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06-05-2011, 12:38 PM
Thanks too my friend Jeff Norgren, this followed me home saturday. Very heavy truck, but I like it !!
I envision many homeless rodents tonight!
06-05-2011, 09:02 PM
If you are going to own IHC M-1-2-3-5 trucks you will need friends.
Thats a nice truck Derrick wait until you drive it the first time. :clap:
Don't know about the rodents but you can bet there was at least two people that had thier eyes on that truck and next time they go by its old resting place they will miss it.
06-05-2011, 10:26 PM
Thanks Dave. I cant wait to fire it up. Been busy cleaning it up and removing the civilian modifications. There were'nt any rodents in it at the time but I did find a few old nests.I also picked up a Federal 2WD . Its a 2 1/2 ton 1943 dump. that a flatbed has been added.
06-06-2011, 12:32 AM
Post a picture of the federal is it a F2G?
06-06-2011, 09:00 AM
Here are pictures of the federal. There is not much information that I can find on these trucks. Really not sure exactly what I have here as far as model numbers and such.
06-06-2011, 11:00 AM
Great find Derrick! You're going to have a lot of fun with that one!
06-06-2011, 12:52 PM
When you get the Federal out of the weeds take some pictures of the rear frame.
Is the cab framed with wood on the interior?
Nice truck could be an 2G look at this picture. I had one of theses years ago I may have some parts left. You think the International is hard to find parts for.:D
06-08-2011, 09:05 AM
Hard to find parts ! we can understand,only 35 were built in 1944.
Very nice truck.
If somebody save this truck i send him the TM .:yes:
06-08-2011, 03:20 PM
Hello pako good to hear from you. Are you talking about the Federal truck that you have a TM for ? If so the truck is mine. I am picking it up in a week or so. Now I have to find the right dump box for it. I think they are a two cubic yard bed. It has the original spare tire carrier and tool box behind the cab.
06-08-2011, 03:47 PM
The bed is the same as an early Garwood bed used on the Chevy dump and International M3 dump and is very short sided. The ram is a roller type and has the notches in the arms.
I have a manual for it as well, Pako where did youi get the production numbers I have a Federal factory book that talks about war time production and it says 2335 were built.
I know that most were sent over to China. Mine was running when I traded it for an IHC.
The biggest problems with this truck is the steering and the frame. The front end has some problems with wandering all over the road even after new king pins were installed.
And the frame cracks in several places from overloading and abuse.
I think the issue with the front end was fixed by going to a bigger steering box on one or two have seen. Top speed is barely 40 mph with the gearing and transmission at the second notch above war power screaming like a 3 year girl that stepped on a thumb tack. I am thinking the factory figuired the undersize componets were good enough for the Chinese. They are a nice size truck to take to shows on a trailer and not seen that often. The Diamond T version you see lots of and were still made after the war and the farmers put pickup truck beds on them and civilian sheet metal.
The bigger motor out of the Diamond T might fit it is a hercules JXD.
Rarely seen is the the Internationl 4x2 and 6x6 version of the M-3-4 which were the M-3-2 and M-3-6 trucks one was a 1.5 ton with an added axle making it 6x6 like the dodge WC-63 and the other was a 4x2 verion with the front axle from a K-7.
slightly beefier and a little faster reaching the coveted 45mph needed these days to travel on the highway. There is a M-3-2 in Nevada sitting soaking up the desert sunshine.
I have nenver seen the M-3-6 except in Crismons books and a couple of Photos Fred sent me.
06-08-2011, 05:13 PM
Give me your addrees by private message i send you the TM.
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