Thought I would make this beater thread for my 67' Scout 800, this is for all of us without the nice AZ rust free Scouts and without significant equipment for the rustoration...budget also being a consideration. . My mission statement is a decent driver that is relatively rust free without going for any radical engine/driveline swaps but doing any sensable improvements to make the Scout more enjoyable. My Scout was purchased in December 18' and came with a spare 152 engine and a spare transmission with an attached Ramsey PTO. The engine in the Scout was not running when I purchased it but was reported to have ran a "couple of years ago". The bodywork on the Scout was beat to RF but for the most part was relatively rust free. Pretty much all the systems needed rebuilding or going over. Sitting in my small one car garage room is a bit tight but I have just enough room to work on it. I have removed the engine and taken it apart and sent to the machinist. The news here wasn't good with over $2,800 being required for a rebuild not including any additional labor. At that point I reviewed the engine options and the BP forum helped. I decided on just going with a 196 and eventually, just purchased one..a supposed good runner-we'll see I guess. Also needed was a front axle or a axle rebuild as the PO didn't properly seal the front differential so water got in and ruined the assembly. A used one is on the way, again we'll see how that shapes out. To date, the PS floor pan was replaced as well as the front footwell, inside rocker repair and rear quarter panel repair. The DS floorpan area is stripped and some of the required patches have been welded in. None of the door windows roll up due to the felt and weatherstripping rotting out. So I'm going to repair all the bodywork, I'm going to paint it and I'm going to get all the mechanical systems to a state where it's driveable and insurable and we'll go from there. Lots of fun ahead...all good I just wish I had a bigger workshop but at least it's heated.