That’s right I bought a scout and there goes the neighborhood! So what did I get? A 1970 800A with an AMC 232 inline 6. It has the dana 44 in the rear and 27 up front, drum brakes all around, Scout II seats, new 31” tires, an MSD 6 electric ignition and that’s about it. It’s mostly stock (The PO had some welding skills and he built a custom tire hanger, seat supports, back seat, and mirrors). For me the sickness started a long time ago. Unlike all the other little kids who wanted fast sexy cars I wanted something ugly and slow that could climb up one side of a tree and down the other. So here I am, a grown child and I finally purchased a Scout 800 and I am STOKED! I must give it up for the PO of this truck, he was super cool, took good care of it and was sad to let it go but excited that it was beginning a whole new adventure. I received a pile of extra parts that he had been collecting to slowly build up the truck. Long story short: I’ve been haunting this page for years, reading, learning, dreaming. After looking for a couple of years across the country I finally found something here in my home state of Florida that ran and was shockingly rust free so I jumped on it. The paint is a rattle can job (this truck has been at least 3 colors, red was the original I think), most of the switches and nobs are missing, none of the lights work, the door latch doesn’t work from inside, which is fine because the door handles on the inside are both missing anyway, there is no weather stripping, there’s a dead rat inside the driver side door, the horn doesn’t work, both fuel tanks drip while being filled with gas, and it’s absolutely perfect. I’ve owned the truck for a day so I’m sure there are a dozen other things I have yet to discover. Ok, enough about my boring back story. Where to from here? There are so many amazing builds documented on this site, the fabrication skills of some of you are humbling. However, I want to build something simple, safe, and reliable that I can use as a regular driver. I plan on doing some mudding, some hunting, but mostly taking my surf board and dog to the beach a couple times a week (and maybe to work). For now, I plan on keeping the inline 6 engine, it idles well, runs ok, and has a ton of aftermarket support. I have Scout II dana 44’s front and rear I plan to swap into the truck with disk brakes up front. I want to put in a roll cage and over the shoulder seat belts. For my first question: What else should I do to build a more road worthy truck? What upgrades are worth making to the inline 6 to improve reliability and performance? Lastly, how do I post pictures?