1977 Scout II body rebuild

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  1. Jrc55

    Jrc55 Farmall Cub

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    I've been trying to get the chassis ready for the body. Brakes, brake lines, u joints, making shock bushings out of Delrin, and today I built the exhaust system. I cleaned up the stock down pipes and finished it out with a summit racing builder's kit.
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    vince konicki Farmall Cub

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    As usual nice clean construction. I've never had patience doing exhaust and past results have reflected that. Lol
     
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    Jrc55 Farmall Cub

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    Thanks! I hear ya, haha. I've done smoothed, hot rod exhausts before. This was NOT one of those!
     
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    Jrc55 Farmall Cub

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    Thanks! I hear ya, haha. I've done smoothed, hot rod exhausts before. This was NOT one of those!
     
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    Jrc55 Farmall Cub

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    I can't remember how the rear gas tank strap attaches? Thanks for any help...
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    Here's a little excitement for me! I'm getting pumped!
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    Jeff Jamison Lives in an IH Dealership

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    The tank strap uses a threaded J hook,the end hooks into the round hole,the threaded end goes through the strap.
     
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    Thank you so much, Jeff! That's jogging my memory now!
     
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    Thank you so much, Jeff! That's jogging my memory now!
     
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    Jrc55 Farmall Cub

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    Been getting a lot done, AND I got to meet a fellow forum member @vince konicki . It was a real pleasure.

    Sent the rest of my stuff out for sandblasting and got everything back the same day. The inner front fenders are from California. After a couple of hours of dolly and hammer work, they fit great and I started assessing the fenders and the way they fit. They will need lots of reshaping!

    Also welded my quarter panels on, permanently.
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    I won't lie. I would totally build a scout with no front fenders or quarters. That would look apocalyptic...
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    IMG_20190507_130431419.jpg I think that a scout II fold down windshield should be made.


    Got the community garden tilled behind the shop as well....
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    Kohler Farmall Cub

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    I’ve thought the same thing about no fenders and quarters. Straight outa Mad Max.
     
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    vince konicki Farmall Cub

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    It was a pleasure to finally meet you Jim and get to see your fantastic scout build in person! Thanks also for some of the building tips about proper bracing before welding.
    First thing I did yesterday was better brace the door area.
     
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    Jrc55 Farmall Cub

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    Tinkered a little on the front fender. This was after beating out the lower wheel arch and removing thick filler. It's actually worse than it looks here....
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    Then I just saved hours by throwing it in the English wheel...
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    Welded up the holes from previous repairs and started working the smashed in top edge line on down...
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    Lots more work to do...
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    You’re doing the same thing I am now, except with much higher quality and precision, lol.
     
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    I wouldn't say that, Kohler. You are doing terrific. I honestly cannot believe it's your first build!
    Today I tackled my lower driver side fender...
    I patterned first. Still in the process before grinding. I try to work it as I go to keep the panel manageable for final grinding and dolly and hammer work.
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    Did some finish welding on one of my doors and knocked out this little panel. Roughed it in close enough to fit.

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    Jrc55 Farmall Cub

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    Haven't had but a couple hours here and there, but here's a pretty important piece that probably embodies most scout repairs or any vehicle for that matter. I've never made one of these but it ended up being easier than I thought it'd be and I made it a lot larger than needed...
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    Bought a big hoard of scout parts last night. Only needed the top. Chassis with Dana 44's and some pretty nice sheetmetal IMG_20190519_192323560.jpg IMG_20190519_192226114.jpg IMG_20190519_190905549.jpg IMG_20190519_192216102.jpg
     
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    oneof3k Binder Driver

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    I sure hope that means we will be seeing many more (Scout) builds in the future :yes:.
     
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    Welcome back! Actually I hope to re-home these parts with someone who needs them! I'd be more interested in doing a scout 80 next
     
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    Thus far, I'm really only back physically; my head and heart are still wondering around somewhere besides my garage! And I'm glad you may start on an 80 in the future. Can never have enough Scout 80s!
     
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