1953 L110


The place to put your L, R and S "Build Off" story.

Rookie
Rookie

Posts: 3

Joined: Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:53 pm

Post Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:59 am

1953 L110

Hello! I've been a member for some time but have not been active. I have an 1953 L110 which I owned a number of years ago as part of an apple orchard in Yakima, Washington. When I sold the orchard in 1981 the L110 stayed with the orchard. About 8 years ago I got the crazy idea to buy it back. My Son and I used to enjoy driving it up in the hills and also driving it around the state to his motocross races. The orchard owner sold it to me, not in running condition and sitting in a field for many years. Not much happened until this past spring when I had a shop built at my new residence. Since then, I have completely disassembled the truck down to the cab sitting on the frame. I have completely stripped off the rust and paint on all components. Nice bright unpitted metal underneath! This winter I will take the components to the body and paint shop. Lots of dents from many years of orchard use! Being a young fellow 80 years of age,I hope to get the rebuild done by next summer so my Son and have some years of enjoyment with our toy! Looks like I will need a new rear bumper, many engine parts, interior door panels, and interior door handles and window cranks. Any help out there?
User avatar

Golden Jubilee
Golden Jubilee

Posts: 1741

Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:40 am

Location: Wichita, Kansas

Post Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:21 am

Re: 1953 L110

Welcome to the site!
You can post in the parts wanted area for individual parts needed and look to see if parts for sale are ones you need. You will probably find that a used, running engine is a lot cheaper than a complete overhaul.
Looking forward to pictures of your truck.

Dean
Last edited by dean466 on Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:51 am, edited 1 time in total.
Lifelong Kansan
Grew up with red paint
Moved off the farm 28 years ago.

Rookie
Rookie

Posts: 3

Joined: Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:53 pm

Post Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:30 am

Re: 1953 L110

Thank you for the response. Photos coming soon.

Golden Jubilee
Golden Jubilee

Posts: 478

Joined: Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:50 am

Location: Fletcher, OK

Post Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:19 pm

Re: 1953 L110

Welcome, I look forward to see your progress with your L. The L series is pretty popular on this site and a lot of us own Ls, mine is a 52 L110.
52 L110
61 C112
68 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

Golden Jubilee
Golden Jubilee

Posts: 7577

Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:45 pm

Location: Canada's left Coast

Post Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:21 pm

Re: 1953 L110

BRJ prefers the "L"" over the "R". My father had an "R". While I like the "R" a little more, I also have a warm feeling for the "L".
My friend builds high-end Cummins powered IHC 4X4 pickups. He prefers the "L" because of the extra room behind the grill, for an intercooler.
These early 1950s IHC pickups are really good candidates for upgraded running gear.
I would rather have tools I do not need than to need tools I do not have
“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”
Mark Twain

Golden Jubilee
Golden Jubilee

Posts: 478

Joined: Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:50 am

Location: Fletcher, OK

Post Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:10 pm

Re: 1953 L110

I've never had a reason to consider the amount of space behind the grill in an 'L' or an 'R,' but if I had I would have reckoned them to be roughly equivalent. You learn something new every day.
52 L110
61 C112
68 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
User avatar

Golden Jubilee
Golden Jubilee

Posts: 1244

Joined: Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:45 am

Location: Central Florida

Post Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:03 pm

Re: 1953 L110

This post has been up for a couple weeks now and I’m surprised no one’s mentioned about the 1953 and L discrepancy. Are you sure it’s a ‘53 AND an “L”-110? International started making the “R” 110 for 1953. The real changes for the R model were to the front sheet metal/grill and the front of the hood resulted in some different shape above the grill. The hinge/latching mechanism for the hood was changed as well. If your title in fact says 1953 and L110, your truck may be the result of actually being built for the 1952 year run, but sat on a dealers lot until purchased in 1953. Some states would title the vehicle based on the date the title processed. Therefore a truck manufactured for 1952 e.g would end up called a 1953. (The state laws did that to you, not the mfg.) The serial number/frame stamp can assist you in running down the approx. date of mfg. Once you get those photos up, we’ll be able to tell if its an L or R.
L110 owner since 1974, finally rebuilt 2014.
I was addicted to hokey pokey, but I turned myself around!

Golden Jubilee
Golden Jubilee

Posts: 478

Joined: Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:50 am

Location: Fletcher, OK

Post Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:48 pm

Re: 1953 L110

I think a lot of us have encountered one of these, my L is titled as a 53 by Oklahoma.
52 L110
61 C112
68 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

Return to L, R and S Build-Off

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Designed by ST Software for PTF.