Weekend Edition – A Modified 1974 International Travelall, just to make you drool!

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Sunday Sunday Sunday, welcome to the Sunday Edition of the Hooniverse Weekend. I was going to continue with the Facebook Pages from the Ornch Car Cult, and Wagons HO!, but I stumbled onto this International Travelall listed on eBay, and I had to show it to all of you. Isn’t it to die for?

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According to the listing:

Few 4×4 utility vehicles have been built that match the International Harvester Travelall for sheer toughness and durability, but Travelall owners also liked it for its car-like ride and handling, and there was much to like about sitting higher on the road than anyone else in sight. This 1974 IH Travelall combines all those ideal qualities with extra refinements as a result of a frame-off restoration that included numerous modifications and upgrades. Built on a 1971 chassis with 1974 4-wheel drive underpinnings, it uses a 345 CI V-8 from a 1979 IH Scout. Bored .030 over and fitted with an Edelbrock 600 CFM Performer 4-barrel carburetor, the engine spins a 1975 Travelall rear differential with 3.07 gears through a beefy Clark T-36 5-speed manual transmission, with M/T Sidebiter wheels, puncture-resistant Goodyear Wrangler offroad tires and Warn locking hubs completing the rolling stock. Finished in DuPont Medium Metallic Green paint with Black bumpers, grille and undercarriage, the Travelall is equipped with passenger step-up bars, a heavy duty fenced roof rack with spare tire mount, a front winch, front and rear tow hooks, mud flaps and West Coast mirrors. Beneath that workmanlike outer armor is a roomy interior with a wood-rimmed steering wheel, fresh Tan upholstery on the seats, dash and door panels, a padded roll cage, a rare optional third row bench seat and a Sony Xplod audio system. With power steering, power 4-wheel disc brakes and air also at hand, this vintage 4×4 Travelall is the perfect conveyance for enjoying Life Out There. This is a one of a kind amazing International!

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This is a very expensive vehicle, and is offered at a Buy-It-Now price of $44,500! I think I’ve had another stroke… Do you think it’s worth the money, or is the seller smoking crack? You can’t duplicate it for the price, so go on and take a look at it here… [sc:ebay itemid=”290937526214″ linktext=”1974 International Travelall 4×4″ ]

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20 responses to “Weekend Edition – A Modified 1974 International Travelall, just to make you drool!”

  1. CherokeeOwner Avatar

    That is a beauty. The interior is perfect.
    …but $44,500? I'd be willing to pay maybe $25,000 at the most. It's a touch pricey.

  2. Don Avatar

    Really, really nice Travelall… really, really delusional price.

  3. skitter Avatar

    Those wheels are taking me back to the toys of my youth. Still doesn't get any better, for that reason.

  4. windbuechse Avatar

    If IH could have got $44,500 for their vehicles, they'd still be in business…

  5. scoudude Avatar

    Way to expensive! The 3.07 gears are pretty steep for use the the close ratio direct 5sp. Still a pretty nice truck overall.

  6. Batshitbox Avatar

    You can’t duplicate it for the price
    Oh, if I had $40,000 and some spare time, I think I could bodge this together. "Frame Off Restoration" is a bit of a stretch since it's obviously a parts bin Frankenstein, and not 'restored'. Probably was bought off CL as a rolling chassis, missing a door or two.
    Here, start with this $1400 (fourteen hundred) 2WD travelall with custom roof rack…
    <img src="http://images.craigslist.org/3t33M93sc5Lb5E25t9d6l765b7103a4711d3c.jpg&quot; width="450/">
    …and you'll have $43,000 left in your budget to get all four wheels working. Plus matching numbers, I'll bet.
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/3886369622.ht

    1. scoudude Avatar

      Yeah that truck is a hodge-podge of parts it is listed as a 74 and claims to have 74 axles but the frame from a 1971.
      The Grille is 71, the front sheet metal 71-73 while the dash is 69-71. The badges say 1210 which is a 71-73 designation for a 3/4 ton (8 lug axles). Fancy master cyl but no power assist with 4wheel discs is a little scary. The "lift" in the rear appears to be a stack of plate steel rather and 1 solid block. The T36 would typically be found in larger trucks since its close ratio direct set up is intended for use with a 2sp rear end.

