Howdee folks. I've gotten a few requests for pictures of my next shop-rig so I thought I'd post it up here. Some of you remember my old Travelette ~ I sold it roughly 3 years ago when we needed to find a bigger house for our family. It was a great T-ette and I loved driving it. It had a 345, 5-speed, and a massive service bed to match the lift and 37" tires. 4.09 gears did decent on the highway and on the return trip coming home from picking it up, I got an astounding 12mpg without any tuning! Anyway, with its sale, we greatly improved our payments on the house, and well, I've missed it ever since. I've toyed with buying another one, even thought about trading some work for one up north. The trade didn't work out, but after describing my plans to the owner, he kept it and completed my plans. Needless to say the T-ette looks awesome, truly a gem of an IH that more than holds it's own. A very impressive machine. However, seeing it ~ I've realized that there are allot things I LOVE about it, and some, I'd do differently. About a year ago, I had the oppertunity to buy a 1969 Travelette from a fellow IHer for $2000. It was a steal, and the owner told me that he'd be really upset if I simply turned around and sold it for more, so I won't. Instead, I'm going to build the Travelette of my dreams. Lets meet the new t-ette shall we? Yes, its a 1969 1200 Travelette 2WD. The PO says that the motor has been rebuilt recently, but it developed a transmission problem (old BorgWarner Auto) which led to it eventualy being parked. Besides getting it here on a tow-truck, I honestly haven't even tried to start it. The inside is the 'royal blue' interior that is in surprising shape. Front seats looks good ~ except for the tears and the bubbly cushion. (no, the carton of sigs isn't mind ) Back seats in fine shape. Can't complain about the door panels. Dash looks good too.