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Old 12-15-2022, 02:25 PM   #1
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IH KB11 DT466 continues..

Wow, I didnt realize its been 7 months since I checked in on this and the mods must have thought I gave up on my old thread.

So I guess I have some updates, not as many as you would think but some.

When I left off I had $1,442 in this project and I had just bought another intercool and AC compressor (neither of which are getting used on this project). I was working some on the steering after I had the engine somewhat in place.

Lets continue:

I got the engine and transmission mounted, the cab mounted front and back. I used the '48s original front brackets and the '84s rear cab mounts. I cut the grille bottom structure out and lengthened it to match the cab height. I then started on the cab structure. Part of the floor was rusted out and I got that repaired. The smaller KBs had the gas tank mounted under the seat, mine came with external tanks; so I filled the hole with 14guage. I dont need alot of support there just enough to hold a sub and amp.
The original floor also wouldn't work with my transmission stick, and I didnt want to do more rust repair, so I used some 1/4" to cover the hole and make a floor.
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I paid $450 for 2 4x4 sheets of 14guage and 1/4"

I had the doghouse made by a metal fab up the road from me, I ended up having to widen it after the fact, but that cost me $300.

Then I went and made the biggest mistake. The powersteering pump bracket I made, wasnt going to work and the pump was for a high rpm 9.0L, so I went to the junk yard and bought the correct PS pump. Cost $400. I also bought a cross member (ended up not needing) and a used 2 speed actuator since my was bad. Another $400.
After spending $400 on belt driven PS pump, I found that I could have bought a complete core motor that has a gear driven PS pump for $1000. With the belt driven unit I have I will have to cut or fab my inner fender skirts, and the PS pump is ugly. I also didnt need the $150 aluminum cross member, and I have to return the actuator, it doesn't work.

And because I felt like spending money, I bought a new S300 turbo and new injectors from Scheid Diesel, $1700... Injectors are supposed to support 450 horses, my MW pump will probably get me 250-270.

Also had my intercooler reworked to fit over the larger radiator $395. Some additional metal work for the steering, metal cut, and a battery box bent and cut $140.

Then I bought all the gaskets and trim for the cab from Oldinternationaltrucks.com. Cost me around $525.

Also needed a bunch of odds and ends from Summit for the steering, more gaskets, isolators, hydraulic clutch parts, and AC parts. $337.80
Chevy steering column, throttle pedal, intercooler pipes, and AC condenser from Ebay: $412
Steering wheel and 2 gauges from Amazon: $364

AC lines, fuel lines, and fittings from a local supplier: $100

Exhaust stacks $100

I have been using alot of Rustoleum rust converter in the cab, yea I probably should be sanding the whole thing down and priming etc. But Im not...
I have like $200 in spray paint and primer in it already.

Seats $30 from a Tacoma
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sitting in the cab loose

So if I am not forgetting anything... Total into the project so far: $7,296
not including all the bolts, and misc stuff I just run to town and grab.

Still way more to do than I think that there is.
Thanks!

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Old 12-15-2022, 04:06 PM   #2
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Badass. All threads are closed automatically after inactivity. Message rascalmafia and I’m sure he can open the original back up for you if you want.
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Old 01-14-2023, 10:25 AM   #3
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One of the reasons I took a big break was I sold my farm and moved closer to town on a small acreage. The house I bought has a large rv spot and I was finally able to get my truck rolled in. May not be a big deal to some, but I have never had a garage before, or any type of covering I could fit a truck into.

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I've gotten the brake master mounted, the hydraulic master clutch mounted, radiator overflow in, powersteering pump back on (I need to relocate the reservoir since it won't fit under the '48s fender) and a few small engine things tied up.

I also bought a new front tire from Walmart, its just a cheap 14ply chinese one, but for the price and how few of miles this truck will probably see, who cares.

