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Discussion in 'Binder Builds' started by Perdido, Aug 16, 2020.
you're blazing through this! Love it.
Drilled out the knobs that JJ sent, added the spring inserts and they fit perfectly on the AC stems. Lots more welding in new metal, cutting out rust (does it ever end?) and fitting sheet metal. The painter dropped off some brackets and such after blasting, epoxy primer and black urethane. Some of these brackets, like the windshield mounts will never be seen, but they are pretty well protected now. New springs made it in to the dealer and I’m waiting on the Bilstein shocks and a few other parts.
On a less happy note, my wife was sideswiped this afternoon and she’s ok, just loaded with adrenaline. This is an old (2010 Toyota Venza) car with almost 200k miles, but we really like it so I may try to do a little body magic on it. Oh well...
Those JJ knobs look great on there..!!
Sucks to be swiped...I had one do that to me a couple yrs ago..and he thought he could pull a hit and run on me....didnt work out to well for him..!
I'm in Atlanta. What types of junkers do you have laying around?? I just purchased a '66 800 I am restoring. I will have a 266 for sale early next week that I am pulling out and swapping for a 345 as well as the '66 rear Dana.
great job right there, glad to give them a new life. Thus again proving Jims theory (on his SnoStar build thread) to never ever throw anything away, cause one never knows. They in fact came from this poor old donor truck:
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I don't have anything older than '75, Scout IIs, pickups, travelalls, lions, tigers, bears (oh my) HAHAHA. I was up to 22 or so a year ago, down to 14 or so right now.
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Awesome. Do you by chance have a Scout II rear Dana 44?
My wife and I are taking the kids and grandkids to Chattanooga for a few days to see the sights, so I took the opportunity to pick up a set of front seats for the Scout. I found a set of tan leather BMW seats with all power, heat and lumbar for $200 in Rome, GA, but the seller refused to take more than $100 (I love car guys). Rome is about an extra hour drive from I-59 so we drove up yesterday and made it into a date night and will meet up with the kids this morning.
I made a great deal on a bunch of Scout parts a few weeks ago. Seller took a couple of side view mirrors I had lying around for payment and said we were even. I felt guilty so I had to literally make the seller take a Benjamin too! At our age, it's nice to squeeze a date in here and there!
Nice score on the seats. I've been trying to find a deal on BMW seats with integrated belts for a few years now.
What BMW are the seats out of? There's a pull a part south of me I've been meaning to check out for seats, was thinking older BMW or Mercedes seats since I don't wanna go PT cruiser seats right now.
I believe they are out of an e46. They are 22” wide including the controls and once mounted on pedestals they will fit nicely. For those of you who use FB Marketplace there are plenty of seats available when you search...just type in ‘seats for sale’ or look for a specific seat like ‘bmw seats for sale’.
Awesome thanks I'll keep that in mind!
We got home about lunch time, I took an old man nap and headed to the shop. I’m messing around with different seat pedestal options and mounted the passenger side seat to get a feel for proper placement. The BMW tracks are wider and longer than the stock seats, but the height of the pedestal will be pretty close to stock, maybe 2” less. I got the wiring figured out and everything works properly which is a huge relief! These seats are out of a 4 door, so no flip forward function, just move the seat forward and there’s plenty of room to access the rear. Once I settle on a pedestal design and position I may make them with a door on the outside to house an amp and sub or lockable storage since the glovebox will be MIA because of the Vintage Air system.
Those seats might just make driving that IH a bit more civilized! I'm sure you've checked out Jim Carlton's excellent build thread, but if you haven't, he made a custom lockable storage area below his seats.
Thanks, I would love to see that, but the link appears to be broken.
Did Ed break the internet again???...
I’m sitting here while the turkey cooks and I’m counting my blessings. I hope everyone has a very Happy Thanksgiving and your blessings be many!
Went to lunch with the kids today and when we left there was a beautiful Scout II parked outside. We walked over and ogled it and my son checked out the stores for the owner. They came out together and the owner said it was a 78, 345 auto 4WD in a mustard yellow and all original. He works for the local “International” dealer and also has a White 1980 he bought new. The yellow 78 was a ‘company car’ and it was well taken care of...this is the first Scout II I’ve seen in Tuscaloosa, but I’m sure there are others.
Its funny how they just pop up from time to time.
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