Well, we have a semi-local guy who has had his '79 Scout II for a long, long time, and has cared for it like a child all the way. He's had it redone by an IH shop (no longer in business) a few years ago, and it looks really nice. Unfortunately, it's skin deep. The rockers were plated poorly, floors patched haphazardly, etc. They put fiberglass fenders, windshield frame, top, quarters, tailgate, and liftgate on it. It creaks, cracks, squeaks, rattles...and it is generally a mess. When it left that shop "finished", he ended up immediately having a local shop work on it to make the fit and finish tolerable, and repaint it entirely. It now needs redone again, since the fiberglass parts are all cracking and separating on it, along with (possibly partially due to) the poorly repaired metal structure underneath. So, we named this one "Rerun"! Rerun was fixin' to be a high dollar project if we were to replace the bed floor, all three braces back there, the inner fenderwells in the back, at least patch both inner quarters, replace both #3 mounts, the front floors, rockers, braces, and #2 mounts...it was not going to be a cheap endeavor! The donor search began! He just had the engine rebuilt, and the transmission is fairly fresh on it, so we were looking for a body. Hooray for the BP classisfieds! We found a donor in California, so a certified check was sent, and a transport company was contacted for moving it across the country. So this Scout is dubbed "Cali". Cali will become a parts/tub donor for Rerun, and will be a fart in the wind as far as it's tenure here is concerned...but a running Scout deserves a title, don't you think? Cali arrived this morning at about 10am. By 2:30pm we were looking at this: It's going to end up needing floors, rockers, #2 mount on at least one side, etc. The body man is going to hate us, too. It's full of little dents and dings all over. Not exactly what we were hoping to start this project with, but it is what we have! Here's a video of the better of the two sides: Still a decent, solid start...but going to need more than we'd anticipated. Stay tuned...eventually this one will be combining the reworked, all steel body of Cali, with the reworked chassis and running gear from Rerun. The Scout is driven daily by it's owner, and he takes regular trips in it, too. Once a year he goes fishing in Montana and this is how he gets there! Pretty cool stuff, and he deserves a good Scout to do it with, and we aim to get that to him.