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Post Scout 80 build
It's a 1963 Scout 80 that I got in kind of a trade.

i'll post picks after the weekend.
So I don't know any thing about Scouts, building Scouts or the caring and feeding of Scouts. I had a Scout ll about 20 years ago, but I just had it as a dd and this is a way stranger animal Than a Scout ll.


So, here's what I got
It was a show room model that has a bunch of options, some rare i'm told.

It was a frame off restoration 10 years ago that was never put on the road. Every thing was done except gauges,one gas tank and seats. Than it was parked out side with out the top, on the coast and sat 10 years only being started now and then.

152 engine rebuilt 10 years ago, pretty much 0 miles. Runs like a champ

Rebuilt 10 years ago t90 to a Dana 20 to a Warn overdrive and front end and rear end 0 miles.

Body is strait with some big rust holes



The first plan is to take the d44 front from the blazer and maybe the springs. Then the 9 rear from the Bronco so it would be sitting on full width. The 9 is 5:13 detroit locker already and I have all the guts for a D44 5:13 Aussie locked front.

The second plan is to put the Scout back together all stock. AM radio and all, because that might be a super bitchen daily driver.

So I have to figure out the plan

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March 30th, 2015, 10:40 pm
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Post Re: Scout 80 build
chexmix wrote:
throw away that terrible scout engine! :)



what do you mean Justin by get rid of the scout motor.
Have you seen the specs on the mighty Slant 152

(gasoline) engine with displacement: 151.5 ci Advertised power: 92 hp Torque 142 lb-ft
top speed: (74 mph) (theoretical);
accelerations: 0- 60 mph 23.2 sec.
1/4 mile drag time 22.1 sec

fuel consumption and mileage: 16.1 mpg

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March 30th, 2015, 11:10 pm
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First, awesome. Second, lame that it was rebuilt and left outside to rot!

Third - whatever...

Sounds like you need to decide what you want to do with the truck. You mention turning it into a DD, in which case I'd question the full width, locked axles. If you just wanna cruise it, rebuild the stock axles or maybe look into a D35 or something similar with disks for the front.

If you wanna wheel it then the full widths make sense. But as you know these things can snowball quickly so I'd go into it with a pretty solid idea of what you want it to be when you're done... A mild wheeler on 35s? Mid level wheeler on 37s? or Xtreme on 40+ :mrgreen:

When I was reading about the frame off resto, I was thinking it'd make an awesome weekend cruiser, but if the body's all rusted out then I see no problem building it into a wheeler and beating it up. Those Scout's are notorious for rust issues, even if not sitting outside by the beach with the top off...

Nolan had a scout with that slant 4 that I had the pleasure of taking for a lap around Cesars shop. You'd think the truck was 8K pounds. That thing was a dog! We're just spoiled with modern performance to be impressed by anything thats 50 years old. But I guess its all a matter of expectations. I could live with that motor for about 2 stop lights before I'd be shopping for a 4BT :mrgreen:

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March 31st, 2015, 7:51 am
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This is that old scout that was sitting out in the rain by your first place in San gregorio right? The only thing that makes it rare is the serial number saying so. ;-) My CJ2a was one of the first 1000 CJ's after the war, but I still wheel the piss out of it because it was designed to and every museum already has a restored jeep (although I might get classic car plate for it).

Well you know where my vote lies, would be cool to wheel with you again. I don't think it will really be that awesome to commute in.

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I think it'd be cool to commute in for about a week. :mrgreen:

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Dan90FSB wrote:

Sounds like you need to decide what you want to do with the truck. You mention turning it into a DD, in which case I'd question the full width, locked axles. If you just wanna cruise it, rebuild the stock axles or maybe look into a D35 or something similar with disks for the front.

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If I go dd, I wouldn't go full width. (And I think I'm going that way)
I'm going home this weekend and see if it can drive down the road and look in all the boxes a stuff. Looked two of them so far and there was new, in the box door rubber and all the factory stickers for under the hood and air cleaner and stuff like that.

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Also, if I go full width, change the motor, trans, t case and do a body swap, the all that will be left of the original Scout is a frame and a box of stickers

If I just do a body swap, every thing might be saveable.

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This is that old scout that was sitting out in the rain by your first place in San gregorio right? The only thing that makes it rare is the serial number saying so. ;-)



Yep, that's the one.

As for rare options. I was told there rare but I really don't know crap about Scouts. The only thing I know so far is a factory or dealership roll cage, and a factory weird spare tire holder.

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I'm looking forward to your DD build here, bummed we'll never see you on the trails, seems like a waste of a junk scout you'll never get painted to look good. Then again, Nolan proved that's the fate for most scouts. (sorry Nolan!) ;-)

Just consider, like CJ2a's, scouts are not rare. They only hold sentimental value to a handful and here are two 80's for $2400: http://goldcountry.craigslist.org/cto/4913309801.html

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Btw your a told tease, blue balling me on the thought of wheeling with you again! Can't tell if you joking like the dana 61 f350 Rich bought...

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March 31st, 2015, 11:20 am
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I'd agree with Justin, the Scout 80's are rare in that there's not as many of them as there are, say... used TJ's... But they're not rare in the sense of some 1960's Ferrari that they only made 12 of.

With that said, I'm no expert and you may have some exceedingly rare factory options that some Scout fanatic is dying to have. If that's the case, find those parts and sell em :mrgreen:

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Dan90FSB wrote:
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With that said, I'm no expert and you may have some exceedingly rare factory options that some Scout fanatic is dying to have. If that's the case, find those parts and sell em :mrgreen:



I totally agree. I don't think I'm not putting the cage back in any way, the spare tire holder looks like a pain in the ass. And the more I search the more it looks like its uncommon stuff not rare.

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Wait, Justin you have a 2a. It looks like a 3a

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is it too late to trade the scout, blazer and bronco for a 4 door JK?

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Hay Rich. How's it going.

Who has a 4 door JFK?

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