IH PARTS AMERICA
Click Here!

Go Back   IH PARTS AMERICA > Sewing Circle > Reader's Ride's
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Photo Gallery IH Store Home

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-17-2010, 11:34 AM   #31
hillbros_96
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Member Number: 1520
Location: Cremona Alberta Canada
Posts: 8
Default Re: Pete's Buildup '73 Scout II

keep up the good work, it is nice to see what is being done out there, and the results. it is also nice to see pictures of the build move along.
hillbros_96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 09:35 AM   #32
Scouty
Senior Member
 
Scouty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Member Number: 8
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 498
Default Re: Pete's Buildup '73 Scout II

nice work pete. i think you're going to like your new set up. i'm running the same gm 44 up front, so far i've been happy with it. only issue i 've had to this point is a blown axle shaft u-joint, everything else has held up to the 37s. it's been through the rubicon twice and numerous other trail runs, i think the foregiving powerlok has helped reduce the stress on things. hope to see you on a run sometime soon.

matt
__________________

73 Scout II
74 Scout II
Scouty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 11:50 AM   #33
235frog
Senior Member
 
235frog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Member Number: 257
Location: Mountain View, Ca
Posts: 355
Default Re: Pete's Buildup '73 Scout II

Quote:
Originally Posted by scouty View Post
nice work pete. i think you're going to like your new set up. i'm running the same gm 44 up front, so far i've been happy with it. only issue i 've had to this point is a blown axle shaft u-joint, everything else has held up to the 37s. it's been through the rubicon twice and numerous other trail runs, i think the foregiving powerlok has helped reduce the stress on things. hope to see you on a run sometime soon.

matt
thanks matt. i was asking you about how your d44 was surviving at the ralleye just to see if it would work out for me. (at least for a few years till i swap in a d60). if it ever stops raining i might be able to finish this project up.
__________________
-Pete
'73 Scout II 345/727/d20
D44, D70HD with 37s
235frog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 05:04 PM   #34
235frog
Senior Member
 
235frog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Member Number: 257
Location: Mountain View, Ca
Posts: 355
Default Re: Pete's Buildup '73 Scout II

well i couldn't wait for the rain to let up so i made a lean-to to keep most of the water off of me.

the position of the tierod really wasn't acceptable. there is only about 2" before it would smash into the oil pan.
\
i was able to install the ps cooler this morning, but no pictures since i did it in the 15 minutes the sky was blue before it started dumping down rain.
since i didn't take any pictures of my bling-blinging spacers on the d44 here you go.

the rear d70hd is ~73" wms so the full width d44 needed to get a little wider to help with the steering (and so it wouldn't look too weird). the tires stick out about1/3-1/2 of the tread, so 4-6" or so.
and to help with the oil pan/tierod issue i added 2 leaves to the front driver pack. in this picture i have a punch sitting in the centering hole to keep the leaves in place as i add more and clamp them down. i need to put the spring clamps back on too. i will try and do the passenger side tomorrow and see how that helps. then bumpstops.
__________________
-Pete
'73 Scout II 345/727/d20
D44, D70HD with 37s

Last edited by 235frog; 06-09-2017 at 07:40 AM..
235frog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2010, 04:10 PM   #35
235frog
Senior Member
 
235frog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Member Number: 257
Location: Mountain View, Ca
Posts: 355
Default Re: Pete's Buildup '73 Scout II

i finished adding the extra 2 leaves to the passenger side today when the rain stopped for an hour or two. this is where the scout sits now.

and the before and after adding the leaves with the tierod/oil pan clearance.
before:

and after:

i still need to bleed the brakes (again), set the bumpstops, and mount the ram. i need to figure out where i can mount it without worrying about going into the oil pan when the suspension compresses.
__________________
-Pete
'73 Scout II 345/727/d20
D44, D70HD with 37s

Last edited by 235frog; 06-09-2017 at 07:42 AM..
235frog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2010, 01:15 PM   #36
235frog
Senior Member
 
235frog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Member Number: 257
Location: Mountain View, Ca
Posts: 355
Default Re: Pete's Buildup '73 Scout II

mounted the ram.

i only tacked the mount onto the tierod in case i need to adjust the toe-in. i will weld it on before any wheelin' trips.
i did realize that i need to take out one of the leaves that i put into the front packs since the driveshaft won't handle two leaves. good thing i hadn't put the spring clamps/wraps back on because that would have made the whole ordeal more of a pain. then i'll extend the bumpstops.
__________________
-Pete
'73 Scout II 345/727/d20
D44, D70HD with 37s

Last edited by 235frog; 06-09-2017 at 07:42 AM..
235frog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2010, 08:12 PM   #37
Silverscout
Senior Member
 
