1978 Scout II First Build Nearly Complete

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  1. Rollercam

    Rollercam Farmall Cub

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    I have had this scout for 3.5 years. It has been in 4 different shops. It left 3 of the 4 shops in worse shape than when it went in. The fourth shop finally panned out. It is pretty close to what I envisioned from the beginning. I have it home now and I am still doing some little tweaks here and there, but I am finally getting to drive it. It has had less than 100 miles on it in the last 3.5 years.

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    Scoutcamper Farmall Cub

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    Nice! Where did the seats come from? Rear split looks like a good fit, does it fold down?

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    JoshBrewt Farmall Cub

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    Looks great...Im interested in the seats too....specifically the rear one
     
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    winchested Y-Block King

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    Looks great. 10-4 on the seats what's the low down?
     
  5. Rollercam

    Rollercam Farmall Cub

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    Front and rear seats are from a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The scout factory front bases are cut down about 2 inches, but the seats bolt up nicely to them with very little modifications. Unfortunately, on the seats as they come out of the Jeep, one bracket is bolted on and the other one is welded. So, the welded one has to be cut off before it can be bolted to the scout bases. Other than that, the seat sliders have the same dimensions and measurements as a PT Cruiser seat which will basically bolt directly to factory bases.

    I think the rear seat will fit without much modification if you are willing to squeeze it in a little between the wheel wells. The guy that helped me with mine modified the wheel wells a bit (I will try and find a pic), but I am not sure that was 100% necessary. There were some brackets that need to be removed and one mounting point that needed to be fabbed up, but it was not too bad. I can’t remember where I found the seat belts, but they are federally approved. I know racing belts and harnesses would look better, but most of those are not federally approved for street use.

    I have three kids and I wanted them and mom to all fit, hence the search for a reasonable 3 person rear seat (mom up front, of course). I got all of the seats for $80 out of a local pull-a-part yard. I did get them professionally cleaned, but now they look nearly brand new minus a little wear and tear. Not bad for 17 year old seats.


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    winchested Y-Block King

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    Hey that's awesome.
     
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    Rollercam Farmall Cub

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    Here is the modification we did to the wheel well, but honestly, I think it would squeeze in there without doing this. It would not look as good, but it would be easier and cheaper.


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    Scoutcamper Farmall Cub

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    That's really good information. I like the 60-40 split fold down for hauling but still having a seat or 2 usable in the back.

    -Josh
     
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    Jrc55 Farmall Cub

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    Easier and cheaper are for the lazy. Love that rear wheel well mod!
     

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