My 72/73 Scout Rebuild

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  1. rustfreeTX

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    Ohh, I bought those same stickers, how difficult was the whole process? I was also wanting to replace the lexan/plexi-glass too.
     
  2. Daniel Nance

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    I dont think either one was that difficult. I wasnt sure what I was getting on the faceplate...I first thought it would be some type of plastic - didnt know it was actual stickers. IT was easy to put on. The lexan was easy too. I bought to pieces of 10 inch lexan at lowes for under $5 each. You will use almost all the length of 10 inch on the speedo gauge. I traced the old glass and then cut with a grinder wheel and used a razor blade to scrape off the melted lexan that built up. I was surprised at how easy it was.
     
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    Update: installed pulleys at water pump, belts to alternator, coolant overflow reservoir, new shift cable from transmission to shifter. Ive been stuck on getting the brakes to work for a long time now. Today I am purchasing a reverse brake bleeder that will hopefully solve the problem of air being in my lines. Next up: cable from alternator to battery, seats, ps pulley and ps belt install, cutting old rear quarter panels from my feeder vehicle, and an endless amount of body work (one panel at a time).
     
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    I feel like I have done the same build you are doing. Great Job!
     
  5. Daniel Nance

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    I’ve been able to do some body prep work, install seat bases, fan and pulleys/belts, and connect the following: brake booster hose, new 90 degree heater hose connection, water pump hose to heater, PCV valve to Throttle body.... and also finally got my brake system to work after months of bleeding and trying different things.

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    So what method/procedure did you end up using after all that time?

    You've certainly accomplished a butt load!
     
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    I tested the master cylinder by dead-heading it (capping the output and testing of pedal is stiff)... mc was good... so I kept bleeding and bleeding the lines. I ended up buying some speed bleeder screws and just went to town pumping the brakes. I still have to get the front lines adjusted... I think something is up with my proportioning valve, but that’s for another evening. And thanks for the kind words! This build has been a learning experience.
     
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    Spent last weekend installing seats. First image is my first attempt to get the bmw e46 seats attached to the scout... it didn’t work. Next step was to cut all the way around the base... this did the trick. Both seats functioning and will he added to my fuse panel in the weeks to come.
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    European seats (of almost any make) are the way to go if your not stuck on originality! They look awesome!
     
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    I’ve been working on electrical lately. I hd trouble figuring out why my dash lights and blinkers weren’t working. There was problem with the ground... fixed. Then I put new sockets in my blinker plates and connected my front lights. Dash lights and front lights all working as they should.

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    Spent the whole day working on the rear left quarter panel. Grinder all the rust from the inside then worked on getting the 1/4-1/2” bondo off the outside. I then prepped the metal to make sure rust was eliminated, primed the inside, and then started welding the panel back on. It was a long day
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    Yeah, but the enjoyment factor is well worth it!
     
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    Actually in this particular case it wasn’t worth it... I’m not happy with the panel and the way it sits after I welded - so I’m going to pull the panels from my donor vehicle and make them work. It will be a lot less bondo I’ll have to use too... but overall the enjoyment factor is well worth it!
     
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    Update from the last week...
    I was able to weld the end cap on the first 1/4 panel and start doing some filler work. I had a large gap to cover at the bottom of the panel but didn’t want to lose the seam between the end cap and panel. I’m pleased with the outcome. I used a small triangular file to create the seam... still more filler work to go on that panel. I was also able to clean up the other 1/4 panel and get it welded on to its home. The tough part about this was the end cap had to be welded on about a quarter inch from the seam.
     
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    Body work body work body work... ive never done this before so the learning curve has been steep. I started with some fiberglass and then body filler. I then tried to come up with a way to keep the contour of the scout without buying expensive dura-blocks or contour tools... so I opted for same material (Eva foam rubber) and picked up some yoga blocks from wal mart for under $5... and shaped them to the contour of the scout body. I’ll post finished results later when completed... it may not work out the way I plan, but time will tell. I also had to remove the striker plate which required me to drill out the screws. The replacement screws are 5/16-18... I picked up inch and a half length at Lowe’s in stainless steel for under $5 (pack of 5).
     
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    I’ve continued to do body work and then hit a snag with my ignition system. I was using points and failed to put a condenser on it, thus I fried the points. I decided to use the Mopar Distributor Conversion found on this site and upgrade to 8pin gm ignition module. I cut a piece of 1/4 aluminum (I bought a scrap sheet from a local fabrication shop for $5) to house the ecore hei coil and ignition module. This bolts onto the same place where the older round style coil bolted on.

    With the help of Bill at Hamilton Fuel Injection (HFI), I was able to get the cable needed for electronic controlled timing and an updated chip for my setup. There will be some more tuning ahead, but I need to get a few more things done to the scout before riding around in it. I can’t stress enough that if any of you want fuel injection to read up on Bill’s posts and use him if buying a kit, harness, adapter, or anything else related to fuel injection - he is an excellent resource.

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    I just noticed in one of the pics above I have a gm 4 pin module laid out. I initially went that route before deciding to have controlled timing... I took that module (unused) back to the store and ordered what I needed.
     
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    Latest: Had to fabricate some brackets to hold the water pipes in place as I lost the originals when tearing down original motor.
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    Cleaned up the wiring below the dash. Had to create a bracket to hold the fuse block as there wasn’t enough room behind the fuse box with all the wires.
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    Continued work on drivers side of vehicle... body work almost complete (not including top)
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    Worked on the rear passenger panel, including patching some holes and priming in order to prevent surface rust. Had to re-prep this metal by sanding and using metal prep chemical.
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    You work fast. Where did the white gauge stickers come from?
    Can you show a more detailed image and maybe some measurements of the BMW seat mounts? (I have a set and someday they will be in my Scout)
     
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    I wish I worked faster, lol...Im almost 2 years into this build - Its difficult not having a garage.

    The gauge stickers were found on ebay - just search "scout 2 gauge stickers." They were only like $20-$25. I can take measurements on the seats I put in. I followed a thread on this site, but Im not certain I bought/installed the same seats I found on Craigslist. IMO, each set of seats will require its own fabrication. I just spent that particular weekend cutting the seat bases and fabricating as needed. In short, I'd be happy to take measurements of the base and seat - I still need to go back and weld the brackets together for stronger support.
     

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