Purchased my 62 Scout on February 18 and have been slowly working through the restoration process. Having no previous experience, little space, and a limited selection of tools, I get to learn a lot and add in some creative ingenuity. So far I have take my 152 parts motor and 152 working engine apart, swapped parts, cleaned and painted the 152 working engine, and am in the process of putting all new gaskets in. At the end of the summer, when I have some more dough, I will put all new bearings in. Here are some pics of the engine before and after. http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/MyScout31.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/MyScout28-1.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/IMG_1471.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/IMG_1451.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/MyScout315.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/MyScout316.jpg Snowing the day we got it, which made for a fun trip home! On the way up there, water must have gotten into our Ford's heater, and steam started pouring out. I was busy wiping the windows, dad was rolling the windows down/looking for a place to pull over, and that @#$% snow was pouring in. Took it a couple minutes, but it finally all evaporated. The Scout is a half cab, spring over axles, D27's ( upgrade in the future to D44's ) front cut and turned, 33's, aluminum diamond plate bed, 152, and t-90. http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/MyScout51.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/MyScout48.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/MyScout47.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/MyScout1.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/MyScout73.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/MyScout69.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/MyScout64.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/MyScout54.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/MyScout356.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/MyScout363.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/MyScout365.jpg Used some automotive edge guard to seal the sliding windows along with some other weatherstrippng for the doors http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/MyScout21.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/MyScout23.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/MyScout26.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/MyScout28.jpg Took the diamond plating off yesterday, straightened some dents and scraped dirt out of the bed. http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/MyScout368.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/MyScout366.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/MyScout367.jpg I removed the fenders a couple days ago, breaking off 6 bolts. http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/MyScout332.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/MyScout340.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/MyScout333.jpg I posted before, but I need some info/pics of hose routings for the 152. I have a weber 32/36 or a holley 5200? The carb doesn't have weber on it anywhere, that was water choke, but I switched it to manual. Here are some close ups of everything. http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/IMG_2401.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/IMG_2402.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/IMG_2403.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/IMG_2404.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/IMG_2405.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/IMG_2406.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/IMG_2407.jpg http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/michaeldimock/IMG_2408.jpg Going to either pound out the bed, until it is flat, or cut it out, and replace with steel diamond plate. I am contemplating wether I should keep the aluminum, or steel diamond plate it and coat w/ durabak. What do you guys think I should do?