Hi all. My first post, so be gentle. I picked up my first Scout a few weeks ago. I've been a lurker on the website for some time while looking at potential vehicles. I want it for a driver. A driver that will turn heads and bring a smile to folks' faces. I found the classified ad in the local paper. A contract line worker that lives here was on a job down in Arkansas and found her on a farm. Windows open and full of hay and debris, rotting away behind a barn. He jumped on it and brought it to western South Dakota a year ago or so. He's an offroader and intended on chopping it up. He decided to stick with Jeeps and put it up for sale. I just happened to look in the paper on the right day, and was the first one to it. 1980 Scout II with the Nissan turbo diesel, which fires right up and only smokes at start up. I do believe it has 36k original miles as the pedal wear is minimal, all engine hoses and belts are IH marked and I believe are factory original. It came with some of the original documents including the Line Setting Ticket, which shows it is all orginal...uncut...unbubba'd.....almost a virgin? It has T90- 4spd manual. Dana 300, 44's and the seller had amassed that came with the deal. Enough with the talk. Here she is. Driver's side. One small hole in the rocker, I think it's salvagable. Driver's side front fender and bumper are a bit buggered. Rust! Cab mounts, floor boards are in the future. Most of the undercarriage is really clean. It looks like it rotted from the inside out. Lot's of leaves, hay and debris were left in there. Rear body mounts are clean and solid. Top and back half are straight and clean. Back metal is straight and clean, except for the bumper.