Michael's 62 Scout Restoration Thread

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  1. michaeldimock

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    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. :)

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    Snowing the day we got it, which made for a fun trip home! :D 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.

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    Used some automotive edge guard to seal the sliding windows along with some other weatherstrippng for the doors

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    Took the diamond plating off yesterday, straightened some dents and scraped dirt out of the bed.

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    I removed the fenders a couple days ago, breaking off 6 bolts. :eek:

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    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.

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    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? :confused:
     
  2. michaeldimock

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    Thinking about using this rubber to put under the wheel wells. Going to attach aluminum sheeting to the edges and attach it to the inside fender walls and the edges of the fender. What do you think? This will keep all the mud out of the fenders and quarter pannels, so rust will be harder to come by! ;)

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  3. Stan Lazeski

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    Michael, I really enjoyed your posts, and the pics are great as well. I am working on my 80 and have replaced the front floors, inner rockers and mounts, and currently have removed the entire rear floor and the supports to repair rust. After I get the supports back in, I am going to use regular diamond plate and replace the floor. My engine is apart and I just cleaned up the block to re-gasket the engine. Going to rebuild the tranny and tc as well before reinstalling them. I have already stripped the frame bare and painted it with por 15, tore apart the axles and cleaned and refurbished them, had my springs rearched and installed new bushings and shackles. As soon as I get the engine and trannsmission back together I can get them installed on the frame and hopefully have the body ready to go back on. Keep up the good work. Stan
     
  4. IH64Scout

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    sweet lookin rig! i love the 80/800's with cabtops and roll bars. :D boy i can't believe they covered up SOLID FLOORS! :eek: some people. :rolleyes: best of luck, and have fun drillin out those bolts! fun fun, i just got done drilling and tapping the broken manifold bolt and turbo exhaust bolt. slow and steady with a good sharp bit. ;)
     
  5. michaeldimock

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    Been a while since I have got a chance to update! Took the tanks out and to my dismay/surprise I have 1 almost perfect tank and 1 toasted tank. The passengers side tank almost has more bondo/rubber/who know's what on it than metal. :rolleyes: I also got all the dirt out of the fenders, 20 pounds in all! :eek: Ended up taking the roll bar and the rest of the aluminum diamond plate off to find very little rust! :D Been oiling the door hinges almost every day now with PB hoping that the screws will come out smoothly. Wish me luck. The most important thing though, is that I get to use my friends shop this weekend! We don't have school today or tommorow, so I should be able to get it taken apart, sandblasted, and mostly painted. Did I mention that his grandfather has been a mechanic all his life. Many thanks to them. You should see some big results coming pretty soon!!!!

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    Any one got any pics of their hose setups on their 152's yet? :) You will see an update soon!
     
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    I highly advise getting an impact screwdriver to help loosen those screws. That allows you to force the phillips head bit into the screw with each hammer blow and will minimize the chance of mungering up the screw head. Don't be impatient. Repeated applications of PB'laster and impact screw driver over several days will likely be required to get them to break loose.

    Roy
     
  7. michaeldimock

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    Everything is ready for the body to come off now! :) I only have 1 pic for now, but more will show up later. Some of the bolts were a little rusty, but overall they were in pretty good shape. I had to drill out all the door screws and the tailgate screws. My question is now, how should I go about getting the tailgate bolt ends out without pulling apart the endcaps? I have decided not to pull the quarter pannels off afterall. What have you guys done to take the bodies off? I am trying to devise a way to mount boards to it to lift with a backhoe. This way, I can spray in Durabak way easier on the bottom side. Still looking for info on the hose setups on my 152. :rolleyes:

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    I think the safest way is different than what I did.
    I fully removed the engine and transmission. I fully removed the wiring harness and fuel lines.
    A fully extended cherry picker from behind and attached with a chain to each side where the seatbelts attach is what I used.
    This had the weight distributed so the thing can almost be pushed up or down on either end with enough elevation.
    Again, this is what I did, not what is safe.
    I used grade 5 bolts with thick metal fender washers and nuts to attach the chain through the seatbelt mounts. This is where I see the problem also the cherry picker can't have defects or it's really dangerous.
    Also do it just to take off the body, then you can rest it on a 55 gallon drum in the back, makes it the perfect height to work pretty good, + it aint gonna roll off or anything.
    I had the front resting on really big cut off beams from construction jobsites. Made the front stable too.
     
