A little help with my Vin

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  1. BradSmith

    BradSmith Farmall Cub

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    Just got around to decoding my vin number and what I found is confusing. I understood there where only 34,865 Scout II build in 1974. This seems to show mine was #40,518. And the engine code is 0, not sure what that means. Any Help?
    1 Model Year 4 1974
    2 Drive S 4WD (Scout)
    3 Size 8 Scout II
    4 Series S Scout II (non-pickup models)
    5 Engine 0 gas (L4, L6, or V8)
    6 Year D 1974
    7 Plant G Fort Wayne, Indiana (Scout)
    8 Line D Scout
    9-13 Sequential Serial # 40518 40518
     
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    The "0" indicates it has a gasoline engine. It does not denote which gasoline engine.
    You need the LST or Line Setting Ticket to determine what your Scout was built with.
    The VIN is just general info. that identifies the vehicle.

    The sequential five digit number, your being 40518, was shared with the heavy trucks that were also built in Ft. Wayne, although in a different building & production line.

    The Scouts were built in a separate building where only Scouts were built.
     
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    Give John Glancy a call or email @ http://www.superscoutspecialists.com/store/
    Super Scout Specialists,Inc
    1318 W Main St.
    Springfield, OH 45504 USA
    Phone:937-525-0000
    Fax:937-525-9782
    He has what you need and is very helpful good luck. Welcome to the forums-lots of info to be had from here:yes:
     
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    Welcome to the board!

    To start, the sequentials started with 10,001, so if you deduct 10,000 from your 40518, yours would be the 30,518th Scout built in 1974,

    Having done a lot of study, I dispute the 34,865 number. The range in '74 was 10001-41865 according to my information.

    They didn't always specify the exact engine in the model prefix with Scouts and that's characteristic of all years where there was an engine choice. Just the way it was.

    What you need to do is order your Line Setting Ticket from your friendly Scout Light Line Dealer or tfrom the Wisconsin Historical Society. It's the build sheet for you Scout and will have everything list that was installed at the factory and the actual date it was built. It will also have the engine number of the engine that was installed, etc.
     
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    Thanks guys! I have LST coming which will help a lot. One last thing have y'all heard of a 74 scout II coming with a 75 scout grill (the square things around the head lights-- instead of the round) We are going through ours right now and it has a '75 grill that looks original to the truck, the bottom layer of paint is the same color as the truck.
     
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    That changed at the beginning of the '73 model year, approximately September '72 production. the CGD prefix breaks down to C=1973, G=Fort Wayne, D= D-Line (Scout).
     
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    Not likely to be original. Almost impossible, in fact. Yes, it was IHC but they also wanted to retain model year distinctiveness. Still, if you share the LST when it arrives (both pages), there may be something unusual that could point to an anomaly.
     
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    chris@profab Farmall Cub

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    Good morning all, I'm new to this scout/IH world and am embarking of my first build. I'm wanting to know where to find all the Vin/Serial# decoding info ya'll are talking about. Ive been reading for hours now. "The Book", "LST" Where do i find them? Thank you.

    So far I have two Scouts, one to build, that I spotted 6 years ago in a field in Eastern Oregon, one donor for parts, found in a collapsed barn in Hillsboro, Oregon. Both are unpapered.
    Thank you for any info shared, looking froward to interacting with the group.
     
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    It depends on what year Scout you have. If you have an early one, '61-65, (based on your thumbnail image) there is no decoding possible from the serial number (which begins with "FC." From "The Book" International Scout Encyclopedia you can learn the approximate year by the serial number sequence. You need the "LST" or Line Setting Ticket (aka. build sheet) to learn more. Once you get the serial number from the chassis and or serial number tag under the hood, you can order a copy of the LST from the Wisconsin Historical Society <askmccormick@wisconsinhistory.org> which has most of the remaining IH records (google them and look for the McCormick Collection, lot's online). If you want to post the serial numbers here, I can give you a little instant gratification. Picture would help too, as they can help identify certain special models or unusual features. Once you get the LST, we can help you interpret them. An LST was also pasted to the vehicle in a couple of different places depending on year, but they don't often survive the years... especially on a derelict vehicle.

    If you happen to have a '66 and later Scout with a VIN, more decoding is possible but an LST is still the way to go as it has everything.. even where the Scxout was originally shipped and the date it was built.
     
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    chris@profab Farmall Cub

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    I have a couple tags and titles avail as well, for those without.
     
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    Hey I've been looking everywhere for a year estimate on this scout hoping you could help Fc159807a thanks.
     

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    FC158807 is '66 model year Scout 800.Probably built in late November, 1965. It's not far from the end of the FC serial numbered Scout 800 (at FC160573) and the beginning of the G-numbered 13 digit VIN Scout that started at G165294 (with a six digit model prefix that varies according to type and trim) on December 12, 1965.
    Use the info from the bit you quoted in your post to order teh Line Setting Ticket. Well worth your while and will tell you a lot about your Scout. I'm curious if it was a Custom trim level Scout. And whether it migh have had a 4-152T turbocharged engine. Look on the VIN plate under the hood. If the gross hp is listed at 111, then it was a turbo. If 93, then a regular 152.
     
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    Thank you so much, I wanted to get the correct year when we get a title. It needs some work, but my brother and I have lots of experience working on vw bugs and chevy 3100 trucks . No turbo, it says 93.4 hp. Bought a pair of scouts from a scrap dealer for 500 so we expect to put some wrench time in. It does run as of yesterday though. Thanks again!
     
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