VERY RARE INTERNATIONAL TRUCK/ROD, STEEL BODY, 350 V8, CUSTOM PAINT/INTERIOR!!
This 1937 International pickup truck is one impressive hauler. It's beautifully finished, of course, but the longer you look, the more details you'll find to delight the eye. That's the true hallmark of a quality rod, and this one delivers in more than one way.
The body is original steel, and the hard part was finding one, never mind refinishing it to this level. OK, the fenders are 'glass, and I like that full-fendered look a great deal. Working with quality materials also makes it easy to achieve spectacular results, so you'll note how well it fits together, with doors that fit flush and no worries about previous repairs or damage coming back to haunt you. This sucker's extremely nice and keeps to the stock look for the most part. The light yellow paint lets the shape do most of the talking, working in harmony instead of as a solo, and the modifications are minimal: removable hood sides, 1937 Chevy taillights, and shaved bumpers. Trick bumperettes offer a modicum of protection for the front fenders, a custom rear pan makes the rear end look finished, and without a few pinstripes, it just wouldn't be a custom. In the bed you'll find gorgeous honey-stained wood whose deep, rich color contrasts beautifully the bodywork, putting a neat twist on an old favorite. And with that tilt-up bed cover it's weatherproof, making this a great truck for long-hauls.
Tan leather upholstery works well inside and the combination of leather and patterns makes it feel far more upscale than it was in 1937. All the soft parts were custom stitched for just this truck, including the headliner and neat-fitting floor mats which are bound in leather themselves. A slightly renovated dashboard carries the retro-styled Auto Meter instruments and a custom fabricated lower panel houses controls and vents for the powerful A/C system. You'll also appreciate the overhead console and a powerful AM/FM/CD stereo that fills the cab with sound. A tilt steering column with a custom leather-wrapped wheel makes it surprisingly easy for just about anyone to slide into the driver's seat. Built for comfort and easily capable of long-distance hauls, they didn't forget to also make it beautiful inside. Guys in the 1930s would have killed for something this luxurious.
For reliability and performance, it's hard to beat a small-block Chevy powerplant. The 350 cubic inch V8 fits nicely under the International's rounded hood and is dressed up with all the familiar gear like an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor and polished intake manifold, chrome accessories tucked in tight to the block, and a few shiny bits that are designed to be seen when the hood sides are off. The firewall was custom made to accommodate the Chevy's rear-mounted distributor, with form following function in a very trick way, and there's massive cooling available from the radiator up front. It's backed by a TH350 3-speed automatic and a 12-bolt rear end, and it rightfully shows a few signs of use; who wouldn't take this one out on the road? The front suspension is from a '72 Nova, so you get disc brakes and rack-and-pinion steering, while the dual exhaust system has the right mellow hot rod tone but hushes on the highway. Thanks to a set of pretty Billet Specialties and staggered Goodyear rubber, this cool little truck has the perfect hot rod stance.
A beautifully finished hauler that's totally sorted and ready to cruise. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Air Conditioning
- Leather Seats
- Tilt Wheel
- Coil-Over Suspension
- Front Disc Brakes
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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