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

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-05-2011, 06:55 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2010
Member Number: 2341
Posts: 25
Default Full blown scout build

Full blown build thread can be seen here:

project rust - pirate4x4.com bulletin board

Leave comments on the IH board here, I would love to here what you guys think of my build. I have too many pictures to upload and paste, etc thats why I have a link to pirate.

So, I bought a 1970 ihc Scout 800a for $800. It had a 304 v8 with a t-18 and a Dana 20. The rig from front to back is rusted out literally. Someone tried to hokey something up to hold the rig together (3/16 plate welded to the shape of the tub, but he didnt paint it so it began to rust) I have totally cut out the tub and welded ina new one. I have also built a new frame for the tub to sit on as the c-channel was completely rusted out. Most all body mounts were rusted out all but 3. Two in the front and one in the back. Someone had tried to hold the body on with a skateboard wheel and a grade 8 bolt. I kept the bolt chucked the wheel. Another thing that was severely rusted was the tailgate. The whole bottom had holes in it. I bought some new tubing and bent some metal on a brake and rebuilt it. The front floor boards are a work in progress. The passenger side was totally rusted and I rebuilt it, as well as the driverside. This guy who owned it before me was remarkably stupid. How many know you cant fix rust with fiberglass? He tried to rebuild bothh the rocker panels with fiberglass. Another thing he jury-rigged is both of the gas tanks were glued in with exansion foam. A hour of fighting them, and they came out. I have pics of before I took it apart but I have to get them off of my pc into the link below.... But those pics are what I have for now.
liberalism is a mental disorder!
offroadguys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2011, 04:23 PM   #2
Senior Member
RobG's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Member Number: 739
Location: Simpsonville, Ky
Age: 67
Posts: 123
Default Re: Full blown scout build

Looks great!!! How long did it take, I spent two years on mine.

Rob gimmel
Rob Gimmel
68 Scout 800
152 engine
RobG is offline   Reply With Quote

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 04:23 PM.