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1970 International Harvester Loadstar

1970 International Harvester Loadstar in Flesh and Bone, Movie, 1993 IMDB

Class: Trucks, Simple truck — Model origin: US

1970 International Harvester Loadstar

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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eLMeR MH

2015-08-19 03:53

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1962-78. I don't know the clues that could help to be more precise...

Foreground: if I'm not mistaken, the stake is a 1973-79 Ford F-Series, with a 1973-77/78 front face (but 1967-72 hood side emblem???). Long wheelbase (161"/4.09 m?) and dual rear wheels indicate a F-350 model, all the more as it appears that it was the only possibility for the stakes and the platforms.

-- Last edit: 2015-08-19 03:54:24

night cub US

2015-08-19 10:44

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Elmer - Things to look for on a Loadstar:
- Turn signals on top of fenders. Early models had round ones. From what I can find, it looks like they switched them to square, amber lights sometime in 1967. I've seen both used on trucks marked that year. (probably changed to meet the new sidemarker standards for 1968 MY)
- Parking lights under the headlights. Up until late 1969-1970 MY (according to a Loadstar fan on a IH forum), there were clear rectangular lights under the headlights. After that, the space was blank.
- Grills/Hoods - A gray grill, like this one was standard with a butterfly hood (opens on both sides). Starting in 1972. a one-piece fiberglass front end was optional. The grill grates were wider, and made up of horizontal bars. There was a pull handle in place of the IH emblem on top of the grill.
- Side badges - There was a badge change from script to block lettering, sometime in the early 1970s. I haven't pinned that one down yet. Edit, found this:
Pokeoddsponge wrote 1972 was the first year for the square shaped International badge on the side of the hood (pre '72 had fancy script writing)


Here's a couple examples:
A pic from an early 1960s catalog:
[Image: 1962-wc2741x.jpg]

From the 1966 catalog, caption mentions a new diesel with a distinctive grill:
[Image: 1966-mx7617b2.jpg]

A 1968, with round lights below the headlights and square lights on top of fenders:
[Image: 1968loadstar-a5.jpg]

a 1970 without the lights and script badges:
[Image: 1970ihtruck-22829662_1x.jpg]

A 1973 with the block-lettering badges:
[Image: 1973ihtruck-11296562_1x.jpg]

A 1974 with the one-piece fiberglass hood:
[Image: 1974ihtruck-14168991_1x.jpg]

-- Last edit: 2015-08-19 17:59:03

night cub US

2015-08-19 10:50

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This one looks like a late-1969+ model (which we usually bump to 1970) since I don't see any side badges.

eLMeR MH

2015-08-20 22:11

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Thanks for these details, night cub. Another IMCDb page to bookmark as reference ;)
Just a small correction, if you don't mind: the fiberglass hood was apparently unveiled in 1972 and was just an option (the linked brochure shows what looks like a 4/72 on last page).

-- Last edit: 2015-08-20 22:16:32

night cub US

2015-08-21 01:34

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Elmer - I did say "Starting in 1972, a one-piece fiberglass front end was optional", so not sure what you are correcting.

There was a new grill for the conventional models for 1976-78, with 4 columns instead of the previous 3.
[Image: 1976loadstar1600-flat-red-02.jpg]

eLMeR MH

2015-08-22 05:43

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My apologies, I "speed read" the main part of your explanation (saying to myself that I'll read it carefully next time I'll have to identify a Loadstar) and focused on the thumbs, particularly on the one saying "1974...".
Nothing to be corrected indeed [Image: xrougi3.gif]

-- Last edit: 2015-08-22 05:44:21

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