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Looking for a father/son project

Posted By btremel Friday, September 14, 2018 2:36 AM
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I have a 60 Gmc 2500 dump truck that I dont think I'll ever finish.The frame has been sandblasted and painted.not original but it has a nice running 69 chevelle 307 engine if you're interested.It runs and drives well has a plow that I want to keep.I have 8 trucks needing attention.i'm in Ct.
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Since I posted, I have had some options. Several with IHC 6K or 6KB. I really like the K styling of the truck and looking to see which one we go with. Thanks to Geoff for the info on these. I have a 3/4 ton truck with 14K gooseneck. So, I think a 6K or KB will haul just fine.

I'll travel within a 6 hour drive of Pittsburgh, PA for the right truck. That get's me as far west as Indianapolis.
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Tremel---------How big.............and heavy is your tractor ? And how far from Pittsburg might you travel ?
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If you like the K series IHC, I would recommend a K-6 or K-7. They will tip the scales between 7-10K depending on what bed they have on the back. They have an OHV 6 and most come with a 2 spd rear and can easly pull GVW of 18-20K abit at 50 MPH or less.
I have 2 K-7, one with a steel stake bed and it is around 7,800 lbs empty. My other K-7 has a gin pole and winch and a riggers heavy steel bed and tips the scale close to 11,000lbs empty.
If you are planning to load or pull a tractor on a trailer, don't be tempted to get a smaller K (K-5 or smaller) These have a flathead and just will not have to power to pull a load like you are talking.
The bigger K's 6 and up are easy to spot as the headlights are "pod" mounted to the fenders, where as the -5 and down are molded flush into the fender it self.
Diamond T made some real nice medium trucks from the 50's as well.
The other thing about the heavier K's is they have the brakes to safely handle the weight. I've had one of mine over 18K and no problem at all handling the weight stopping.
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Hello,

New to this forum and looking to join a local chapter soon. I'm not new to old trucks as I have grown up restoring Model T's with my father and several TT trucks. I just love them, but now my son and I want to move into something new. We're looking for a medium duty truck from the 40's or 50's. I love the looks of the old International K and KB's as well as Diamond T, WHite and even the GMC's form the mid to late 50's.

Would love to find an old grain truck or something with a flat bed so that we can load an old tractor on and take to shows.

I'm willing to travel some distance for the right truck, but I"m limited to hauling no more than 9000 lbs.

I'm in the Pittsburgh area and would like to see if anyone has an old project that they never got around to and willing to part.

Thanks,

--Bill

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