Well folks. Its ThanksGiving ~ so HAPPY THANKS GIVING! As I'm not working today, I thought I'd do what I normally do when I have nothing else to do. I dream and plan on what I'm going to do to my rigs. Recently, I've been thinking more and more about my Travelette. I say 'recently' with some qualifiers. Years ago, after coming back from SEMA Show 2007. I presented the then BinderBulletin group with a poll ~ located here: http://www.binderplanet.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74551 At the beginning of the poll, the votes were decidedly for lifting the t-ette. However, sometime after that, popular opinion shifted, and by the the poll stopped, the votes were 23 for lifting, 25 for lowering. I'm sure now that I've resurrected the thread, this will change. Anyway. I've been doing some thinking. Since that time, I've been keeping my plans secret. Having one t-ette plan stolen, built, and wrecked ~ I didn't want someone ~ again ~ copying my thoughts. But seeing as I've let my thoughts out to some since then, and having their current build plans somewhat mirror what I want to do ~ I figure to 'heck' with keeping it a secret. I'm going to share what I've got slotted for my T-ette and I think its going to surprise many. Concept drawing. Theme: No bling ~ ALL BUSINESS. That's my t-ette. Stock(ish) height ~ maybe extremely slightly lifted. And those aren't slightly oversized rims, no dinky 17 or 18s. The plans are either 22.5 or 24.5" big-rig wheels. Crazy? yes. With low-profile tires, I can get them to 35.5" total height with body work I can open the fenders to fit the tires with very little lift. Oh, and yes ~ your eyes aren't playing tricks on you ~ its a dually. It'll be a bagged dually with big-rig wheels and low-profile tires. Keeping with a 'Chip Foose' mentality ~ which is to make something completely custom that looks like it could have come that way ~ The body mods will obviously be all IH. I want it to look 'factory' but not be. The rear doors will be suicide(d) to open backwards. It'll be changed to a long-bed via a new chassis. As IH never (to my knowledge) made a long-bed dually that wasn't either a service or flat-bed. I will be picking up a standard long-bed, as well as a standard 'step-side' bed. The fenders from the step-side bed will be grafted to the long bed to make what (I believe) will be one-of-one fully IH longbed dually-flared bed. Again, sticking with the 'could have come that way, but probably never did' theme. Likewise, the engine will remain completely IH. Although I'd like to be able to afford a completely custom 392, chances are it'll simply be a standard 392 with the DUI and TBI conversion on it. Trans will be a TF727, and yes, I'm converting it to 4wd. The interior will be custom and awesome. But I'll be keeping those details to myself.