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01-26-2009, 09:10 AM
Just made a deal for one on Sunday, with a fair amount of rust and a engine that half runs.... Gonna start this up as a build thread. No pictures yet but I should have some up by the end of the week.

01-26-2009, 10:10 AM
ahh some one else that likes punishment

01-26-2009, 10:15 AM
we already have a Phil, please try again

01-26-2009, 10:34 AM
run while you can

I should have ten years ago

Heroin has lesser a hold on a man then a scout does

01-26-2009, 11:26 AM
u can just give me your money it will save u the pain of watching your money rust away

01-26-2009, 08:48 PM
meh i got time, a welder, a bunch of spray can primer, paint, and i live near a metal store.

01-26-2009, 09:37 PM
thats a start, a minimal one, but a start none the less.

Hello Kitty
01-26-2009, 09:46 PM
Get er done would be nice to see.


01-27-2009, 12:06 PM
Let me know if ya need some parts![cheers] What does it have eng. tranny....?[cheers]

01-28-2009, 08:10 AM
it has the 304 in it (but the guy says it orignally had a 345 which is out of the vehicle but came with it) and it has a 4 speed standard. The one problem though is i live on the island.... but if i do need parts we might be able to work something out

01-28-2009, 08:18 AM
Which would you suggest for the suspension? SOA or custom 4-link?

01-29-2009, 09:41 AM
for cheap but still flexy SOA and if ya hog the fenders and tubs out enough you can clear 37'S but move the front axle forward 1 or 2 inches when you make youre axle perches

01-30-2009, 08:21 PM
So i got the Scout late last night. Today i had the day off so i started to do some work on the Scout. I got one of the worse rust holes in the floor patched, the front bench seat mounted in, got the engine from not running or stating, to starting but only running for about 1 minute until it dies (any ideas of a fix for this?)

Some pictures finally






Here is a picture of my quickly made t-case shifter


01-31-2009, 05:28 AM

01-31-2009, 07:53 AM
You should put the Jeep bumper on the Jeep. Looks like alot of work, good luck with the build.

01-31-2009, 10:42 AM
i hope it was cheap ... but i don't think it could be cheap enought ...

good luck


01-31-2009, 01:33 PM
dont take off the roof til the body mounts are repaired and the floor otherwise yur sides will fall off and the top wont line back up

01-31-2009, 09:52 PM
Thanks for the heads up epic. I need to get the clutch changed, but once that is done i am gonna start to fix up the body.

02-02-2009, 08:40 AM
I had a spare hour yesterday so i got a few more things bolted down. Also put in new spark plugs and air filter. It also has interior door handles so no more rolling down the window to get out

02-05-2009, 02:29 PM
Would the clutch be the same for all of the scout II? i found a site that is selling them but does not specify a transmission/ engine

02-05-2009, 04:01 PM
Would the clutch be the same for all of the scout II? i found a site that is selling them but does not specify a transmission/ engine

should be

02-05-2009, 04:34 PM
Thanks epic

02-05-2009, 09:50 PM
man thats gonna be a sweet ride[cheers]

02-05-2009, 09:55 PM
good luck:D

02-06-2009, 07:50 AM
should be

Except the 6 cyl which uses a different bell housing Just a heads up[cheers]

02-06-2009, 09:12 AM
Good thing i don't have to worry about 6 cyclindar stuff except for my jeep. There won't be too many updates for a lil while as the clutch is getting done, waiting for the clutch parts to come in, and school is getting pretty heavy. I will try to give a quick update every week. In about a month or 2 i will start to be updating a lot more when i get it actually to my house instead of storing it at my old highschool.
Would it be better to replace the full rear quarters or just do a patch of the rusted out area?

02-06-2009, 11:42 AM
inners and outters are probably toast as well as floor so its up to you on how far ya wanna carry it.
That bein said all parts are available through Super scouts and a couple other online sites.
Or bring it over to my shop and I could set ya up with our metal worker who can fix anything. He's in the process of doin a 67 chev boogie van that really shoulda been crushed.

