project Blue Rhinoceros

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  1. Arkansas Dave

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    Well I figured I would start a thread on my Scout, I am finally to a point I can get started on it so I wanted to keep a record of my build up and let others see what I was doing too. So I will post some now pics and more as I progress. I have owned this Scout for 14 years it is a 1979 Scout II with a 345 4bl. auto, a/c, pb, ps and was running and driving when I parked it a few years back. I did wash it today and I am about to start on the inside clean up and repaint. AD
     

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    Looking good! If you need a hand I'm just five minutes down the road?
     
  3. Arkansas Dave

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    thanks man I appreciate it. I have been working on it a little this morning and I found the way the water is getting into the floors I will take some pictures and get some opinions on what I need to do.

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    I worked on the Scout some more this afternoon clearing all the spare parts and tools etc. out of it. Found all them things I been looking for! like new bolts, sanding blocks, dent puller, etc. like winning a prize kind of. Anyway I have it about 90% done on that part. I am going to pull the dash parts off next so I can strip and prime them. later

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    Take lots of pictures! Bag and tag, too.
     
  6. Arkansas Dave

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    Well I didn't have allot of time this morning but I did take some pictures and work for a few minutes on it. I will try and get them posted up later today I am going to see my Mom today. I will probably work a little more on it this afternoon. later

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    Ok, I did forget about the pictures but I will try to post them after lunch today, I worked this week some more about two afternoons and then again yesterday. I worked on getting the tailgate open it was rusted shut but some pennetrant and a big honkin screwdriver and it was open. I cleaned it out and today I have so far went fishing and after cleaning the fish I vacuumed out the back half of the Scout which I am about to take pictures of after I eat. Then hopefully I can get them on here before working some more I got to work fast today I have another fishing trip at 3:30 pm. Hey I gotta eat good while working on the Scout, can't beat fried catfish.:D

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    Hopefully here are some pictures of what I am working on today and some more random ones of the Scout in general.

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    more pictures.
     
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    This is giving me a headache! LOL I don't know what I'm doing apparently.

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    And some more.:taz:
     

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    And a few more. :cornfused:
     

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    Well there you have it that about sums it up as to what I have to work with it could be allot worse so I am happy with it. I think I will remove the old carpet on the sides then clean everything up and sand then coat with a rust destroying primer then put bedliner type material down then I plan o making carpet panels for the floor that are removable with sewn edges and I am going to recarpet the sides for sound, insulation and looks I am planning on installing a nice stereo in it so I think that will help and look good too. I just have to decide on the color carpet. Anyone know where I can order the heavy auto carpet with sewn edges or even made for a Scout II that I could have sewn into panel sections. thanks,

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    I think I've read ACC has the best carpet? You would have to call to get the edges sewed to make panels? Looks like you have a great rig to start with. Thats 99% of the battle working on one of the these old beast. I saw the rockers had some rust holes but thats easy to fix. Thanks for the pictures!
     
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    thanks for the info man what does ACC stand for? I drawed a blank. ????

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    thanks BigRigg for the compliment and the info those colored vinyl mats are too cool. I think I probably need to try and find some rust killer primer and some bed liner for the floors also. And I need to find some replacement lips for the passenger door lip weather strip at the floor board to weld back in. I saw them somewhere or I think they would be easy to bend up and make out of sheet metal.

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    Been looking at paint and primer has anyone used the Smt. Racing paint products I am thinking about using their 2 stage base and clear. I am painting my daily driver car and the Scout. I may use single stage on the Scout with a high solids clear. Not sure yet, any ideas? or recomendations from your own experiances?? thanks,

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    Just painted my 70 800a with smt huger orange. Very easy and they have instruction on the web site. Take the time to spray some extra sheet metal to get the gun to spray right. I did the single stage and bought the one gal package deal. Only used half
     
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    thanks for the info SR-2
     

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