The Bubba Scout

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  1. ddedman

    ddedman Farmall Cub

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    Project "Bubba Scout" named after my sons nickname. It is a 76 scout with a 304 t-19 wide, dana 20. I really did not know what I was getting into until I started digging in to it. Lots of rust (big surprise). This is my first build so any pointers would be appreciated. This will take me some time to complete seeing how I am paying for it as I go.
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    (A few pictures after the drive home)
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    (and a few pictures with the seats and mats out)
     
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  2. ddedman

    ddedman Farmall Cub

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    Getting ready to cut out the drivers floors front mount and rockers.
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    And the typical pile of crap that falls out of the front fender area.
     
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  3. ddedman

    ddedman Farmall Cub

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    Ok well I started cutting and had a hard time stopping. Worked my way all the way to the c pillar. Rear quarters were shot anyway along with the rear floor supports.
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    I needed to rebuild the b plillar body mount so I came up with this. I used 14 gauge sheet and bent it to the shape of the mount then welded and molded it to fit. Not exactly what it used to be but close I think.
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  4. Scout-it-out

    Scout-it-out Farmall Cub

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    congrats on your first scout!! wow that's a lot of rust! good luck with your build!! I admire you for undertaking this project!
     
  5. dkterra

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    Looks like you could take it to the car wash & pressure wash the floor out of it! :smartass: If it were me, I would build the I.H. engine, do some custom fender trimming and aftermarket parts, Roll Cage, aftermarket wiring from E-Z or painless and have fun with it! :rockon:
     
  6. ddedman

    ddedman Farmall Cub

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    I replaced the kick panel area. The next one I will do a little different. I am learning as I go. I also replace the rocker panel to start putting in the front body mount and floor supports.
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    I had to put the front body mount in twice. Like I said I am learning as I go. The other side will go different.
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  7. JeffR

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    I had one that bad, but thankfully my current (2 years and running) floor repair wasn't in that bad of shape. Looking good - thanks for the pictures its always interesting to see how different people go after something. Never seen the whole side gone though.

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  8. ddedman

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    You read my mind. Thats the plan for now at least. It will have a lift and cage ect.
     
  9. ddedman

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    Well time for the floor supports and the floor panel itself.

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    I ended up just using 1" square tubing for the supports.

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    Floors in. Crap that was a load of work. Hopefully it holds! I tried my luck at rebuilding the infamous dogleg on the front rocker pillar junction. Not sure how well it will hold. No pictures of it yet. Will post later on if needed.
     
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    Ok today I started on the passenger side floors. Same story as before. Body mounts needed replaced or repaired along with all floor supports. I finished cutting out all the cancer and was left with----well not much. Fabricated the middle body mount today and that's where I am at currently. Waiting for the outer rocker panel to show up so I can put that together. Should have the mounts and floors in by the end of next weekend. (I hope)

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    Anyone have suggestions on how to rebuild the bottom of the b pillars? Both sides are gone, literally so I dont know what they are supposed to look like.

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  11. Albuq. Henry

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    Looks like you have done this before. I never would have gessed it was so rusted by the looks of the first pic. Good luck! Is your boy helping you out? Thought you said this was a project for him. Or its just named after him? Your sheet metal work looks pretty good to me. -Henry
     
  12. ddedman

    ddedman Farmall Cub

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    Hah, Yah he helped pulling the mat out but once the cutting welding and grinding started he stayed inside. My garage is not heated so it can get a little cold out there. He is a little young yet though.
     
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    Thats cool... I hope he will enjoy helping you out and start his own projects one day.
     
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    Man, great job on all the welding, thats gonna look amazing when you are done. Mine was not that bad, and thank goodness - i would have given up!
     
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    damn that makes my truck look pristine
     
  16. ddedman

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    Well spent the last couple of days working on the b pillars or whats left of them. This is what I came up with. Not sure if it is correct but it should work ok. I guess we will see when I put the rear quarters on. Let me know what you think and if you see any hang ups.

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    I left the bottom open to allow it to drain.


    Working on the drivers side currently. Same idea there only its a little worse off.
     
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    X2 good job on recreating those body panels and support pieces. Any probelm keeping the body lined up square after removing that much sheetmetal? Did you weld in braces or anything? Also, while you have access to the inside of the patch panels some give them a shot of weld through primer and/or paint to help prevent the return of the tin worm on those new patch panels.
     
  18. ddedman

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    Thanks. This thing was not square when I bought it. Niether door would shut it was a mess. I considered the alignment thing prior to tearing it apart and saw no need to brace considering there was nothing square or solid to brace to. I figured I would try my luck with new metal starting with the front mounts-- align doors and build back from there. We will see. It might bite me in the *** later on.
     
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    Excellent work!!

    Looks Great!!

    Congrats on saving another one from the crusher!

    I'm about to tear into mine as well, rust behind the door panels is starting to come through

    Thinking about buying the patch panels from SS Specialists
    However I am kinda nervous about welding sheet metal. I do fine on thicker steel, but am a bit leery about thin sheet metal welding.

    I'll be following this thread with great interest!


    Your doing a fine job so far!!

    So this :beer: for you!


    Dave
     
  20. Ki Areese

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    Your doing a great job so far. Its threads like these that inspire me to tackle my rust monster.. Thanks for sharing :rockon:
     

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