1977 ss ii

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  1. gravedigger

    gravedigger Farmall Cub

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    I found another rig to add to the herd. It's a 1977 Scout SS II. I am awaiting a readable copy of the line setting ticket. The one on the glove box door is somewhat faded. Vin# G0052........
    Has most of the SS parts, missing the vent covers and the top was pretty tattered. But all the hardware for the top is intact for the most part. Doors and all hardware are present.
    3:54 axle gears, 345 V8, 3 speed transmission. The transmission being a 3 speed seems a bit strange but I will wait to see the line setting ticket.
    Came with a new 4" lift kit installed.
    It originally was orange with the black and gold stripes.
    The front floors need some repair but are mostly solid. Rear cargo area is mostly good with a couple small areas with some pin holes. Rear quarters both sides have typical scout rust but solid on bed rail tops, end caps are good. Hood is good, front fenders are some what beat up from trail use. Drivers side inner fender needs replacement due to rust out under battery tray etc.
    Runs good but needs a complete brake job to drive. Front axle needs ring and pinion replaced. All in all it is a diamond in the rough. Will have to wait till I get my Scout Campermobile finished.
     
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    gmbarker78 Farmall Cub

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    Where's the pics?
     
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    gravedigger Farmall Cub

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    I knew someone would ask. Have to wait till tomorrow. Get the camera back from repair shop.
     
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    gravedigger Farmall Cub

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    Is the seat base for the passenger side in the pic a factory option or a p.o. addition?
     

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    gravedigger Farmall Cub

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    A couple more pic's. The rear seat and the visors have the same materials on them.
     

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    I don't recognize the seatbase. At first it looked like the OEM base turned sidways. But the access panel in the front is not common either.
     
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    1977 SS Deuce Farmall Cub

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    I have to dig out my seat. But I think mine are the same. Nice find by the way.
     
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    Thanks. That would be great if the seat base is O.E.
    I am collecting parts for the eventual restoration.
    Going to go ahead and R&R the brake system so I can move it about safely.
    Found a replacement front end so I can have a bit of fun with it in the meantime.
     
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    The seat base doesn't look OEM. Someone may have fabricated that with a storage compartment. I've never heard of a factory option for something like that, but hey, who knows? Nice find, though.
     
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    gravedigger Farmall Cub

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    I just received a pdf of my line setting ticket.Three days turnaround from the wisconsin historical society.
    SCT II 4X4 SS100WB
    VEHICLE BUILT
    JUNE 2 1977
     
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    I am getting ready to have a new soft top like the original built for my SS II. I have the two hoop bars for the rear, but have no idea what the rear looks like as far as how the top is held up etc.. If anyone knows of a link to an illustrated drawing or could take pics it would be greatly appreciated. I did get the doors done by a local shop here. They look exactly like the original's. The shop also added inside and outside zippers for the widows. The original only had them on one side. The oustide iirc.


    Thanks

    Chris
     
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    Hey Chris, sorry for the slow response. I'll see if I can dig up my instruction manual, I think it has some pictures in it. If it does, I can probably scan it for you. I'll check on it. Paul
     
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    Thanks Paul. That would be great.
     
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    A lot has been done to the SSII since the last time I posted. Here are some pictures taken as I tore the Scout down.
     

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    Lots of body work, new rear quarters and front fenders. Replaced half the bed floor and installed new front floor pans. My son and I rebuilt every single system. Took us about a year and a half. Converted to automatic transmission this summer. Added fuel injection. Did springover conversion this fall. Currently working on the rear bumper and tire carrier assembly. Will post more pics as I get it done.
     

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    Here are a few pictures after the decal and soft top install.
     

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    This is the new ride height after the springover. Did the reverse shackle and high steer at the same time.
     

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    That was like an early Christmas present, getting to see all of the progress! It looks great, congrats on such a nice looking SSII! What company did you go with for the springs and shackle reversal?
     
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    Gravedigger, Looks Great!!
     
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    Very nice!! :thumbs up: What size tires did you go with?

    Jay
     

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