My WW2 IHC M-5H-6-361 6x6
A 1945 M-5H-6-361 International Harvester 6x6 Truck
I have been wanting a big truck for quite a while. I was talking
with a logger
who was working by the house one afternoon, when the subject of
He told me that he had a 6x6 in his scrap yard and he would pull it
to come by and take a look! Anyway this is the truck that was in
yard. The truck has had its frame lengthen by 3 feet, (this is
shown in the
photos) as the truck was used in the logging industry. At this
time it is 14
feet from the back of the cab to the end of the frame. It has a
plate cab roof on it now, but originally had a canvas roof and half
I had planed to get a radio shelter to go on the back of the
truck. But those plans changed when I got the M35A2.
I have already been doing some work on it. I have pulled the
flush it and have checked the valves to see if there are any stuck
found 3 of them that are stuck, and I have penetrating oil on them.
I have had
the engine rolling over using the starter.
I now have to the head gasket set for the engine and had planed to
the 4th of July weekend. I would like to have had the engine
running by the
end of summer, but
health problems got in the way. The health problem are still here
but hopefully will be taken care of real soon. (2007)
We did get all of the Health problems taken care of.
Fast Forward (2008) After looking at how much time and Money (lots
of money) it would take to make this truck run again and look right I bought
the M35A2 Diesel Truck instead. Kind of a shame as I really like the looks of
this International Harvester 6x6 Truck, but just not enough time and money to
I have added an whole series of photos on the truck, just click on any
thumbnails for the full size photo.
A fellow from France sent me these photos of the M-5H6! This what
looked like when it was new!