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Discussion in 'Binder Builds' started by CassMan, Mar 5, 2020.


  1. J.J.

    J.J. Lives in an IH Dealership

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    You wacky east slope guys! There are some Scout guys in the GJ area, and we do have a house in Ouray that we go back and forth too. Maybe we all can connect sometime along the way.

    JJ in TN
     
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  2. Darrel

    Darrel Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    Wish I had seen that you were from Colorado earlier. There was a guy on craigslist with a bunch of free SII sheetmetal a few weeks back.

    Great idea!
     
  3. Scuby22

    Scuby22 Farmall Cub

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    Do you mind me asking what you paid for it? I have an opportunity to purchase a similiar Scout II with a little less rust for $3k and I'm still debating it.
     
  4. TorqueMonster1

    TorqueMonster1 Farmall Cub

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    Hello Scuby22. I'm making a judgement call based on very little information about the "Scout II you can get for $3k". I say do it. Do IT!! If it starts, idles, drives & stops AND has "comparably" as much or less rust than what we're seeing in this thread I say get it. Especially if you can do a lot of the repairs yourself. Start a new thread about it and let other forum members chime in. Mark
     
  5. CassMan

    CassMan Farmall Cub

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    Dang, just missed it. Oh well I'll figure something out.
     
  6. CassMan

    CassMan Farmall Cub

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    Hey! Sorry for the late reply, been busy with all the COVID stuff going on. I got this for $2500. I'm with TorqueMonster1- DO IT!
     
  7. CassMan

    CassMan Farmall Cub

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    Come on out!
     
  8. CassMan

    CassMan Farmall Cub

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    Welded in some support and then took the top off. That top is surprisingly stout. Took a buddy, me, and some loud noises to move it.
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    Then welded some more in at the bottom because the rockers are like a nice biscuit, flaky. Then took the doors off...they were heavy too!


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    Then it was time to get tricky. I was looking at some ways to get the body off the frame. This is what i did.

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    Heavy duty ratchet strap around the front and jacked it up high. Then my wife and her friend who had just come back from the bar were convinced to help. Wife and I picked up the back (good thing she's strong) and her friend wheeled the shop crane as we walked the back end. Guess what- it was heavy! Damn they should have called em Stouts! This was definitely not the smartest idea but we got it done. And now this is what I have

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  9. J.J.

    J.J. Lives in an IH Dealership

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    HAHAHA I love the part how you softened up your wife at the bar prior to body removal! I enlisted the help of my wife doing a cab swap in the driveway of our old house, two Toyota screw jacks, railroad ties, and cinder blocks. She said "never again"! Should have used your approach.

    BTW, IH stands for "its heavy"

    JJ in TN
     
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  10. CassMan

    CassMan Farmall Cub

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    Liquid courage! Yeah no doubt everything is heavy. Although the amount of stuff I've swept/vacuumed up it should be a lot lighter!
     
  11. Chris Cooper

    Chris Cooper High Wheeler

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    "Like a biscuit-- flaky"-- that's CLASSIC!
     
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  12. Gordon Pomp

    Gordon Pomp Farmall Cub

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    you planning on leaving the 455 in it? I used to work for a shop in Arizona called TA Performance that specialized in those. They have a tone of parts for them including aluminum heads and blocks. Those things are crazy fast and have a tone of torque as well. Would be pretty cool to see it stay in there!
     
  13. Arkansas Dave

    Arkansas Dave High Wheeler

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    Anything new?

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  14. Justutt67

    Justutt67 Farmall Cub

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    Sorry didn’t see that you had responded. Yes I am in Broomfield so not too far from Frederick. I have a buddies Scout in my garage right now that I’m putting rockers and floors in but if you need a hand with something give me a holler.
     

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