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1967 International Loadstar 1600

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Wow it's beautiful.

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Another remarkable replica you've created and I'm sure many modelers will be thrilled to be able to purchase one.

Now that the basic truck "bones" are complete, can you share what you have in mind for your first build of it? My apologies if you've already covered this...

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So very cool..!  Our local scrapyard has one that is 6 wheel drive with a crane on it.

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Another remarkable replica you've created and I'm sure many modelers will be thrilled to be able to purchase one.

Now that the basic truck "bones" are complete, can you share what you have in mind for your first build of it? My apologies if you've already covered this...

I'm working on one using the green painted cab that is posted above.  Some sort of rack body perhaps, maybe a wrecker.  I have some photos of Holmes 600 wrecker bodies that I might just incorporate.  Was working on the engine last nite.   Ground off the automatic transmission from the IH Scout engine and substituted a 5 speed standard.  Have some detailing to do on it.  Will post some up to date photos in a bit.  For a second build it will definitely be a brush rig modeled after one that is in the next town over from me.

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The first go around with this resin piece was not too bad.  It painted up well with just a cleaning with some detergent and warm water.  Getting the windshield to fit after painting was a bit troublesome and trying to keep in place with some two part epoxy was only partially successful.  I'll know better next time to be more patient on fitting the windshield so that I won't have to secure it at all.  It was intended to pop in place by itself.  064.thumb.JPG.13dc3b5ebd44524d30d5f7e016065.thumb.JPG.9dd51ecc726ef1bac600bfe18c066.thumb.JPG.375fce605e51a76cb869aa36d0067.thumb.JPG.71b157bb81c768e1cd6c366bd7

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Looking good..what source did you use for chassis, wheels & tires?   Would something like the Ford Louisville be a good starting point? 

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Looking good..what source did you use for chassis, wheels & tires?   Would something like the Ford Louisville be a good starting point? 

I started with the Louisville chassis but it has issues fitting with the IH cab.  The front springs on the Louisville are way too long so that the cab will not sit over the tires.  So I made the frame from Evergreen strip stock and used a set of shortened up front springs from an Ertl ALF kit.  The rear springs did come from the Louisville since they come with helpers that I have seen on many of the IH chassis photos I checked out.  The frame is a bit long for a wrecker body but that is easily cured by cutting out a section, bringing the rear axle closer to the front and then splicing the frame back together again.

The tires are resin castings that I made from a tire that I mastered a few years back.  The wheels are also resin castings that were slightly modified from a set that came with a Modelhaus '66 Chevy C60.  Right now I'm awaiting news from a 3D guy telling me that the road tread tires I asked him to do are ready at Shapeways.

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Got an update for the Loadstar.  I decided to go with a medium duty municipal highway dept. truck with a dump body.  Eventually it will have a snow plow frame attached.  Still plenty to do to get it to a finished state but we are making progress.

068.thumb.JPG.c69a294f19cc6abe73fbf57945069.thumb.JPG.1c1777c5aa13ed61b7cb51f362Still to go are the dump body hydraulics, mud flaps, rear tail lights, tail gate and some detailing.  Just a fun build for a change.  We will get back to a Loadstar fire apparatus later!B)

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Very, very nice! That shade of green suits it well. Just curious, in those last two photos the cab looks a lot like the International pickup truck cab. Is it possible that this type of truck used the exact same cab as the pickup or is it just a case of family resemblance? 

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They probably have a family resemblance but I don't think it is exactly the same cab. Got me guessing though so I should check it out!    So I did! The mid '60's IH pickups had a similar windshield and the bulge in the door is similar but the roof is not.  So I'd say that they were two different trucks and did not support the same cabs.

If anyone has more particular info I'd be interested in hearing about it.

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Truly model making to the highest level. Awesome work.

In St Petersburg Fl in the late fifties.The county waste dept had a few of these trucks with  Bucyrus Erie cranes on the back .The kind where the gantry moved up and down. They were equipped with a clam type bucket and were used to load yard trash.

 

 

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That has to be a Mass Highway rig before they put the seal on the door!  Orange with black fenders back in the day!  Didn't know you lurked around here!!:)

Hi Charlie,

 You'd be amazed at some of the places I show up! (LOL) You're right about this being a new (at the time) Mass. DPW truck. This was a delivery photo taken in Medford, at the IH dealer on Mystic Ave.

That has to be a Mass Highway rig before they put the seal on the door!  Orange with black fenders back in the day!  Didn't know you lurked around here!!:)

 

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Charlie, 

This project came out great!  This cab, like the Mack "B" series, could be used for just about any type of truck, from medium duty to heavy duty. good job!!

Bob

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Thanks, Bob.  Marion still has one that Maxim built into a brushbreaker.  It has since been updated but the IH is still there.  That is the one I will be building when I go back to red!B)

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Wow this is great artist work. It is very realistic and with this dumpster it will be fine. Magnificent.

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Check out the AITM home page.  Look under "Shop" then "Conversion Kits" then "Internationals".  You will find a built up Loadstar as a single axle tractor.  Pretty cool.

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You have done a fantastic job !.....congrats!!.....I'm sure AITM will be getting alot of orders for your Loadstar.

I also would have thought that the Ford Louiville would have made a great donner chassis for this Loadstar cab....so i'm wondering, ...what about the Ford C600 ?...I wonder if the leaf springs on it would be shorter being a cab over ?....the Ford C600 is one kit that I have never built.    

                                                 TKS   Rick

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The problem is that the front springs in most kits are way too long.  That puts the axle in the wrong place for such a short hood.  The grill sits right at the end of the frame and that is where the front spring bracket is also.  

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Absolutely superb work Charlie! The town I used to live in, Savoy, MA, had two of these that were all wheel drive, and had Hydro-Turn plows and dump bodies. So, NOW, I have another project...............but THANK you, as your work is always so inspiring!  And, I didn't think you had any other paint colors than red !  Nice work!

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Thanks, Tom!  I guarantee you the next one you see will be red!!B)  Town of Marion has one that was built by Maxim as a brushbreaker.  It has been refurbed with new bodywork and an up-to-date paint scheme.  That is what is on the project table after the dump truck is finished.  After that.... there will be something that is completely different but as for now it is under wraps with very tight security!<_<Marion_Breaker_127.thumb.jpg.ed16fde5e3b

 

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Got into the details a bit.  A snow plow frame was built up of 1/8" angle stock, sheet stock and some tubing.  A hydraulic "pump" and belt were added in the engine compartment and a tow plate with pintle hook were made up for the back.  Will concentrate now on the lift mechanism for the body, the tailgate and the lever that unlocks it.  The rear view mirrors also got changed.076.thumb.JPG.4d0c4caf3448d519e89cbc89fa078.thumb.JPG.cb37be1fbda0ceb50911e54efe075.thumb.JPG.f532bf43ed031eebc9bfee6153

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Still looks great. Better get on that plow the snow is coming in a month or so. 

 

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Still looks great. Better get on that plow the snow is coming in a month or so. 

 

NOOOOO!  Andy!  PULEEZE!  That's too early for snow!:(:D

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Impressive build Charlie.. Looks so natural

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