Hey cool man. I'll see about getting some scanned in to add to the build!Well I can send you some inspiration. I have an issue of Scout Four Wheel Drive Magazine from 1978 with an article over IHs factory racing. Specificly a win at Riverside, SCORE World Champianship, and the Baja 1000. I also have a copy of Sherman Balch's Tuff Terrain Products catalog (1979 1/2 edition). I'll put some copies in the mail to your shop address tomorrow.
Not sure ~ I know that's a bad answer. But we're using a 'Race' version of the XLC kit and not having stock suspension, and coil-overs front and back, and engine pushed back 8-10", and the back half of the frame cut off...may limit our class choices.Cool What class of racing are you building it for? Can't wait to see where this goes.
We are basically building for the 'unlimited' class (in most states local classifications). As far SCORE's official rules, I'm not sure where that will land us. If anyone has some experience on SCORE classes, please let me know ~ I'd prefer to build to a specific class specification for SCORE then see where that lands us locally ~ rather than the otherway around.
Lets start his off the 'meat' of this build with some begining pictures. Here is the chassis I aquired for the build. I got it from Mike Goodman (I think) for $300 who had it on blocks until I persuaded Gary Billings to bring it up to me when he was in Durango visiting with Mike.
Heheheeh ~ I didn't give you that look did I? OOps. Thanks again for getting it for me. I didn't have the time/trailer/expertise with a Hilift to go get it.Yeah, that was a fun day...the best part was stopping by Damian's house and getting the "W.T.F., do you know what time it is?" look at 9:30 as he was about to put his kids to bed
If I were, I'd have pulled the plug on this build. I just need to keep the paying customers happy AND get this done. I think the next month will see several MAJOR Scout builds from D and C. This Racer is just one.Damian I never meant for you miss any work or suffer financially to do this build.
Amen to that.I get very tired of the idea that Scouts are cheap and not given the respect I feel they deserve. I know if one puts the same time effort and funding into a Scout as with a Jeep, Toy, or Bronco a Scout will win hands down.
I looked as this project as a way for the IH venders to come togather and get the word out about there products and ideas. For this too work as I had invisioned the IH vendors will have to shake hands and agree that this a worth while goal. We who love and own Scouts will benifit in then long run.
Agreed. Besides being an over-all nice guy. He's got the experience in the seat that the scout will need.I feel you could not ask for or get a better spokesman than Tom, his efforts to promote 4 wheeling and Scout racing are unequaled.