Its a time portal, taking us back to a better time and a better place
Scout owners...if your wife hated Scouts, being outdoors, four wheeling, and told you to sell it or else! Keep the Scout or the wife??? Well...divorce slowed things up, but I get through it. Battled cancer for 1 1/2 years. Life changing experience, especially when you live alone. I'm one of the lucky ones. I'm a cancer survivor.
I've owned this 1980 Scout II since 1982 with 5000 original miles.(borrowed the grill off my 1978 parts Scout to replace the bird destroyed 1980 one) It came with a turbo Nissan diesel and it took me across the US twice, hauled my race bikes out to the desert,and everything in-between until it reached the 225,000 mile mark. My Scout's been in the rebuild-restoration mode for over 4 years now, and I wanted share the current status and progression.
*33"BFG's AT's on aluminum American rims
*Six point roll cage tied into frame w/fire extinguisher mounted on it
*4" lift spring under front/rear, front reverse shackles, 5/8" hardware, recessed shackle plates,with Tom Wood long travel drive line
*2" body lift
*Front/Rear Anything Scout workman deluxe bumpers
*Bonz custom racing seats
*4 point seat belt harnesses
*HD wiring harness to run halogen lights
*2 1/2" steering column tach.
*New master cylinder(corvette), metering valve, and brake lines
*Rebulit transmission and transfer case
*RPT poly/rebuildable motor and transmission mounts
*33 gal. tank
*Bilstien 10" travel/rebuildable shocks mounted on custom shock towers w/cross brace
*Rancho 5000 rear shocks
*Rancho steering stabilizer
*New calipers, rotors, drums and pads
*Dana 44's with Auburn Pro lockers F/R, 4:11 gears, front axle turned, completely rebuilt, Warn 1/2" front dif. guard
*Frame bracing top/bottom
*Grade 8 hardware
*Pioneer Supertuner w/CD..backed with 750 watts of amperage, flowing into a custom speaker box w/"Kicker" componets. 2- 8" woofers,2- 5" midrange, and 2- 3" tweeter/horns.
*In front of the center console are two "Bar Bouy's" free rotating beverage holders
* Chromoly Teflon lined "QS Component" 3/4" Hiem Joints mated with "DOM" tubing for the tie rod, and draglink.
* New locks and ignition key switch
*Borrowed my 1978 "Parts" Scout grill to replace the 1980 one, that was destroyed by a large flying creature. I adapted a stainless steel, water jet cut "Flame" grill to fit in place of the stock plastic piece.
*345 completely rebuilt w/matched intake & exhaust ports
*RPT aluminum spread bore intake manifold
*Holley 600cfm carb w/ electric choke
*Jeg's off set air cleaner
*K & N filter
*Stans Tri-Y Headers
*Limewire plug wirers
*Magnaflow muffers w/2 1/4" stainless steel exhaust pipe
*International red with gloss black color paint scheme on the motor
DRIVE IT !!!!!!!
Just Got a Bath !!
All Cleaned Up
Back on the road again after 5 + years!!
She's back on the Road !!
"Get In, Set Down, Hang On, Shut Up...for my ex wife!
Heim Joints w/ 1.5" DOM
Battery Location Change
Heim Joint vs Stock
Reverse Shackle Mount w/ Spacer
shock loop to loop brace
Hardcore frame bracing