02-06-2009, 09:29 PM
Thanks for the offer on the shop but i wanna do it myself, I am half decent with a welder and metal it will just be more practice. I got most of the floor patched except for 2 holes, one is there to weld in a body mount, the other is on the rear quarter on the driver side the rest of it is either good or already patched it. both outters are rusted on the quarters. One other problem about getting it to your shop is that i live out on the island and don't have insurance on the scout (for obvious reasons) I may be asking you for some advice and tips.
Is super scouts a website or a store out on the mainland?

02-07-2009, 12:27 AM
Web site.[cheers]

02-07-2009, 11:05 AM
Ask away
its nce to see another cout in here seeins how dickrick is tryin to sellout.
I'd be all alone if that happened :(

02-08-2009, 01:26 AM
Ask away
its nce to see another cout in here seeins how dickrick is tryin to sellout.
I'd be all alone if that happened :(

go fuck yourself I still have mine and will till someone pays me what I need to catch up to my bills!!![cheers] I still want to wheel mine I just need a bit more$$$$$ to finish mine! So if anyone would like to donate to the dickrick Scout foundation please PM me for a bank acount # to donate or a place to drop off cash!!!![cheers]

02-08-2009, 02:38 AM
Ask away
its nce to see another cout in here seeins how dickrick is tryin to sellout.
I'd be all alone if that happened :(

Jeez Phil........ what party of "you're already all alone" don't you understand :D

and whats a cout :dontknow:

02-08-2009, 08:30 AM
On extreme 4x4 they started working on one yesterday swapping in a v8, 4 linking the rear.

02-08-2009, 09:14 AM
at least that one will be nice

02-08-2009, 09:58 AM
i have a 4'10 dana 60 rear for a scout if anyone needs or wants it 25 bucks obow

02-08-2009, 11:52 AM
Jeez Phil........ what party of "you're already all alone" don't you understand :D

and whats a cout :dontknow:

story of my life

02-08-2009, 05:44 PM
i have a 4'10 dana 60 rear for a scout if anyone needs or wants it 25 bucks obow

Complete axle?

I also saw the scout build up... i thought it was pretty funny since most of the things they are doing is stuff i was planning to do, except i was thinking about custom 4-link full way around since it will be a final project for my program i am in. i liked the front SOA idea with rear 4 link... i may steal that idea... I am thinking about doing a fender cut on the scout for more tire clearence and get rid of some of the rust roughly how much would you suggest to cut off, and what is the best way to finish the edge?

02-08-2009, 08:39 PM
for mine I cut about 4 inches out in the rear and made larger wheel tubs to replace the original wells the diameter of he tubs and fender opening closely matches that of the tires then I installed CJ flares In the front I trimmed about 2-3 inches

02-08-2009, 10:10 PM
can you post a link to a pic of your truck so i can check out what it looks like?

02-08-2009, 10:54 PM
I dont think there are any pics of it all chopped up just a few of the full width swap

02-09-2009, 09:07 AM
would you mind taking one or two so i can get a general idea? What is the best way to finish off the edge of the cut?

02-09-2009, 09:58 AM
the cj flares roll under the edge and over the face of the fender so you got some room for error
I'll try and get some pics up for ya too

02-12-2009, 11:06 PM
Clutch kit came in yesterday, from what i hear the students at the school i left the Scout at are starting to pull the old clutch for me (Free slave labour ;) )

02-23-2009, 10:40 AM
Any luck with the pics epic?

And for the Scout i think i should be able to get it to my house hopefully within the next 2 weeks, i believe the clutch change is almost done on it.

02-23-2009, 01:58 PM
sorry I cant access the pics on my comp somethins fucked maybe someone here took some pics of it this weekend if so maybe they can post up

03-02-2009, 09:59 PM
keep those progress pics coming.....
looks good.

have look on pirate4x4, loads of scout builds for ideas.....

03-07-2009, 07:13 AM
I am hoping to actually start into working on it on the 27th of the month, i have a week and a half off school between terms, and the school says that the scout should be done by that time. So there will be some actual progress pics

03-15-2009, 11:01 PM
Here are some links for parts and info:







03-27-2009, 08:06 AM
Some real progress finially.
The scout is running and driving with the new clutch in. Right now it is loaded and strapped down on a car trailer. I am gonna get it home tonight and start working on it either sunday or monday. The first thing on the long list of stuff to do is a fender cut, and maybe replace the front fenders with the spare set i have (just depends on if the fender cut will get all the rust out.)