Tire $315 mount $35

Total into project so far: $7,646

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Old 02-14-2023, 04:30 PM   #4
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Just continuing to work on the small stuff. It took me a couple weekends to get the grille mounted. First I had to build a spacer bar for the front cross member where the grille sits, and I finally got the AC condenser, intercooler, boxed the intercooler, and radiator mounted inside the grille with AC lines attached. That took a couple weekends.

Then I had to modify one of the grille support arms to fit past the hydraulic clutch master.
It really seems like every step there is something that needs modified and each thing takes a weekend and 3 trips to the store to get done.

I installed the gas pedal, fuel cuttoff, and throttle cable. Started the intercooler piping, Im waiting on some specialty boots to finish that, and sanded the inside of the cab a couple passes. Im going to do hitachi grey on the inside.

The only really exciting thing was I got my S300 mounted.

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Add another $795 worth of small parts, primer, sandpaper, rubber seals, pedal, cables, intercooler boots, and hardware to the tally.

Total into project so far $8,596
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Old 02-15-2023, 11:38 AM   #5
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Add another $795 worth of small parts, primer, sandpaper, rubber seals, pedal, cables, intercooler boots, and hardware to the tally.

Total into project so far $8,596
Clerical error, $631 worth of small parts etc.
Total into project so far $8,432
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Old 04-11-2023, 11:33 AM   #6
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Turns out the bottom radiator outlet wont fit with the front engine mount, cost me $180 to get that turned into a 90degree and pressure test the radiator.

Bought a pyrometer, tach adaptor, autometer 4 in 1 gauge, the last gauge Ill need is the boost gauge. I already have a bunch of holes in the dash these should fit in.

Bought a 5th wheel and the rails, the rails have holes all along the top so I can move the 5th wheel plate farther or closer to the rear, I did this mainly because alot of the older trailers have short distances to the king pin. I already have a 1951 flatbed, and plan on getting a 40s-50s cattle trailer for it. cost $413.17

Scored a toolbox with a 40 gallon fuel tank underneath for $150, its green and has matching patina.

Another $1338.06 worth of small parts, belts, AC parts, wiring, air filter, clamps, gauges, antifreeze, PSfluid, clamps etc.

Total into project so far: $10,359
made a mistake 2 posts ago on my math, but corrected here.

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Old 04-11-2023, 11:47 AM   #7
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At this point I am pretty shocked I have this much cash into this thing. Originally I thought I would be $6-7K into it and have it on the streets, but I am only like halfway. I have spent alot of money on mistakes, I would say at least $1000 if not more. Alot of that stems from my inexperience and having to modify alot of parts. I probably could also source more used parts, but finding the time to go get them is at a premium.

Cost me $1248 to get my transmission park brake rebuilt and inspection.

Bought $167.40 worth of exhaust tubing and clamps. $220 on a custom fan shroud from the local fab shop.

I spent $155.93 on fitting and hoses just to move the PS pump reservoir so it wouldnt hit the fender. and im still not 100% its going to work and not leak.

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Total into project so far: $11,930

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Old 04-11-2023, 02:24 PM   #8
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Conversions are black holes. I've got 50k miles on mine and I still done have everything done. 😁

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Old 04-11-2023, 06:45 PM   #9
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Old 04-15-2023, 09:27 AM   #10
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what frame is this on? looks good. got a friend that has a bunch of these trucks.
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Old 04-17-2023, 02:51 PM   #11
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Conversions are black holes. I've got 50k miles on mine and I still done have everything done. 😁
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You guys are right, its like when do you stop. Every time I pull out my credit card I cry a little bit.
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Old 04-17-2023, 02:53 PM   #12
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what frame is this on? looks good. got a friend that has a bunch of these trucks.
Its on a 1984 S1754 chassis. It originally had a 9.0L IH Diesel that was toast.

If he's got any KB12s send him my way!
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Old 04-17-2023, 02:59 PM   #13
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Got the park brake handle installed this weekend. I robbed the mechanism off a '59 chevy viking I have.

