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Discussion in 'Binder Builds' started by scout2000, Oct 8, 2012.
Looks like Parkomat is long gone now, its a shame, it was a great little A/C unit.
Probably another deal with my Yahoo-fu not being up to snuff, but this was all I was able to turn up online.
There were also some hits from eBay, and it appears that they make/made AC units for older/vintage vehicles.
Nothing as far as a company web page.
Thanks for the URL. I'm not 15 miles away from Grapevine.
There is also Old Air Products, in Fort Worth, and also very close to me.
Just a note, All the stuff I purchased is the interior stuff. I visited with the seller, a new Scout owner himself, and all the under hood AC stuff was already gone.
But I am OK with the underhood AC stuff missing. My Scout is not now, and never was IH powered.
I am gearing up for a modern (to me) drive train swap, and I am planning that all the underhood items will come from my donor vehicle. When the time comes to install the AC components, I am planning that what ever doesn't come from either this parts group or the donor vehicle, will either come from Classic Auto Air or Old Air Products.
One more question concerning your comment. Who is/was ARA?
And how do they relate to Parkomat, the manufacturer of my AC system?
ARA was an aftermarket manufacturing company. They did A/C kits, Cruise control, etc. Mainly catering to dealerships, back before A/C was a common option through the OEM (Ford, Chrylser, GM). They had installation shops in most the major cities. They supplied what appeared to be a factory option kit for most models.
To my knowledge Parkomat was a competitor to ARA.
I was reading in something that wasn't there.
license plate frame + light housing
This jewel was just dropped of by the UPS guy a few minutes ago.
My original one, shown painted in silver, had a fine IH rusty coating on it originally. I put it in a rust bath, only to find out that the whole bottom end of the light enclosure was rusted out.
I found this online, and overall, I couldn't be happier.
So far, the biggest difference that I see is the Arrow imprints. All of the imprints are there on the new one, but they are much more pronounced.
Sorry about all the finger smudges on the chrome. Its so new, I haven't had a chance to break out the Mothers mag & aluminum polish to clean it up yet.
Its always the little details that make the big difference.
great find there Jerry. Looks good. Are you done with your axles yet?
Are you going to swap in the I.H. dials?
Short answer is no.
The long answer is I would like to, but probably not.
The hubs I have on my OE Dana 30's are mismatched. The hubs I have on my new Dana 44's are automatic hubs and look their age.
This Scout is going to be more of a daily driver, and I am not planning I will do any serious wheeling in it. The serious wheeling is planned for the next Scout.
Re: new side mirrors
Hey Jerry, where did you score these mirrors? I have round ones too but they are trashed.
Re: new side mirrors
They came from here:
Also note, I am only going to be able to use the mirrors themselves, and obviously the stainless holder.
On my Scout, my mirrors attach to the doors, and I have plans to have the door mount part chromed.
Not an ideal situation, but the round mirror frame is by far the worse part of my mirrors.
Hope this helps.
Do you think the dials out of the old hubs would fit the new ones? Do they have any deep gouges in them?
These are the ones currently on my existing Dana 30 front axle.
Drivers side first. I wish I had a new set of these.
and this is the passenger side. Its bright, if nothing else.
The automatic hubs (along with the axles) are off site at a friends location right now.
The new hubs, pictured earlier, were purchased specifically for Scout II Dana 44 applications, which is what is going in, hopefully sooner than later.
Hopefully this helps.
New headlight rings.
Sorry, I am just not a fan of the 1970/1971 square rings.
Rally wheels installed
My (new to me) Scout II rally wheels.
I would like to say I did it "for the chrome".
I needed to get this done specifically for my new brake kit. The calipers won't fit using my original wheels, so I needed to get some wheels installed that would.
Yep, after spinning in circles for weeks on end, it looks like next week I will get my new axles and my new 4 wheel disc brake kit installed. Sometimes, you just have to be happy for small miracles.
Lookin really good Jerry. I agree on the headlights and the new wheels look awesome!
To anyone following me here, this is my last post here. I have started an actual build thread here:
Ultimately, this turned out to be just a collection of pictures, both for my body shop guy and as a collection of parts to be installed somewhere down the line.