My 1978 Scout II Build

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  1. BigRigg

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    Not much really. I was removing the rear floor and inner quarters from my parts scout. Drilled out about a million spot welds, and still have a few left. Life kinda got in the way lately. I hope to get back on it this weekend. Once I can get this floor out, then it's all about putting everything back together. Which is the best part!!!
     
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    I know how that goes I had to work over today and didn't get to work on mine either but makes it more fun when I do have time. Sounds like lots of work drilling out all them spot welds keep up the good job.

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    Man with that setup you sure know how to make a guy feel like a shade tree mechanic. I'm out here welding in my driveway :cowboy:. Anyway, I noticed you guys are in my area and thought I'd say hey. I bought my Scout from a guy in Gentry, Ar about 6 years ago. Looks like you guys are having better luck finding Binders down there than I am up here. Keep the updates coming. :wrenching:
     
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    From what I can see in your avatar, your scout looks pretty nice! Do you have any more pictures? It's cool to see another scout guy so close! And for some reason gentry seems like a hot bed of IH stuff. I've bought 2 IH trucks from up there, and looked at several more.
     
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    BigRigg said - "From what I can see in your avatar, your scout looks pretty nice!" I've gotta 2nd that motion!! The Scout that's in the avatar of 77GlacierBlue is Impressive At The Least!! That's a Great looking Scout! Great color combo and a Great stance!! Mark
     
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    Thanks guys. I added some pictures to this thread and my profile.
    Sorry for hijacking your thread BigRigg. Looking forward to some progress pics of your build.
     
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    Not a hijack at all. I always welcome pictures of others IHs!!! Progress is slow. I need to get off my butt.
     
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    So Big Rigg how's it coming? I can't wait to see this one done.


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    Well... not much to update. In November my father in law had a stroke, and we moved him in with us. While moving him, I screwed up L1 in my back, so the doctor has me on a very limited regimen...

    Since the last post I made, I have replaced the rockers, and front floors, and I have also replaced the back half of the scout. The original tub had too much wrong structurally speaking. The new half is uglier, but better bones. I just have a lot to do in the floors, and replace the moons on the wheel wells. Things are closer, but feel so far away in my current situation.
     
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    These are all the pictures I have. I'll have to go out and shoot some more... 20191015_171823.jpg 20191024_143602.jpg 20191024_180245.jpg
     
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    Sorry to hear about your back I have been there it is a slow road and very painful, the work your doing looks great I've been working on our main bathroom the last month putting up durock today so I can eventually tile. Hope to get back on mine soon, you take care of that back I went through numerous bottles of Absorbine JR. it is some good stuff if you haven't tried it. You will be back at it before you know it just takes time to get well I was at the chiropractor every day for the first month and several times a week for 6 months. But now I'm doing great that was over 20 years ago. Good Luck
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    On the plus side you’ve got a lot of space to work on it! I have the opposite problem...
     
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    Very true. Too much space is dangerous tho. These things keep following me home!
     
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    I know the feeling. Doesn’t matter how much space a car guy gets, he’ll always fill it lol
     
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    I've had a little time to be out in the shop, and this thread needs an update!
    So, I finally got the tub completed. I cleaned everything up, mated the rear of one tub, with the front of another (which took more time than I'd like to admit.) treated surface rust, primed and painted the tub. I also used a rubberized undercoating from 3m on the underside.... 20200328_142544.jpg 20200328_142525.jpg 20200327_174922.jpg 20200328_142515.jpg 20200327_174934.jpg
     
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    Once everything was primed, EVERY SEAM (btw, it takes 9 tubes for the tub) was sealed with dynatron. And then the tub was painted... 20200331_181336.jpg 20200331_181359.jpg 20200331_181347.jpg 20200331_181352.jpg
     
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    Wow, a difficult job for sure! Nice work
     
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    Next, it was time to see if I totally screwed things up with the tub.:cornfused: I put the chassis under the tub, and everything lined up perfectly. Remember kids, measure twice cut once. :1eye:
     

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    Once the body was back in its testing place, it was time to add some sound deadening material. I ran out, though. So the bed still needs some. I also repaired the original harness. It was in decent shape. I could still read the numbers. But several of the plugs needed replaced, a few new wires needed to be ran. Then I ran the loom out along inside the frame, like it was stock. I say this all so fast, but man it takes me a long time to make sure everything is right. I think I spend more time scratching my head and looking for tools/parts than anything else... 20200411_180802.jpg 20200411_180754.jpg

    And now that I'm thinking about it, I just realized that I dont have any pictures of the exhaust! I cleaned up the original down pipes, installed flowmaster 40s, and installed some new rear dumps. It turned out pretty decent....
     
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