Hi all, I recently traded my 7.3 idi Swapped 1980 Scout II for a 62 Scout 80. (With a ton of spare parts, front clips, hood another scout 3 engines, transmission x2 transfer case x2 a lot of misc body parts) I decided on the trade because my first Scout and first vehicle ever owned was a 66 Scout 800, I Always wanted to keep the scout stock a modernize it. (Fuel Injection, Power Brakes, Power steering). Here's what I am working with 62 Scout 80 152, Has a previously done Power steering swap, Might be a Toyota pump and box? Ill take pics in a bit. It seems to work well and will most likely be kept. I plan on doing a Semi restore. All glass out, new paint and seals but not quite a frame off. The bed needs replaced, I'm curious on how people tackled that. Get the old gauges working and rewire the scout to add a fuse box to make it safe. Scout looks good, it looks like someone welded channel on the bottom for some body repair I'm not sure if I will attempt to cut that out and order patch panels or not. First thing I will focus on is disassembly and then re assembly. So this years goals are paint/ body and wiring (Gauges). Since the body isn't 100% perfect I'll be painting it myself, good news is where it's at it can only get better!! LOL I have a lot of ideas and things I want to do, considering as far as I know the drive train is similar to the early jeeps a lot of mods they do should transfer over and work on the scout. From lurking on their forums I've got a list for a bolt on disc brake conversion. looks like it does require a little grinding. The scout when I got it came with a front driveline, uninstalled. It looks like it was hitting the inspection cover would this be due to work engine mounts causing a sag? Everything looks stock The PO said the dana 44 in the rear came out of a scout 800 A/B. It had larger drum brakes and the Diff looks centered not off set to fit the Dana 18 T-case, the front looks like it may be a dana 30 but I have my doubts most likely a 27. Resized_20200517_155903 by ScoutBoy66 posted May 19, 2020 at 11:29 AM Resized_20200517_124429 by ScoutBoy66 posted May 19, 2020 at 11:29 AM Resized_received_2859487417497776 by ScoutBoy66 posted May 19, 2020 at 11:29 AM Resized_received_3310761368954324 by ScoutBoy66 posted May 19, 2020 at 11:29 AM Resized_received_537017956962585 by ScoutBoy66 posted May 19, 2020 at 11:29 AM Brake system: https://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/willys-jeep-disk-conversion-for-250_topic39499.html If anyone has done this, please let me know how it turned out. So I have a few questions: 1. What have people done for power brakes on the scout 80 with a hydraulic clutch? 2. What kind of real world gains are had from FI (Holley or Hamilton?) Or source a 196 and FI it. 3. Bed replacement Ideas End goal is slight lift over stock, safety to steering and brakes added on and a good looking scout. If anyone has any advice or mods they recommend please let me know! Currently not much done just doors and seats removed, when the garage is cleaned up more the top will come off and start to get stripped and the engine and transmission will start to get removed and disassembled. I hope I'm on the correct order as far as restoring this goes. I figured body/looks first then mechanical. I'd hate to have a rebuilt engine that sitting there. It looks like it has lift springs, the military wrap is on the shackle side front and rear. it doesn't want to flex at all. Is this Correct? or should the springs be flipped? I will also be installing the Warn OD for the Dana 18 to make drivability a little better and essentially have a 6 speed.