The interior of the truck cab is very clean. All electrical works. The door panels, rubber mat, and headliner are original. I am not sure about the seat cover but it appears to be original. There was surface rust on the floor and no major rust. I cleaned the floor and had the surface rust treated then painted with black paint. The heater works very well. The truck comes with a vintage CB radio and it works.
The exterior is in a good vintage condition. The paint is mostly original except the front was repainted as I briefly explained in the first paragraph. The door open and closes very well. The glass on the driver's side has a crack but windows opens and closes with no problem. I had the windshield seal replaced and the windshield frame has zero rust. What's so unique about the camper truck is how the first owner build the camper. He added an extra axle with two wheel under the chassis. I wondered why and figure out the possible reasons for adding an extra axle with wheels. On the extra axle has off road tires which was used to go on dirt road. When you look back in the 1960's, the roads in Alaska were dirt roads. The other reason is to carry two spare tires. On both sides behind the bottom doors are small storage to store camping gears, tools, or other items for the road trip. I special ordered 3 custom awnings for the sides and rear of the camper. The color is turquoise and white. The awning comes with poles and tightening ropes. I custom made the roof rack with vintage solid oak wood slats.
The engine is original with 49,000 + miles. I had the engine through some repairs. I had the radiator boiled, new water pump, new hoses, new 2 gallons coolant, new thermostat, new oil main seal, new oil pan gasket, new fuel filter, new oil filter with fresh oil. I had the valves adjusted with new valve cover gaskets, new intake manifold gasket, and engine adjustment. I had the transmission pan gasket replaced with new filter and fluid.
The transmission is automatic and shifts fine. The only problem with the transmission is the (P) park, sometime it will pop into reverse when parked. I had talked with the transmission guy and I was told that the transmission will have to be overhauled to repair the PARK. The repair is not cheap so I said that the truck runs good when in gears R-N-D2-D1-L. So I did the simple trick to keep the transmission in PARK is by adding the bungee cord on the transmission shifter to the ceiling and it does the trick. I would not invest money to fix the transmission just for PARK. When the transmission stops working and it would be worth the money to overhaul the transmission.
The brakes have been overhauled. I replaced all 4 new drums, brake shoes, 4 cylinders, brake fluid, seals, wheel bearings, lugs, and grease. The rear axle shafts was corrected, new seals, new bearings, and gear oil. I had 4 new shocks replaced on August 30, 2016. 4 new all terrain BF Goodrich tires replaced on August 31, 2016.
This will be a great vintage IH truck camper to own because it does not exist anywhere. It's the only one built. The camper can be removed from the truck. The truck comes with an original purchase brochure manual, operator's manual, and service invoices. I will ship the camper worldwide. Text me at 805-423-9454
P.S. Props aren't included with the camper.