1977 Scout II body rebuild

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  1. Jrc55

    Jrc55 Farmall Cub

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    Looks like my third NSS relay did the trick. Either I am burning them up with solenoid windings putting too much load on them, or this is just a coicidink
     
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    Jrc55 Farmall Cub

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    Got my lug nuts in so on goes the wheels after a brake adjustment. Still plugging away at fixing little leaks and oversights.

    Getting good oiling up into the rockers. It's the little things like accidental primer buildup on a valve cover flange that caused a leak, brake line fitting, fuel line, etc.

    Should've probably kept it a patina build, but hey, I can always just drive the heck out of it and let the scratches and such take their course.

    Looks like the custom steering box tube brace I built, solved the left to right away of the frame while turning the steering wheel.
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    Rockers are 30" off the floor. Rear bumper is 35" off the floor for some reference.
     
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    Can't wait to see the "required" custom step ladder. I can only assume it will be telescoping, lockable, 12V powered, painted Subaru grey (or Hot Rod black), built of titanium, and TIG welded!

    Nice stance all joking aside.
     
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    Haha, Ed. I have none of those fancy things. My wife climbed up into it the other day with no help. It was quite ridiculous.

    Not a lot can be found on this. I found only one pic from someone rigging up their own fuel vapor hoses, so I copied that. I also tucked mine into the quarter panel so I don't used the valuable space behind the access panel for a later planned compartment. Went to Napa. IMG_20200425_161826861.jpg IMG_20200425_164537867.jpg
    And it's with great news that I report that panels have been fitted with no damage. I had my son help me with the doors. The door latches aren't on yet, so the door weatherstripping holds them open. Gaps look good though.
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    I do have a new dilema. That's where I want to avoid what happened to the tail gate button. Chipping around the hole. My friends told me to use an exacto knife, a little soft heat and push in only and work around opening up the hole again. Any other advice? I cannot chip the doors at this point.

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    Also as an assembly tip. I have been using the cheap, cheap, 2" masking tape. Stick it on your clothes, peel off tape to reduce adhesion, then tape off desired areas. After panel assembly, I soak the tape with simple green and it comes off easily where it has been in tight crevices or in between panels.

    Next is disassembly and clean up of latches and door hardware off of some other doors I have. Thanks for looking
     
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    WireGeek Farmall Cub

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    For the keyholes, I ended up using a small file and only applied pressure going in to remove a little material. Got lucky with no paint chipping there.
    Of course, there are many other issues with my paint job, but the file worked for the keyholes!
     
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    Thank you, Wiregeek. I did just that today. I got one of the key holes done today. I was shaking by the time I was done, lol
     
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    Today, I dragged out a couple of spare doors I've acquired to cherry pick the best hardware pieces and latches. Found a set that had all of the springs and were in good condition.
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    Cleaned, media blasted and painted. I wanted to build this in a way for fasteners aren't painted over in place. Plus, I've been never seizing every single fastener during assembly.
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    I'll order all the door felts tomorrow from SSS.
    Here, I just center punch the window cranks to "tighten" them up...
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    I cherry picked and found a set with all the springs...
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    oh yeah...looking good..and tall...man that thing looks high.. mines almost that high though..and its stock height
     
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    Ha! I didn't really plan it that way. All the hard work was done on it when I bought it this way.
     
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    Will have to try the center punch trick. That goes down as one of those - why didn’t I think of that?!
    Now how do you tighten up a floppy wing vent handle?
     
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    I'll take a look when I get back to the shop. I know that one of my upper wing window hinges needs rewelded back on. It broke
     
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    Jrc55, you mentioned "Also as an assembly tip. I have been using the cheap, cheap, 2" masking tape. Stick it on your clothes, peel off tape to reduce adhesion, then tape off desired areas. After panel assembly, I soak the tape with simple green and it comes off easily where it has been in tight crevices or in between panels."

    That's certainly a good, inexpensive route to take to protect edges during reassembly. Another way that I really like is to use the blue "painters" tape on the edges you're trying to protect. THEN put down a layer of the "Gorilla" tape directly on top of the blue "painters". That "Gorilla" tape is super thick, kinda like duck tape on steroids. The Gorilla tape sticks Great to the painters tape. However, the painters tape peels off nice and easy without any residue etc. YES, the cost is more, but what does it cost to redo an Oops or an Ut Oh?

    P.S. Your Scout build is AWESOME!! Big time Motivation for me. Thank You! Mark
     
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  13. Jeff Jamison

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    My scout has been together almost 3 years now and there is still blue painters tape between the fenders and the windshield frame.Its a tight fit and cant get it out.I will try the simple green this week.
     
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    The gap between the rear of the fender and windshield frame, I used that clear tape body shops use forward of the rear wheels, front hood edges and places like that. Mine were tight! Basically no gap or a 32nd

    I used tape BEHIND my door hinges where they bolt to the jambs. That way when I adjusted them where they needed to be, I tightened them down and it easily ripped all the way around without scratching my jambs. Tape left behind shouldn't hurt anything.


    Great idea on the blue painter's tape and duct tape. I use the gorilla over tape when I sandblast and want to protect shock pistons, or sensitive stuff.

    I'll use that great idea when I mount my hood, thanks!
     
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    Yes, the Gorilla tape is great for blasting an area with something near by that you don’t want to get hit with media.

    Also, like most things, there are a few different “blue painters” tape available. One has the texture of regular masking tape, the other is as slick as glass. One works a lot better and has a longer peel up time range. I’ve had to work more getting one of them up as opposed to the other coming right off. I’m thinking the slick one is the better one, And it probably cost more... Mark
     
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    Thanks for the tip!!!!

    I don't know if this was a good decision yet. There was really nothing left to lose. In defense of my efforts, I'm looking at $35,000 scouts on eBay whose doors fit like crap but probably have the optional $750 aftermarket dashpad.
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    I did a search and read something about "moleskin". My wife found something similar from Amazon with great adhesive backing. I've been meticulously inspecting and picking the best door parts, and refurbishing...
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    Experimenting with painting sandblasted chrome. Eh, it's not going so well so far. Started over with epoxy primer. WellWknow tomorrow. IMG_20200501_185031003.jpg
    Also, are these mirror heads something that can be found in a generic application that is not scout specific?
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    Scout is growing in a hurry and she's looking good! So is your Scout II. Thx for the window channel moleskin tip.

    I think I saw a few mirrors up at Coonrods. I can check for you as I plan on a trip up to see Phil next week. PM/text/call if interested.
     
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    Thanks Ed, they're mid '80's Ford mirrors used on scouts apparently. I ordered new heads from NAPA.

     
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    A lot of people use those ford mirrors,I have them on mine,but they where never used by IH,they only used the small car style mirrors.That dash pad looks great.I have a few more ones like that if you need another.
     
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    Dash looks great..!
     

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