALL, A COMPETITION AGAINST THE CHEVY SUBURBAN. VIEWING THIS EXCELLENT EXAMPLE YOU WILL NOTICE THE SPARTAN INTERIOR OF THIS MODEL L-110 AND THE SIMPLE 6 CYLINDER 220 CID STANDARD ENGINE HIDDEN UNDER THE TILTING HOOD. THIS ENGINE PRODUCED 85 H.P. ENOUGH FOR IT'S PURPOSE TO WORK HARD ON A FARM. I MYSELF, HAVE DRIVEN A '52 IH 2 1/2 TON VAN YEARS AGO FOR MY EMPLOYER. LET ME TELL YOU, THAT TRUCK HAD 220M ON THE ENGINE AND RAN LIKE A RACEHORSE. IT NEVER BROKE DOWN AND NO REPAIR ISSUES AT ALL. COMPARED TO THE ANTIQUE FORD AND CHEVY TRUCKS YOU MIGHT HAPPEN TO COME UPON, YOU WILL SELDOM EVER SEE AN INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER PICKUP OR FLATBED/STAKEBED MAKING THIS EXAMPLE TRULY RARE. another rare vehicle brought to you by 55lincoln.
Breathtaking 1949 International Dump FOR SALE!
I am selling this and will list on WWW.ELDERLYIRON.COM in a few weeks after it has some time to percolate and get some views/interest.
Looking at the floors, steps and pedals I think this has nearly no miles. It served primary as a parade truck for the family we got it from. When their father passed away no one was left to take care of it and it got moved outside. Don't let it rot away on our place, take her and make it roar again!
Take a look at this and the other videos I am listing of vintage cars and trucks for sale. When you are done wander over to www.elderlyiron.com and have a look around there. If you are fan of vintage trucks and keeping them running then take a gander at elderlyiron's youtube channel. Be sure to catch a web episode of 'This old Truck' you will not be disappointed.
Great Cabovers of the Past
This is something I put together in honor of the classic "cabover", or "COE" style trucks of the past. You don't see these trucks much anymore but these trucks paved the way for American trucking and it is truly sad to see them being faded out. All of the different models of trucks shown are listed at the end in the credits. Enjoy