Champagne for 2017

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  1. Randall Barringer

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    I did some quick sanding today. I don't plan on painting, but would like opinions on protecting it from further deterioration.
    I open to the idea of clear coating it.[​IMG]

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    How about a matte clear? It would keep the look of the patina right where it is, and last for years!
     
  3. Randall Barringer

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    If you want it to last, I wouldn't use a spay can paint. A 2 part automotive clear would be the way to go. The everbrite looks interesting. I don't see why it wouldn't work. It's made exactly for what you want to do.
     
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    I finished sanding the hood and moved onto other items.
    I'm very close to having it ready to be insured and have been doing little things here and there.
    My fuel gauge stopped working after I reinstalled the tank, so I need to figure it out. The gauge tests good, but I don't have continuity from the tank to the gauge, so.....
    I installed some new Dayco 80176 vent hoses. They are heavy duty and should last a very long time. Their site says that they are 4", but when I measured them I got 4.5". I'm missing one of the large hose clamps, but for now, it's all in place.
     

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    Keep the project, thread, and pics coming as some of us (Champagne lovers) do indeed enjoy seeing progress if not always responding! And what did you decide on in terms of 52 year old paint preservation?
     
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    Thanks for the support!
    I still haven't made a decision on the paint. I love the look of nice and clean, but really appreciate the character that the OEM paint brings to it.
    For now, it will stay as is and I'll work on other stuff. I finally got the rear bumper off, so I can start figuring out how I'm going to fix the dent on the right rear.
    My wife drove it over the weekend and was really surprised by how easy it is to operate.
    I installed some IH front seatbelts that I got from a friend and hope to get the decals for them from Santa.
     
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    Here's an (expensive) suggestion for your bumper. My wife, who by enlarge could care less about anything with four wheels, suggested I get the bumpers (for both CS's) chromed as my Christmas, birthday, etc. present for the next billion years :santa:. As she is the smart one when it comes to money and many other things, she said the cost of chroming will only continue to rise going forward. While I took out some of the boo boos and plug welded some 15 or so non-stock holes in the four bumpers, the chroming shop did the real magic as part of the package. When I called around for pricing several months ago, all chroming shops included straightening bumpers. Just an option should you decide to bring her back to her glory days.

    And for whatever reason, my wife, who is (or was) a rather accomplished manual transmission driver, boycotted driving the Scout for at least the past 20 years. As I recall, she said something about four stick shifts, manual steering, no suspension, etc........ So be thankful!

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    I checked into getting the front one straightened and re-chromed at the only local place I could find. It was an old school shop a little out of the way, so I expected the price to be reasonable. I was told around $650-700 to straighten and re-chrome. That seemed insanely high to me, so I thanked him and left.
    The front one is now 75% straighter than it was and no longer almost touches the body. For now, I'm happy with it. The rear one is bent to hell, so I plan to beat the trash out of it with a sledgehammer and see what happens.
    My wife loves driving a manual transmission and I like her driving the Scout. I'm thankful.
     
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    It is officially back on the road and fully legal.
    I installed a plastic window guide on the driver´s side, mine was completely missing.
    And I got the parking brake working.

    It still has odds and ends that need to be fixed:
    • fuel gauge
    • fix dent and straighten rear bumper
    • build and install OEM rear seat
    • change axle lube
     
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    Good Job Randy!

    Might you be kind enough to point me in the right direction of your source for the window guide(s)? I need fronts and backs on three of four doors, and the only place I've seen them is the expensive Scout outfit in Portland OR.

    I read here that someone soaked their e cable in used motor oil over the winter to free it up so I'm trying that. I really don't want to purchase new ones :cornfused:.

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    I had a decent parts door that I robbed from.
    Thank you!

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    New seatbelt decals from Scoutco.

    I also got some new poly spring bushings to install, but having done the job a few times, I'm not looking forward to it.

    I still haven't straightened the rear bumper or worked on the body. The flu and resulting garbage feeling have kept me inside.

    We are planning to take the Travelall on a mini trip tomorrow, so hopefully that will be nothing but good memories.[​IMG]

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    Nice work. It's all them small things that's so slow. Love the patina look and your scout is a great candidate.
     
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    I just read your whole thread. Great job on the progress in just one year. I wish I did my scout piece by piece so I could enjoy it.
     
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    We got a little snow down here, so this morning I took our girls for a ride in the neighborhood.
    Short video:
     
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    Jeez, I live up at 8,000 feet here in CO and you have more snow on the ground then we do! I guess the new seat belt decals helped hold the gals in a bit better :balloon:
     
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    Sound like my kids....”why you taking a video?!!!”
     
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    Why Daddo WHY!
     
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    Today I removed the aftermarket Stewart Warner amp gauge and related wiring and put it back to stock. The PO was nice enough to not hack any of the wiring, so it all looks and performs as it should. The Scout is finally to a point where I can trust how the engine is going to perform. Even when it got down to 18 degrees a couple weeks ago it still fired up and ran great.
    I am looking forward to the time change so that more of the bigger stuff (bumper, body work, spring bushings) can get done.
    Tomorrow I travel to rescue a 1972 D Series Pickup. More on that in another thread.
     

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