Howdy. I bought this 79 Scout 2 from a buddy that was moving to another state and didn't want to haul it along. I've always liked scouts and since I'd been looking for a good hunting and fishing rig for a while I couldn't pass it up. This is a 345, 727 auto drive train. The first things I did were an oil change, new plug wires, and new air filter. The truck is pretty solid for its age but there is a bunch of stuff that needs done. I've been driving it about 10 miles a week mostly because it is fun and seems like the best way to find all the issues. The suspension definitely needed some help. Shocks were totally roasted and the springs were sagging and even looked a little bent. I ordered a rough country 2.5" kit and installed it this weekend. Im pretty happy with the results. Here is the before, during, and after photos. I ended up with about 4" of lift. Some of that is needs probably due to sag in the stock springs and some to tightening the shackle bolts while it was up on Jack stands instead of on the ground. It will likely settle a little with a few bumpy roads behind it.