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I know we are Binder heavy here right now, but that's what we have in the building, so that's what we can show you.

My son Brad (56S100) has been looking for a Six Speed Special for awhile and one came up on an auction close by last weekend.  So he bought it.


So hang on, this one will be fun.

Introduce Yourself / Who is RustyBucket
« on: March 16, 2017, 11:37:36 AM »
Thought I would start this out.  I go by the name of RustyBucket on this board and I am the owner of this little corner of the Internet.

I have had a passion for all things related to pickups for a long time.  It doesn't matter what brand or model,  I like them all and love to learn more about them.

In the past I have owned a Ford and currently own a GMC, but I have gone a little overboard on the Internationals.

Here is a list:
1956 S100
1957 A100
1957 A100 Anniversary
1958 B100
1972 Scout II

The S100 has been restored and I am in the process of Building the Scout.  The others will have to wait for awhile.

Please join in and let us know if you have any questions or comments!!

Events / F-100 Western Nationals
« on: March 09, 2017, 02:25:43 PM »
Pickups Limited of Orange Count Presents 35th Annual F-100 Western Nationals

Saturday June 17th 2017
Featuring OVER 250 Pre-1979 Ford Trucks
Canyon RV Park at Featherly
24001 Santa Ana Canyon Rd, Anaheim, CA 92808


Gas Engine Forum / International Harvester 304 SVC Rebuild
« on: March 07, 2017, 09:51:15 AM »
As part of my Resto-Mod build of my 72' Scout II, I need to refresh or rebuild the 304 V8 that came out of it.

Here is a shot of the motor before tear down.


Reader Builds / MOVED: 2017 FORD F-100 SUPERNATIONALS
« on: March 05, 2017, 05:32:05 PM »

« on: March 05, 2017, 05:26:46 PM »
MAY 18-19-20, 2017

Lebanon, Tennessee
James E. Ward Agricultural Center

(Wilson County Fair Grounds)

Lebanon, Tennessee
Directions: Exit 239 off I-40; Turn North on Hwy. 70;
Drive 1/2 mile to Event on Right

Events / Carlisle Truck Nationals
« on: March 05, 2017, 05:18:44 PM »
The Carlisle Truck Nationals and its show within the show, the Big Rig Show and Shine, are one of the largest and most action-packed truck events in the world. The weekend is a must-attend event and has been the epicenter for all things truck since 1991. Come to Carlisle for a great array of lowered mini trucks, lifted 4x4s, chromed out big rigs, SUVís, custom vans and the perfectly restored classics. The weekend celebrates trucks of all kinds. Annually, more than 2,000 trucks are part of the showfield. Looking to upgrade your truck? The weekend features vendors and manufactures showcasing their products with some offering installs and fantastic deals on parts and supplies. Shop the midway or browse the truck themed swap meet.

General Discussion / MOVED: Museum of American Speed
« on: March 05, 2017, 11:30:06 AM »

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« on: March 03, 2017, 01:52:25 PM »
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Events / Museum of American Speed
« on: March 03, 2017, 08:42:32 AM »
On Saturday, March 4th 2017 the Museum of American Speed will be open from 12-4:30pm.

It has three stories of Racing and Hot Rodding history.

599 Oak Creek Drive (GPS)
Lincoln, NE 68528

Transmission Forum / TorqueFlite A-727 Transmission Rebuild
« on: March 02, 2017, 10:56:55 AM »
I was going through archives trying to get some content on the board and I came across some photos I took of the rebuild process on an A-727 transmission. I am not sure I have pictures for everything, but I will post up what I have and try to fill in the rest as time allows. Anyway, in these pictures, you will see the state of the transmission and transfercase when I pulled them out.  It was covered in sludge.  When I started the rebuild of the engine, I uncovered the primary culprit.  The oil filter adapter had no gasket between it and the block.  Typical PO fix was to just keep adding oil.


Reader Builds / RustyBucket's 72' International Scout Build
« on: March 01, 2017, 01:46:25 PM »
We rescued this Scout from the junkyard.  It is a right hand drive that has seen quite a few miles.  I think it's last use was as a farm truck used to check irrigation rows.

My plans are to do a resto mod on it.  I want to use it as a semi-daily driver.  It has a 304 V8 and a autotrans with 4-wheel drive.

Here is a quick video on what we have.

Reader Builds / RustyBucket's International S-100 Build
« on: February 27, 2017, 03:21:58 PM »
To give you all a example of how a build starts and ends, I thought I would post this topic of my build of a S-100 1/2 ton pickup.

This build was completed way back in 2000.  It still looks good considering it is 17 years old.

So let's start with a before picture:

I purchased this truck in the spring of 1996.  I got the itch to do an old pickup the previous year and went to an auction in a small town nearby and watched a International L-100 sell that was in fairly good shape.  I think it brought about 1,100.00 that day and I didn't want to spend that much at the time.

So later I saw an ad in the local paper for  this little beauty.  I say that with tongue in cheek.  Anyway the price was right and I drove it home.

It needed a lot of work, more than I planned on, but over the next four years it became a fun adventure.  The engine ran, but not well, the cab had only surface rust, but the bed was beyond repair ( I didn't realize that at the time) and all the glass was broken.  The interior was there, but needed replacing.

So off we went on our grand adventure.

So the first thing we did was to remove the bed and try to remove the floor from it for replacement.  We used one of those spot cutter attachments to remove the welds.  We got the bed out, but had no idea how we were going to make a replacement.  Unlike the Ford or Chevy's of the time, it didn't have a easily replaceable wood bed floor.

General Discussion / Welcome to!
« on: February 27, 2017, 02:38:24 PM »
I want to take this time to welcome you to the Forum!

Years ago, I setup the site to share my love of the Classic American Pickup Truck.  We had a pretty lively forum back then and a lot of members.

After about 5 years, the software I was using at the time got hacked into and one thing lead to another and I shut it down.

I got nostalgic about it lately and decided to give a shot at bringing it back.

So here it is, I hope you will join us and contribute any info/knowledge or builds you may have going on.


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