Thought i would start a post on my 1980 Scout II build. I call it Project Freebie cause my good buddy Chris surprised me one day and gave me this Scout. What a great friend. My plans for the scout are to get the body sound first. Then swap in a TBI 350/NV4500/Jeep Dana 300 combo from a 1993 chevy 3/4 ton truck. (I know guys sorry not staying INT on this one!) this is my 5th Scout II and the four previous ones were all stock powertrains. Then I want to to a SOA w/cut and turn, Hi steer, reverse shackle, and 33-35 in tires. This is what I started with 1980 304/T-19/d300 and some rust to complete the package. Front cab mounts were completely shot this is the RT side LT side is the same. doing the right side first. First things first i bought 2 rust free doors and fenders from Coonrod's here in CO. I mounted the door and jacked up the A-pillar till the door sag was gone. i put 2 jack stands under the rockers to keep it square and built some cross bracing to hold it there. I welded the bracing to the pinch welds instead of the door jamb area so that i can still test fit the doors with the bracing in place. its 44" from pinch weld to pinch weld. To test my work i took it off the jack stands and mounted the door again and it fit perfect woohoo!