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Old September 8th, 2014, 05:43 AM   #1
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Ok, so really funny story here. We have this old parade in town, theRichmond Good Old days. It's a huge parade, one of the oldest and longest in MI.

So, we own a butcher shop and meat market, called Richmond Meat Packers. Every year our rival, Weeks Food Corp, has a 1942 WC 1/2 ton 2wd delivery truck they drive. It has steel pu bed and they put wood signs off the side to advertise their store.

That brings me to last night... Our parade was yesterday, I was just showing my dad pics of my 83 D350 I just purchased. We reminisced of the cool trucks my grand father Homer, who bought the butcher shop from his father before him (yes, I'm 4th gen deep in this!), and he had cool international trucks, like this one. So, I get a call at 630, "Jeff, I bought a truck tonight, it's a 1948 international kb-6!"

My first reaction was "did you tell mom yet?" LMAO. My second was, "I'm coming over, I gotta see this" he was so excited. So his rationale, the price was right. And it was, guy has cancer and was almost giving it away. And, we want to put a delivery meat cooler on the bed, old one made out of Oak.

The KB-6 series was a 14,500 lb GVW and 100-hp Blue Diamond 250 engine. The KBS-6 was the same as the KB-6 except for its 2-speed rear axle (that's just cool!)
It started its life as a fire truck.

So here are some ideas. I find lots of open bed ideas, but he wants a box to put an actual refrigeration unit on so we can use it.

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Old September 8th, 2014, 06:20 AM   #2
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Awesome! Can't wait to see what you do with it.

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Old September 8th, 2014, 06:23 AM   #3
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Cool truck, Great story to go along with it.
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Old September 8th, 2014, 06:40 AM   #4
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Default 1948 International K8-6 Delivery Truck Project

Thanks. Oh, and for the record my mom was there when he purchased it too! And to give some perspective, my dad is 6'6" and weighs about 375!

If someone has a picture suggestion that's be great too. Here are some I found.

So, think 66 year old meat delivery truck. (Insert "you can't beat our meat" slogan jokes here)

My brother thinks I should keep the paint the primer color, it's almost got a green/gray hue and fauxtina the paint by clear coating it.

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The green smacks of incomplete. Pick one of the colors from that era.
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Old September 8th, 2014, 07:27 AM   #6
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Yeah, he better explained fauxtina to me. So base coat flat black and then paint it red, BC all our butcher shop stuff is red and white. Stencil letters for the shop on it and then sand the edges of the fenders and step pads, where most wear happens, to give that "just pulled it out of the barn" look. Then clear over to prevent rust.
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Old September 8th, 2014, 07:25 PM   #7
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Subscribed. Great truck. I'm a big fan of patina (I have my own "Patina Rod" project going on, too). I think a fauxtina paint job would be crazy expensive and/or be hard to pull off without looking too fake/deliberate. Just my $0.02.

I'm looking forward to seeing updates.
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Old September 8th, 2014, 08:24 PM   #8
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The green smacks of incomplete. Pick one of the colors from that era.
Not sure what the color schemes for the meat market are, but the original colors for that year are not bad

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LoL. Maroon and red! My 2 period choices, yep. Only 2 choices! Actually red is looking like the best choice.
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Get the door lettering aged so it fits in. Can't have fresh paint.
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Agreed
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Wow. Realized I had not updated this build. Check out the progress. Still to come, finish the bed with stain and advertising boards (period correct) for our business.




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Wow, that looks awesome. Very cool old truck.
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We are going to use a beef hide to cover the seat too. It's pretty supple.


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Great work she looks beautiful
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Best part it has 9000 original miles and it sat all winter in the barn, never once turned it over, kept meaning to do it. Then went out and fired it up the other day like I just drove it.
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