S-140 4x4 Production #'s

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  1. Rob Peterson

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    Yes, that R woodie is about the finest IHC restoration I have ever seen. If you haven't already, search flickr.com for "4x4woodie" and take a look at the resoration sequence. Outstanding!

    The owner has posted a bit over at OldIHC.org
     
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    It is on Ebay now.
     
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    Over 30K !
     
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    [continuing hijack]

    Make that over $40k, and nowhere close to reserve. Check pricing for more 'ordinary' woodies and you'll get a sense for the market. This truck was for sale after it was recovered and before the restoration began for $45k.

    It's already consigned for a major collector auction if it doesn't sell on Ebay. FAR out of my league, I'm happy to see someone with deep pockets get obsessed with stuff like this.
     
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    It is interesting to see where woodie prices have gone recently. Not for the faint of heart! Even though the truck based woodies are rarer than the car ones they still do not command the prices of the car based ones. That being said it will be interesting to see what the reserve is at consignment. It should sell for well over 100 thousand.
     
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    Did these woody trucks have any historical importance? Sometimes beautiful, unique and rare are enough reason for that kind of restoration, but its hard to make a profit, or even cover the cost if its done professionally. Probably even harder in this economic environment.
     
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    I know this is a really old post but I have some information on the S140 that you were looking at. My father bought the truck and it is currently sitting in the same spot as when he got it home. I am sure It will never be sold. The original engine was removed and replaced with a diesel out of another airport vehicle (aircraft tug I think) but the swap was never completed. The truck was sold from the airport to Langley and then to east sooke fire departments. Not sure after that. It is all original other than the green diamond motor being pulled.
    The custom back is a one off built for the Victoria airport. He also has a S120 4x4 of the same vintage in the same shape. Don't ask if any things for sale. It isn't
    That is some more info on this particular truck. Maybe this summer if anyone reads this and wants pictures I will take some of the truck and numbers.
     
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    Yes please post pictures!
     
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    I do t have any yet but I will post some this summer and a couple of his s120 4x4
     
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    I know this is old and a longshot, but we would love to see some pics. Don't want to own it, just want to see it. Thanks.
     
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    Put me down as someone who would like to see pictures as well. I haven't seen any 140's or 160's in my area but would love to own one of these big brothers to my "little" S120. Geoff great information on your links! Any information for production numbers for the 56 S120?
     
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    Carl,
    I don’t have the 120 info. Reach out to the Wisconsin Historical Society.
     
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    Carl, One of the treasures I found on the WHS site was a book of production numbers for practically every truck IH made from 1915 to 1980. The stats aren't divided up by year, simply by series. According to the "IH Truck production by Serial Number" doc, there were 10,941 S-120 4X4s made, from 1955 to 1956. They were all made at the Ft Wayne plant. They were even more popular than the regular 2WD S-120, with only 6958 of those made. The 140/160 4X4 numbers agree with what Geof shared in post #10 of this thread.
     
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    I used a PDF editor to pare down the document to just trucks, to make navigation a little easier. I've attached it below, pardon my occasional notes and highlighting!
     

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    Thanks for that! Interesting to know where it was built and the numbers are surprising to me I would have guessed a few thousand at best.
     
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    As I understand it, IH was about the only game in town in that time period if you wanted a factory-built 3/4 ton 4-wheel drive truck (not an aftermarket conversion). I believe the 4wd production numbers went down after Ferd and Chebby started building them.

    Dean
     
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    Yes, the Dodge Power Wagon was the only other in-house 4X4 that I know of in the mid-'50's. I believe Furd and Chebbie were still sending 2WD trucks to NAPCO for conversions well into the '60s. And the flat-fendered Power Wagons were't exactly aimed at the same market, they were mostly an export and military surplus item for most of their run.
     
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    NAPCO did a lot of those early conversions for a lot of different vendors.

    NAPCO did Studebaker trucks also.

    The Dodge offerings may have started in the military, but, between wars, there was certainly a commercial focus.
     
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    And Dodge started making the standard pickup version in 4x4 in 1957. Sold alongside the flat fender job.
    That production info does explain why I have seen many more S120 4x4's than I would have thought were out there.
     

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