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Old 07-14-2015, 04:59 PM   #166
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Couple updates:

been meaning to get to the amp that the rat had chewed up the wires and see what needed replacing. Turns out the gigantic bastard chewed through every wire but 2. That's 11 wires at about 5 inches per all fully consumed.



Also got around to cleaning up the visors. They needed a deep cleaning, the chrome needed polishing and I needed to dye them black. Boring but they turned out great. I'll recover them at some point but these will do for the time being.







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Old 07-30-2015, 02:26 PM   #167
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Looking great, donner. Man, I feel your pain with all that smog stuff. I had an '86 Bronco that just refused to pass smog, I tried for almost a year. I finally gave up on it and bought the Scout (which I'm way happier with, anyway). It's pretty ridiculous what they make you go through to keep these old trucks on the road. Glad to hear you're finally able to enjoy taking her out on the road. Gives me a little motivation to think someday I'll be there!
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Old 10-14-2015, 08:16 AM   #168
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Been logging some decent road time in the truck. Added some 2* shims to the front axle and had an alignment done. She tracks really nice right now. Finally felt safe taking her above 55 but when I did I got a decent driveline vibration. Downloaded a tremec driveline app for my phone and the measurements say I need to shim the rear. Ordered up some more 2* shims for the rear along with some new centering pins from IHPA. I'm going to install those first and then take her on the freeway again. I've got a new tranny mount from IHPA that I want to put in but I was waiting until I dropped the t-case. Hopefully the shims will solve the vibration. I also finally got around to putting the hood on. Shockingly it runs hotter than without the hood. Coolant temp holds steady at about 205 after going up a steep grade and then letting it sit. Will sit at 185 when it's not being pushed. Temp is a touch high but nothing I'm worried about.

Finally got the front speakers installed also. They really solidify the door panels.







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Old 10-30-2015, 10:36 PM   #169
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Installed some rear 2* shims and new center pins, I got from IHPA, based on the info I got from the tremec driveline calculator I downloaded and took the truck out for another freeway drive. Driveline vibration when I was between 65-70, which is technically 1.2 x speedometer @ 78-84, was reduced quite a bit. Pretty sure the new transmission mount will reduce it even more. Overall I'm pretty damn happy with how well everything is working. Transfer case is now leaking a little bit. 4 days later I've got a couple quarters worth of oil on the ground. The t-case seems to be seeping from pretty much every spot you would think it would leak from. It looks to me that it is transmission fluid. I'm hoping the po put tranny fluid in the t-case. Probably wishful thinking. Either way I should probably pull the t-case and inspect. Too bad because I really wanted to put a few hundred miles on her before I left her inoperable again. Already have the reseal kit. Going to drain the t-case and see if it refills with fluid.
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Old 11-20-2015, 10:39 PM   #170
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I just read this 12 page thread in one sitting, and I am extremely impressed by your patience, attention to detail, and commitment to this project. I am about to take the plunge on my first Scout as well, a 74, and had similar intentions, though reading through your meticulous journal has given me some great ideas. It has also highlighted some things I need to consider as I make my plan (aside from questioning my sanity).

Thank you for keeping up with this - it is very helpful for others who are about to walk in your shoes.
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Old 01-25-2016, 08:44 AM   #171
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I just read this 12 page thread in one sitting, and I am extremely impressed by your patience, attention to detail, and commitment to this project. I am about to take the plunge on my first Scout as well, a 74, and had similar intentions, though reading through your meticulous journal has given me some great ideas. It has also highlighted some things I need to consider as I make my plan (aside from questioning my sanity).

Thank you for keeping up with this - it is very helpful for others who are about to walk in your shoes.
Thanks. It has been quite the journey.
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Old 01-25-2016, 08:48 AM   #172
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Just spent about a week re-loading all the pics on the thread. Very tedious but needed to be done.

Got some more work done on the interior.

Tuffy center console



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Old 01-26-2016, 01:51 PM   #173
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Love your build!

Is the center console the 10" wide version? Did you have to modify the rear base?

Also, where'd you get the new pedals?

Thx!
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Old 01-26-2016, 04:05 PM   #174
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The 10" console is in my Scout. To get it to fit the back legs were extended with some short lengths of 1/8"x 1.5" angle iron. Nice unit and real handy. Having drink holders really civilizes things.
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Old 01-26-2016, 06:03 PM   #175
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love your build!

Is the center console the 10" wide version? Did you have to modify the rear base?

Also, where'd you get the new pedals?

Thx!
Picked up the pedals from summit. I think they're lokar midnight series pedals. I did have to drill new holes in the pedals to attach but it's pretty painless. Probably took and hour total. Console is the 10" version and fits perfect between the seats. The rear attachment of the console just needs to be slightly rounded out for the legs to reach the floor. Technically you could just put the two bolts in and I'm sure it would be snug as can be.
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Old 01-26-2016, 06:06 PM   #176
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My original grille was in pretty rough shape so I went with the ss grille. I'm not liking the fact that it is very cheap plastic looking. So I decided to see what I could come up with for a custom grille built off the old one.

I sanded off all the chrome and cut out the center of the old grille. I've had some nice stainless mesh for awhile that I was going to put behind the ss grille but instead cut out a piece to fit in the center of the old grille. I painted the old chrome portion black and will put an IH emblem in the center when all is said and done. I was trying to emulate the style of the older 80/800 grilles. Haven't been able to put it on the truck yet but I think I might like it.









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That's the exact mesh I've been looking for to put behind a ss grill. Do you know where I can buy some and what would I ask for?
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that's the exact mesh I've been looking for to put behind a ss grill. Do you know where I can buy some and what would I ask for?
I bought it a long time ago from some online mesh retailer. I'll see if I can find the receipt and let you know.

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pretty sure this is where I bought it from. Small diamond 12" x 48".

http://www.customcargrills.com/diamond-grill-mesh.asp
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I bought it a long time ago from some online mesh retailer. I'll see if I can find the receipt and let you know.

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pretty sure this is where I bought it from. Small diamond 12" x 48".

http://www.customcargrills.com/diamond-grill-mesh.asp
Great link, exactly what I'm looking for. Ouch on the price for black compared to hardware store grill.
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Old 02-07-2016, 05:41 PM   #180
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Finished up the grille and installed today. Extremely pleased with how it turned out.







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