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Old 01-11-2011, 06:45 AM   #1
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Default 1977 Scout II Rescue

Hey guys, figured id introduce myself. Ive been lurking for quite a while and finally registered a few days ago.

Im looking to make this a weekend trail truck/drive a day or two to work a week type vehicle. Keeping the modifications road and user friendly if you know what I mean.

Im a bmw man at heart and have had around 17. Mostly of the e30 sort (84-92 3-series). But I can respect a well built American 4x4.


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-304 v8
-727 torque-flite
-d20 transfer case
-Dana 44 axles
-already had the duraspark dist. Conversion(messy)
-a few rat modifications(sat in a field)




a little back-story first.

I was given a 1977 scoutii a few months ago, with no title and about as much rust as the titanic. Fortunately I discovered the frame to be in perfect shape!
Most of the drivetrain was in good shape. Save for the front drive axle. Which will be addressed later.

Since I am a welder by trade and love a challenge I started researching what it would take to get the body back up to snuff. After some long hours and even longer wish lists I decided the best bet was to find a donor body..

What im about to show you will hopefully not upset too many of you. I salvaged what I could and still have many parts of the body that I am looking to sell to recoop project costs.

Goals-

-GM TBI(already in progress)
-rebuild the 727( was told it wasnt shifting right, from what ive read on here it probably due to sitting and condensation)
-clean-up and reseal the 304 (runs great!)
-clean-up, re-seal and check intermediate shaft in the d20
-hopefully upgrade weak links in drivetrain(with your recommendation on what breaks)
-fit a bmw 4 door body onto the Scout frame (shorten the driveshaft and frame, taking opinions)








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Old 01-12-2011, 07:32 AM   #2
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Default Re: 1977 Scout II Rescue

How about a bmw body on there? :d
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:34 AM   #3
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Yup, ive decided to put a 4 door bmw body I have on hand on it. Ive shortened the frame to 101.2 wheelbase.
Ironically all I had to do was remove the frame extension.

Pics to come soon. Ill get back to you guys that are interested in parts.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:56 AM   #4
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This build will be interesting. Good luck!
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:30 AM   #5
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Old 01-25-2011, 07:10 AM   #6
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That is awesome! How did you hook up the steering? Is that reg as a bmw? Car title goes with the body not the chassie right? How does she drive?
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Old 01-25-2011, 03:12 PM   #7
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Luckily here in sc the title goes with the body. Considering its essentially a axle swap in their eyes. I asked before hand to cover my behind.

The bmw was equipped with a rack and a straight shaft steering column. Im just going to tie the steering column into the IH steering box. Ive made a spacer/adapter to go in place of the rag-joint. Its not running yet. Still in mock up stage
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:17 AM   #8
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Wow. I like that a lot better than the 4wd beemers I see the yuppies driving around CA in. What part of sc are you in?

Cheers, jack
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:48 AM   #9
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I like it cercinly onr of kind
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:44 AM   #10
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I eventually want to go to a 5.3 Chevy engine. I realize that the Jeep 727 and International 727 are different. But will this adapter work?

(p/n 716131-v) | advance adapters
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:00 AM   #11
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I take that as a no.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:18 AM   #12
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Your question likely just got overlooked. Your best bet for proper attention is to start a new thread for questions of this nature in the most appropriate subheading.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:21 AM   #13
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Default Re: 1977 Scout II Rescue

We have quite a bit of information in this thread regarding the chrysler-produced tf727 transmission, includes pictures of all the variations and their bellhousing patterns:

http://www.forums.IHPartsAmerica.com...727-guapo.html

The aa adapter will not fit a chev motor to an IH-pattern tf727. Again, the bellhousing patterns between the two units are completely different. But...

The aa p/n 712572-a will work.
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