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#1 kellerman88 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 10, 2015 - 10:42 AM

 I've been off and on restoring this thing for the last 5 years. Get a little extra cash, fix something, repeat. It's nearly done just need to replace the fuel tanks and run new line and figure out something for a spare tire.

 

 

 

 

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Posted November 10, 2015 - 10:43 AM

Here's two pics of when I first drug it home. Don't have any good shot of the underside pre-restoration. But it wasn't as bad as you'd probably think. 

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Posted November 10, 2015 - 10:55 AM

Harry's U Pull in Hazelton had a Travelall with a spare tire setup in July when I was there.  Maybe its fits yours?  They have a search inventory feature to check if the truck is still there.


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Posted November 10, 2015 - 11:34 AM

Thanks for the photos and memories. My first 4 x4 after moving to SD was a scout just like that. Red with a white top and a small American Motors 6 cylinder engine. Darn thing used to get 25 mpg. on a trip. Was noisy inside though and the body was kind of poorly built but the drive train was just about indestructible. 

Sure hope you enjoy yours as much as I did mine. You sure did a nice job on it.  :thumbs:


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Posted November 10, 2015 - 12:08 PM

Find yourself a pair of Early to mid 60s Thunderbird bucket seats.The 65 seats with the stainless trim are really nice.They bolt in without to much trouble.

 

I really really miss our old Scout but she used more Oil than gas and we were always having troubles with the manual Fuel tank valve freezing up and leaking.Ours was a 68 Scout 800 with a later model AMC 304 V8.Dad parked it after getting the Red 1967? 4 door Ford Fairlane 500 289 3 speed manual off of my great aunt.Really Loved that thing to but he traded it in on a New AMC Eagle Wagon back in the 80s.Equipped with Real FAKE Wood panels YUK lol


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Posted November 10, 2015 - 12:41 PM

If you just need a spare tire - any pre-1996 F150 4x4 rim or Jeep CJ rim works.  5lug on 5.5" bolt pattern. 


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Posted November 10, 2015 - 01:53 PM

Nice job on the Scout..Seen a few lately but as you witnessed the floors tend to suffer over the years.

I just sold 4 IH 15" 5 lug steel rims to a local ice racer for his VW. So if its a rim you need there are plenty of possibilities for a steelie.. I still have 4 more at side of shop if you're in the 'hood.

 

I thought only the '62 model had dual fuel tanks,,or was that the first year offered?


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Posted November 10, 2015 - 02:03 PM

Nice job on the Scout..Seen a few lately but as you witnessed the floors tend to suffer over the years.

I just sold 4 IH 15" 5 lug steel rims to a local ice racer for his VW. So if its a rim you need there are plenty of possibilities for a steelie.. I still have 4 more at side of shop if you're in the 'hood.

 

I thought only the '62 model had dual fuel tanks,,or was that the first year offered?

 

 I think it was the first year offered and they continued it clean up through. Right now I just have one steel tank still in it. But found a source for replacement poly tanks. That's gonna be a bored over the winter job. 

 

Thanks for the info on the rims, everyone! It came with a spare but the rim was very bent. I'm sure I can track one down using that info.

 

If I get out towards Hazleton I'll look at that spare tire carrier. Having the correct one would be pretty legit. 



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Posted November 10, 2015 - 02:11 PM

Looks really nice great job !


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Posted November 10, 2015 - 02:51 PM

Nice! Those are real scarce out here anymore.
Back in 1966 while in high school, I worked for an International dealer as a gofer( go for this or that).
They had a 4 cyl three speed and a removable pickup Cab on it, that I drove a lot.
Wish I could find one like it!

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Posted November 10, 2015 - 03:13 PM

That's a beauty. You did some nice work there. I had one in the mid 80's, want to say a '67? It was a former mail truck..........right side steering wheel. Got it running, smoked like heck, never made the asphalt.

 

You must itching pretty bad, you're pretty close :thumbs:


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Posted November 10, 2015 - 04:20 PM

We had a '75 when I was younger.  304/TF727/2WD.  Thing was a tank.  Body rusted all to heck.  Still ran great the day we sold it.


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Posted November 10, 2015 - 05:42 PM

Very nice!!!  :thumbs:

 

 

I had a first-year '61 with virtually no rust for a couple decades.  It came from New Mexico but had been used as a tractor and beat nearly to death.

Here is my 1965 Red Carpet Sepcial.  Only 3000 made which was one to a dealer.  I still have this one. It has the usual floor rust.  I'm not much on muddin' but this thing is nearly unstoppable. 
A co-worker got cute and wrote on my tires one day at work.  :deadhorse:

 

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Posted November 10, 2015 - 06:40 PM

Way back about 35 years, I owned a 62 Scout, pickup style with removable top.  It was my 1st 4x4 and sure wish I still had it.  It had the slant 4, 152ci engine.  It wasn't fast, but it was fun.



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Posted November 10, 2015 - 06:52 PM

We had a '75 when I was younger.  304/TF727/2WD.  Thing was a tank.  Body rusted all to heck.  Still ran great the day we sold it.


Never saw a 2wd Scout. I learned to drive a stick when I was like 12 or 13 in the early 80's. Reverse gear was synchronized.. Dad ran it around the farm without brakes. When he wanted to slow down, he would downshift then slip it into reverse and slip the clutch.. Thing was a tank! Thanks for the pics!




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