Scout Frame Question

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  1. Kim Lovelace

    Kim Lovelace Farmall Cub

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    Are the 2x and 4x scout frames the same? Acquired a 2x scout (1968) body in too good of shape to pass up (no rust) I want to build 4x scout, so was thinking to acquire a frame (4x) to start the build and swap the body on it when the time comes? are they the same?
     
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    BajaIH Farmall Cub

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    I have never dealt with a 2x Scout. I would guess it was a Postal Scout My GUESS would be they are the same.
     
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    jeff campbell Lives in an IH Dealership

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    I believe theyre the same frame. Except for 4 cyl & V8s. It shows 2 different part # 's
     
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    I assume that would account for the different motor mount configurations?
     
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    jeff campbell Lives in an IH Dealership

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    Yes. It says 800, 800 4x4
     
  6. Kim Lovelace

    Kim Lovelace Farmall Cub

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    Ok, so I have located a 4x4 frame that came with a 4cyl. I have a 68 2x4 scout with a rust free body and the bigger 4cyl. I have the front and rear axels, trans and T case (62 I think)out of my first parts rig, and set of stock wheels, plus both tops. Looks like I'm set pretty well.......?? Supposed to have some better weather this week I'll try to get some pics.
     
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    No rust so nice score anyway. Post some pics so we can feed our addictions.

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    If you are building a rock crawler, you may try to find someone with a body that isn't so nice and do a trade with cash on the side. Crawling tends to be rough on bodies over time and most end up with the wheel wells radiused. Why beat up a solid Scout when there might be cash in it?
     
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    Kim Lovelace Farmall Cub

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    Building a summer time grocery getter for the wife.........but she wants 4x4
     
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    Crawling is very popular around here. There are rock trails in the Hills and mudding in the Grasslands gumbo. I have seen guys try to keep their rigs nice looking, a ding here, a scratch there, a fall (or push) from a Handiman, and after a few years, they look like a theft recovery that was pushed over a cliff.
     

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