• To ALL forum users - As of late I have been getting quite a few private messages with questions about build ups here on the forum, or tech questions about your personal project. While I appreciate the interest, sending me a private message about these topics distracts from, and undermines the purpose of having a forum here. During the day I wear many hats as a small business owner-operator and I work tirelessly to provide the absolute best service possible to you, our valued customer. When I created this forum I rounded up some of the best minds I knew so that any tech question you might have could be asked and answered by either myself or one of my highly experienced moderators, this way the next time this same question is asked the answer can be easily found and utilized by the next IH enthusiast having the same question. This allows me the freedom to run the day to day operations of the business and minimize the impact to shipments and shop activities that these distractions can cause. It is of the up most importance for me to complete the daily tasks in order to best take care of you our customer, all the while providing you a forum to get the level advice and input you have come to expect and deserve from the premier IH shop in the country.

    So with that I ask that anyone with a question about one of our build ups or a general tech question to please use the forum as it was intended. I am absolutely available by telephone to answer your questions as well but at times may direct you back to our website to better field your question or questions. Most other private messages I will be glad to answer for you.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Jeff Ismail

Big Thanks to IH Parts America

After a month of cutting, grinding, welding, and some serious hours working on the '69 800 I took it out for the first run last night. For having 3.54 gears with 37inch tires it worked well. It eventually spit off the power steering pump belt and chewed it because it was loose. I had to drive home without power steering and brakes which sucked. It has Scout II d44's and a 304, 4speed and a d20. I have a Scout II power steering box on it with a hydro boost. IH Parts America supplied me with the Rough Country lift, powersteering pump, bump stops(CPT) and other odds and ends like the stainless twinsticks and caster shims. The truck steers awsome and brakes great. No big problems so far. I just wanted to support IH Parts America a bit and give them a thanks... I now have the name hardcore for thashing so hard in the last month to get it done.



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Your very welcome! Thank you for your business and taking the time to give us some feedback.