This 1980 International Transtar Eagle Cabover, is a completely restored rig, recently completely. It took a total of 8 years to complete the restoration process. It was originally purchased in Nebraska in 2008.
This Transtar cabover is truly a sight to behold. It has been restored to factory specs with numerous upgrades. The upgrades were added as they had personal appeal for the owner, but haven’t taken away from the originality of the truck.
The owner did make some changes to the truck, to improve the ride. He wanted to make it a better riding truck to take it the distance to various truck shows in North America.
International Transtar Eagle Cabover Features
The truck engine was completely rebuilt as well. The cabover has 400,000 km behind it, with a Big Cam 1 400 Cummins, with a 13 speed over drive Eaton transmission, 3.73 rears, air ride suspension and a completely restored interior.
The stainless 1988 Timpte hopper trailer is also custom and restored, with hand painted stickers, not decals, to maintain the originality. The brakes and airlines were replaced and the trailer was repainted.
The owner of this truck and trailer combination is Steve Constantin, from Ancaster, Ontario, Canada.
The truck is nicknamed, ‘Duke’. Steve enjoys taking the cabover to truck shows and sharing this beautiful truck with show goers. It’s hard to believe that this treasure is a working truck!
We were fortunate to see the truck and trailer and chat it up with Steve at a recent Clifford Truck Show, in Clifford, Ontario.
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Steve says nearly everyone he chats with at the shows, has some connection to an International Transtar Eagle Cabover. “They’ll tell you stories about how they remembered seeing these trucks as a kid, or how their uncle, brother, grandfather or father owned or drove one of them.” So much nostalgia indeed.
Do check out the video for more detail, including the restoration process and the specs of the truck.