73 International Travelall 1010 Resurrection

Discussion in 'Projects' started by Smartin, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Some of you have already pointed me in the right direction concerning some of the oddball quirks about Internationals, as seen in several threads I have started regarding timing, etc.

    Anyway, this is a 70xxx mile original paint/interior/engine "truck" that's had a long hibernation, and nearly everything mechanical needed to be checked out or rebuilt.

    Brakes - new calipers, hoses, wheel cylinders, master cylinder, power booster, front pads

    Ignition - plugs, wires, coil, points/condenser, cap, rotor, battery

    Fuel - Gas tank clean out, all new fuel lines, carburetor rebuild, filters, pump

    Paint - original paint was heavily oxidized, but cleaned up nicely. It color sanded and buffed to a mirror shine.

    Cooling system - someone had already begun to work on it, so I went with what was there. Now, I see there is a pinhole in the radiator core somewhere. Everything else checks out, though. Runs nice and cool.

    The customer provided a set of tires to me that are too small, but they "only cost $100"....so I mounted them...white walls of course.

    Items left on the punch list include:

    Paint wheels
    Install new vacuum advance made of unobtainium
    Repair radiator
    Install new carpet in rear cargo area
    Install CB unit
     

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  2. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    couple more shots...

    I haven't been able to get photos of the finished paint, yet.
     

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  3. tkingmo

    tkingmo Silver Level contributor

    Nice! Those binders were great vehicles. What engine do you have in it? I had a 73 1110 pickup. It had a 4 speed synchromesh tranny and posi. Great truck.
     
  4. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    It's a 345 2bbl...seems a bit anemic on power, but I'm sure the torque is excellent.
     
  5. 69GS400s

    69GS400s ...my own amusement ride!

    Looks cool .. then again it looks like a wagon so of course I like it

    ... plus you'll be ready when the rugrats arrive in a few clicks of the calendar :Do No::idea2:
     
  6. Aaron65

    Aaron65 Well-Known Member

    I love it! The alternative Suburban!

    I've always liked 60s and 70s Internationals.
     
  7. gsx455-4ever

    gsx455-4ever Gold Level Contributor

    Adam . make sure you check in the back seat area in case some one went ice fishing and left his catch back there.

    Every time I see one of those I think of the movie "Grumpy Old Men". I am a great fan of the orphan vehicles and ALWAYS loved the International's. If you look at the sales literature for these and the Scout you see the different Engine and Trans combinations you could order. 4 , 6 , 8 cylinders. 3 , 4 , 5 speeds. From the days people really SET up their vehicles to what they wanted. Not what the "factory" wanted you to have.

    Nice Vehicle.
     
  8. stg1dom

    stg1dom Well-Known Member

    That's a cool build! Good luck with it. You sure don't see a lot of them and they usually are rotted like crazy.
     
  9. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Speaking of rot...

    This thing is really clean, with the exception of the spare tire area and that spot on the quarter panel. Also on top of the hood where the drivers side hinge is mounted. Otherwise, it's a really nice example. Once the sun shines again, I'll pull it out tomorrow for some photos. The interior is super clean. One of the buttons popped off the seat under the driver's butt, but I still have it in the glove box...otherwise, no rips or cracks anywhere. The PO added a brake controller for towing, and it is a hydraulic controller...they Tee'd the brake line at the MC and ran a hard line to the controller inside. I'd never seen that prior to seeing this one.

    When I'm done with this, the same customer is swapping it out with a 57 Chrysler 300C.
     
  10. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Chrysler is coming in this week. This one needs to go to the transmission doc. It runs well, and looks good. It just doesn't reverse good:Dou:
     

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  11. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Some decent photos before it goes home...it leaves on Friday. My Roadmaster gets her garage spot back for 2 days.:Dou:
     

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  12. TexasT

    TexasT Texas, where are you from

    Love me some binder . If I had room I'd own at least one. Love the woody.
     
  13. 68 LeSabre 4dr

    68 LeSabre 4dr Well-Known Member

    One Kool ole ride ...:cool::pp
     
  14. cpk 71

    cpk 71 im just a number

    Ah memories , best friend in high school had one of those spent alot of time cruising "the beast" , his was medium green metallic. Yours is a super nice truck!!!
     

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