  9. michaeldimock

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    Baseball games and this "wonderful" Oregon rain has kept me from my Scout all this week! I have 6 games scheduled for next week. :eek: Hopefully I will be getting my body off this weekend and get something sandblasted and painted. The Durabak wasn't here after 2 weeks, so when I called them up they said it was on backorder! Something they failed to mention before. Hopefully I can at least get my frame, springs, and axles painted. What have you guys done to remove some of the crud from inside the frame. I can see it through some bolt holes and maybe it would just take a stiff wire to poke/ push it out? How should I go about removing the paint from the axles? Sandblasting is out of the question cause it seems to me that sand would do more damage than good! :D
     
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    Well, after more rain, I have gotten the body off and a few things sandblasted. Hopefully this weekend will be sunny so I can get the frame sandblasted and painted. :) Overall it has been really slow going now! Started on some body work and will see how that goes. No pics yet though! :(
     
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    Oh yeah!
    If you can just power through it. :) :D
    It'll all turn out fine if you apply calories in the right way ;) .
    I'm interested in how things go, so update us after the debarnacling
     
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    Well, unfortunately we had a double header baseball game scheduled for Saturday :mad: and my class had to work on prom stuff on sunday, so I was barely able to scrape in some time. Anyway, I got most of the body staightened out and was wondering where the best place in Oregon is around Corvallis to get sheetmetal and steel diamondplate. :confused: Junkyards or stores, any info will be helpful.
     
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    Baseball, baseball, baseball, when will it end, well this week! I will miss it, don't get me wrong, but now I will be able to devote more time to my wonderful scout! Scout fever anyone? Well last weekend was the prom, which went great! I did get most of Sunday to work though. The frame is sitting in 2 coats of primer after being sandblasted and my bed on the Scout is 90% straight now! Thanks to my knowlegeable mentor who let me use his shop and knowlege, I wouldn't be able to do this without him!:cowboy:
     
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    An end to baseball:yawn: but a new beginning for the Scout:taz:. I have lost my tear down pics cause they have left with my friend. He left his grandparents and some of the pics were on his camera. I finally have gotten some updated ones though. The frame is sandblasted, primed and painted black. The bottom pic shows the bumper stop that I wacked out of the frame. It was so bent in that I have the suspicion that this bad boy was jumped a little bit:innocent:.
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    Here is the body which I have started to really straighten out. I used a jack and my body weight to get the bed 90% straight and flat. I would lift the body up in the worst spot and then jump on it until it was just a bit over and then lower it down. It took me a while to get the hang of it. There is also a pic of my " beefy" d27 axles.

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    I have began stripping the fenders and such and have finally learned to put enough of that stripper down the first time. It will be trip #3 for some! I am slowly chugging a long and am in the process right now of making a rotisserie for the body. Wish me luck and advice would be helpful.:tank:
     
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    Hey y'all it's time for an update isn't it? Well I was able to recover my pics from my friend as well as a short movie ( I don't know if it will work ). I have stripped all the paint of the Scout's interior, exterior, hood, fenders, front clip, and in the process of getting it sanded. These pics will arrive soon. I am slowly working towards the Durabak and painting stage. The body rotiserie is almost built, but I found out that it isn't quite strong enought yet.

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    Finally another update! Well I have sanded more and got my rotisserie done! I also bought a sandblaster and undercoat gun. Going to try some Herculiner UV Protectant on my Durabak in the bed. Will see how it turns out.:wacko: Hopefully I will get this sucker sandblasted soon, but sigh, it is raining as I write! F$%^&*( Oregon. Oh well it is good anyhow. Here are some recent pics.

    I had to weld flatbar to the scout itself, because it was flexing way too much. Now it is rock solid and spins like a dream. The frames are made out of cedar posts and would have been made diferently if I could do it again.

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    I cut some rust out and will begin the patching soon.

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    I also will be reupholstering my seat, so any advice would be helpful.

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    I will still need some advice on the hose routings for my 152. Please I know somebody knows something!:gunsmilie:
     
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    Thanks for the advice, i'll be careful! I just reinforced the welds a little bit ago just in case.:cool2:
     
  19. ttgchicago

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    Micheal -

    I suggest you ask this Q in its own thread. I bet you get better response if the Q is right in the subject heading. Not everyone reads all of the build threads.

    Keep up the good work!
     
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    I'd just leave it there and do all I could reach, then flip it.
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    On the topic of safe wrenching, once you raise the scout to the position you want, can you block it in place?
    Like with some jackstands or something?
    wood blocks?
    Just be careful I know the tub weighs more than you want to fall on you.
    Also you should use protective equipment for the sandblasting- eyes and lungs especially.
    A $20 rubber respirator mask and proper eye protection is a MUST.
    Painting also you should wear your mask.
    Make sure you have it safe around there is all I'm saying:) .
     

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