If you have read this blog lately, you know that I have been looking for a early 50's pickup truck. It will be used for my daily driver along with my 1969 Volkswagen Bug. I found the perfect truck for my needs. My Dad owned this truck a few years ago and sold it to a friend of his that he worked with. I was able to get his name from my Dad and I then tracked him down and found out he still had the truck and He was willing to sell it to me. I was excited so we agreed on a price and today I headed to Idaho to pick it up. I rented a
U-haul trailer with the hopes that the truck would fit on it and headed North. Here is the truck and my truck and trailer just after I pulled up.
If you are wondering if a 1952 International pickup with a long bed will fit on a u-haul trailer, it does. (but just barely!) There wasn't much wiggle room for it and I imagine all the metal hanging off the tail of the trailer was what gave it the wobble at times.
Ellie loves the truck. We had to deal with a huge temper tantrum from her when we pulled her out and told her she couldn't get back in it. Dixie blames me for Ellie's love of old cars and trucks. What can I say, She has good taste. Dixie thinks the truck is too big. I keep telling her with smaller wheels and tires and a lowering job, it won't look so big. Although with little Ellie in it it does look big.
Check back and see the progress of the shop truck as it happens. I think I will try to get it running first, then we will go from there. Whatever happens to the truck, you can bet that it will be cool.