49 International Upgrade

Zman

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DS told me to start a thread on this truck. it's a 1949 International KB3 . Was a complete disaster so i recommended upgrading the drive train and a few mods. Started by installing a Chevrolet front end sub-member under the frame , installed a 12 bolt GM rear end, TCI 350 Hydromatic transmission, Found a 1972 4 bolt main 350cid and rebuilt it with a few street mods inside. Figured it's pushing 350 to 375 hp. Customer wanted a driver not a radical rat rod. Had the frame sand blasted and 3 coats of Frame paint. Has a power brake booster for a 40's mercury, 4 wheel disc brakes. Note the power steering gear sector is from a 1997 Toyota 4 Runner( Only thing i could find to fit out side frame rail). I will keep ya all updated as we go along. Here are some pictures so far from the work this week. I hope they up load.

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Zman

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Switched out old point style distributor for a HEI unit, sent some rubber and heat to the ground yesterday :naughty: , got the heater motor working :thumbsup: ,
going to start body assembly next week
 
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