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What is this? Is it an old moving truck?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by onebadtwo, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. Rudebaker
    Joined: Sep 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,598

    from Illinois

    With the inset windshields the front almost looks like a face. That would be cool as hell restored or rodded if you could get somebody else to buy the fuel.
  2. appears to be a moving van. if you look close it says north american on it
  3. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 3,055

    from Canada

    Yank out that old 100 hp or so IH 6-banger gas burner and replace it with a late model IH DT466 or DT530 6- cylinder turbo-diesel, set at about 275 or 300hp, plus a matching 6 or 7 speed tranny and a properly geared rearend and your fuel bill might not be too bad. All the running gear could be salvaged from a wrecked mid-90's or newer International medium-duty truck.

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  4. Man, that sounds like fun!

    "Get the heeeeeell off my property you white trash"
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  5. CoolHand
    Joined: Aug 31, 2007
    Posts: 1,926

    Alliance Vendor

    Dude! Your nerd is showing!

    On a less sarcastic note, I'd love to have something like this for a race car hauler.

    I hate being broke. :(
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  6. Steve-Cook
    Joined: Jul 22, 2007
    Posts: 489

    from Garner, NC

    I like it. My first response would be its an old NON-moving truck :D
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  7. Theo Douglas
    Joined: Nov 20, 2002
    Posts: 807

    Theo Douglas

    That thing is super bitchen. If I could find one of those out here, I'd swear-ta-God sell my house and live in it.

    You should seriously get that, if only to stop the rust.

    They're not building any more.
  8. fts55
    Joined: Dec 24, 2009
    Posts: 580

    from guthrie ok

    Looks like it would be an awesome single car inclosed transport
  9. prl98
    Joined: Apr 16, 2007
    Posts: 103


    Herksamer Battle Jitney

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  10. bigolds
    Joined: Oct 27, 2006
    Posts: 883


    I don't care what it is,'s freakin' cool....race hauler, motorhome whatever. If I had the space and money to do it....I'd have that brick sittin' next to my garage!!!!
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  11. tom brown
    Joined: Sep 3, 2008
    Posts: 68

    tom brown

    the truck is i-h 1958 to 62 with the red diamond engine. used in metros,etc. you would buy the running chassic and have a custom body fabbed. I've had . four 6 cyl. metros- rugged trucks.
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  12. onebadtwo
    Joined: Jan 13, 2010
    Posts: 5


    Next time I'm out there I'm going to get more pics and some info. for yall. Theres no way I can get it or store it!
  13. quickgene
    Joined: Aug 7, 2009
    Posts: 141

    from duluth mn

    Duluth Mn craigslist $1000 there's one in in nice condition. I just saw the add today. It's as Cool as it is outside my window -10 . Gene
  14. yeah it's cool ass hell, but imagine blocking those sides for paint. I mean holy hell that would be the biggest pain in the ass
  15. Shakota
    Joined: Feb 23, 2010
    Posts: 43

    from Dixie

    Let's call it "Van Rusty"...
  16. fiat128
    Joined: Jun 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,427

    from El Paso TX

    I ran across this the other day and remembered this thread. Looks like the bigger brother to the other one.

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  17. I think the body builders were Gerstenschlager. They made postal trucks in the 1990s.
  18. hershambob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2005
    Posts: 1,316


    cool movin van,i did house removals for 22 yrs,never drove anything that cool..we had albions,made in scotland
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  19. Bearing Burner
    Joined: Mar 2, 2009
    Posts: 909

    Bearing Burner
    from W. MA

    I saw something at Hersey a couple of years ago. Owner said it originally was a horse van.
  20. Markgyver
    Joined: Aug 16, 2007
    Posts: 151


    There is a local moving company that has one parked outside there building.

    I will try to get some better pictures.

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  21. diamond dave
    Joined: Jul 18, 2006
    Posts: 459

    diamond dave

    i believe fageol was in cahoots with the twin coach bus company in kent, ohio. where i live. theres' a couple old busses around here, but nothing that cool. it's screaming for a vintage motorhome makeover. damn that's cool. someone better swoop that thing up.
  22. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 17,919


    Not as big as the Hall-Scott inline six I did some work on. That was 935 inches! They made a 1091 too.
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  23. Bloodandmotoroil
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
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  24. zzford
    Joined: May 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,823


    I think the paint will buff out.
  25. KCsledz
    Joined: Jun 19, 2003
    Posts: 2,333


    great thread! I am looking for one to turn into a mobile studio/vendor vehicle for Defiance Speed Shop. From my research Fageol sold the van/coach line in the 30's. Twin Coach produced them under the Fageol patent.

    The International Harvester tie in is all the chassis is IH front to rear for easier serviceability on the 1950's Fageol vans. So having a IH steering wheel is pretty common on these type of vans.

    If anyone has seen one around the Missouri/Kansas/Arkansas/Oklahoma area recently I would love to know about it!!!
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  26. cruisinoldies
    Joined: May 7, 2005
    Posts: 15

    from Fla.

    Looked at it again yesterday. It's a bit more rusted and the owner is up to $5,000. for it now. I believe it will be sitting there permanently.
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  27. bob8823
    Joined: Apr 16, 2011
    Posts: 39


    Got a link to that, I couldn't find it.
  28. dudley32
    Joined: Jan 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,131


    threads like five years old...
  29. there was one at Turkey Rod Run this last Nov. that one was a Mayflower moving van. like was said earlier, lots of possibilities.
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