• To ALL forum users - As of late I have been getting quite a few private messages with questions about build ups here on the forum, or tech questions about your personal project. While I appreciate the interest, sending me a private message about these topics distracts from, and undermines the purpose of having a forum here. During the day I wear many hats as a small business owner-operator and I work tirelessly to provide the absolute best service possible to you, our valued customer. When I created this forum I rounded up some of the best minds I knew so that any tech question you might have could be asked and answered by either myself or one of my highly experienced moderators, this way the next time this same question is asked the answer can be easily found and utilized by the next IH enthusiast having the same question. This allows me the freedom to run the day to day operations of the business and minimize the impact to shipments and shop activities that these distractions can cause. It is of the up most importance for me to complete the daily tasks in order to best take care of you our customer, all the while providing you a forum to get the level advice and input you have come to expect and deserve from the premier IH shop in the country.

    So with that I ask that anyone with a question about one of our build ups or a general tech question to please use the forum as it was intended. I am absolutely available by telephone to answer your questions as well but at times may direct you back to our website to better field your question or questions. Most other private messages I will be glad to answer for you.

    Thank you for your understanding.

    Jeff Ismail

Any info to be shared on the 2WD Scout 80?

Hello to the IH Family!!!

I had a great time at the IH Sierra Fall Rallye and both mine and my buddy's Scout made the 200 mile trip with no issues so it was a great Saturday trip for us.

So here I am sitting with the wife having a cup of coffee yesterday morning and BOOM I see a Scout come up on the FB marketplace for cheap!

I was able to go over there yesterday evening with my neighbor that has a car trailer and while we were looking it over I realized there are no shifters for the TC... and no TC period!! That's when I made the realization that it is a 2WD. The VIN is right around FC65XXX so I am guessing it is a 1963 but that is all I know about it so far.

So my question is regarding the 2WD Scouts... I have looked up everything I can find online and I am wondering if anyone can give me a clue on why it has 5 lug hubs up front? I know the Scout II 2WD have a tube front but this Scout 80 has an I-beam front axle, so the only thing that makes sense is someone put on different hubs or swapped in a straight axle from another vehicle (seems unlikely).

I can confirm there is no hole in the trans cover, so I am pretty sure it's an original 2WD and the 4 lug rear makes sense... just trying to wrap my mind around the 5 lug fronts.