Should I buy this 74 Scout II.

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  1. winchested

    winchested Y-Block King

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    $1100 CDN price.

    Engine and trans are pulled. Engine is in pieces ready to go back together after a block bore. Comes with a new lumpy cam and all new comp cams lifters. Heads have been redone valve job and decked. Comes with a full engine gasket set.

    345 V8.

    727 Trans needs to be tightened up apparently.

    Has what looks like a bit of rust around the fenders.

    I haven't gotten pictures of the underside yet but.

    Has to be winched onto a flatbed.

    So far the only shipping quote I have thru uship.com is $2400 CDN.

    My wife thinks I'm nuts as I've already lost my shirt on the SSII but I figured this rig looks like a good tub to replace the crap on my SSII.

    He says the frame is super solid.

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  2. Ron A

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    The exchange rate being about .80 cents to the dollar, that thing looks like a great buy. Drivetrains are easy. A good body and frame are where it is at. She looks complete enough and unmolested enough to be a good restoration candidate.
     
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    'Mater Binder Driver

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    If you can put it back together yourself, and think you might enjoy doing so, it's a great deal. If you had to pay someone else to do the work, it's a money pit
     
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    Ya I can do the work myself. Just waiting in pictures of the body mounts and underside that is the biggie for me.

    See I like the rag top SSII style, my wife likes the hardtop style but she doesn't drive lol.

    I was hoping I could get the shipping for around $1500 and I'd be happier at $2600 invested. Since I've already wasted $6k on the rotten SSII.
     
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    If the underside is solid, I'd pull the trigger, I hate shipping and try to pick up my Internationals in person, had a nightmare with my UShip trucker with my 71 Scout a few years back, but since it's in O Canada, might be worth it. Definitely a better starting point than 6k into something that will never be complete.Good find!

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    Good color too![​IMG]

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    It is a nice color I love blue!
     
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    Darrel Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    Looks like it has a snow plow mount welded to the frame. If the forthcoming pictures look good I would say it's a solid buy. I would still have someone local go and check it out. Might be the best $50-100 you ever spent.
     
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  9. stroker3

    stroker3 Lives in an IH Dealership

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    Looks pretty well cared for and straight but it's appears to be repainted. Might want to pay attention to the usual patch areas. Sure sound like a good price until the shipping part comes into play.
    The huge bug shield looks like somebodys grandpa drove it which is good. The fuzzy dice , dew rag and Harley flaps seems to say old grandpa was a biker dude?
     
  10. winchested

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    He said it was repainted and has had some of the normal cancer replaced.
     
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    Just got a shipping quote down to $1720 CDN.
     
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    You need more pics Tom. Seller should provide any you need. If not I'd pass
     
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    Well ad has disappeared and fella won't get back to me. I assume he sold locally within just a day. Sucks... But wife will be happy. Back to the drawing board.
     

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