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Old 07-15-2017, 10:03 AM   #1
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Hi guys. Just signed up for this forum, and brand new to the classic card world. I just purchased a 1200B or C 3/4 pickup from 1968. Since I am brand new I still have no idea what the true model number is so I'm asking how would I look up this information? I also want to know where are some cool parts web sites to find parts, as I need to fix up cosmetic and engineer stuff too. I do have the original manual, but it doesn't tell me which vehicle I have and the engine type either.
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Old 07-15-2017, 10:18 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. If the model year of the truck is truly 1968, then it should be a C-Series model 1200C. If it was titled in 1968, but manufactured during the 1967 model year, then it would be a C-Series model 1200B. IHC's letter and number designation was and is still the source of some confusion. When it comes to parts sourcing, I don't think that distinction really matters much.
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Old 07-15-2017, 10:29 AM   #3
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Thank you so much for the invite and also the help. Its a great question because some of the paperwork I have was invoices from the shop where it was tuned up, and it sometimes would say a 67, but the registration says 68 so you might be right about 1200C. Already got my classic car insurance, so i just need to register it with my state since i just purchased it last night. I will check out that web site. Are there links anywhere or a manual you recommend me purchase so I know exactly where the numbers would be marked. I have to find the IH sticker from the factory if its still on the truck. Then I will know what engine I have.
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Kind of a two pronged question. If you look at the categories on the left hand side of that page I linked you, you'll see one that's labeled "books" or "literature". Open that up and you'll find that you can purchase an authorized reprint of a factory service manual that will cover your truck. It will be very helpful for servicing and repair work, but it won't tell you exactly how your truck was equipped from the factory. For that, you'll need a legible copy of the line setting ticket, which is IHC nomenclature for a vehicle build sheet. Every Light Line vehicle left the assembly line with a small copy of this ticket. It could be found affixed to several different locations, including taped to the back side of your cardboard glove/jockey box, the A-Pillar of either door opening, and the under hood cowl surface above the firewall. Now, don't get your hopes too high, because it is a very rare occurrence to find the vehicle copy of the ticket in sound, legible condition after elevendybillion years of exposure to every kind of abuse known to mankind. But, you can look for it and maybe you'll get lucky. Its slim to none and slim just went on lunch break. If that fails, you can look for the chassis serial number stamped into the frame. Sorry, I don't know the exact location. It will be covered in layers of grime and rust. But if you can find it, that number can be submitted to the Wisconsin Historical Society. For a fee, WHS can check their microfiche archives to see if there is a legible LST for your truck. If so, they will make and mail you a paper copy of it. That will tell you exactly how your truck was equipped when it rolled off the line. That was a long friggin time ago, so it doesn't mean all the equipment you see before you know is original to the truck. So lets see some pictures. Is the engine an I6 or a V8?
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Old 07-15-2017, 01:49 PM   #5
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Stupid question, but how do i insert or upload a photo? I see insert but it gives a web address. I don't really share my photos elsewhere. I guess on this forum you can't post direct?
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You can. The process is a bit cumbersome. Instead of using the image icon, click on the paperclip icon. This will open an attachment window with a bunch of "browse" buttons. You can use those buttons to browse and select image files on your drive. Size and format parameters must be adhered to or the iamges won't upload.
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Old 07-15-2017, 02:20 PM   #7
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Thanks. I read the FAQ and was able to upload 2 photos so you can at least get an idea of what I am working with Just excited to start working on the truck. Hope to get it to the mechanic this week and have him repair it without breaking the bank. I just don't have the knowledge to do it myself until i learn the car itself. The tow truck driver said it was getting flooded gas into the oil, and also when it idles it dies so I have to keep my foot on the throttle. Then it has a choke and it starts right up, but you can't really drive it with the choke pulled out. Which IH do you have?
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Where did you upload the pics too? I don't see them attached to this thread anywhere. Be careful with mechanics. Hopefully he is a grizzled, old-school type with plenty of salt and pepper in his hair and not some zit-faced young'un who can only fix stuff that he can plug his pooder into. The guy doesn't necessarily need to be some uber-IHC guru, although that would be nice. He does need to be familiar and comfortable with vintage vehicles, though. He also needs to be patient, meticulous and willing to see things through to the end. I've heard too many times on this forum and others, nooB owner sob stories about them taking their usually running and driving rigs to some supposedly professional mechanic, only to get the rig back several months later as a non-running basket case with loose parts in boxes. You don't want to be another one of those pathetic losers.
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Old 07-16-2017, 03:48 AM   #9
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I store a 1983 volvo in storage place, and the owner is old and started this as a hobby. He has many classic cars already stored, so I trust him enough to send me to a guy. He knows in my town, but I am always open to suggestions if people know others. I live in NJ near NYC. I attached 2 photos I believe worked.
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Pretty good lookin' peekup. Looks arrow straight. How about a look under the hood? If your friend has someone he trusts for his babies and is willing to recommend, that's probably a safe bet.
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Old 07-16-2017, 06:09 AM   #11
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Thanks for the pick me up. I looked at the truck today and it didn't have a pool under the engine so thats good. I think i was just worried since its my first big purchase of a classic vehicle, and i honestly didn't want to break the bank which is what I ended up with, there is rust. I will go and take more photos today of the truck to show you and of the engine. Again i just needed as a beater to drive around town to lowes and home depot and other places. So as long as the engine can be tuned up and I can get it titled and registered at the NJ DMV which is the worst in the country. Cover arrives on Tuesday, and 1 more month until it gets housed in my cozy garage.
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Old 07-16-2017, 10:38 AM   #12
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Hi I took some more photos and made myself even worse I think I got taken at the sale unless you think otherwise. I can private message you the sale price. its actually a 1200B and not the C model. You can see the rust, but again minor drip from under the car. Reeks of gas though, so something isn't mixing properly. The carburetor is cracked. Can JB weld fix this? I can send files directly if you give me your email. I think I'm limited on size of pictures.
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Old 07-16-2017, 10:43 AM   #13
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Old 07-16-2017, 12:57 PM   #14
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Whether or not you got took doesn't really matter much now, does it? Its yours. From what I've seen so far, it looks like a pretty complete, straight truck that's just in need of some TLC like most any 50 year old vehicle would be that hasn't been meticulously maintained for the past few years.
The worst rust I can see so far is in the tailgate which is rusted out on the bottom. If you're patient and persistent enough, you can probably source a used gate that's in better shape. Even if its a bit dinged up, as long as the metal is sound.

The carb is a Holley model 2300 two barrel. That cracked throttle body needs to be replaced. No epoxy product is suitable for permanently repairing that crack. The TB can be removed and swapped out in favor of one that isn't cracked. The carb itself might be fine and only in need of a thorough cleansing, rebuild and adjustment. Then again, it might be junk just like the cracked TB. No way to tell that from a picture. It will have to be torn down, cleaned and inspected.

I'm not having any trouble viewing your pics in this thread. Keep them coming.
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Old 07-16-2017, 01:02 PM   #15
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THANK YOU. Just bought more oil for the truck. Things are starting to come together. I think its going to be a bad ass truck when I'm done with it. I guess the rust gives it character. The inside of the lift gate is actually solid when you bang on it. If you know of any tough old timer mechanics in the NJ area let me know. Im sure the people out west are plenty since you don't have the shit weather I get out here and in better condition.
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