1964 International Light Line Pickup

| 8/6/2008 1:48:00 PM

I can’t say for sure whether the 1965 2-wheel-drive IH 1200 pickup that’s in the garage will become my backup daily driver or not. It is in the garage, on jack stands, with its hood raised. And Kate has become accustomed to parking her new Subaru wagon outside. So for now anyway, the 1965 owns the bay and is, at least in spirit, on its way to becoming a runner. But if it isn’t to be the parts truck, then what truck is?

Aaron, my friend and partner in old-truck crime, sent me an email the other day. The subject line went something like this: “Your New Parts Truck.” The email was heavily burdened with images of ancient wooden-framed trucks and automobiles that were so old that I certainly didn’t recognize them.  I thought Aaron was making a joke, but when I got to the last three images out of about 30 there it was.  

IH Light Line Pickup

The truck is probably a ’63 or ’64 judging from its grill. It has a long step-side box. The hood and doors are missing, but the left-front fender appears to be in pretty decent shape. I can’t tell whether it is a 2- or 4-wheel-drive model or whether it is an 1100 or 1200. I suspect it is a 1200. It is impossible to tell though, because it is covered with all kinds of vegetation.

1964 IH Pickup

I looked at the photos with interest and, like a normal person, put it out of my mind. But the truck just wouldn’t stay there. I dream now, each morning, of how excellent it would be to secure this third IH pickup and all of its good parts. I find myself daydreaming about which engine and which transmission this old truck is equipped with and whether it has the 4.10 or 5.88 rear axle ratio.

3/5/2015 7:03:17 AM

I took a 62 IH C-900 out of a junkyard. I found out two years later what an oddball I had. It had the sheetmetal and suspension of the newly designed '63. It was custom made for the CEO of IH. It's the only one ton shortbox, stepside C-900 they ever made. It weighs 5,850 pounds dry. Mine lookd the same condition of the one pictured. I have had many chances to sell it for a profit, but I will never sell it. It's such a conversation piece. I have many IH's, trucks and tractors. I do enjoy them...StreetRodder

3/21/2014 12:05:52 PM

Hi Cornbinder fans, Well i'm restoring a 1963 3/4 ton 4X4 step side PU I've owned for 45 of it's 51 years. I'm having trouble finding parts for the 241 six that has 250k on it and I have a good 345 V8 that came out of school bus. Will i need to change the transmission or will the 241 transmission mate up to new V8? The transmission that came out of the bus has a larger driveline. Thanks for the advise. Roger

10/22/2012 12:12:14 PM

where can one see truck joe@gillhamsglass.com

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