JJ's 2nd Rebirth Of My Junkyard Dog '75 200

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  1. J.J.

    J.J. Lives in an IH Dealership

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    Here we go, I had built this truck 10 years back from several in 2010:

    http://www.binderplanet.com/forums/index.php?threads/yep-another-d-truck.92594/

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    The current 392 has never really been right, and nearly left me hanging not so long ago. It is currently running on 7 cylinders. Ive had enough and will be pulling the engine from this '74 Travelall, if it runs good that is. I bought it last winter from a guy in Kentucky. Rust has eaten it up pretty bad, but he says it runs, and it looks like it should. He had started a 392 and 4x4 conversion and had given it up. 392 was supposed to have come out of a wrecker with a recent rebuild. It features the large oil pan and the oil filter points straight down.

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    Last fall I also acquired a '74 200 parts truck that features a 68 GMC bed. When I had put mine together back in 2010 I had a T98 and had to make that work. Nothing at all wrong with the transmission but I want the T19. My rear driveshaft has always had a bad vibration (Bent?) and the leaf springs have gotten tired over time and from hauling heavy loads all over the south east, so its time. This parts truck shows some 72,000 miles and I believe that to be true.

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    I think that I have amassed some good stuff over the years so the rebirth begins.

    Disclaimer: This will not be pretty or even any attempt to be. Expect a down and dirty install of less than clean real time greasy used obsolete parts :)

    Here we go. Today I pulled the '74 200 pickup out from the back 40 and over the creek with my Terra. Tomorrow I will pre oil the Travelall 392 and see if I can get it started. Then Ill know...

    JJ in TN
     
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  2. scout2000

    scout2000 Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    Great looking ex-fire dept truck.

    It really stands out with the red paint, flat bed + wheels & tires.
     
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    oh great.....another build ill have to keep up with.. you sure didn't waste any time starting another one...
     
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    Back to full size IH's!!! Nice.
     
  5. J.J.

    J.J. Lives in an IH Dealership

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    Thanks Jerry. It has been a great horse and that flat bed is so darn useful. Probably the best one in the fleet from a practical use stand point. It has been all over the Southeast too, as far north as Harrisonburg VA and Springfield OH. Always pulling a load and earning its keep.

    JJ in TN
     
  6. J.J.

    J.J. Lives in an IH Dealership

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    Just trying to keep you engaged :)

    Greg, I really need my work truck back. And with the Virus Vacation, I really can't say when I will be back to work - - we really just don't know.

    Wait until my next project in line after this one LOL.

    JJ in TN
     
  7. J.J.

    J.J. Lives in an IH Dealership

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    Yes sir, where my heart is really. I think Ive lost my Scout to Mrs JJ anyway ..

    JJ in TN
     
  8. J.J.

    J.J. Lives in an IH Dealership

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    Todays goal:

    Dodge the rain and see if I can get this old Travelall running. Hopefully I can and its a good runner.

    Then, start to dismantle the pickup. It has been sitting in a barn since 1988. Rust has taken its toll so its going to be a dirty nasty job. I am really crossing my fingers and hoping that I can remove the original IH floor mat in one piece too. When I rebuilt the flatbed the fist time ten years ago, I used one of the ACC rubber mats and it was terrible. Fitment was wayyyyyy off and I had taken a heat gun to it in many places to try to make it work. The one in the parts truck looks to be in one piece, but I am expecting it to tear easy. Guess I will see.

    Overall I find it easier to have alll of the intended replacement parts in one spot ready to go.

    JJ in TN
     
  9. Jeff Jamison

    Jeff Jamison Lives in an IH Dealership

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    I guess it will be in peices when I am there,looking at the 18 to 21 in that area.
     
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    Wow, you are making us look bad with all your progress lately. :)
    This should be another fun build to follow.
     
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    J.J. Lives in an IH Dealership

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    Ill find something for you to do LOL

    JJ in TN
     
  12. J.J.

    J.J. Lives in an IH Dealership

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    HAHA just trying to get all these projects knocked out as when we start back up it will be game on.

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  13. J.J.

    J.J. Lives in an IH Dealership

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    Lots and lots of rain yesterday, I would find myself on the beam and then it would pop up. But I did get the old brown Travelall to run, and here are the compression test #s:

    1-125, 2-125, 3-120, 4-120, 5-120, 6-130, 7-125, 8-120

    I don't have a way to do a leak down test, but I would take the spark plug back into the shop, clean up and re gap, then see if it lost pressure which it did not. Since this was a half done 401/4x2 to 392/4x4 conversion there are a lot of things that he didn't finish. Like the 3 bolts in the compressor or the two bolts in the carb LOL. It just makes dismantling easier.

    I know some of you are asking why I would not pull that into my building? Well, the rear has been open for a long time, and it is full of skeeters, bugs, and who knows what else and I don't want/need that in my shop with the nice stuff.

    Today is a short work day as we have plans this afternoon. Hoping to at least get started on the dismantle of the 200 pickup for its parts.


    JJ in TN
     
  14. Jeff Jamison

    Jeff Jamison Lives in an IH Dealership

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    Complete travelall for some little pieces ,cant wait.Is it like a regular parts pulling place.do I need my own tools and get a quote before I remove parts.
     
  15. J.J.

    J.J. Lives in an IH Dealership

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    HAHA bring beer ! You already have a windshield frame waiting on you...

    JJ in TN
     
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    Woo hoo-- D-Series build!:clap:
     
  17. J.J.

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    here to serve Double C haha

    JJ in TN
     
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    J.J. Lives in an IH Dealership

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    slight detour:

    Mrs JJ out of town today provides more time to do IH stuff, not boring flower bed/pool/pesky hedge trimming home stuff that distracts from quality IH time! I rolled the Travelall out of the shop the 1st time in a couple of months to change oil, service the AC, and run it up and down the road a bit:

    Double C aka Chris Cooper this post is for you, please enjoy the D porn while I dig a little deeper into the parts truck that is providing (fingers crossed) the T19, driveshafts, leaf springs, etc.

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    JJ in TN
     
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    even got a IH propane tank..!!!!..love it
     
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    Now dear reader, lets rewind slightly back to Sept of 2019. I saw this 200 for sale about 2 hrs away on FB Marketplace. It seemed rough but complete and the price was right, so I grabbed it. Its the ultra rare Chevy/IH that everyone asks you about with yours at the gas pump. Just kidding, but it does feature a 67-72 GMC truck bed that was ingeniously fabricated to the IH frame. Good job whomever did that work. It is rough but complete:

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    It had been sitting for a long long time. Last registration was 1988, when Roland Reagan was in office! Of course, the geezer who sold it to me said (insert old prospector voice) "son that machine runs like a top, put a battery in her and some fresh gas and she'll fire right up" Right. Probably not looking at the bottom of the fuel tank:

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    Nice people though him and his wife. Anyway, I did for the first time crawl under it to drain the oil out of the transmission to see what I have. It features a PTO on the T19 (anyone need a PTO?) and although the oil smelled like Ronald Reagan it was dirty but no water or metal particles.:

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    Now to pull it. Yuck, 5 inches of crud on top of the floor boards. Well, hold my beer and lets see where this leads....

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    JJ in TN
     
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