1951 International Harvester Metro Van with 350 SBC Conversion

  • Location: Venice, California, United States
  • Make: International Harvester
  • Model: Other
  • SubModel: 350
  • Type: Step Van
  • Trim: None
  • Year: 1951
  • Mileage: 12,000
  • VIN: 74798R10738
  • Color: Brown
  • Engine size: Chevy
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 400
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Stainless Steel
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

1951 International Harvester Other None Description

A well storied and extensively restored 1951 international Harvester Metro Van in daily driver mechanical condition and California Relic Finish.
Fully street legal titled and tagged through May 2019.
Recent 350 SBC engine and 400 Transmission install powering the original Dually rear end. Cockpit and bulk head wall has been clad in the original load space paneling, dash instruments and wiring all new. Cargo bay was is stripped Rust proofed, insulated and then finished in 304 stainless steel, mirror finish OSHA tread plate floor with aluminum bulk head and ceiling.
There is a 7500 watt 60 amp generator in the cargo bay built into its own enclosure with a breaker box that splits the signal for two 30 amp legs. Interior configurations change per job, the space can hold and power up to 3 soft serve machines and a refrigerator.
Currently operational for private parties and events in the LA basin as @elsombrero_la this vehicle is a hot rod tailgaters dream vehicle, or a turn key bootlegger business ready to party right now.
What it is not... Is a project.
This vehicle is not a money pit for your hopes and dreams that may run and drive again someday. This truck is dialed in, ready for service, and in need only for someone's finishing touch decisions instead of their years of toil.
Vehicle is listed locally and in the LA area for appointments and viewings check Craig’s or contact here.
Soft serve machines and refrigeration not included in sale.

Please consult the checklist below for specific functionality questions

New Engine wiring harness, plugs, plug wires, distributor, coil, fuel pump, fuel lines, sensor connections, air and fuel filters.
Brand new 15 Gallon fuel tank with working sending unit and 2 fuel sends. 1 fuel send for engine 1 send for generator.
All manuals and instillation instruction sheets, paperwork on rebuild purchases or major work on file.
Dash, safety, and Functionality checklist:Freshly wired dashboard with multi color logical easy to follow routing.Wipers, new motors switch and relay all workingHazards Working.Brake Lights, WorkingHead Lights, working.Amber LED Running Lights, workingBrights Working, Floor foot SwitchHorn Working, Floor Foot SwitchTurn signal Red LED in the dash indicators, WorkingAmber Turn Signals Front WorkingAmber Turn Signals Rear WorkingWhite Reverse light, NOT RequiredExterior Turn Signals WorkingFour Camera Rear View System, workingTachometer WorkingTachometer Light WorkingFive inch Dolphin Speedometer Cluster lights WorkinugSpeedometer WorkingOdometer WorkingFive inch Dolphin Gauge Cluster lights all workingOil Pressure Gauge WorkingFuel Gauge workingBattery Meter WorkingEngine Temp Gauge intermittent unknown cause, suggest installing a second temp gauge as a back up.Rear end Seviced fully 2016Front end brake work and tune up 2015Steering box original. Minor grease leakAll greaseable points done 2015

All windows except drives side triangle appear to have newer gaskets and are original uncracked glass. Drivers side door is a cut of 1960's plexiglass set into the frame while the vehicle was in service it has a horizontal crack which has remained unchanged since purchase and does not threaten to shatter or collapse any time soon.
Room in the dash for one more 2 1/16" gauge, replacement Temp, Ammeter, or Dolphin Clock in Tan to match the other gauges.Original 6v clusters still on hand and sold with the truck. See photos. Original Ammeter currently resting in the available blank slot.
Column mounted Gear shifter installed, not in use. Ready for IDidIt Linkage kit and switching to a column mount gear shifter.
Current shifter in floor made from vehicles original Parking brake lever.
Video of engine starting and turning over, vehicle driving, wipers working Etc Etc available on request please contact me if you have any questions.