03-30-2009, 11:09 PM
The auto choke has been giving me a lot of trouble on the scout so today i got a conversion kit and changed it over to a manual choke. I also started to cut the fenders. I got one done and another half done (it was getting late and i didn't want to piss off my neighbours) I will get some pics of the fender cut up sometime during the week

04-03-2009, 05:22 PM
Here are some pictures of the fender cut, and me re building the passenger side tire well. I didn't get to do the rear driver side because my welder ran out of gas and i ran outta money, so for now here is how it stands. I also got a new fuel pump to try to get the scout running for more then a minute

04-04-2009, 07:41 PM
splittin the tubs isnt a bad idea I just made new ones which Im thinkin might have been more work

04-04-2009, 09:53 PM
well i had a bunch of old desks like the ones from highschools that i use for scrap metal, i figured i can get away without spending any money on them by splitting them and usuing that metal.
I don't have the driver side done yet but i will look into doing it tomorrow, I have to replace a lot of the metal around it first before i cut out the tub because it is really rusted out. I may not be able to do it because i took off about 1/16" of skin from my left index finger tonight. I will try my best to get some work on it though. I want to get the fuel pump changed because i think that is the main reason why my scout won't keep running, but again with the skinned finger i might not be able to turn a wrench. I guess i will see tomorow.

04-13-2009, 04:35 PM
I dropped the tank today and found a clog in the fuel line about the same diameter on the sending unit's hose connecter. The tank is out getting cleaned now so by the end of the week I should get the scout running good. Once that is finially all sorted out I will return to getting the rest of the remaining rust outta the truck.

04-13-2009, 09:30 PM
Well I got bored at about 7 and remebered that the noise bylaw for where i live doesn't kick in until 8 so i decided to mock up the patch panel for the rear driver side.

I shoulda stopped there but i decided to take off the tops inner trim piece and cut out some of the metal so when i find some time to weld in the side piece i wouldn't have to do anything else. So after i took off the trim piece for the top and began cutting i found the rust was a lot worse.
So now I am thinking about bracing the rear body, taking off the top and replace almost all of that rear side, and the top bedrail. I am hopeing some rust inhibitor will save the rear quarter.

04-13-2009, 09:45 PM
dont take the top off till you've braced the box sides with some 1x1 welded in

04-13-2009, 09:47 PM
so for the 1x1 do i just weld it to both of the sides of the interior? i am also thinking of running a ratchet strap around the back of the body and through the doors, i might need two to make the full distance.
On a different note the scout still needs a project name, I still haven't came up with anything yet. Any suggestions?

04-14-2009, 01:45 PM
both sides yes and x them welding the x in the middle
another thing I've done on scouts of past is welded the main hoops of the roll bar to the sides this adds tons of strength to the door jam

04-14-2009, 10:11 PM
One problem about welding to the roll bar is that there isn't one in it. On a side problem is that the area I want to b cutting and replacing is in the corner so i may not be able to get it in the exact corner but it shouldn't matter too much. I was asking if it was welded to the interior, the both sides part is a given (at least i hope it is)

04-15-2009, 11:39 PM
So I picked up the gas tank from the cleaners and installed it today. I had to fix the scary previous install job (bolts that were bent to catch a lip to were used to hold it up, the bolts didn't even actually go through a hole in the vehicle only on the strap). Once I installed it it started and ran great. The vehicle runs extremly smooth. The one thing i have left is to fix the breather tube which was just relooped to the tank. It used to work because there was a few cracks in the tube, since i replaced the tube i will have to run it properly.
I also picked up 2 cans of the trimclad rust converter stuff, I hope the stuff works pretty good, I sprayed on a coat of the stuff and tomorrow i will throw on a coat of primer if i have a chance on the inside of the rear fender. No pics on this update because there isn't too much to take pictures of.

