Aaron Irwin of Haigler, Nebraska, sent us a handful of images of his way cool ’67 International A1000 pickup. I have to admit that this is the first International I’ve seen that’s been given the rodstoration touch—and I like it!
Aaron has owned the pickup for 30 years and seven years ago decided it was time for a makeover. The truck has been treated to a customized chassis that’s been outfitted with a Fat Man IFS setup and a four-link Ride Tech rear suspension. Power is provided by a more than healthy ’65 Mercury 289 V-8 that’s chock full of top-of-the-line performance components and backed by a reworked C6 trans and a 9-inch Ford rearend. The cab and short bed have been massaged back into pristine shape, treated to some cool custom mods, and coated with a layer of glass-smooth bright yellow urethane. The International’s cockpit was treated to a full-on drag race motif complete with custom competition buckets, and a complete safety harness setup, too. I have to admit, this is about the nicest International I’ve run across in years—Aaron should be rightfully proud. CT
If you have a Classic Cruiser and want to see it here, email at least six high-resolution photos and background info to the email address above, or mail prints to: Classic Trucks, Attn: Jim Rizzo, 1733 Alton Pkwy., Irvine, CA 92606.