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Old 08-13-2008, 05:04 PM   #1
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Default Before and After of My Scout 80 CS

Well, to start I want to say hi and, that you guys have a great place here!! Some of the most knowledgable techies to. .

This Scout started as a gift to me in 2005 with 89000 original miles on it from the second owner (who also currently owns a 69 800/304/727 that I want 62000original miles plow rig in almost perfect condition.

Before I got it it had sat in a field at crowley lake for 15 years where it was regularly covered with 10 feet of snow.
I went through the entire drive train brakes and, engine during 2006 and drove it back up to mammoth that year. He( the po ) really got a bang out of it and was glad it went to some one who would make it nice and keep it. I rent a cabin on lake george in ml every year during June for a week.

So after enjoying it for late 06 and 07, I decided to make it look as good as I could for a return trip in 08 to ml. It was stripped to metal, the metal massaged back, primmed blocked primed again color sanded and painted in base -clear to the original champagne color. After refinishing all of the removable parts I put it back together and here it is.

It is a shame I didn't document the Scout whet I first got it. I guess it was enough to have been given it to think about the details.

Thanks for reading/looking ........ Robert

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Old 08-14-2008, 06:13 AM   #2
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Wow!! Really nice Robert!! Really great job. It is always awesome to see one get treated right. Any chance of you making it to the rallye with it this year? We would love to see that thing in person.
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Old 08-14-2008, 06:24 AM   #3
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Chad,
thanks for the kind words.

Where is this ralley? I would like to go to a couple of IH shows.
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Lake francis resort. I will not clutter your thread with the details but here is a link. Please do try to make it, I will say the camping is filling up fast so make plans now if you can! IHSFR
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Old 08-14-2008, 06:35 AM   #5
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That is a really sweet looking Scout, good job!
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:09 PM   #6
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lake francis resort. I will not clutter your thread with the details but here is a link. Please do try to make it, I will say the camping is filling up fast so make plans now if you can! IHSFR
Thats to bad because I would really like to go. That weekend I will be towing my race car to bakersfield (famoso raceway) for the 2008 California hot rod reunion. . Will be doing som racing and hopefully some winning.

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Bummer, the rallye is the last show of the season. Maybe next year or maybe we will see you at the western regionals.
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Old 08-15-2008, 06:53 AM   #8
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Excellent job man! That is great work, pretty much the cleanest Scout I've seen. Definitely gives me some motivation!
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Old 08-16-2008, 03:57 PM   #9
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Ron, Matt,

thanks for the compliments. I have enjoyed the process and am currently enjoying driving it around. I will say it does get a lot more looks and thumbs-up then before. That is the best part to me.

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Old 12-11-2008, 07:35 AM   #10
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Default More Early Pictures My Scout 80 CS

I ran across a few earlier pictures of the Scout before I built the top or much else for that matter.
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People preach " Don't over think life, just go where it takes you". But I can't help but think of the Wise Ancient Mariner who looks toward the horizon for any sign of storm clouds.

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Old 12-21-2008, 04:44 PM   #11
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I found some pictures of the Scout rescue.these were on film so I scaned them to jpg. It was sitting in the weeds/bush about 100 feet back beyond the start of the weeds.
The house is just north of crowley lake on 395. What a great view.

I think I need to fix up the travel top and put it back on for the winter. It is badly caved in on the top but I May be able to dolly it back.
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People preach " Don't over think life, just go where it takes you". But I can't help but think of the Wise Ancient Mariner who looks toward the horizon for any sign of storm clouds.

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Old 12-22-2008, 03:59 PM   #12
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You really did a great job on that cs! My son even likes the photo you printed up for me. If I May ask, where did you get the paint job and what did it cost. I have been talking to my wife about painting mine and I need to get some idea of prices these days.
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:01 PM   #13
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Thanks' for the kind words. The guy who painted it has a body shop in upland empire collision, 909-920-9111.

For starters he stripped it back to bare metal, dollied the metal back straight so only a skim coat of filler was needed in select areas. He welded all of the holes up on the tail gate. It was primed and blocked twice then a base and clear were sprayed. For the work they did I could have been charged twice as much at other shops.

He did such a nice job on my Scout that he now has my sisters fiat spider, for a restoration. It is dark blue so it has to be right or it will show. I did up the engine and now it is time to make it look as good as it runs.

he said he would do from the primer on if I wanted to do the body work. The guy who paints should always paint the car and the other way around. Cost about 1/2 for that.

Funny thing is he loved the Scout so much that he wants one now. I know he would enjoy doing another one.

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Old 12-23-2008, 10:05 AM   #14
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Here's a photo of what is remaining of the factory LST. I got copies from the whs but they are faint.
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Old 12-24-2008, 02:11 PM   #15
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Uncle,
you asked about the rear axle notation on my LST that was lined out.

Ra23 was changed to ra9.

The other changed # number was 14023-9603 now 14009-9603

I read -ra9 w/p lock 4.88 se

so if the ra 9 is no power lock then how do I have a pl. The glove compartment door is labled for it.

I know the Scout to be original and have the power loc? I hope the thing does have the pl diff as I feel no pl function when I spin the wheels while jacked up. I purchased the kit to rebuilt my pl from Mike because of the lack of function.
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