Coop's Beast - 1980 Scout II - Diesel

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  1. Jeff Jamison

    Jeff Jamison Lives in an IH Dealership

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    Looking good,
     
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  2. punjig

    punjig Farmall Cub

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    Holy Crap that is alot of work. Been awhile since I have been on to look at everyone's project and was surprised to see the stage yours is in. Great work!

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  3. CoopVA

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  4. CoopVA

    CoopVA Binder Driver

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    Got the fuel tank bracket cleaned up and primed...

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    There were 28 spot welds on this piece.

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  5. jmait769

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    + one more Coop!! Outstanding!!
     
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  6. CoopVA

    CoopVA Binder Driver

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    It's been a while since I've made an update... been really busy at work and life. Still got some good shop time in.

    Got the rear deck and support braces cleaned up and primed...

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    Cleaned up and primed the rear and front supports for the rear deck...

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    Cut out the cancer on the rear quarter panels and have to patch up the inner quarters were the floor mates up...

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    Fitting up one of the patches...

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    That's were I'm at so far. Once I get the final patches in then the rear deck can be fitted up...
     
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  7. CoopVA

    CoopVA Binder Driver

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    Got one patch complete...

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    It's a little rough looking, but it's solid and will be covered up with primer, seam sealer and underlined when it's all said and done. Two more to go before the floor can get set...


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  8. MyDieselScout2

    MyDieselScout2 Farmall Cub

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    Perfect !


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  9. CoopVA

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    Got a new tool...

    Pneumatic Flange/Punch tool from Cornwell. Had to crank the pressure up to 110psi before it would punch 16 gauge...

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  10. CoopVA

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    Rear deck is in and aligned!

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    Now on to plug welding it in...


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  11. CoopVA

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    First set of plugs welded. Had to crank the Hobart Handler 125 to the max... Got good penetration, but I'm thinking I need a bigger rig...

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  12. Jeff Jamison

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    Glad the floor is getting used,looking great,
     
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  13. CoopVA

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    Got a bag of Clecos...

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    They're not pulling this ledge tight enough. Ordered some Wingnut Clecos to pull it tighter...

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    Lined up the brace between the wheel wells. Thanks go to Stevewillis for providing a dimension...

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    Drilled a small hole were the rear seat belts bolt through the floor and brace to help line it up...

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    Then Cleco'd it in place.

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  14. CoopVA

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    The wing nut Clecos work great!

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    Finished setting the braces and then fit up the fuel tank bracket. I did take a measurement, but it didn't seem right, so I strapped the tank in and let it find it's own place...

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    The Clecos are a huge help. Got 56 of them in the floor, which means about 120 or so plug welds to do...

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    any updates Coop this is looking sweet!

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  16. chopperroxie

    chopperroxie Farmall Cub

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    That is some great work, Coop. Love the detail and time put into this.
     
  17. CoopVA

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    Thanks guys! Been real busy with life and work lately and haven’t had much chance to get into the shop. I’m hoping to be able to get some time in this week, with any luck...
     
  18. Mx-5 Scout

    Mx-5 Scout Farmall Cub

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    Keep up the fantastic work!
     
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    Cool stuff, I use Cleco's for aircraft structural repair, very reliable!

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  20. CoopVA

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    Finally got some shop time in this weekend. Got all the plug weld holes drilled, about 180, then got all the brackets fit up...

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    Started plug welding using .024 solid wire. Bought an 11 pound spool the other day before I started, as I knew I was gonna run out of the 2 pound spool I had in the machine.... got a few done before the wire ran out, but forgot I needed an adapter for the bigger spool. Had a roll of .035 and tried it, but my little Hobart 125 doesn’t like it... doesn’t run hot enough for it...

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    Adapter is on the way, and hopefully can get the rear deck done next weekend.
     
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