Derek McDonald, an independent artist based in Orange County, California, acquired his 1963 International Harvester Crewcab Travelette in 2017.
He bought it sight unseen from “a guy” in Arizona who had chassis swapped the body atop a 1987 Chevy Suburban.
The Suburban chassis swap was poorly done, so Derek turned to a SoCal chassis shop to build a full custom chassis that has been equipped with air suspension and fitted with an LS3 engine backed by a 6L80e transmission.
The luggage rack’d Travelette now sports new upholstery and interior, wheels and tires, and many custom designs and modifications…
Ride-Along and Walk-Around
This smokin’ International Harvester is not Derek’s first or only effort — He’s capably built a bevy of solid rides and operates Derek McDonald Artworks, turning discards and salvage into works of automotive-inspired art.