International R-190 ???
Posted 30 May 2006 - 08:14 PM
Posted 31 May 2006 - 06:57 PM
Trace the cab on sheet styrene then cut out the pattern take into consideration the thickness of the cab and adjust your cut so the floor fits snug. This will take a few attempts to get it right. Add interior components from a donor kit as needed. I've been doing this on various AMT truck kits eleminating the interior tub. Here's a picture of just that. This is an AMT 359 I've been working on now about 90% completed (NOT THE SET BACK FRONT AXLE 359 in a recent post)
Posted 01 June 2006 - 08:12 PM
Now I guess I need to start searching for R-190 interior pics, guess I'm off to Tim's and Hanks truck sites.
Posted 15 June 2006 - 05:08 AM
Also for the motor all I've found is it used a large (400-500 cid) gas V-8, Since the hood won't be opening I'm thinking about using the engine from a Ford C cab (approximate size and shape?) unless that would be way off. The grill has fairly large openings so I don't want to go curbside on it. Anyone know what color IH used on their motors in the 50's?
Posted 05 July 2006 - 05:03 PM
I grew up around those old R-Models, the company my Dad drove for had about 20 of them! The first semi I ever drove was a '57 with tandem rear ends. I was 14 yrs old! It had a 501 Red Diamond straight six in it, with a five speed main transmission and a three speed auxilary.
I'm building one myself, and I'm planning to use a Cummins out of an AMT kit. The engine color was red on this engine. I think the V-8s were red, also. The big V-8's I've seen were 549 C.I.. The engine out of the C-Series Ford or even the Louisville would probably work, since you shouldn't be able to see the top side of it.
Here's a link that may be of help:
I checked out your website. I like the fire and rescue trucks you've built! Especially the older ones!
Posted 05 July 2006 - 05:41 PM
That website you listed will be handy too, maybe not so much for this build but I've got my eye on a 1-1 1939 International pickup, that site looks really handy if I do get it.
I like building the older stuff too, the new stuff is nice but there isn't a new truck that can compare with the trucks from the 40-60's.