04-17-2009, 04:01 PM
I am thinking about creating a CAD drawing with the dimensions of the frame of my scout. would any of you be interested in a dimensional / 3D model of a Scout frame? If there is enough interest I will actually go out and take all of the measurements and post up either a link to it or e-mail it out to people who would be interested

04-21-2009, 08:15 PM
Well I can't do anything too major to it for the time being because of school picking up. I bought a tire patching kit today and will fix the 2 leaky tires (after that it should be able to have a test flex), I am also going to be cleaning off the rust from the brake rotors and drums. After that I am gonna clean up the diffs, and find out the current gearing. After that I am not too sure of what will be next because i am pretty limited with cash until july.

04-30-2009, 05:35 PM
I realized that the scout is almost street legal. So i threw on a rearview mirror, popped off a broken convex mirror on the passenger side. And have some seat belts half mounted. Once i get some more welding gas i will finish mounting the seat belts. I am probably going to throw on the drive side mirror tomorrow morning.

05-26-2009, 09:08 AM
I am planning to brace up the rear and take off the top this weekend. Once i get it off i can get the rear driver side area patched up and fixed. Once i get that done i am debating about putting in a bed liner, but i was thinking it might be better to put it in once i get the rollcage made this summer. any thoughts?

05-26-2009, 09:13 AM
God thing your fixing it its almost field plowin time

05-26-2009, 05:15 PM
little late for the fields

05-26-2009, 09:06 PM
spray a liner in before the cage........

yoda thrills
05-26-2009, 09:26 PM
that sounds good
couple of my buddies just spray lined there heeps
and it turned out not bad

05-26-2009, 09:36 PM
Is there any reason why it should go in before the cage? And I am thinking of taking it on a trip out to Princeton late this August, cause i am doing some volenteer work out there and figure it would be a good chance to get a good testing run out on it. I may be down to do some easier stocker trails at the end of august.

05-27-2009, 10:06 AM
you'll just have to grind off the liner wherever you need to weld the cage to.
spray it now cage it later

05-27-2009, 09:05 PM
That is what i was kinda thinking.
A quick question...
How do i remove the stock AM radio from the scout? I have the fake wood dash insert removed and the plate removed from infront of it what else do i have to do before it slides out (Besides the wires)? I am planning to replace the AM radio with a CB I have that the front measure to the same and has a front mounted speaker.

05-27-2009, 09:54 PM
It has been a long time since I saw one with a stock radio in it. I believe you have to reach your hand up under the dash and there is a nit on the back of it:dontknow: I think

05-27-2009, 10:08 PM
what is a nit? is it right on the back or on the side near the back?

05-28-2009, 08:16 AM
LOL typo I meant nut and at the back I believe

05-28-2009, 09:45 AM
yes there is a bracket that attaches from the radio to the ashtray remove that

05-29-2009, 09:24 AM
I found it and man was it a pain to remove.... the ashtray bracket is also attached to the main wiring harness for extra fun. to fit the CB I just need to clearance the fake wood dash a little bit for the dials on the CB. I worked it out so that the CB display and controllers are going to go through the middle section where the main bit of the AM radio was, the mic through one of the knob holes, and the front mount speaker behind the other knob hole. When i get home from school today depending on the time i am going to try to get it full in and some pictures up

05-30-2009, 09:23 PM
So i might have some time tomorrow to reinforce the back and take of the top and maybe get the CB in. I figured out I can get 20ft of 3/4" steel conduit for 15 bucks. I might not have time cause my cellphone stopped working and I am thinking of going to telus to see if they will fix it.

06-01-2009, 10:03 PM
Got the CB in and it looks pretty good. my computer also decided to stop hooking up to my camera. I will try to get the pictures up from school some time

06-05-2009, 10:20 PM
I got the back almost fully braced up. This Sunday i should be able to finish the bracing and get the top off, cut off the rest of the rust and get it measured up for some replacement metal. Things have been going kinda slow cause my Engineering class is making a soap box car which will be crazy once it is done, i will post some pics up.

06-07-2009, 07:47 PM
I got the roof off today finally.

The passenger side was in pretty good shape under the top and the driver side wasn't as bad as i expected it to be
Sorry about the crappy pics but my camera doesn't like working with my computer anymore so i am now using my Cellphone to get pictures. I am going to try to get some metal to patch up the side this week if i have some time.

