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Old 09-17-2015, 09:00 AM   #1
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Default Jack for 1974 Scout II 4x4 L6 with 31X10.5-15 tires

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1974 International Harvester Scout II
l6 258, 4 speed manual
original drive train parts, original frame and body
31x10.5x15 tires

hey guys,

I'm kevin, and I bought my first IH car yesterday. Everything checks out mechanically (not so great cosmetically, but its not a dollhouse), but one thing is missing. A usable jack. I have the original bottle jack that came with the vehicle, but its far too short to lift the Scout high enough to remove a wheel.

What do you guys usually get for this kind of situation? I was considering just buying a silverado 1500 jack from the salvage yard just to get it done, but I don't have any experience with the challenges related to dealing with a Scout problem that requires a jack. Any pointers?

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Old 09-17-2015, 10:04 AM   #2
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Default Re: Jack for 1974 Scout II 4x4 L6 with 31X10.5-15 tires

Most people get a high lift jack, but then you have to find a place to store it. Never tried with a bottle jack, but seems it would work for changing a tire if it was under the bottom u-bolt plate of the tire your changing, maybe with a block of wood under it.
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Old 09-17-2015, 10:53 AM   #3
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Yeah, I would have to fab something on the exterior to make that work, and for now I just want something I can just throw into the cab somewhere to change tires...I'm not going to do any technical driving with this (at least not for now, until everything is in order) so I was hoping for something that would fit inside the thing.
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Old 09-17-2015, 11:40 AM   #4
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Default Re: Jack for 1974 Scout II 4x4 L6 with 31X10.5-15 tires

I would buy a small floor jack that comes in a plastic case. Easy to store yet very useful when needed. Most auto parts stores sell them including places like sears, kmart, etc.
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Old 09-17-2015, 12:19 PM   #5
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I would buy a small floor jack that comes in a plastic case. Easy to store yet very useful when needed. Most auto parts stores sell them including places like sears, kmart, etc.
I just ended up buying a 2.25 ton jack as you suggested. No reason to suffer.
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Old 09-17-2015, 01:36 PM   #6
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Have you guys had trouble using these kinds of jacks on unfriendly roads? *largely shale, or very uneven?
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Old 09-17-2015, 04:04 PM   #7
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I actually mounted my hi lift on the floor in front of the back seat. Drilled a hole through the floor for the center and made a bracket that mounts to my show bar mounts for one end. About the only one that rides in my back seat is my daughters springer spaniel sirus. Backs kind of dirty, just got back from a week of camping and heading down to hollister this weekend, so it's just going to get dirty again. Just got to improvise for a jack on rough terrain, just be extra carefull about getting body parts under the truck.


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1975 Scout II healthy 258, Wide T19 , 4:1 D300 3:54s,
1972 Real clean stock Scout II P/S, P/B, 345, T18, 3:73s
1969 Mach I. Balanced ported 351W, 650 double pumper, Super T10, Detroit locker with 4.11s. Lowered with racing springs, bars, Konis etc.
(Don't worry about getting arrested when I drive the Scouts).

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