BinderPlanet.com

Welcome to BinderPlanet.com the World's Premier IH Website.

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

1980 Midas traveler just got here home

2024 Arizona International Harvester Rendezvous

ihfarms

Farmall Cub
Joined
Jul 31, 2003
Messages
471
Points
16
Location
Greenville,Illinois
At my clubs christmas party one of the member told me about this. I wasn't sure I wanted another since been selling some to cut back. Well went to look at it decided the price was to high and left. To months later after lost her number me and my boy drove over after work one satuday it was still there. So I bought it. It is a one owner( past owner owned an IH dealership) 1980 scout II traveler midas, dana 300, auto, 345, 4 barrel. Seems to have everything from the headliner clock to bucket seats in the rear with cooler console. I think the only thing it might have had a thid seat. Here are a few pics more to come.
 

Attachments

  • midas traveler 003.JPG
    midas traveler 003.JPG
    142.2 KB · Views: 270
  • midas traveler 002.JPG
    midas traveler 002.JPG
    143.8 KB · Views: 238
  • midas traveler 001.JPG
    midas traveler 001.JPG
    142.8 KB · Views: 240

ihfarms

Farmall Cub
Joined
Jul 31, 2003
Messages
471
Points
16
Location
Greenville,Illinois
Here are a few more pic's. Got here running good now. Wondering if anyone knows who repairs clocks. It is not working but might just be unhooked. I haven't got that far yet. I have to find a new grill also. I was glad to se that the radio was in working shape. I have never run into a IH tape player stereo.
 

Attachments

  • midas inside 008.JPG
    midas inside 008.JPG
    151.2 KB · Views: 202
  • midas inside 007.JPG
    midas inside 007.JPG
    151.3 KB · Views: 209
  • midas inside 006.JPG
    midas inside 006.JPG
    149.7 KB · Views: 193
  • midas inside 005.JPG
    midas inside 005.JPG
    152.3 KB · Views: 205
  • midas inside 004.JPG
    midas inside 004.JPG
    149.4 KB · Views: 199

Binder Brothers

Binder Driver
Joined
Apr 25, 2009
Messages
719
Points
28
Location
Vienna, VA
ihfarms - nice find! That interior looks super nice... the headliner looks brand new. Is the console in the picture between the front or rear seats? If it's in the front, do the front seats swivel?
 

ihfarms

Farmall Cub
Joined
Jul 31, 2003
Messages
471
Points
16
Location
Greenville,Illinois
I have never had a midas before. The clock is really strange it has a dimmer and alarm and other odd ball things on it. This scout came with everything right down to the warranty road side card all the books and line set. Looking forward to getting this one done. It does have hail damage but I think I can repair most of that.
 

ihfarms

Farmall Cub
Joined
Jul 31, 2003
Messages
471
Points
16
Location
Greenville,Illinois
The front seats swivel. There is no console in the front. The rear has the console between the seats. Pretty sweet. Everything works also. Drove it around yesterday about 50 mile ran great. It had been sitting since 94.
 

Jeff Bade

Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator
Joined
Oct 18, 2001
Messages
2,969
Points
63
Location
Chicago
Here are a few more pic's. Got here running good now. Wondering if anyone knows who repairs clocks. It is not working but might just be unhooked. I haven't got that far yet. I have to find a new grill also. I was glad to se that the radio was in working shape. I have never run into a IH tape player stereo.

It's probably not hooked up.. The wire runs along the top where the windshield and top meet. Usually held in with some nasty black gunk.
Then comes down along the drivers side (I think).

I have two clocks.. one which came with my midas and another spare someone found for me. Fairly simple electronics and easily fixed if some component burnt out.

I miss my 1980 Midas Traveler.. One of the smoothest and nicest riding scouts I ever had..
 

ihfarms

Farmall Cub
Joined
Jul 31, 2003
Messages
471
Points
16
Location
Greenville,Illinois
Got digging around in the glove box. Found all the paper work. I even found the past owners will. That is a first. I am looking for a good grill if anyone has one let me know.
 

Attachments

  • midas 003.JPG
    midas 003.JPG
    147.9 KB · Views: 114
  • midas 004.JPG
    midas 004.JPG
    144.3 KB · Views: 126

ihfarms

Farmall Cub
Joined
Jul 31, 2003
Messages
471
Points
16
Location
Greenville,Illinois
Just read the will nothing about the scout. It is the stranges thing that I have ever found with a scout. Though it is kind of cool in a strange way. This is going to be a great daily driver. My plans are repair the few rust spots. Have my painter at work give it a good coat of paint. I am going to use this scout to tow me and my boys motorcross bike. I think its a sweet vintage ride. Got to love the shagg!:punk:
 

Dennis Bernth

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Oct 11, 2001
Messages
6,018
Points
48
Location
Mill Creek, IN.
Got digging around in the glove box. Found all the paper work. I even found the past owners will. That is a first. I am looking for a good grill if anyone has one let me know.

SSS did have a 'special' on some NOS 1980 grilles that were slightly oversize. I think with a little die grinder work they'd work fine, don't know if they still have any though.
 
Binder TV
Binder TV
Top