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1929 International HS-54

The International 1929 HS-54 before restoration

At the frame shop

At the frame shop for straightening

September 2007

September 2007 start of the restoration

George Installing Crossmember

George installing new crossmember and tow hook

Crossmember

Rear crossmember and tow hook installed

Shelby Kirkham

Shelby Kirkham heating up rusted u-bolt for removal

George grinding crossmember

George grinding and smoothing front crossmember

Removing Rear Axle

Removing rear axle

Springs are the only thing left on Frame

Springs are the only thing left on the frame

Frame Stripped

Frame completely stripped down

Frame going for sandblasting

Frame going for sandblasting

Frame Being Painted

Frame being painted with a new coat of Red paint

Exta frame parts painted Red

Extra frame parts painted Red

Frame being re-assembled

Frame being re-assembled

George and the beginning of frame assembly

George and the beginning of frame assembly

Rear axle re-assembled

Rear axle re-assembled

Rear axle ready

Rear axle painted and ready to install

Rear axle being installed on chassis

Rear axle being installed on chassis

Components installed on frame

Both axles, crossmembers, muffler and decals installed on frame

Hall Scott 4 Cylinder

Hall Scott 4 cylinder overhead cam engine mated to 3+2 transmission

Engine being dropped on frame

Engine and transmission being dropped into frame

Hall Scott 4 cylinder installed

Hall Scott 4 cylinder and tranmission installed

Cowl being dropped on frame

Cowl being dropped on to frame

Floor boards being test fitted

Floor boards being test fitted

Radiator installed

Radiator installed and cowl being test fitted

Dash being test fitted

Dash being test fitted

George welding

Here is George welding up bottom of seat area and back of cab

Oak floor installed

1 inch oak floor installed on cab floor

Wood back of cab

Wood for back of cab being test fitted

Bondo on rear cab

Doing body work with bondo on rear cab panel

Body work done

With the body work all done, the rear cab panel in now ready for paint

Roof panel of cab

Roof panel of cab done with bondo, smoothing out the rough spots

Shelby grinding bottom of door

Shelby Kirkham cutting off bottom of door, removing rusty panel

Patch Installed

Here is the patch instlaled on bottom of driver door

Damage to hood panel

Damage to left top hood panel

Panel Patch being bent and fitted

Lleft hood top panel patch being bent and fitted to make the curve around the radiator

Panel Patch being test fitted

Left top hood panel patch being test fitted to radiator

New Rivets

Left hood top panel with new rivets on reinforcement strip

Metal work is done

Hood top panel metal work is done and ready for sealer

Hood ready for paint

Center and left hood ready for paint after finish sanding

Hood panel ready for primer

Right side hood panel ready for next coat of primer

Running boards

Metal work and straightening has been done to the running board steps

Welded patch

Welding patch on left cab skirt

Front fenders

Picking and filling and bumping out dents on front fenders

Shelby laying out bondo

Here is Shelby Kirkham laying out some bondo on the cab to running board skirts

George repairing fender

Here is George Kirkham repairing left fender

Test fitting of left fender

Test fitting of left fender and running board after all metal work had been done

Left primer with primer sealer

Primer sealer applied to left fender, now ready for finish work

Finish sanding on fender

Here is George finish sanding of primer on left fender

Front end parts ready to paint

The front end parts are hung and ready to paint Black

Front end parts painted Black

Here's all front end parts, hood, fenders, etc. painted Black

Hood and fenders painted Black

The hood and fenders painted Black

Fenders and running board skirts

Fenders and running board skirts ready to be installed

Cowl and windshield

Here is the cowl and windshield removed, now ready for finishing body work

Cowl being sandblasted

The cowl beint sandblasted

Cowl in primer

Cowl in primer

Primer being finish sanded

Primer being finish sanded on cowl

Test fitting doors to cowl

Test fittint doors to cowl

Parts for cab painted Yellow

Small parts for cab painted Yellow

Cab parts ready to paint

Cab parts hung and ready to paint

George painting cab parts Yellow

Here is George painting cab parts Yellow

Major cab parts now in Yellow

Major cab parts now in Yellow

Cowl mounted to chassis

The cowl and back panel in Yellow mounted to chassis

Drives side view of cowl & panel

Drivers side view of cowl and panel mounted on chassis

Major cab parts installed

Here is the roof, cab, firewall filler, panels, horn and oil can installed

Wood panel & wood supports installed

Wood panel for back window and back of cab wood wupports installed

International Triple Diamond logo installed

International Logo installed on radiator and windshield installed

Dash & gauges installed

Here is the dash and gauges installed

Headlights, left door and running boards installed

Headlights, left door and running board installed

Right door and running board installed

Right door and running board installed

Right fender and hood tie downs installed

The right fender and hood tie down installed

Shelby touching up frame chips

Shelby touching up frame paint chips

Cab, fenders and hood all in place

Cab, fenders and hood all in place

First time out of shop and under its own power

First time out of shop under its own power

George standing beside the almost completed 1929 HS-54

Here is George Kirkham standing beside the almost completed 1929 HS-54

1929 International HS-54

1929 International HS-54