Once a Postal 67 800 Build

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    MShub67800 Farmall Cub

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    This is the build of my 67 800 we got for free. The original drivetrain and all the postal specific parts had been removed, but it had a good frame and a rust free body and that was all I really planned on using anyways.

    The plan:
    Junkyard 5.3 out of a 2003 silverado

    NV3500

    NP241c with Tom Woods SYE

    92 F-350 Dana 60 Narrowed 5 inches with 4.10 gears

    89 14 Bolt with c&c hubs and 4.10 gears

    Radius Arms and 18 inch coilovers on the front

    4-Link and 14 inch coilovers in the rear

    Jeep ZJ steering box with Barnes TRE flip 800 Postal Storage 1.JPG
     
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    MShub67800 Farmall Cub

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    The truck had been hit in the front passenger corner at some point, and the core support was from two different trucks. I decided to get rid of it as it fell apart as I pulled it out as it had been welded poorly. I plan on tubing the frontend at some point. This will also make it easier to package shocks, and fit the engine in. 20191221_234128.jpg
     
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    MShub67800 Farmall Cub

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    For the engine and tranny I am using a junkyard 5.3 and nv3500. In order to make them fit without taking out the firewall and getting different headers I moved the front crossmember to the front of the frame and it was able to fit nicely. 20191224_132620.jpg 20191224_121955.jpg 20191223_220115.jpg 20191222_191047.jpg 20191221_234140.jpg
     
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    MShub67800 Farmall Cub

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    The engine mounts were easy once I had the engine where I think it works best I positioned these frameside brackets on the frame, then used a bushing from rough stuff in them to some engine plates from barnes in order to mount the engine. 20200129_204137.jpg 20200127_190216.jpg 20200129_220422.jpg 20200202_202231.jpg
     

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    MShub67800 Farmall Cub

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    Next was to start on the suspension, we lifted the scout up in the air with some horses I built and pulled the old beam axle and leaf springs out from under the truck. 20200326_235526.jpg
     
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    I spy more than one Scout....I assume from the parts list your building extreme offroad..
     
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    MShub67800 Farmall Cub

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    I then began to cut up my new axle: a balljoint dana 60 from an f-350 that was fresh from the local junkyard for only $275. 20200627_002109.jpg I started by throwing it under the truck in order to figure out where it worked best. Apparently by placing it where I had to cut 5 inches off the long side allowed me to match the width of the rear c&c 14 bolt and also put the pumpkin where I would have far more uptravel. 20200419_104231.jpg
     
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    The other scout is another project, it will be a more livable restomod. This one had pretty a rust free body, although it was missing pretty much all the parts and was very beat up, and I figured it would be a good candidate for a trail rig. It will not be as extreme as you think, I want to retain the original lines of the scout. The goal of this truck is to have a streetable and very capable offroad truck that I can drive to and from the trails and also drive daily when the weather is nice.
     
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    MShub67800 Farmall Cub

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    I cleaned off the stock brackets, and trimmed 5 inches off the long side. I sent the long side up to dutchman to get shortened. They did a very nice job sorry no pictures. I also did a cut and turn on the passenger side for better caster/pinion angles. 20200422_233753.jpg 20200422_233739.jpg I then notched the driver side a little for the radius arm bracket, I cut around 3/8 of an inch to either side to allow for a better weld to the tube and cast. 20200426_211736.jpg
     
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    For the transmission mount I was able to use the stock crossmember, I just removed the old mount and drilled two holes for the gm mount on the nv3500. I notched it to clear the mount and also the front CV yoke. 20200611_183249.jpg 20200611_183238.jpg The shifter sits where I wanted it although it needs to get bent out in order to clear the steering wheel when shifting into first. 20200628_153118.jpg
    I also had to cut out the floor some in order to fit the transfer case and CV joint.
     