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looks and works good. It has 3 points of brake adjustment to.

Also bought oil, fuel, and water filters cost me $122

Total into project so far: $12,052
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Old 04-28-2023, 01:33 PM   #14
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Mainly been prepping the interior for paint the last couple of weeks. Finishing up odds and ends. Started filling fluids and found the oil cooler leaking so I have to wait on the orings before I can start it.
Took my driveline in to get shortened 9". The guy is a month out so who knows when Ill get that back.

Bought motor oil, and odds and ends this week, $182. Bought a boost gauge and a hose from summit $120

Total into project so far: $12,345
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Old 05-09-2023, 12:04 PM   #15
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Another $320 in odd and ends.

I think I am finally close to reassembly. I got the cab interior in primer and sanded. I am going to use tractor paint from John Deere, hitachi dark grey. I have found it is easy to use, and your prep doesnt need to be perfect, plus it lays thick. Hopefully that I can paint it this week.

Paint cost me $192.

Also got my driveline back, cost $392 to get it shortened 9", new ujoint and carrier bearing. I need to get 2 more ujoints for the other driveline still.

Once I get the interior painted, I have a couple more expensive buys then hopefully its all reassembly. I need to get glass, sound deadener, and interior kit. The interior kit is just cardboard and only comes in black, tan, or green. I may try to paint it to match, but I don't want it to warp either. Im also hoping I can cut the sound deadener nice enough that I dont have to upholster over it. The only place youll be able to see it is on the firewall inside. Im probably going to use a horse stall mat for the flooring to help with heat.

Total into project so far: $13,249
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This is why I don’t keep track of how much money I have put into projects. I don’t need that killing my excitement . Props to you on a great build. Oh and your garage floor is way to clean.
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Old 06-09-2023, 03:41 PM   #17
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This is why I donít keep track of how much money I have put into projects. I donít need that killing my excitement . Props to you on a great build. Oh and your garage floor is way to clean.
HA! True on both points!
Keeping track of the cash has really slowed down getting this thing done, thats for sure.
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Old 06-27-2023, 03:49 PM   #18
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Well I spent $176 on sound deadener. I bought stuff from Fatmat, seemed a decent price and was comparable to some of the premium brands.
I got the firewall insulation put on when I had the cab pulled back for painting.

Recently I painted the interior and started to put on the cab seals and gaskets, then did the sound deadening.
I also sent my windshield wiper motors off to be repaired and a new speedometer cable made. Wipers were $312 and the cable was $105

Bought an original style headliner kit from Old international trucks in Lethbridge, Alberta. That sucker was $315.

I also grabbed more AC fittings, the last gauge I needed, cup holders, cab lights, turn lights and some odds and ends $247

Also bought some vinyl and fiber board for the firewall upholstery. $100

Total into project so far $14,504

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My work has been a zoo so I took a good 2 month break from the truck, but the last couple weeks I have gotten a few things done.

My old buddy gave me a complete vintage air unit that he bought in 1991 and never opened. I did have to make some new lines to use R134. I got that installed and currently working on the wiring.
I also got my homemade vinyl interior in. I just glued the vinyl to some thin board material from HomeDepot. I then used double sided extreme stick tape to stick it to the insulation.
I installed the OEM style interior kit for the headliner and behind the seat. All it is, is thick carboard. The holes did not line up well, and it has no trim. I don't recommend anyone else to buy it, unless they just want a pattern. That thing was $375 and not worth it at all.
Got the seat in again, the transmission filled and shift lever installed, steering column, brake and gas pedals installed, oil and fuel filters changed, and heater hose lines ran.

If I can find a couple brake fittings that I am missing, I could have this thing started and moving soon.

Got my glass cut, I did tinted sides and rear, clear front $445
More AC fittings, spray paint, heater hose, and odds and ends: $150

Total into project so far: $15,099
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