February 21, 2016

International Harvester 120 Series: Box floor

 The prep time in order to get the box floor into the shape required to be welded to the outer structure is significant - and today was devoted to the things no-one ever sees. Measure - edges trimmed, floor shaved, box sides prepped, fitment. Measure again.  Welding coming next.


February 9, 2016

Ford Flathead side-mount engine stand

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The little Warn Winch comes in handy in so many applications:

To access the Flatty in most angles, I fabricated a side mount, bolted it to the exhausts mounting holes on on side of the flatty and then to the engine stand:

Makes for an odd orientation, but it's all very accessible:

1956 International 4x4: Metal work and box floors

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With the cab corner and door bottoms fabbed and shaped
 - and the inners prepped and solid - it was time to weld!

Once it's welded solid, the wleds are ground down...

The floor for the box was up next. The closest we could come was this full-size GM floor.
 With 8" cut off each corner, it should drop right in

Perfect cuts!

Should drop right in!

February 1, 2016

The E-rod is coming along....

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Although it looks like not much has been accomplished, this is the stage whereby all the parts and pieces are mocked up, tried and tested, fitted and re-fitted.

The front suspension  has a strong cross-member  to hold it steady 
and most of the original pieces are still here:

On the rear, I'll mock it all up then remove the original pumpkin  and switch out the rear-end for something more robust - perhaps from a mid-40's F1 truck.