I'll be picking one up today. Not sure of the model number but the seller states that it is a 1949 model. Says that it works great but could use a new door seal. I've been looking for an IH fridge for a while now. Really happy that I found this one. How many of you have painted their fridge to match your IH truck? Not sure if I should leave it as it is, paint it gloss white, IH red, or paint it to match my Scout.
EDITED: I picked it up yesterday just outside of Portland, OR. Well worth the 4 hours of driving. If you ever have the chance to drive into Portland do a google search for the food trucks. Portland has about 500 food trucks in the city. There are several areas where you can find 30+ different food trucks all on one block. Food from all over the world. I had Moroccan food for lunch yesterday. I usually go for Tai or Vietnamese food. It really is a cool experience and Portland is a very cool, quirky, weird city. Always worth the drive down.
BTW.......I'm really leaning towards painting the fridge IH red. I already have the paint to do some cabinets and my old Gasboy fuel pump.
Nice! I've got a similar year fridge, and according to an advertisement I saw one time, these appliances have been "Femineered". In other words, you can pop that rubber gasket around the outer edge of the front of the door off, and these came with a couple different fabric patterns that farmers wives could hold in place with that gasket to make the fridge match their kitchen decor. Femineered. Feminine Engineering.
Just bought a small farm here in North Dakota. House came with an old IH refrigerator. As an old International Harvester fan from my farm boy days (long ago),imagine my delight. Appears to be a complete IH 8h5-49. Can anyonepointme toward some information on the unit? Appreciate it.
Congratulations on the new house + the refrigerator.
I don't have any direct links to assistance for your particular unit, but I would bet if you searched thru this particular sub-forum, there are probably some pointers.
Can you post some pictures of your refrigerator please?
Hey Terence - did you ever find more links to info on this fridge? I have the same model in my garage. I just found this website a few minutes ago and this thread was the first I've read. I'd love to get some more info on this thing, and maybe do some renovating.Just bought a small farm here in North Dakota. House came with an old IH refrigerator. As an old International Harvester fan from my farm boy days (long ago),imagine my delight. Appears to be a complete IH 8h5-49. Can anyonepointme toward some information on the unit? Appreciate it.
how the Chill Tray works or what the additonal metal plate is for,