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1979 International CXT

  • 1979 International CXT
  • 1979 International CXT
1979 International CXT
90s GM Turquoise
345 CI V8 Pushrod carbureted
Fort Wayne, IN

The Story

This was my Father's 1979 International Harvester Scout ii. It was built in my home home town Fort Wayne IN at the harvester plant. It started out as my Grandfathers scout but it needed major repairs. My father bought it from him and restored it to the pictures you see here! He restored it to help commemorate my families contribution to harvester (and to build an AWESOME truck lol). My family has over 120 years of service to International Harvester. Fun fact my Great Great Grandfather actually helped build the Fort Wayne Plant! My family was absolutely devastated when they shut the plant in Fort Wayne. My family never fully recovered from it. My father's scout in my mind is the best truck ever and I hope to see it again someday. Due to the financial crisis of 2008 and my father starting his business he was forced to sell it. I cried when it was loaded it up on the new owners trailer and it headed to Missouri. I haven't seen it since. If you've seen this truck or know where it is PLEASE dm me on Instagram @Sally_the_saturn_sl2 my family would love to see it again. Whenever I hear the roar of a 345 I about cry because of what this truck meant to me. I am into cars because of this truck and I would love to see it once more.

Vehicle Info

  • Engine
    345 CI V8 Pushrod carbureted
  • Color
    90s GM Turquoise
  • Location
    Fort Wayne, IN
  • Transmission
  • Drivetrain

Performance Modifications

  • Reverse Shackle conversion
  • Shift kit
  • Chevy Big Block lifter springs
  • Bigger wheels and tires (can't remember the size)
  • Upgraded exhaust
  • Higher stall torque converter

Cosmetic Modifications

  • Upgraded stereo with eq
  • Turquoise paint
  • Reflective stripes
  • Custom seats
  • KC fog lights