06-30-2009, 08:47 PM
School is done for the summer and all of my finals are done. So it is time to pull off the tarp and finish off fixing the back of it, cut the last fender, properly mount the seat, get all the body mounts in and properly on and bedline the interiorer. I picked up the metal I need to patch up the rear driverside today.

I also finished off the soap box car I was doing with my school here are some of the pictures of it

And after it crashed going 50 km/h


06-30-2009, 10:03 PM
how do you get in and see in it

06-30-2009, 11:40 PM
camera on top? they remove control?

no way in hell i'd want to be in that thing, even if my fatass could fit in it

07-01-2009, 10:15 AM
Remove control? do you mean remote control? If so then no there is actually a driver in it controlling it. There is 3 cameras, which you can switch between, and it crashed because some dumb kid walked out infront of it causing our driver to swerve. I drove it when it was going slower and it is pretty sweet because it is just like some crazy video game.

07-01-2009, 10:19 AM
how do you get in and see in it

The top hinges open on a 4-link setup like so


And you see using 3 cameras that are hooked up to VR goggles you wear when you drive. On each of the stearing bars is a momentary switch thats lets you switch between the 3 cameras

07-01-2009, 10:56 AM
thats a cool soap box racer.

07-01-2009, 03:56 PM
so the disorientation and lack of DP of the VR goggles to blame for the crash?

07-01-2009, 04:55 PM
no, some dumb kid stepped out about 5 feet infront of the car, causing the driver to swerve outta the way. This was after the driver had about 10 runs and got used to the goggles, it does not take much time to get used to it.

07-02-2009, 08:51 PM
Here are some pictures of under the lid

The sub and pyrotechnics


The wiring before it was cleaned up, and after that is the terminal block with all of the video feed going through it.... nice and simple it only took me 2 hours to draw up the wiring diagrams for it... it worked first time it was all wired in though.



07-02-2009, 09:25 PM
I put a build thread for this car in the custom fab or anything cool section since this has nothing to do with my scout or cornbinder in general....

07-19-2009, 12:24 AM
I finally stopped being lazy and got some work done on the scout today, I also got a bunch of pictures taken that I will be posting up on monday evening. I got the new driverside rear interior panel done and welded into place, got the tire well cut out and ready to be split and re-welded in. I killed the last cutting disk I had cutting out the tire well which ended most of my work for the day but I spent some time cleaning up some of the welds to make it look a lil more pretty. I also snapped some pictures of how I installed the CB into it a while ago. By the end of my weekend (saturday-monday) I hope to get it all ready to get the bed liner into it next weekend. On my todo list is, finish splitting and re welding in the driver side tire well, getting the front seat mounted in properly, getting the rear seat remounted in, fixing the bowing in the body and cleaning up the welds... I should be able to get most if not all of it done.

07-19-2009, 06:13 PM
While working I got a nice reminder of the importance of the annoying gaurd on the angle grinder when it took a lil nip from my finger. So a lil less video games and easier work on my hands for the next few days. I still hope to get most of my list done except maybe straightening out the body depending on how much force it will take. Pictures tomorrow.

07-20-2009, 10:35 PM
Picture time

First of all here is the CB I installed in place of the stock AM radio

Now here is the work I did this weekend.

Here is how the side was when I got it


Here is how it was at the start of the weekend

Here is the patch panel I made

Here is the panel welded in

After that I cut out the tire well and fender


And here is how it is now. I ran out of welding gas so I was only able to tack in the metal around the bottom of the tire well.

I have maybe half an hour worth of welding to get it all welded in place. I should be getting a new tank of welding gas this weekend if I get paid on friday. After that all i need to do is clean up the welds, clean out all my tools and get the front bench mounted in fully and then I will bedline the interior. I should be able to put the bedliner in on next monday (my days off are sunday and monday)

07-21-2009, 11:53 AM
what kinda shape are your body mounts in

07-21-2009, 07:26 PM
Those are what I am going to do next, I think I might be able to get away with just replacing the bolts/poly on most and maybe reweld in one or two. Most are missing the actual poly bushing which is why I think/hope it is sagging down in the middle

07-23-2009, 10:36 PM
Right now I am working out borrowing a tube bender in mid september Since I am gonna be out in Princeton volunteering at a Youth camp for almost all of August.