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    I then tacked up some brackets and cut some tube to get the axle located. I used Johnny joints on the frame and barnes forged bushings on the axle and link ends. The brackets are all from barnes except for the radius arm bracket on the axle it is from ballistic. 20200509_150144.jpg I then had to bend the panhard in order to clear the massive dana 60 pumpkin at full stuff. 20200509_150200.jpg
    Once I had the axle setup where I wanted it I pulled it apart and welded the brackets on then painted it and the links. 20200523_162931.jpg 20200523_111258.jpg 20200523_163000.jpg 20200525_003131.jpg
     
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    I then threw some old worn out 35s on it in order to get an idea of how it would sit. 20200604_214928.jpg The next order of business was the steering, which utilized a steering box from a zj and a steering kit from barnes. I mounted the box by running some small tubes through the frame then plating the top tube as it sat on top of the frame. 20200625_104548.jpg
    I shortened the stock scout steering column then ground it square so I could use the collapse able zj steering shaft. 20200415_220545.jpg
     
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    The coilover mounts use hoops from barnes and go through the frame. They are also played on the frame for maximum strength. I welded them on the bottom to prevent fatiguing of the welds. 20200613_233627.jpg 20200613_175526.jpg I welded in a crossover piece to keep them from bending in and painted them. 20200625_104526.jpg 20200625_104538.jpg I then dropped the frontend on it's own weight for the first time. 20200613_233613.jpg 20200613_233642.jpg
     
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    I flipped it around in my garage for prepreation on the rear 4 link and dropped the old dana 44 in prepreation for the 14 bolt. 20200626_113244.jpg 20200626_150002.jpg I did the sye on the transfer case. Nice part from tom woods went together easily. 20200625_204810.jpg The johnny joints for the rear end, also very nice. 20200625_201354.jpg
    And that is how it sits as of right now. I am going to put the transfer case back in and begin to tack brackets and cut tube for the 4 link tommarrow.
     
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    Haha...looks pretty extreme to me...that's a lot of fab work you got going on...
     
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    Nice work. Keep up the progress. I was kinda hoping that you were going to leave it right hand drive. There was a guy around here that had a right hand drive ex postal Scout II with the SD33 off road truck. It was interesting to watch that truck in progress as he would approach things a lot different off road since the prespective was different.

    JJ in TN
     
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    I finished up the transfer case then threw it back into the truck. 20200629_131218.jpg 20200629_132316.jpg After that I was able to see where to place the frameside bracket as I wanted it as far forward as possible without interfering with my transfer case. In order to do that the stock e-break crossmember mount had to go and I cleaned the frame a bit. 20200629_130250.jpg 20200629_130837.jpg I then tacked the mounts in from barnes. They are a combo bracket with adjustable uppers and look like they were designed to be there. 20200629_134231.jpg 20200629_134238.jpg Next was the axle mounts, I put the outer mounts as far over as possible in order to get as much triangulation as possible and still clear the nut on the breaks. 20200629_210728.jpg 20200629_210741.jpg The upper mounts had to mount over the pumpkin, so I used this link truss from barnes to clear it and give me a place to mount them. 20200629_212000.jpg I also put the mounts themselves on it. I know it looks wierd as they are offset to the side of the truss, but that is actually the center of the axle. 20200629_214946.jpg I put some Johnny joints in the brackets and measured for tube, but did not get that cut as it was getting late. I will do that today and maybe get to flex the rear end a bit.
     
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    MShub67800 Farmall Cub

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    Talk about a unique truck, having a diesel, right hand drive, and a scout that is a cool rig. I would have loved to keep it right hand drive, but the right side of these things is far smaller than the left so I mainly did it to have some room for a deadspace to rest my clutch foot as this will have a manual and a cage. (Lame I know trading coolness for comfort). I also would have had to get funky with the steering as the engine and the shock tower are both in the way of it so it would not have been a direct line to the steering box.
     
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    I also threw a slightly less worn out 35 on it just to see what it will end up sitting like. I like the stance of it. 20200629_235245.jpg
     
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    I’ve never seen a 14 bolt with brakes like that. Is it a AAM axle?
     

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