1948 International KB1 Pickup. Original Survivor!
Price: - Item location: Poulsbo, Washington, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: International Harvester
- Model: Other
- Year: 1948
- Mileage: 94,220
- VIN: ih84837658
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1948 International Harvester OtherIf youâ€™re looking for an original truck you can drive and enjoy this is the one. Truck needs nothing, she starts right up every time and runs & drives great! This truck gets more thumbs up than my fully restored hot rod...
The truck has the original flathead 6 in it that runs great! Odometer shows 94K miles and I believe that is correct based on the condition of the truck. I drive this to work regularly (30 miles each way).
Everything works! Gauges, heater, lights, horn, wipers, etc... All original stainless & chrome trim is still in place. Truck is still 6v as original. Iâ€™ve replaced much of the wiring.
Hereâ€™s what I have done to the pickup within the last year:
New brakes all the way aroundRebuilt carbNew points/condenserNew cap/rotor, spark plugs & wiresReplaced all oil seals on the engineNew voltage regulatorNew fuel filterNew exhaust from the engine backNew oil/filterNew windshield and door glass.New headliner.Seat re-covered in period correct vinyl.New batteryNew tail lights and added turn signals.Reconditioned OOGAH hornAdded seat belts
I also changed the transmission out to 4 speed T-98 out of an early 60â€™s International pickup. This upgrade makes the truck much more drivable as the original transmission was not synchronized. Non-syncro transmissions require you to double clutch (like a semi truck). Anyone can drive this truck now with the newer transmission. The original transmission will be included with the truck in case someone wants to convert it back to original again.
The truck is in amazing condition for being 70 years old. Paint is original. Has some light surface rust with a few heavier spots in the lower fenders. All and all though she really is in very good shape.
I did all of the work on the truck so it would be more reliable and safe driving around town but still look like it came off the farm. It runs and drives great but donâ€™t expect to cruise at 70 mph on the freeway. 55 mph is about the max youâ€™ll get out of this old girl. It drives like you would expect an original 70 year old truck would. It rattles and squeaks. They probably did back in 1948 when new...
Feel free to ask questions. Iâ€™m sure Iâ€™m forgetting some things. If youâ€™re local and want to see it send me a message.
Buyer is responsible for shipping. Iâ€™ve used uship online the past with good results. You will have to arrange and pay for any freight charges if not local pickup.