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Rusty Driver
Rusty Driver

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Location: Northern New Mexico

Post Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:19 am

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I wanted to take a minute to reintroduce myself after having been away for a few years. When I was here before I went by the username "Sleeve" and was the the owner of a 51 L112 but made the mistake of selling it.I think Binder Mike is a good handle to go by, I've gotten older and sleeve just doesn't seem to fit any more. The old IHC that I have always wanted finally came available last week and if all goes well I will be driving it home tomorrow. It's a 1956 S120 4X4, pretty much original with lots of patina. It needs some work but that is half the fun. I'm a four wheel drive nut so this one is the Holy Grail of Corn Binders for me. :yay: I'm sure I'll have lots of questions as I go along but the good members of this site helped me get my 51 back on the road so I think I'll do alright this time around.
56 S120 4x4,

Rusty Driver
Rusty Driver

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Post Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:59 pm

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Sounds Great! Good luck with the completing the transaction. We would all love pictures, when and if you get it.

Rusty Driver
Rusty Driver

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Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:50 pm

Location: Northern New Mexico

Post Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:34 pm

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Pictures soon (I hope)!
56 S120 4x4,

Rusty Driver
Rusty Driver

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Post Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:11 am

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56 S120 4x4,

Rusty Driver
Rusty Driver

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Post Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:28 pm

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Well, that's a bad-ass truck! Love to see the interior, too. Thanks for the photos!
Got to love the S120, especially a short-bed 4x4! And- Love the essentials only, patina look, too! Congratulations, Mike!

Rusty Driver
Rusty Driver

Posts: 129

Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:50 pm

Location: Northern New Mexico

Post Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:30 pm

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The interior is all original and not cut up and in very good shape. One of the previous owners had the seat reupholstered so that's a plus. It has the original floor mat in surprisingly good shape but I took it out this morning because the jute backing was holding too much moisture against the floor. I tucked it away for safe keeping.Next time I have my camera out I'll see if I can get some inside shots.

One other footnote to this story is five years ago I tried to buy this truck from a different owner but he wouldn't sell it to me so I gave up and then saw a new owner driving it. I wrote it off as just not being in the right place at the right time but when I saw it for sale in last weeks paper I jumped on it! It took five years but I finally have it.
56 S120 4x4,
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Golden Jubilee
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Location: Wichita, Kansas

Post Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:22 pm

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Cool truck! Also historically significant because IH was building factory 4-wheel drives and Ferds and Chebbies were third-party conversions.

Dean
Lifelong Kansan
Grew up with red paint
Moved off the farm 28 years ago.

Rusty Driver
Rusty Driver

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Post Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:43 pm

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dean466 wrote:Cool truck! Also historically significant because IH was building factory 4-wheel drives and Ferds and Chebbies were third-party conversions.

Dean


I got a buddy who owns a couple of mid fifties Chevy NAPCO's , I'll have to rub that in! :lol:
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