    2. C³-Cool Cadillac Cat Avatar

      I dunno, dude.
      The spray paint to primer and paint the fenced roof rack might be rather pricey….

  7. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

    The way I see it, if you view it as a Travelall Restomod it's outrageously costly. But if you see it as an alternative to a new, highly optioned SUV, then it's worth that all day long.
    I'm wrong, of course, but I'm at one with my delusion.

    1. Batshitbox Avatar

      I nearly commented, "Why not just get a Land Rover Discovery?" (my pal has a nicely built-up one.) And then I went and looked at some cheap Landies on eeb-ay And then at the Travelall; and decided my argument was invalid.

    2. Van_Sarockin Avatar

      Nice to know. Me, I'm at two with my schizophrenia.

  8. eggsalad Avatar

    @Rust:
    I agree. Except no new, full-sizs SUV can be had with a clutch. It's not a fair comparison.

  9. PotbellyJoe ★★★★☆ Avatar

    All of that fine work and he puts a Sony Xplod in it?
    I think I will let the Xplod sit as my evidence that even at the price, I fear he may have cut a few corners to get there.
    I also feel like an FJ60 would be equally nice to own, and could easily find one cheaper…

  10. Jeff Glucker Avatar

    Beautiful vehicle.
    King of the moon pricing.

  11. facelvega Avatar

    So, what would be reasonable pricing, people? I also agree that $44k seems a bit high, but $25k would be too low for the condition. I don't mind the Frankenstein approach–mix away as long as what's left is all good and reasonably appropriate parts, I'd say. I'm thinking $35k is reasonable. Heck, people sell very clean Grand Wagoneers for $20k all the time, and I see one on ebay asking $38k. This Travelall is at least far more interesting and cooler than one of those. (Though before the prices started shooting up I would have grabbed a Grand Wagoneer myself, sure.)

  12. HTWHLS Avatar

    I see no problem with the asking price on this. It's got room to move but really, while you could duplicate it for the price, do you want to go through all the problems/headaches/work etc. from resto-modding your own? As my time on the earth grows shorter, I've come to appreciate the opportunity to enjoy things NOW. I could be gone tomorrow.
    It's not in my ballpark and I've had no burning desire to have one but if I did, and this one checked out, it would be worth near this amount to enjoy it now.
    Just my .02

  13. Bsphillips Avatar

    It's certainly drool-worthy. However, if I where to build a custom IH expecting to sell for $40k… I would at least have a modern fuel injected V-8 and axles. 3.08? Seems a bit steep?!

    1. scoudude Avatar

      Part of the charm of a International is the SV (IH nomenclature for the engine) which is the exact same engine used to power MD trucks. I do agree if you are going to spend that much don't throw a Edelbrock carb on it at least put on some sort of TBI or spend the $500 for the port EFI aluminum intake manifold and do it right. There really is no advantage to "modern" axles A Dana 44 is pretty much a Dana 44 whether it came from a 60's Studebaker, 70's IH, 80's Vette or a brand new Nissan. So pick the one that is the right width and is already the right configuration for the vehicle it is going in. Sure there are E-lockers in some of the newest versions but that can be put in virtually any application except for maybe the Jag and Corvette versions.

      1. shawn rudden Avatar

        hey found a 1974 travelall in a barn sitting since 1975 , solid floors , looks like it had a small fender bender in the rear. I really look for muscle cars and came across this.. only has 45,000 miles on it. only thing missing is master cylinder. emblem says 1100 eight all wheel drive. other embem has a H with an I over it.
        also has factory stickers on both fenders and tailgate that say HOT (ND) U. NIPPONDENSO SPARK PLUGS
        KNOW ANYTHING? WHATS IT WORTH
        shawnrudden@yahoo.com

  14. Marc Davis Avatar

    I bought it for 24k . It's awesome.

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