Father/Daughter Build '77 SSII, 345, $800 cragslist find!

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  1. customtronic

    customtronic Farmall Cub

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    I read thru them again start to finish! lol It's motivating plus I use your threads as reference from time to time. Amazing quality work!
     
  2. jmait769

    jmait769 High Wheeler

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    Thanks supermerle!
    Thanks customtronics! The build section of BP always motivates me!!!

    Two of my favorite things to wrench on!!

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    We are prepping the Huey to mount on a pedestal at our local Vietnam Veterans War memorial. Should be pretty cool!!

    We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!! :santa:
     
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  3. customtronic

    customtronic Farmall Cub

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    Jay....were you in the aviation branch while in the military? I retired in 2012. I spent the last 13 years of my career in the 160th SOAR at Campbell.
     
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  4. jmait769

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    I was! Huey then Blackhawks and then my last tour was in Camp Eagle (near Wonju) Korea with the 6th CAV (Apaches). I retired in 2003! I’ve been lucky and still work with things that fly! :yes:
    We have had a bunch of snow here and it is cold so little work is going on in the garage! Not complaining considering what has happened east of here!

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    Time for some more calendar pics! :laugh:
     
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  5. jmait769

    jmait769 High Wheeler

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    Almost have 100,000 miles on the odometer and started getting some suspension noise in the front. Noticed the rear of the front springs had started to bend flat. Did not know how old the shocks were and driving at 65 was getting a bit white knuckled! So we took advantage of the moving sale at IHPA and ordered a 2.5” Rough Country suspension. Did not want to lift this really but my wife has started calling it the “old mans” Scout :censored: because it was so low (where was this woman when we were younger?) so went with the 2.5 lift kit”

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    To me the old front springs took on an S shaped form compared to the new springs.
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    New system installed
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    Before the lift about 3.5 inches of fender clearance.
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    After about a 3” lift all around. I'm sure this will settle down a little more after time but was pleased with the outcome!
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    Went on in about two hours and the ride is fantastic compared to the old springs and shocks. A little stiffer but I prefer that. I did have to enlarge the front passenger side spring plate for the larger U-bolt, the leveling plate hole on the rear passenger side was enlarged slightly to fit the spring bolt and I may have to extend the rear brake hose but that is because of the slightly longer shackles I run in the rear.
     
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    We have a new addition to the Scout Den! Scored a SSII Winners Circle banner off of Ebay! :beer: I had seen one of these in an old picture and could not believe it showed up for sale. My Dad got me my first Scout in either 77 or 78 (it was a 73) and I remember reading about the Baja win so very excited!!

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    Total poser shot with the 77 SSII!

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    I’m a little worried about hanging it without preserving it in some way – any ideas?

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    Wow another year gone by! We have about 4000 miles on the new suspension and very happy with that!
     
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    jeff campbell Lives in an IH Dealership

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    very kool ! just let it hang !
     
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    Thanks I thought it was pretty cool too! ;) I think I will try some of this just for the UV protection:

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    We have been planning forever to go to one of the Texas club events (HCB Binder Bash or NTB Round Up) held at Hidden Falls Adventure Park and this past weekend we made it!! :clap:Had a great time with all of the members and will be something we do as much as possible in the future. Really wanted to take the 69 but that isn’t even close to drivable so we took this one. Had to take it easy on it but well worth it as we had a blast.

    Thanks to Ziggy for guiding us up and down the easy way on Wildcat (I think that is the name) hill and taking these shots!

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    We did dolly it there about 1250 miles round trip. I did remove the rear drive shaft and also discovered that fast moving big rigs passing us could persuade the drivers side door to open. Bungee cords are now standard when towing it!

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    Lot more event pics on 2017 HCB Binder Bash pics thread.
     
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    It was a real pleasure to meet you Jay. Glad y'all were able to make it to the Bash. Looking forward to seeing y'all in the '69 at the NTB Roundup later this year!:beer:
     
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    Hey it was a pleasure meeting and hanging out with you and your son too! So glad we came! Also, pretty cool checking out JS in person!!!

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    I’m in the garage today whittling away on the 69. Fingers crossed!! :sweatdrop:
     
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    Jay,
    Just curious, but did your daughter ever spend any time in California for school? I could swear she looks super familiar. I went to Cal Poly and graduated in 2015.
     
  13. jmait769

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    No.
     
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    jmait769 High Wheeler

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    Hmmmm……

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    :laugh:
     
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    Eat your heart out Tesla Roadster Spaceman! :)
     
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    tahoedonner Binder Driver

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    I bet Scouts don’t rust in space.
     
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    I agree!! It would last at least twice as long as that Tesla. :yes: I think a Scout, weight wise, would have given those Falcon 9 rockets a better payload test! After I thought about I would miss mine too much! :laugh:
     

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