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Thank you kscarbel2. Going to try and make her nice again and keep it as original as possible.

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Get the exterior shined up and that will be nicer than any new truck. And a lot more reliable.

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I reckon these older mechanical trucks are nicer to drive and don'tcost anymore to run, I  sometimes (most of the time) feel they cost less than new trucks to run

Looks great and enjoy the ride

 

Paul

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Wow what a great find and good home for that gem!

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Nice find!!!  I've got a soft spot for older Binders.  Friend ran a 4070B Eagle for his last truck.  His was 400/13 spd also, but had 4.10's.

I met a fellow at York National convention, parked next to me with a super nice, low mileage 4070B.  He got it pretty cheap at an auction from a dealership?  I forget the whole story now.  It was spotless clean frame and inside too.   Last name was Richardson?

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should give you a lot of trouble free years!!👍👍:MackLogo:   terry

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Thanks a lot. It was really nice to drive. Not as rough as I thought it would be.  Judging by the name on it looks like it was a farm truck or grain hauler?

It's not very fast with that gearing, but like I say it will have an easy life now. Likely just going to pull a small 28 foot tandem dump trailer around town.

 

And the good thing is even if something does go wrong, those NTC Cummin's are pretty simple and cheap to rebuild.

 

When I drove it home I passed a convoy of cattle haulers on the highway and I got a lot of thumbs up! LOL.

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I wonder if you can still find an original seat bottom cushion of these style seats as seen on the passenger side? The bottom of the driver side has been replaced with just a plain fabric cushion.

I want to find a new steering wheel for it also. This ones all cracked.

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13 minutes ago, Bullheaded said:

I wonder if you can still find an original seat bottom cushion of these style seats as seen on the passenger side? The bottom of the driver side has been replaced with just a plain fabric cushion.

I want to find a new steering wheel for it also. This ones all cracked.

I've had very close to that style duplicated by a good automotive interior shop. However, that style really didn't wear that well as the inherent "sliding" the driver will do when ingress and egress of the cab was hard on the "pillow top" style of interior.

Very nice older truck. Always liked the IH cabovers myself.

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Really nice find.

Engines can be fixed. Exterior can be cleaned, polished or painted. But new Interior pieces would be impossible to buy. 

Have fun with it. 

Hope you keep us updated on your progress. 

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You have a rare gem there.  I would very much like to have that interior for some of my projects.  Biggest draw back to those is the electrical system.  I have a few books on 9670,s if ya get in a spot

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Well it's still for sale. I decided not to do it. It has far too many issues to make it worth it to me. It would be a good truck for someone that does restorations but I need something that can go to work and be picked at as I go.

Went through it all and basically that is all it is, a perfect interior on good tires and back brakes.

They even wanted me to pull the insert out of the frame. It doesn't look bad to me, I can't see any scale or rust jacking, but they told me they won't safety it because it is rotten.

So between that, a blown head gasket, and all the electrical and small stuff and paint and the stuff I knew it needed, just more than I wanna do.

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1 hour ago, Bullheaded said:

Well it's still for sale. I decided not to do it. It has far too many issues to make it worth it to me. It would be a good truck for someone that does restorations but I need something that can go to work and be picked at as I go.

Went through it all and basically that is all it is, a perfect interior on good tires and back brakes.

They even wanted me to pull the insert out of the frame. It doesn't look bad to me, I can't see any scale or rust jacking, but they told me they won't safety it because it is rotten.

So between that, a blown head gasket, and all the electrical and small stuff and paint and the stuff I knew it needed, just more than I wanna do.

Wow!!  Glad I don't live where you are. Most of the trucks around here would be in trouble.

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They are getting ridiculous in Ontario Canada. A whole bunch of trucks got nailed for being deleted too. Now they are starting test for that for your annual safety too.

That's how they force us to buy this emission motored crap so we can all go bankrupt.

 

So now I'm forced to keep driving this Western Star DD15 lemon. I've only had to idle it across town into dealer three times this month derated. Awesome!!

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I would have been ok if I could have just done a couple things to get it on the road, then work on it as I go, but they want me to do everything to it before they will safety it. And that's not even my dealer, it was a cut rate shop. But everybody is scared here now because the ministry busted a bunch of shops over the last year. The ministry has even been showing up at peoples houses 8 am Saturday morning to inspect vehicles they just got safetied!!

I had my friend look at it. He has done some ground up builds. He said if he was doing it for himself, probably could be done for 20 to 22 grand.

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Nice " binder" I remembered something on those trucks there is a bundle of wire connections above the right steering tire, I was driving one of those 80s 9670s and it quit dead pulling into the Petro in Bordentown NJ. Turned out the slush and salt had corroded the wire connections in the cab above the tire! There is a panel.you can remove to get at them. Would be better to check it out first and correct any impending corrosion before it shuts you down. Maybe seal it up good with tar or something.

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