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Old August 28th, 2009, 10:18 PM   #1
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A few here have asked about my scout project so i figured i would start a build thread- its a little late but oh well. I picked it up in March of '07.

I'm restoring a scout as my first car, its basically going to be a summer driver/ sand toy. Here's how it started-
stock '68 800, 196 slant 4, t90a, dana 20 t-case, front d27, rear d44, 4.88 gears, it was pretty solid except for some thin areas in the rear quarters right in front of the wheels, and some thin areas in the floors- It came from out in Washington.

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Tearing it down-

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Old August 28th, 2009, 10:38 PM   #2
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I went with 4" skyjacker softride cj lift springs and scout II dana 44's. 3.54 gears. After moving the spring perches and sand blasting them, i hit them with por 15, self etching primer, and topped them with rustoleum black.

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Same deal with the frame and springs...

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...then put the springs and axles under the frame using 1/2" lift shackles.

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Between coats of paint i worked on cutting the floors out of the tub, sand blasting and stripping it, cutting more of it up...etc...i kept on finding more rust.

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Thats just about how the tub is sitting right now.
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Old August 28th, 2009, 10:48 PM   #3
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Looking sweet! I love the old Scouts!
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Old August 28th, 2009, 10:57 PM   #4
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I picked up a new set of Trxus STS 32x11.5 and some 15x10 aluminum wheels.

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Transmission and transfer case cleaned and painted

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Next i started digging into the engine.

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After some machine work, hot tanking, and bead blasting- i went .060 over.

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And heres where I'm at right now

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Old August 29th, 2009, 05:23 AM   #5
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Sweet Sprout!!!!! Nice detail. You will have a lot to be proud of when it is done. Keep up the good work.
How old are you?
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Old August 29th, 2009, 02:40 PM   #6
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Sweet Sprout!!!!! Nice detail. You will have a lot to be proud of when it is done. Keep up the good work.
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I'm 15.
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Old August 29th, 2009, 07:48 PM   #7
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That is going to look real nice keep up the good work.
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Old August 29th, 2009, 09:43 PM   #8
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Keep that up and you be one hell of an auto restorer when your older. I wish I had the chance to do that when i was 15. Good luck on finishing it all up b/c the way your going I can wait to see it all done.
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Old August 30th, 2009, 11:25 AM   #9
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only 15? im very impressed, nice job, i like the old cornbinders, heres a friend of mines scout
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Old August 30th, 2009, 11:37 AM   #10
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Keep that up and you be one hell of an auto restorer when your older. I wish I had the chance to do that when i was 15. Good luck on finishing it all up b/c the way your going I can wait to see it all done.
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Old January 28th, 2010, 11:55 AM   #11
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Nice Scout. I can't wait to see the finished product. I wish I had the time and money to do that to mine.
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Old January 28th, 2010, 11:58 AM   #12
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awesome job keep up the great work
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Old January 28th, 2010, 02:29 PM   #13
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that thing is going to be beautiful when it's done! nice attention to detail. keep up the good work!
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Old January 28th, 2010, 02:54 PM   #14
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That looks niiiiiiiiiiice!
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great work. When you get toward the end of the build you'll be tempted to cut corners to get it done faster. Don't. You've done too good of work now to cut corners later.
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great work. When you get toward the end of the build you'll be tempted to cut corners to get it done faster. Don't. You've done too good of work now to cut corners later.
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That is an amazing rebuild! Just out of curiosity, why stay with the 4 cyl?
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That is an amazing rebuild! Just out of curiosity, why stay with the 4 cyl?
That 196 will have plenty of torque to get around.

I'm glad you're sticking with the IH engine.
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Good looking build!
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 05:43 PM   #20
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Looks great so far. It was said above but definitely don't cut corners. My Dad and I are restoring a truck and we are tempted to cut corners to get it done but its better to not. Also since you're restoring it you'll realize that since you are taking it all apart there is no reason to clean and fix or replace what is needed. You don't want to have a beautiful truck and then have one old dirty part that makes it not look as good.
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