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By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Saturday, May 14, 2011 5:34 PM
We saw this very rare 1950 International W Series Westcoaster at the Richie Bros Auction house near Orlando while on our way to the chapter meeting. It has had several updates and is a real beauty. It goes up for bid Thursday. Standard disclaimer, I have no connection to this truck etc etc.

http://www.rbauction.com/details-en_US/INTERNATIONAL-S2300-TA-Truck-Tractor-%28TA%29_3030003/ci





 
By Daryl Gushee - Saturday, May 14, 2011 5:43 PM
That's a sweet looking cornfield Cadillac!
By dclerici - Saturday, May 14, 2011 5:54 PM
They sure made that late model (9300?) sun visor fit good!
By Michelle Cole - Saturday, May 14, 2011 6:06 PM
Jeff, what years did they make the W series?
By chocko - Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:01 AM
Michelle  I have the International Book from Fred Crimson and it says the W Series started in early 1946 and was replaced in 1950 with the new Emeryville model LD-300. I have quite a few truck books and this one by Fred Crimson it about the best. Joe D.
By Daryl Gushee - Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:44 AM
I think there was some overlap in models and model years between the W, L, and R series. They were building them in 2 or 3 different places and I think one plant may have continued to build a series after another plant had stopped.
I didn't realize the W started as early as 46 and went to 50. I always thought only 47 to 49. Good info Chocko. The L and R series definitely had an overlap and are harder to distinguish apart than the W which had a different cab. My RDF 402 is titled as a 1951, it has a L cab and R doors but that's a whole other story to figure out.

Here's a couple more W's that aren't quite as nice as the one Jeff came across.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/1d7ff2b8-7a3b-411a-8892-f769.jpg


http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/42831098-f571-4546-b21b-c82c.jpg
By 359er - Sunday, May 15, 2011 3:32 AM
Arent those the ones they called the three man cab? Because of the width I suppose.
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Sunday, May 15, 2011 5:17 AM
Joe has it right, that Crismon book is the bible for International fans. It also says the W series was sold through late 1950, so it appears there was some overlap between the W series with both the Fort Wayne 2 man (KB) cab, the Western 3 man cab, and the new LD-400 series like Daryl's that year. 

Daryl, I don't think that yellow truck is a W series but it looks REALLY interesting ! Any more pics of it ?

Dennnis Chan has a very nice 1949 W-4032 Westcoaster. And Ed Chambers has a very rare 1940's W-6544 Westcoaster with the KB cab. It's an ex-oil field truck.  



By junkmandan - Sunday, May 15, 2011 5:24 AM
That truck was just shown in the west wing at the Louisville truck show with the other antique trucks .  I don't think the white paint did it any justice for that era of trucks . But I got a few pictures of it .
By Daryl Gushee - Sunday, May 15, 2011 5:43 AM
Your right Jeff. That was the wrong picture that I put up. I do have a couple others of that yellow truck. A friend of mine took them and sent them to me.  I think I know what it is, but I'm not 100%. I don't want to derail this thread so I'll put them in the junk yard dawg thread.
By John_Costley - Sunday, May 15, 2011 7:27 AM
I recieved this W info a few years ago, pretty sure it came from Diesel Dan Renovetz, who has sent me lots of very informative and sometimes just plain neet stuff over the years.Its been out of its shipping envelope long enough that I cant remember.

Its geared for the offroad models but still has lots of info.John

Sorry, you'll have to jump around to read it.I attached them all in order, but they posted all over the place.Cant be cured by normal post editing, though maybe Eddy can.One of the long term glitches with the site software.
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Sunday, May 15, 2011 8:49 AM
Here's some pages from a brochure I found in my files.
By junkmandan - Sunday, May 15, 2011 1:52 PM
Yeah John,I bought that brochure at the Red Power Roundup in Mansfield,Oh about 2007 ,copied and sent it to you .
By Brian Flood - Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:25 PM
Here are a couple waiting to be restored.  I think I was told one has a Hall Scott:

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/7f026ecb-4f8e-4085-a01f-ae79.jpg


Here are some shots of an IH in the mid 80's at work:

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/aa668db3-301e-4a6b-be29-d26e.jpg
By Forgottenhighway - Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:36 PM
Brian,

The first two binders are from the Jim Dobbas collection..he had a third one as well before he sold a bunch of stuff.

Cheers,Pat
By Brian Flood - Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:44 PM

Forgottenhighway (5/15/2011)
Brian,

The first two binders are from the Jim Dobbas collection..he had a third one as well before he sold a bunch of stuff.

Cheers,Pat



I don't know who Jim is, these trucks are sitting in Nebraska as of last summer when the photo was taken.

Thanks,
Brian
By PZ 1 - Sunday, May 15, 2011 4:07 PM
There was also a very rare cab-over Westcoaster model in that era. I think there is a Joe Wanchura photo of one in one of the truck books.
By Jeff Lakaszcyck - Sunday, May 15, 2011 4:59 PM
Here's a pic of one, a 1947 model.

By Daryl Gushee - Sunday, May 15, 2011 5:03 PM
I think this is the Coe version.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/23ee806f-203e-42f4-9b9f-005b.jpg


http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/eefb9763-9252-4386-a9f6-5b04.jpg


http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/f708404a-519a-4a4a-85c8-aa97.jpg
By Scott Waggoner - Sunday, May 15, 2011 5:28 PM
Saved a wide binder from the scrappers last year about this time. Still sitting in the backyard.............
By PZ 1 - Wednesday, May 18, 2011 8:42 AM
Daryl Gushee (5/15/2011)
I think this is the Coe version.

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/23ee806f-203e-42f4-9b9f-005b.jpg


http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/eefb9763-9252-4386-a9f6-5b04.jpg


http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/f708404a-519a-4a4a-85c8-aa97.jpg


Are those recent pictures Daryl? If so, someone should save that one. It looks to be in quite good shape considering its age. There could not have been too many of those built - it might be the only one left.
By Cam - Wednesday, May 18, 2011 1:59 PM
Brian Flood (5/15/2011)
Here are a couple waiting to be restored.  I think I was told one has a Hall Scott:

http://forums.aths.org/InstantForum2010/Uploads/Images/7f026ecb-4f8e-4085-a01f-ae79.jpg



The Dobbas 3-man cab Westcoasters were brought to the 2004 ATHS National Convention and were sold at the auction there.  I believe they were bought by Dean Wills and brought home to Garland Nebraska.
By Daryl Gushee - Thursday, May 19, 2011 5:27 PM
Those pictures of the cabover are about 2 years old. It's in good hands. I don't see any chance of it getting scrapped.