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    Unhappy Replacement body panels and Misc

    Is there a place that is more geared for the less popular pickup line of vintage I.H. trucks. I have a 1970 1300D, and in need of many, many replacement parts, suspension, body, interior, and many many more. It seems that if it isn't a Scout or a travelall than, good luck. I would even like to find like a sales flyer or some information on this truck. Is there a LMC truck parts for I.H. trucks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    Is there a place that is more geared for the less popular pickup line of vintage I.H. trucks. I have a 1970 1300D, and in need of many, many replacement parts, suspension, body, interior, and many many more. It seems that if it isn't a Scout or a travelall than, good luck. I would even like to find like a sales flyer or some information on this truck. Is there a LMC truck parts for I.H. trucks?
    Superscoutspecialists should be able to give you a line on that. Some of us buy complete trucks just for the parts, then end up keeping the parts truck and getting more and more... it's a disease...

    If you are specific, you can find the parts you need. Some parts interchange with other models. 72-87 chevy lift springs = IH minus 2 inches, so a 4 inch lift spring gives you a net 2 inches. The front axle will swap with minor changes. Travelall dash, seats, other interior parts are the same. The list goes on a long way, as you can guess.

    D series pickup bodies and fenders aren't that hard to find in the southwest. Just hard to find in the rust belt. The parts are nearly all the same between 1000/1100/1200/1300/1010/1110/1210/1310 pickups. The suspension and axles and brakes are different, but very little else. Seats, chrome (except model emblems), dash, steering column, electrical, engine, transmission, transfer case, all the same.
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    I believe there was another question from one of the members about what model years are the same, he was refering to scouts. I was wondering what model years are the same for 9/69 1300 D? 1969-1971? or ? I mean like exactly the same? for example: If I locate a cab somewhere, what years would fit, regardless of if it was 1/2, 3/4 or 1-ton

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    The cabs are the same from 69-75. The frames are the same from 63-73, plus 74/75 dually did not change. The rear spring hangers were moved outboard in the non-dually in 74. The 4x4 front axles will bolt on. Unfortunately, the disc brakes are getting hard to find, so there isn't much benefit to that route of an upgrade.

    The body style was kept in 74/75, but it was actually the frame that changed that year. The engine was moved back 6 inches for better weight distribution. The body parts will interchange. There are cosmetic differences only. You will find slight differences in the front clip area, but they are manageable.

    I believe the dash lights in the 75 are some sort of fiber optic. Never looked that close.

    Beds were standardized in the 50s and used through the end of production, even though the wheel bases changed in 61 and again in 74.
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    Well, I went to a Salvage Yard today in Pella, Iowa. The stuff that I found either wasn't the correct year or the shape of them wasn't any better than what I have on my 1970 1300D. Sure would be nice to find either a place that sells new replacement production body parts or a decent cab. The inner fenders, cab corners, rocker panels, floor are all shot on mine. The good news is its a flat bed and don't need to look for a pickup truck bed. So I guess back to searching.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    Well, I went to a Salvage Yard today in Pella, Iowa. The stuff that I found either wasn't the correct year or the shape of them wasn't any better than what I have on my 1970 1300D. Sure would be nice to find either a place that sells new replacement production body parts or a decent cab. The inner fenders, cab corners, rocker panels, floor are all shot on mine. The good news is its a flat bed and don't need to look for a pickup truck bed. So I guess back to searching.........
    Try Outback parts in Spokane.
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    Allan, I just wanted to thank you for all the help/advice you have been giving me. I am sure I will have many, many more questions.
    Thanks again
    Brad

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