07-25-2009, 09:36 PM
My weekend is here again. Tomorrow I am gonna pick up a new tank of welding gas and finish up the tire well, cut and replace a lil rust on the passenger side. Make up some holders for my axe, machette, and Hi-Lift Jack. I am thinking about mounting them on the tailgate so when I have it opened I will have the tools layed out infront of me. Than on monday I will deal with all the body mounts, work on touching up the last few holes in the floor and interior. Fully mount the seat and do some prep work to put the bedliner in next Sunday.

07-27-2009, 04:20 PM
I dont recommend attaching anything to your tail gate

thats gonna be your workbench when your fixin it My tailgate has seen plenty of workbench experience

07-27-2009, 10:25 PM
Meh too late. I made it so they are easy to work around though. For the axe it is only has 4 studs welded to it and for the hi-lift it will have only 2 brackets with a stud inside of each. It will give me a lot of room in the middle and sides to work on. I know cause I was/am making the brackets on the tail gate with the axe in place and the hi-lift where it will be. I also did it this way because I am going to be making a roll cage which I have no idea where it will be so I didn't know which spots along the side would work out. I still have time to put the Hi-lift behind the driver sear I will put up pictures tomorrow when I don't feel so lazy. Also I got all the major rust fixed on the interior and I am debating if I should get a complete body bushing replacement kit or a 1" body lift...

07-27-2009, 11:38 PM
ya nice jeep rear bumper on the front of that thing ...whats with that ,Phil you do that?

07-29-2009, 09:21 PM
It is a bumer the previous owner made. He put in a hitch receiver so you can have a winch for front and rear. It is stupid hot out here so I haven't gotten much work done on the brackets for the hi-lift done, I only got one done so far so the next couple should be easy to quickly rip-off. Right now it is 33 degrees here (at 8:30) I am thinking of trying to get a couple of brackets done after work tomorrow if it cools down a lil.

07-30-2009, 11:15 PM
I got one of the brackets done for the hi-lift, now I need to figure out how to make one up for the bottom end. I also found out I can't get much done during my work week because I get home at 6 and I have to stop using power tools by 8 or I get the cops called on me for noise :(

09-09-2009, 12:11 AM
Well I am back in town from my trip. only spent about 300 bucks over a month, got a pay check and maybe some vacation time. That means I have enough spare cash for a roll cage.
What kinda metal would you suggest? I am thinking 1.75" DOM but I am not sure on wall thickness
Also how many 20' lengths should I get? about 8?

09-09-2009, 07:21 AM
I bought a cage from D and C Extreme. U could use there design for your cage.

09-10-2009, 08:39 PM
Metal is coming in this monday. Cage going in next weekend.

09-22-2009, 08:53 AM
Small update for today. I just put in some body bushing that stopped the body from bowing down. I can now get in the vehicle and close the door. Luxury here I come

10-27-2009, 11:33 AM
Project is kinda stalled with me trying to find a tube bender to make my roll cage. If anyone wants to lend me one I would be really happy. Other than that in a couple of the weeks I will have it on the road for 3 days just to test it out a little bit. I am not really looking forward to the rain with no roof... but other then that I am excited to get it actually streetable again.
All I go to do before it is streetable is
Replace valve cover gasket
Replace brake cylinders
Attach batter kill switch to inner fender.

I have all the stuff in a bag waiting for the weekend to install it all.

11-02-2009, 07:04 PM
Got bored of having the scout sit beside the house and needed a break from my homework. My goal is to get the scout insured for Nov 13, 14, and 15 to get a bit of a test drive to see how it is running and if there is any other problems left to fix. All I have left to do is bleed the front breaks, replace the valve cover gaskets, and do an oil change. Also give all the bolts a quick check to make sure everything is tight.

I have a feeling it will be a pretty cold few days of driving since I have decided to leave the scout top less...

