New project..."Cali" / "Rerun"

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  1. Mike Moore

    Mike Moore Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    We have the chassis freshly powdercoated and waiting on the body to be off o the body shop, then we will assemble the chassis and running gear.

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    And we got one quarter panel on today, and POR-15'd the other side for installation in the morning.

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  2. Mike Moore

    Mike Moore Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    With any luck, the welding will be finished up tomorrow, then we can etch prime, seam seal, and spray the bedliner on the bottom, POR-15 the inside, and be ready to roll to the body shop early next week!:punk:
     
  3. Mike Moore

    Mike Moore Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    We decided that bare metal is as addicting, so we kept going. The new "Crud Thug" is the ticket, as long as you don't mind getting dirty!
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    Seam sealed, etch primed, SEM liner sprayed. Looks awesome all clean and black!:punk:

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  4. Jeff Jamison

    Jeff Jamison Lives in an IH Dealership

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    I think you need to start building scouts for a living,they are turning out pretty nice.What seam sealer did you use? and was it on the bare metal or after the primer.
    Jeff
     
  5. J.J.

    J.J. Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    Too bad you gotta take a few days off and go to some pesky event..

    JJ in TN
     
  6. Fred Demmon

    Fred Demmon Y-Block King

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    What is the name of that tool? Is it MBX Metal Blaster?
    Have you ever tried the electric or just the pneumatic?
    How do you like the way it performs?
    How do the wire wheels hold up?
    What do the replacements wheels cost you?
     
  7. Mike Moore

    Mike Moore Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    Snap-On Crud Thug. We got quite a deal on ours, though. Amazing what a little deer tenderloin will do when the Snap-On man didn't get to pull the trigger this year.;)
    We went through one coarse and one fine wheel for this job. We ordered the wheels to replace them, but they haven't come in yet. They are pricey on the Snap-On website, but we were assured that they aren't going to be so bad. And honestly, for the time it saves...it's well worth it!
     
  8. Fred Demmon

    Fred Demmon Y-Block King

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    I sell the MBX and was wondering if I should make the investment. Looks like the same tool

    Would be a good tool to keep my son busy.
     
  9. Fred Demmon

    Fred Demmon Y-Block King

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    Moved to tool box

    Sorry for the hijack
     
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  10. Mike Moore

    Mike Moore Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    This build is in bad need of an update!

    The customer couldn't find the "right shade" of pearl white, so he settled on a color that his old Mercedes is painted...kind of a cream/light tan color. Much better in person than in pictures, but still a far cry from his original plan. It looks vintage, like it could really have been a Scout color in the day, too. It will turn out nice!

    Anyhow, once we got the bedliner finished up underneath, we flipped it back over and mounted it to our spare chassis that we use for body painting, and sent it off to the body shop. We got to work on the chassis! Having the chassis blasted and coated, we sprayed etch primer and then Imron semigloss black on the axles and springs, and bolted them up with new bushings. We cleaned the 345 and sprayed it with some acrylic enamel, cleaned and painted the transmission and T-case, and bolted it all together.
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    The pulleys and brackets, and crossmember, etc, etc are all powdercoated, and really turned out great! Meanwhile, the body shop was working their magic as well.
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    So we picked up the tub and got it sat back in place.
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  11. Mike Moore

    Mike Moore Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    We're using stainless bolts wherever possible, and taking our time to be sure everything is cleaned and prepped and painted prior to assembly. This is going to be one NICE Scout II!

    We started rolling down the Hushmat over the POR-15'd inside.
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    Does Hushmat work? Click below...seeing/hearing is believing!
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    We hung the inner fenders, also powdercoated, and I started running the EZ Wiring kit.
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    We hung the dash and pulled wires through the respective gauge holes.
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    Wired up the rear half of the lights and gas tank sender, and installed the lights after cleaning and polishing the buckets and lenses.
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    Got our aluminum TAPP Radiator in, painted it black per the customer's request, and installed it.
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    That brings us fairly well up to date. The fenders, windshield frame and doors should be hung on it in the next week or so, and we have cruise, power windows, Sirius XM, keyless entry and a few other electronic num-nums to install, then we lay carpet and install the rest of the interior. This one is on the back stretch, and we want to have it at Charlotte...but the body shop still has the top, and the owner had a house fire a week or so ago, so it may put us after Charlotte before we can debut it.:censored:
     
  12. Mike Moore

    Mike Moore Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    Like I said in XXX's thread, I started Scoutco up a YouTube channel. Soon we will have a walk-around video of this project to post. I'll get it raised up and look underneath, and let folks really check it out!
     
  13. Mitch Neal

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    Dang, you snuck in here and did a bunch of updates and I almost missed them. Looks like projects are going well. Nice progress! Post up that youtube site when you get something on there!
     
  14. JohnnyG77

    JohnnyG77 Farmall Cub

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    Great build Mike,

    Question: Is that a GM 3-spoke steering wheel with a Scout button on it? Or is it something else? Looks awesome though!

    -John
     
  15. SCscoutguy

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    It looks like one from a Jeep Cherokee.
     
  16. Mike Moore

    Mike Moore Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    Yep...Cherokee. It was on it when he brought it here to us, but that is what it is.:D
     
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    JohnnyG77 Farmall Cub

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    Thanks,
    Ahh - a Cherokee. Looks great!
     
  18. Mike Moore

    Mike Moore Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    Charlotte ain't gonna happen...but it's CLOSE! Got the right door hung and aligned. This thing is straight! It still needs sanded and buffed, but we're going to let it cure a little while first.
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    We put in jamb contacts to eliminate wires through the hinges. These run the power locks and power windows.
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    Carpet and padding laid:
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  19. Mike Moore

    Mike Moore Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    Here's a video of the door gap on the right side:
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  20. Jeff Jamison

    Jeff Jamison Lives in an IH Dealership

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    What carpet kit is that,looks nice at the wheel wells
    Jeff
     

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