1973 Scout 2 Restore

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  1. BJRoss

    BJRoss Farmall Cub

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    So...I sold my business in May and decided to take some time to finally restore my Scout. I bought this 1973 Scout from a guy in Arizona that had it in his barn since his son passed away. He said his son had done some restoration work; however, I am not sure what year it was done. I purchased this Scout for $6500 site unseen and just believed this guy was honest. I shipped it to Indiana for $1340 and drove it off of the trailer when it got here. The condition was exactly what the gentlemen said it would be like.
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    Engine and Transmission pulled and sent to rebuild shop on May 17, 2019/
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    This is the start of what I had no idea what I was getting myself into.
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    August 22, 2019. Finally, the day has arrived where I was going to start tearing into this.
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    This is when we decided the dash was coming out and I was going to find a new wiring harness. Also, when I figured out this project was going to get very expensive. I went ahead and broke it to my wife that I think I will be into this thing around $30gs.
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    August 28th. Been at it a week now.
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    August 30, 2019. The guy helping me decided to tell me we were going frame off with this thing so here goes.
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    Here is the guy helping me on Sept 9th at Twice As Nice Restorations in Bloomington, IN.
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    Sept. 10, 2019 Ol Dan tells me he really likes how solid this Scout is and of course I had no idea. This is my first resto project.
     
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    BJRoss Farmall Cub

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    9-16-2019. Found this little gem on a parts hunt in a local junkyard today. I was on the hunt for a Dana 44 with front disc brakes and I think I found it.
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    I ended up finding a lot of other parts while I was there. I don't need a lot of this but after finding how hard it was to find parts I decided to get what I could.
     
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    BJRoss Farmall Cub

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    Sept. 16th, 2019 Frame painted
     

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    patrick r Binder Driver

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    Looks like a great start. Have fun with it. Nice to have a fellow Hoosier on board.


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    BJRoss Farmall Cub

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    Had a set back today when I pulled the front axle from the junk yard and it was a 3.07 and not a 3.73. Also, dropped all chrome to be refinished and the bill is $2940. I think I will try and locate a front bumper and save a little here but had to do the tail light bezels because I have not been able to find a good quality pair online.
     
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    If I didn't need to tear through junkyards I wouldn't have got to meet Alan (RatRod) who helped me pull this differential. Between the two of us we ended up with poisen ivy and at least 75 mosquito bites but we got it done. Ratrod had wood screws for earrings and dissembled an entire scout with a hammer and tankers bar. HA!
     
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    Total Resto project costs to date: $18,543.37. This includes a lot of parts, the purchase of the truck, and shipping the truck. This does not include the case of Hamms beer I purchased for the body shop refrigerator so we can guzzle two or three at the end of every day. We have a long way to go. Will I be able to keep this under $30Gs?
     
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    jeff campbell Lives in an IH Dealership

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    Wait till you price the painting. That may eat up the rest of your balance to $30k ! ?
     
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    Hit a log jam on Friday while changing from Drum to disc. I didn't realize I would need the whole knuckle off a disc brake truck to make this work.
     
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    MrKenmore Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    Looking very good!!! I see you have a 1971/1972 grille. Which grille are you going with. 1973 is my favorite.
     
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    Thanks. I am trying to source a 73 grill now. Hard to find.
     
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    MrKenmore Dreams of Cub Cadets

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    74 and 75 grilles will work as well. You need to patch up the square holes around the headlights for the bezels. That's what I did.
     
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    upload_2019-9-22_15-15-18.png I just bought this off eBay. I guess I don’t know what holes you are talking about
     
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    Sand blasting starts tomorrow.

    Question: What rim and tire set up is best for Scout? I have a 4 inch suspension lift and one inch body lift. Other than the lift the Scout will be as close to original as I can get it.
     
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    Floor boards lookin good
     
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    2 days of sanding and finally done. 140 labor hours into this scout restoration to date.
     
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    Floor looks great!

    Dean
     

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