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Cool build man, sad to see that 92 get cannibalized but the chassis seems perfect for this. Those ZR2 front end components should help with all the extra weight and you'll be able to slam that *.
 

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Cool build man, sad to see that 92 get cannibalized but the chassis seems perfect for this. Those ZR2 front end components should help with all the extra weight and you'll be able to slam that *.
I had a dream of going through that 1992 s10 and painting it, and new interior etc. but the trifecta of my pocketbook, dream and elbow grease were all out of proportion.
It's pretty rust free, but every single panel has some kind of damage; My friend who owned it before got it for a cheap hunting truck, The driver side was wiped out we just replaced the door so the glass would roll down, but still has a crushed rocker and banged up behind the door, the tires were junk so I sold him my left over 31" tires and we hacked the fenders up to make them fit.



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It Sat long enough to start 1 of those Jumanji plants.

Mechanic is a little husky

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I haven't got as much done as I wanted too but it's still crawling along, I got the bottom side buttoned up enough to roll it back upright.


Hole

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No hole

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Grinder skills

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Eh, I discovered a lot of the horrible welding went away when I changed how I was grounding my welder, I stuck a bolt through a hole and blasted the paint off.

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This still needs a lot of work but it can wait.

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only picture I got of the bottom after welding all the patch panels in, Jenn running the pressure washer, I haven't had much help with previous projects but she helped a lot with the shop crane and hopefully the rest of this IHC. We
pretty successfully built an 'off road' shop crane. I used 10'' swivel wheels and 8'' solid wheels and welded up some brackets to bolt them to the crane in the same manner the factory castors did so I can easily swap back to the way it was if I need to lift more weight- since the new wheels have a significantly lower weight limit.

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Even through this ridiculousness it rolled!

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It's going to be a real PITA getting all this to fit in the 48

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I just ran across this thread and will be following. The first truck I drove that was bigger than a half-ton was a KB series farm truck while we were harvesting oats and some friends had some IH pickups back then and I always liked their look. The bed and fenders you have are from a later model pickup and are not K series. but the later R series. The front fenders you have are not correct either. I don't know what model they are off of but this is what a 1948 KB5 looks like.
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This is what a KB pickup looks like.

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And this is how you make one worth more than a Chevy of the same vintage.

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Here is an example of an earlier vintage that also makes a nice street rod.

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This is an R model like the bed you have.

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And a couple more KB pics for incentive.

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Keep up the good work! :)
 

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I never saw any KB6s around here so I didn't know what it was. Most of the farmers in my area used either Chevy/GMCs or the KB5s with beds similar to the one on the KB6 in your photo. The one I drove at around age 14 was the same colors like this one but the sides on the bed were taller, about the same height as the cab. I had to drive alongside the combine while it harvested our oats. Our farm wasn't large enough to warrant buying a combine or truck so we hired a neighbor to do the combine work and borrowed the truck from another neighbor. The KB5s were very popular in our area as were the pickups.

This truck is what happened to one of the pickups here, it was at a car show that the Arvada Fire Fighters put on every year in August to raise money for charity. This year sucks because of no cruise nights or car shows though! 😢

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I have always loved the looks of the KB trucks.
 

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That silver truck is awesome!
I didn’t know what it was when I bought it, but it was cheap. I looked into swapping 1-5 kB front clip but everyone wants more for fenders than I paid for this whole truck.

the cab on the 6+ trucks is essentially a carry over from the 37-40 D-series harvesters but it’s was also expensive to track down a set of those 1-5 fenders. So looks like I’m going to be chopping these fenders down and trying to get them to match the rear fenders better and trimming the hood down or making a new hood, luckily the hoods on theses are pretty flat sheet metal.
 

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Pretty happy with the bed to wheel fitment, but I'll be cutting the floor out to lower it.

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Probably should have had the cab on the frame while laying out the floor skeleton... had to cut the middle bar out weld it back in a few inches back and added 1 further up. I have a bead roller now to experiment with that on this floor.

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This all seems fine, steering wheel is centered inside, but I'll need a longer steering shaft, since the cab is higher and further back

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Happy to see you back, I had almost forgotten about this build. Even in the 60s, IH used thicker metal in their pickups than other manufacturers. We had a 64 half-ton that was a great truck other than the gas mileage.

I can't believe someone hung a turn signal on the side of the cab when everyone put them on the fender.
 

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They guy I bought it from said the turn signals on the cab is what caught his eye, I can tell by the wiring they were added quite a bit later. They are plastic coated vs the cloth wrap the other wiring has.
From the factory this era of International Harvester never came with turn signals the grille lights were only running lights, the turn signal lever on the steering column is an old aftermarket add-on.

before I dug too deep I was thinking it’d be like joedoh’s AD truck builds, it’d get a bit lighter after the swap, but a lot of this IHC cab is HEAVY gauge steel.
there are some big ass dents in the passenger fender, I bet there is a knocked down building someplace to match those dents.
 

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That IH pickup I told you about was the first pickup that my grandfather had with factory turn signals. The 55 Chevy it replaced used aftermarket signals mounted on the fenders. I think they may have been an option on pickups in 55 and if the dealer didn't speck them you had to add aftermarket.
 

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Winter has a tendency to short circuit projects...
Good to see this back in the forum. Is the cab mounted to the chassis or is it sitting in place?

It's really sad that Joedoh bailed on the forum.
He was always good for a laugh and he was pretty clever at fabbing truck/chassis swaps.
Always had interesting projects going on.
Anyone heard from him lately?
 

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‘Is it mounted’ is a loaded question LOL.

I have 1 bolt in the front fully in place holding the cab on, I need to drill a hole for the other 3 mounts- it is sitting on the new poly mounts.

right now I’m mocking all the steering, brakes, and making sure the HVAC at least bolts up through the firewall. I need to smooth grind the inner firewall and final weld the s10 pieces in from the back side. I’m going to get the floor all figured out while it’s on the chassis, Then pull it all apart again to fill the huge hole in the middle of the firewall.



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