Father Son Scout Restore

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    I started my Scout rebuild over a decade ago. Kids, life etc got in the way. My son turned 17 and doesn't want to drive the Scion XB. I wish I had taken better before pictures here is some pictures of it underneath. Its a 1973 Scout 2, 345 2bbl. T-90, Dana 20. Swapped in D44s front and back. 3.45 gears. 20200703_151556.jpg 20200703_143816.jpg 20200703_143825.jpg 20200703_143810.jpg 20200703_143806.jpg 20200703_143743.jpg 20200703_143741.jpg
     
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    Son and I put a new locker in the rear D44. All new bearings and seals. 20200703_164714.jpg 20200703_170946.jpg 20200703_154306.jpg
     
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    Rear Drum Brakes rebuilt. This is my first time with these drums. I am more familiar with Chevrolet drums. It wasn't horrible once we figured out where everything went. And now the scout is back on its feet! We were able to roll it back to get the engine out. 20200705_164810.jpg 20200705_171108.jpg 20200705_163822.jpg 20200705_180131.jpg 20200705_203240.jpg
     
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    J.J. Lives in an IH Dealership

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    Nice work, keep showing your progress!

    JJ in TN
     
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    Started on the engine teardown. No gasket just rtv on the thermostats housing. Apparently it still had radiator fluid. And holy cow, thats some caked on grease. IMG_20200708_073409_742.jpg IMG_20200708_073415_730.jpg IMG_20200708_073420_736.jpg IMG_20200708_073424_834.jpg IMG_20200708_073427_572.jpg
     
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    20200709_163256.jpg So this happened, I was moving the engine and I guess the board I had under the balancer slipped somehow. Bent the engine stand. Guess I'm getting a 2000lb one. Fun times!!
     
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    Darrel Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    It's nice to see a solid Scout for a change. Good luck with the project.
     
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    Started rewiring the dash. Brought it inside so I can take advantage of the AC. Im putting the fuse box in the glove box. 20200714_195519.jpg 20200715_081134.jpg
     
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    Wiring coming along! So glad I have the dash inside the AC. 20200719_205251.jpg 20200720_150531.jpg 20200720_151114.jpg 20200720_153154.jpg
     
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    Had to make these defrost vent clips. 20200720_205408.jpg
     
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    What to do with the old bulkhead connectors. I tried to drill them out to reuse them. That didn't work, so my son made some plates to go over the holes. Used epoxy to get them attached. 20200721_200643.jpg 20200722_084417.jpg 20200722_093426.jpg 20200722_095637.jpg 20200722_095642.jpg
     
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    More wiring, got the heater blower and the wipers working. 20200724_173438.jpg 20200724_173446.jpg
     
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    20200725_195807.jpg 20200726_153245.jpg Rivnut.jpg 20200725_195807.jpg More wiring done. Wired up the side marker lights, brake and turn signals. I added a ground wire to the housing so I can centralize the grounds. Added a temporary spot for the relays. I might use some kind of Pelican box to make it water resistant in the future.
     
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    Wire routing for the headlighs 20200726_143322.jpg
     
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    And we have headlights, turns signals, etc. Even got the horn working. 20200728_170658.jpg 20200728_170715.jpg 20200728_170730.jpg
     
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    Josh Schrecengost Farmall Cub

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    I bought a generic 20 circuit wiring harness. It's been quite the adventure.
     
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    An regrets about your choice of wiring harness? Clear instructions? Did you compare it to other brands? Can you post the link, brand or a picture of the harness you went with? I’ll be doing that hopefully this fall. Thank You! Mark
     
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    I used a Top line wire and cable harness. It was cheap and small enough to put in the glove compartment. It also had the labels printed on the wires, that was a life saver. I have another harness in a box that I lost the instructions too and its worthless. The instructions were barely adequate. Someone on here made a wiring guild for a kwik harness to a Scout and I would have had a much harder time without that guide. My only real complaint was that there was no easy way to mount the harness. And some of the wires were not nearly long enough. I bought a LOT of wire, and then had to buy more.

    Same with the solder connectors and the shrink tube. I also bought the 3:1 shrink tube with glue.

    And I can't say enough good things about the wire stripper. Must have! 20200730_154807.jpg 20200730_154753.jpg 20200730_154739.jpg
     
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    Rear tail lights all working! I hope the gas tank doesn't pinch them would be a pain to redo. 20200802_152512.jpg 20200802_152444.jpg
     

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