My 1978 Scout II Build

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  1. BigRigg

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    I then started on reassembly of the inner fenders. Those needed to be cleaned up, sanded down and repainted. Once I had those back on, the fenders came back on, and so did the doors, so I could get my gaps right from fender and door opening. This was a cool little trick I learned. It's so much easier to get the front aligned, and the put the quarters where you need them to be.
    Once the doors were aligned, the fenders and doors came back off. The radiator went in. Then it was time to clean, primer, paint, install the heater box, brake booster, steering column, petal mounts,and run transmission lines, engine wiring harness, heater hoses, radiator hoses, etc... 20200506_182040.jpg 20200505_153144.jpg 20200506_182104.jpg 20200506_182105.jpg 20200415_155236.jpg 20200508_173140.jpg
    And that's where I sit today. Next up on the list, is installing the throttle and kickdown linkage. It will all have to be custom, since I went with a motorcraft 2100 carb. Once I have that done, I will start sanding and prepping body panels...
     
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    Looking good!
     
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    No nearly as much as you have done with yours! Your project looks fantastic, btw. I've been following it closely. I admire your fab skills.
     
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    BigRigg, Sorry to hear about your back. I know about back issues all to well. Your project is coming along Great. Keep It Up!! If ya don't mind tell us a little about your red flooring. How long have you had it? How does it perform? How does it do against gas & other fluids? Clean up? It looks good & I've wondered about doing something similar. Mark
     
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    that thing looks great

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    Yeah my back keeps me limited, which sucks. It is what it is.
    The floor...well, I got a smoking deal on it from the local Sears that closed down. This was the display flooring in the tool section. I have a love hate relationship with it. It's really nice to walk on, or to lay on. It is easy to clean, and seems to be ok with fluids. It looks good, and I can see why people like the tile floors in general.

    The downsides are steep for me, personally. It's not ideal for me at my current place in life. The biggest downsides...
    1. No welding without a blanket. Dont even try it. Slag will melt right through, and the tiles can catch fire. I learned that the hard way.
    2. You cannot roll heavy things on it with little casters. I have moving dollies that I would use to move tubs, axles, transmissions, etc. They worked fine on the concrete. They the narrow wheels dig into the tiles, and make it nearly impossible to move anything heavier than a bare frame. So, now it's time to spend some coin on pneumatic wheels that can handle the task.
    3. Goes along with 2...if you have traditional jack stands, you must use something underneath them, or they will cut into the tile. I am going to weld some 2 inch flatbar to the bottom of my stands to keep this from happening.

    In closing, if I were a guy who just changed fluids, or replaced things like starters, or upholstery, it's cool stuff. But for a guy who still does fab work, or frame off stuff, it's the pits.
     
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    I have the drivetrain all set up. I also pre-oiled the motor and put the distributor in. Then I realized that this prestolite distributor didnt have a rotor, and all my caps are for holley. So, I'm waiting on ebay for my parts to come. It's very close to starting and moving again! Then bodywork...:helpsmilie:

    I tried to post pictures, but I am told the files are to big:cornfused:. I'll update when I figure out what is going on.
     
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    I just tried loading some pics and it told me the same thing...so I put them in a email and sent it to myself...then saved the pics from the email..and it would load those..not sure what's going on...
     
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    I had and heard from our friend RinTX the same issue. If you choose the medium setting it should. No issues for me since. Maybe the domain owner is limiting the bandwidth or the server is filling up with our hi res pics!

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    I just wanted to update this post with some pictures. Not many pictures. I guess, I need to go take some more. Drivetrain is just about done. I have a little bit of electrical left to do. I've started on body work. My paint supplies are here. Hopefully I can devote some serious time to this and get some color on it...

    I'll post up some pictures of the body panels the next time i get out there 20200517_182055.jpg 20200517_182229.jpg 20200516_180655.jpg
     
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    If you would get rid of that napping pillow in front of the scout,you might get more work done.
     
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    Lol! Busted! :laugh:
     
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    I have a couch in my shop that gets regular use from the cat and I..

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    Looking Good Big Rigg!

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    I've been sanding. And sanding. And sanding. It looks like this scout was out in a hail storm. I didnt realize all the subtle dings until I started flat blocking. The hood needed some massaging and then a skim coat of filler. The doors had some dings, as well as the fenders. But, the time has come for some primer! Hopefully this weekend... 20200731_182600.jpg 20200731_171916.jpg 20200731_182551.jpg 20200731_182600.jpg 20200731_183228.jpg 20200724_185830.jpg
     

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    Darrel Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    I'm amazed at all the work you've accomplished. You're like a restoration factory over there.
     
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    Ha! No way. But thanks. I always feel like I'm moving at a snail's pace.:wheelchair: Once I start fitting panels, then I'll feel like Im accomplishing something. All the grunt work feels in vain until you can finally see so progress. Usually by the end of the day I look back and wonder what I did all day.
     

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