GwR Success Story: 1969 International Harvester 1100D

May 2021 | Classifinds, Truckin Tuesday

May 7, 2021 Update – This evening, Donald provided the latest update on the restoration of this ’69 IHC 110D pickup we featured as a Classifind last summer. As you can see from the before and after pictures, the transition is amazing, especially in such a short period of time. Donald redefines what a “Winter Project” really should be: start it in the fall and have it ready for the following spring!

 
Donald reports, “Countless hours and overcoming different obstacles made for some fun frustration, but through the long days and nights, the final product is always worth it when the customer’s eyes light up! I couldn’t have done it without the support and patience from my wife and the help from my brother Matt. Help from friends along the way made everything sail along rather smooth and painlessly. The owner is going to change the wheels and tires and have the bed sprayed with Rhino Liner before calling this project complete. Thank you GuysWithRides, for following along with the build!”
 
April 10, 2021 Update – Earlier today, Donald provided an update on the restoration of this ’69 International Harvester 1100D we originally featured for sale in the summer of 2020.  Donald reports that while progress has been slower than hoped (I think we can all relate), the cab and bed painting is now complete. While the bed is shown on the truck Donal needs to fabricate new bed mounts.  Weather permitting, Donald hopes to have the hood and fenders painted this week before he moves on to painting the sections requiring white.

February 6, 2021 Update – Earlier today, Donald provided an update on the restoration of this ’69 Internation Harvester 1100D we originally featured for sale in the summer of 2020.  Donald reports they were able to salvage some daylight over the weekend when his team set the bed back on the frame for mockup as well as take some pictures of just how much sanding and priming has been completed since November.  Don reports two small parts on the cab corners still need to be addressed but overall he’s pleased with who well this IH pickup is beginning to take shape.  While Don and his team continue their efforts getting this truck ready for paint, the owner Eric has been busy sourcing exterior trim as well as a completely new and refurbished interior.  Don and his team still have a fair amount of time ahead of them to block sand this truck but we’re all looking forward to seeing this once it comes out of the paint booth.  Thanks for the update Don – please keep them coming!

November 12, 2020 Update:  Earlier this evening we received a text from a fine young gentleman name Donald from central Pennsylvania indicating that he came across our July feature of this ’69 International Harvester 1100D pickup accidentally after trying to learn more about the model in general.  As we understand, Eric B. bought this truck in July quickly determined it was more of a project they could handle and have enlisted Donald and his team’s services to start the restoration of this rare truck and to keep us posted on his truck’s progress.  Good luck with the restoration Donald and keep the picture updates coming!

 

July 20th Update:  We confirmed the private seller of this rare IH truck deleted their Craigslist post in the past week, so we’re calling this one, “Sold!”  Unlike the “Rounded Line” Chevrolet trucks that enthusiasts have now nick-named “Square Bodies”, this vintage of International Harvester’s pickup really should hold that title.

On the extremely rare occasions we come across an International Harvester truck, we almost always move it to the head of the line to feature for Truckin Tuesday.  Our latest example is this 1969 1100D model recently listed on Craigslist in Tomaqua, Pennsylvania with an asking price of $5,499.  Relying on the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a price guide confirms this private seller has his IH priced between the #3 “Good” estimate of $9,600 and the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $3,700.

International Harvester’s Light Line pickups, also called the D-Series, replaced the company’s antiquated C-Series.  It was largely a re-bodied version of its predecessor, with a square-rigged look very similar to the period Scout utility vehicle.  Similar to the Scout lineup, IH offered their Light Line pickups with either step-side or “Bonus Load” style beds in several lengths with either two- or four-wheel-drive form. Engines ranged from an AMC-sourced inline-six to IH’s rugged 304, 345, and 392 cubic inch V-8s until the latter was replaced by AMC’s 401 cubic inch V-8 in 1974. Manual transmissions ranged from a column shift three-speed to the choice of under or overdrive five-speeds, along with Chrysler three-speed automatics. Three levels of trim were offered during this era: Standard, Deluxe, and Custom. The Custom was the range-topping trim, and featured simulated woodgrain body side trim and a plush, car-like interior.

Originally a Washington State truck, we like the solid underpinnings that make this a great project truck to either restore or restomod that dares to be different from the sea Action Line Chevys from this vintage.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Western vintage truck! 345 engine. 4 speed manual. 2WD. Original in Washington. Minimal rust. Great restoration project. New windshield, seal, and wipers! New front tires! New LED headlights! Water pump and engine has a slight leak. Floor pans patched. Runs like a top. Just need a little TLC and paint job. Call for more details! Make an offer and we’ll negotiate!

Do you have an International Harvester Pickup Truck story you’d like to share?  Comment below and let us know!

2 Comments
  1. chuck Muller.

    I am looking for someone to restore my 1971 IH 1100 with 345 V8 I am the second Washington owner. It was running good when I parked it 7 plus years ago. Needs gas tank and radiater, wheels and tires plus rquisite body work, Minimal rust. I just sold our extra house and the first use of the cash is to restore this classic. I plan to put a stake bed body in the rear and use it to sell veggies and fruit at Western Washington farmers markets.

    Truck and I are in Poulsbo. If you are interested in taking on this project for cash call 360 265 1745. E-mail Sundownridgefarm@aol.com.

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    • Greg B.

      Talk to Dan Hayes at The Binder Boneyard. He and his shop are in Oregon, and they do great work.
      binderboneyard.com
      Good luck with the resto.

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