Project: Get it done

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  1. winchested

    winchested Y-Block King

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    Ya I used the red scotch brites to scuff my tub for bed liner install as I had read it was good for that. Nope.

    I have tons of spots where the paint has lifted.

    Need way more grit.
     
  2. Nicxt44191

    Nicxt44191 Binder Driver

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    Thanks for that information. The manufacturer had a video on youtube where the guy just used a red scotch brite pad. I would've been pretty upset if it started lifting. In true nick fashion, my lizard skin project has snowballed into the cab. So...... that means pulling the dash. 20200718_083849.jpg
    The plan is to spray the firewall and kick panels of the cab as well. I don't plan on tackling the floor, as I don't know what my seat situation is going to be. We'll see how long that lasts. I tried finishing up my transfer case, but ran into an issue with my output shaft endplay. I've got zero play with all the shims in, and the shaft doesn't turn with the cups bolted down. So I got to figure that out. Project creep is setting in pretty bad right now. I'm losing motivation thinking about everything I've got to get done before I can drive it. I've even pondered seeing if anyone wanted to trade for a running/driving SII.......I don't know. Hopefully some forward progress will help motivate me. When i pulled the dash some wiring had been destroyed by mice and could've caused a dash fire, so I'm happy I did that. Despite low motivation, the more I tear into this scout, the more I realize how nice it is! There is practically zero rust. I was able to get all the dash screws off without cutting, the seal under the windshield is still soft and pliable 20200718_083923.jpg
    The crevice under the heater box just has surface rust. 20200718_090132.jpg
    There is also a bunch of plastic wire holders on the truck. 20200718_083837.jpg due to the fact that their not brittle, I'd say they were done afterwards. However, there are many of them around the truck, so I don't know. I was also going to research and see if the speaker is factory 20200718_090648.jpg the radio is aftermarket, so I assume the speaker is as well.
     
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    Nice looking Scout one of the best i've seen that thing is in great shape.

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    Nicxt44191 Binder Driver

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    I went ahead and scuffed everything up with 80 grit. I also made a cut out for the master cylinder. Ive read that i could've just used a big hammer to get clearance, but I didn't want to go that route. I sliced 3 sides then pushed the metal in 20200722_074001.jpg

    Made a back piece 20200723_072446.jpg
    Then side pieces 20200723_081113.jpg
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    Ive still got to fill in some pin holes and smooth it out. I test fit it, and now there is a shi-load of clearance. 20200723_102109.jpg Maybe too much. I probably should've cut the pushed in strip a little to bring it in a little. I might try to do it. I don't think it looks great that big, but not horrible. 20200723_103500.jpg

    I guess the only issue, other than looking goofy could be contact with the tire when flexing. I'll have to check that
     
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    Those plastic wire supports are stock. I tried and tried to find those in white for my builds, but I had to settle for black ones.

    Pretty sure that speaker is stock. Looks just like the one I took out a few years ago, although the numbers are slightly different. Otherwise, the same animal.

    How about a swift kick in the a$$ for some motivation? Your truck is way too nice to give up. Take some patience pills and you'll be fine tomorrow.

    I sure like your suspension! All the cut wiring, not so much.
     
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    Yeah.... patience patience. I think the issue is that I can't seem to get a win on the f100 or the scout recently. I decided to cut down my master cylinder pocket. It fits pretty snug now. I also spent the majority of my scout time this weekend prepping for the lizard skin. I figured I would paint the front of the frame while the engine is out. That factory under coating is a pia, but it did its job. 20200726_174235.jpg 20200726_174252.jpg 20200726_174225.jpg 20200726_174247.jpg

    I also discovered I'm missing the driver side bump stop 20200726_174219.jpg
    I'll have to figure out what to do with that. Hopefully next week I can finish the prep and spray the week after. I've been also thinking about making a run stand to check the motor for leaks before I stab it in...... we'll see
     
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