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My tow rig project- old school style
Saturday, September 05, 2009 8:01 AM
I picked this rig up late last year and have been working away on it since. It was originally planned to be a 3 or 4 month simple build- that didnt end up happening.
I will be posting progress pics slowly.

Its a 1977 International Loadstar- its big, ugly and awkward looking and i love it












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Now with northstar V8, IRS, 20's n 22's

Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Saturday, September 05, 2009 8:03 AM
uh oh im scared of what ur gonna do to it... *thinks back to northstar cavy*... =)



Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Saturday, September 05, 2009 8:17 AM
I know you are thinking the same thing as me, "That engine bay has ALOT of unused room"

Have fun and post more pics



Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Saturday, September 05, 2009 9:16 AM
it looks like a hundred hamsters died on the floor in that thing



Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Saturday, September 05, 2009 2:41 PM
Mike (96RedCav) wrote:

I know you are thinking the same thing as me, "That engine bay has ALOT of unused room"

Have fun and post more pics





indibluemini3 (aka navycav3) wrote:

it looks like a hundred hamsters died on the floor in that thing


One dead possum. Family of racoons was living in it.


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Now with northstar V8, IRS, 20's n 22's
Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Saturday, September 05, 2009 6:28 PM
Sweet titts.



Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Saturday, September 05, 2009 6:28 PM
Tow-mater



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Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Saturday, September 05, 2009 6:31 PM
I'd toss a Cummins/Allison combo in it(nothing smaller than a N14).


"Project 69'"
1969 Chevrolet C/10, 1/2 ton, 2wd
-Boosted LS1?
-Richmond ROD 6-speed(will get sometime)
-Posi 12-bolt(built w/eaton posi unit and richmond 3.73 gears)
-Disc brake and 5 lug swap
+little extras
Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Saturday, September 05, 2009 7:35 PM
Needs a drop and a couple of big-ass snails under the hood.

If that's gonna haul your J-body, it might as well do it quick and with style.






Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Sunday, September 06, 2009 5:50 AM
I would love to be able to put a cummins in it- but the plans make that an impossibility due to length. Its a small cab truck and would need to have the engine well through the firewall. It needs to seat 3 people comfortably on long trips and i want to "redneck cruise" it with the girlfriend in the middle right beside me
It came with a carbed gas engine so needless to say it is getting a diesel.


The begining of tear down








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Now with northstar V8, IRS, 20's n 22's
Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Sunday, September 06, 2009 6:12 AM
If you haven't definitely chosen a power plant yet, you should consider a twin turbo BBC.

Regardless of what you chose, I'm looking forward to what you do with it.[font]







Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Sunday, September 06, 2009 6:25 AM
Awesome man!



Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Sunday, September 06, 2009 8:08 AM
I want your shop!!! lol



Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Sunday, September 06, 2009 8:51 AM
Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Sunday, September 06, 2009 4:28 PM
Some reason I see this thing slammed on bags with a diesel swap

Can't wait to see updates =D



Lanman31337 -F = fatties = do not want. A little chunk in the junk is ok though.

Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Sunday, September 06, 2009 4:44 PM
Wow by far my favorite build so far!



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Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Sunday, September 06, 2009 4:57 PM
you know I love it! post some updated pics man! lol those are old!
Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Sunday, September 06, 2009 5:45 PM
Why not keep an International engine in it? 466's are bullet proof and tough as hell.

O noes!
Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Sunday, September 06, 2009 9:25 PM
Ok, then a 5.9L Cummins then...


"Project 69'"
1969 Chevrolet C/10, 1/2 ton, 2wd
-Boosted LS1?
-Richmond ROD 6-speed(will get sometime)
-Posi 12-bolt(built w/eaton posi unit and richmond 3.73 gears)
-Disc brake and 5 lug swap
+little extras
Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Monday, September 07, 2009 8:01 AM
Smokey wrote:

Why not keep an International engine in it? 466's are bullet proof and tough as hell.


Its older then the 466, so it didnt come with one stock. But you are correct on what it is going to get The down side is they arent as bulletproof as a cummins when forced to make huge power- should be enough for what i need it for, towing and daily driving.

The pics so far are from my work shop, i get to use it but thats not where much of the building goes on.

Got rid of most of the stock parts i wont be needing.














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Now with northstar V8, IRS, 20's n 22's
Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Monday, September 07, 2009 12:06 PM
I think this thread just became #1 on my watch list.






Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Monday, September 07, 2009 12:20 PM
I wouldn't go as far as what you say...plenty of tractor pullers use them and abuse the @!#$ out of them. But awesome engine choice. Where are you getting one from?

O noes!
Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Monday, September 07, 2009 4:03 PM
I'm gonna follow this one. Nice choice, and nice work so far!



Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Monday, September 07, 2009 4:09 PM
Nice, Somehow I was expecting it to be chopped somewhere along the line



Re: My tow rig project- old school style
Monday, September 07, 2009 4:14 PM
*Email me replies to this thread.


Looks like you're gonna have fun cant wait to see how it progresses.



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