Hello everyone. It seems like a fantastic community so far. I purchased a '77 scout with a 304/727, and an SOA lift and wanted to sign up for the challenge of bringing back something unique that most folks would pass over. I like to document my projects, and I very much enjoy seeing the projects of others. I guess the danger of documenting a project is that we can come off sounding like we know what we're doing, when we're actually trying to think out loud and keep the ball rolling. That being said, please chime in with suggestions and tips! I'll be needing quite a bit of help and I hope to maybe have something to offer as well! Not particularly a mud truck guy by any means, but when this rig came up, I jumped on it immediately. Getting the rolling stock is the hard part sometimes. It's my experience and opinion that whether a panel has a little rust, or whether it has a lot, it's all the same. This scout had rusted out, been restored, then rusted out again. These can be the worst types because you lose all points of reference. The frame seems to be in beautiful shape, even with the third set of quarter panels up to bat. I have a 12 gauge brake on the way, and my first order of business will be to restore both door jambs, build both rear 16 gauge tailgate area gussets, and the middle body support. Thanks for looking!