Silverscout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Member Number: 433
Posts: 333
Default Re: Pete's Buildup '73 Scout II

dam pete. thats looking real good. you plan on running some shock towers?
Silverscout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2010, 08:40 PM   #38
235frog
Senior Member
 
235frog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Member Number: 257
Location: Mountain View, Ca
Posts: 355
Default Re: Pete's Buildup '73 Scout II

Quote:
Originally Posted by silverscout View Post
dam pete. thats looking real good. you plan on running some shock towers?
eventually. i need to figure out what to do with the springs for now. how are yours holding up after the last wheeling trip?
__________________
-Pete
'73 Scout II 345/727/d20
D44, D70HD with 37s
235frog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2010, 08:52 PM   #39
Silverscout
Senior Member
 
Silverscout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Member Number: 433
Posts: 333
Default Re: Pete's Buildup '73 Scout II

i have the stock springs and they're doing just fine but i don't put them to the test like others do. take randy for instance. he takes his truck to the edge and it always seems to ask for more (knocking on wood as we speak). esspecially when his four low went out half way through the con. if you want to know if the stock springs are tough....
Silverscout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2010, 07:16 PM   #40
235frog
Senior Member
 
235frog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Member Number: 257
Location: Mountain View, Ca
Posts: 355
Default Re: Pete's Buildup '73 Scout II

removed one of the two leaves i had added to the front spring packs and mounted the bumpstops. i still need to replace the spring clamps and then it should be ready... "should" being the key word.
__________________
-Pete
'73 Scout II 345/727/d20
D44, D70HD with 37s
235frog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2010, 03:53 PM   #41
235frog
Senior Member
 
235frog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Member Number: 257
Location: Mountain View, Ca
Posts: 355
Default Re: Pete's Buildup '73 Scout II

pictures of bumpstops and mud flaps. the mud flaps are easily removable which is a good thing because they look ugly!
there is only a couple of inches of uptravel due to tierod/oilpan issues.



and the axle swap is done.
__________________
-Pete
'73 Scout II 345/727/d20
D44, D70HD with 37s

Last edited by 235frog; 06-09-2017 at 07:42 AM..
235frog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2010, 10:17 AM   #42
Cheese
Senior Member
 
Cheese's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Member Number: 948
Location: Hayward
Posts: 203
Default Re: Pete's Buildup '73 Scout II

wow...nice work - congrats! can't wait to see it in person this tuesday?
Cheese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2010, 11:58 AM   #43
235frog
Senior Member
 
235frog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Member Number: 257
Location: Mountain View, Ca
Posts: 355
Default Re: Pete's Buildup '73 Scout II

yep. i will bring it. i told you it would get done. it just took me a little longer than i thought. but, it would have been ready for a hollister trip in time.
__________________
-Pete
'73 Scout II 345/727/d20
D44, D70HD with 37s
235frog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 10:39 AM   #44
235frog
Senior Member
 
235frog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Member Number: 257
Location: Mountain View, Ca
Posts: 355
Default Re: Pete's Buildup '73 Scout II

so i finally got tired of my transfer case popping out of gear, so i tore into it and resealed it. while i was doing this, i added some small washers under the poppet ball springs.

in my case this didn't really help. the gears were chewed up a bit, from popping out repeatedly, and had rounded some of the edges of the teeth substantially.

thanks to another forum member, i was able to source another dana 20 and put that in.

since i was in the mood to fix/change some things, i decided to cut off the rear spring perches, that were slightly off from where they needed to be. the pinion angle was slightly off (no big deal since i could have used shims) but, the perches on the dana 70hd were about 1" off, which caused the rear shackle to be pinched inboard.

__________________
-Pete
'73 Scout II 345/727/d20
D44, D70HD with 37s

Last edited by 235frog; 06-09-2017 at 07:43 AM..
235frog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 10:49 AM   #45
235frog
Senior Member
 
235frog's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Member Number: 257
Location: Mountain View, Ca
Posts: 355
Default Re: Pete's Buildup '73 Scout II

so once i removed the spring perches, i decided to go ahead and swap the rear springs. i had originally thought to pick up some chevy 56" springs and use the off-set center pin to stretch the wheel base about 4". however, i found some 63" springs on a 90's suburban that i liked. i placed them side by side with my scout ii rears (that had a few extra leaves) and the 63" springs are only about 4" longer. so, with re-working the front mount for the rear springs and fabbing up a new rear shackle mount, i should have the 4" stretch i was looking for without too much drama.

here is a photo of the two springs on top of each other.



and i pulled some 52" springs that i eventually plan on throwing under the front of the scout. they are the ones on top, with the scout ii rears in the middle, and the 63" on the bottom.




i'll update as i get time.
__________________
-Pete
'73 Scout II 345/727/d20
D44, D70HD with 37s

Last edited by 235frog; 06-09-2017 at 07:43 AM..
235frog is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:28 AM.