View Full Version : Meeting in Kalamazoo!!!
03-03-2008, 07:57 PM
Free 1979 parts to anyone who brings a welder!!! :punk:
Well, to much hub'bub about deciding on a meeting for me. I have 3 scouts on property and I have a weeks vacation coming up with no work or son to look after, and I am knocking some major projects out. Starting St. Patty's Day, March 17th, going until saturday, March 22nd, I will be in my garage 16+ hours a day. The project list:
-Swap in 345/727/d20 from "Rusty" in the driveway
-Install stainless steel brake lines, mount new calipers, MC and booster
-Install Rancho 9000XL shock set
-Terminate Painless wiring kit, using new Weatherpak connectors
-Weld new chassis body mounts for Kentrol body
-Swap in 33 gal tank from "Rusty", run new fuel lines, install elec. pump
-Install front clip
-Whatever else we think of...
I have everything needed EXCEPT a welder. Will supply beer and pizza to anyone who can help me get my fiberglass Scout II road worthy once again.
03-04-2008, 03:52 AM
sounds like fun but kzoo is kinda far for my scout and me.i might be able to make it the weekend after st pat. any good wheeling around there?
03-04-2008, 09:00 PM
I have a century 130 mig welder.(120 v.20A.).. and good friday off.... id be willing to make the drive to help out and aquire some scout parts.. let me know.. (i may be able to get a 220 stick welder if necessary)
Id consider loaning you the welder for the week if you wanted to come up and get it before than, then id just come pick it up the 21st.
get at me..
03-05-2008, 01:19 AM
Body panels, 345/727/d20, steering wheel, gas tank, and wheels are spoken for, as well as the the brake combination valve. I would give up the axles if someone could come here and weld the funky body mounts behind the rear leaf spring perch. I am putting the better half of the scout together that week, and thats the biggest hangup I have.
I haven't had a vacation this nice since I had a son, and that week will really be so relaxing for me.
I don't think I will get a big turnout down here, but even if someone dropped by in a Scout and said, "Hey!" , it would be fun.
03-05-2008, 04:00 PM
what exactly needs welded on the "funky rear body mounts"? the ones that are like a U shaped channel? i patched mine up not too long ago... id be willing to come down and do some welding or wrenching... i could use some axles (or at least gears depending on what they are) and perhaps the steering shaft/box..
03-05-2008, 04:03 PM
Oh yeah if you didnt want to make the haul to borrow a welder i might be able to get it shipped to battle creek.. if you wanted to pick it up... let me know..
03-11-2008, 01:27 AM
Hey Tim- The axles are yours if you come weld this :censored: for me. I have so much goin on in the garage that week that I don't think I can drive out of town to meet you. What kind of beer do you drink?
03-11-2008, 04:45 PM
the cold kind :), heck sometimes even the luke warm kind.. you got an angle grinder/grinding discs? hit me up with an email or a pm with your address.. and what time you want me there on good friday.. we'll tear it up..
03-11-2008, 07:45 PM
Gotcha covered on the grinder/discs/brush.
Anytime on Friday works for me! Noon? Earlier? Later? Doesn't matter, I will be wrenching.
Kalamazoo, MI 49004
03-12-2008, 05:27 PM
ill probably try to get down there around 9ish.. my band is playing in mt.pleasant that night.. so i wanna give myself enough time to get back and clean the truck out.. but im lookin forward to it.. ill let you know for sure when we get closer
03-17-2008, 11:32 PM
St. Patty's day kicked off the Scout's work week!
Earlier today I have run the new stainless steel lines run along the chassis and put the stainless flex lines in position. I installed the Rancho 9000XLs on the front, but have to grab some more bolts for the rear.
Tuesday (8am-12am) includes mounting the rear shocks and calipers, as long as I have this TSM kit mounted right. I will also swap in a tilt steering column, and swap the 345/727/20 from the dead Scout.
Wednesday I will mostly spend with my son... a father has to have priorities.
Thursday (5pm-12am) is open, and I expect it will be mostly taken up finishing the above projects.
Friday (8am-12am), I believe Tim Gott will be stopping by to weld some body mounts for me around 9am. After this I should be able to secure the fiberglass tub. I hope to have time to swap in the 33 gallon tank and electric fuel pump. If I have time I will also mount the power steering components.
Saturday (8am-12am) and Sunday(8am-12am), Dennis Bernth may be around picking up a body tub, so this may be a good time for you northerners to get some tasty parts from him, he literally has truckloads. I should get to wiring this day, using new Weatherpak connections on every termination. I will be doing whatever is left to have the Scout running, if not driving.
(Body panels optional...:stuart:)
03-18-2008, 03:45 PM
sweet no gas tank in there... i thought about that earlier today.. and was like man... that would be way cooler to weld on without a tank :) not close enough to july for fireworks :)
03-20-2008, 11:16 PM
Well I have "harvested" the parts I need off of the old scout except the tailgate and top. The 345/727/20 is hovering about my fiberglass Scout II, ready to be dropped in.
Fridays festivities should included powertrain dropping, rear body mounts, rear shocks, and gas tank at least.
Man, I am seriously tired.:wacko:
03-25-2008, 10:19 AM
Sooo, how about an update? I thought about you guys Friday when I was driving to my brothers place in 'Harbert', 94, exit 12. Put on an extra hour around k-zoo during the snow storm. 5mph for 30 mins. and about 2 dozen cars in the ditch. Including one in my rearview mirror. Lots of fun!
Anyway, hope ya got some work done! --Tim
03-25-2008, 10:28 AM
Ooops, I see where you're hiding!:wacko:
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