02-13-2010, 02:26 AM
have scout buy your self a welder
lots of sheet metal
start fabing you might slow the tin worms down
cool truck
at least its not a jeep

02-25-2010, 08:38 PM
I know I am using it to replace my jeep as my wheeler. Also since the spring is coming, it is almost time to pull of the tarps and refill the tires and get it running again. I am hoping that I might actually get to test it out this summer.

05-23-2010, 03:01 PM
Well the weather is nice, and I am starting to get a bunch of extra cash for doing some resto work on other peoples cars. So it is time to dust off my welder, and pull of some tarps. Gonna try to get the scout running tomorrow and next weekend start to prep the interior for the roll on bed liner I found sitting in my garage. AKA more update photos in a couple of weeks

05-25-2010, 06:36 PM
Well the weather is nice, and I am starting to get a bunch of extra cash for doing some resto work on other peoples cars. So it is time to dust off my welder, and pull of some tarps. Gonna try to get the scout running tomorrow and next weekend start to prep the interior for the roll on bed liner I found sitting in my garage. AKA more update photos in a couple of weeks

Get on with it. I just put another 300 km's on mine :D and this time didn't have to wrench on it

05-25-2010, 08:20 PM
[36] wow 300 kms no wrenching[36]

05-25-2010, 09:13 PM
[36] wow 300 kms no wrenching[36]

Thats a milestone for my truck :party0010:

05-25-2010, 09:15 PM
Get on with it. I just put another 300 km's on mine :D and this time didn't have to wrench on it

Wrong again dude, you fixed the chainsaw on the tailgate:dontknow: :D

05-25-2010, 09:16 PM
Wrong again dude, you fixed the chainsaw on the tailgate:dontknow: :D

DAMN Your right!

05-31-2010, 10:32 AM
Well I think I may have figured the problem of it not starting which is a weak spark, I tried to replace the coil, condensor, rotor and points. However they gave me a set of ones that do not fit, so I got to order up the proper ones. I am hoping to get the correct ones in mid week and put in on friday, and get it starting on friday as well.

06-07-2010, 12:56 PM
Well I narrowed the problems of it not running to the carburator. So if the next couple of weeks I am going to rebuild it and hopefully get the problem solved (I say weeks because it is almost time for finals in my classes)

06-07-2010, 05:07 PM
This is coooool!

06-09-2010, 01:17 AM
ether is your best friend when it comes to trouble shooting old beasts. shoot a bunch down the carb and crank over. If she fires its fuel relatedf if she dont its fire related.

06-09-2010, 01:43 AM
ether is your best friend when it comes to trouble shooting old beasts. shoot a bunch down the carb and crank over. If she fires its fuel relatedf if she dont its fire related.
if oil pan and valve covers blow off engine to much either
and bad ring seal good spark though
not so funny seen it done so be careful:D

07-20-2010, 05:22 PM
hmmm I am thinking ether is my next purchase thanks for the tip epic... Also through a bribe of really good beer (a bottle of imported beer that costs 5 bucks a bottle) The carb is gonna be rebuilt tomorrow, and I am also going to borrow a pneumatic sander to prep the interior for the bed liner

07-21-2010, 01:58 PM
If rebuilding it don't work I can get you a new one for pretty cheap

09-05-2010, 08:58 PM
damn... wish I saw the I can get you a new one pretty cheap comment about 2 weeks ago... I got a new one in and it seems to be running ok with a real bad manual choke (my buddy trying to hold the choke in about the right space) . It should be running once I figure out some sort of manual choke. I have not updated much this summer because I have been at school from 8 am to 9-10 pm. Come this October I am going to start going hard at this (thats what she said). I am going to start working full time with evenings free... aka extra cash and time.

02-24-2011, 09:53 PM
all this talk of progress and no pics what going on ;)

02-24-2011, 11:04 PM
Looking good.....Keep up the good work...Great to see these old trucks coming back.

03-27-2011, 10:31 AM
Well I stopped being lazy, I got all the stuff for the rollcage bent up and some of it welded in. Here are some of the pictures, more should be coming over the next couple of weeks

03-27-2011, 09:06 PM
Cool...looks good

03-27-2011, 10:49 PM
but will it fit under the top?

04-01-2011, 07:04 AM
It should, but I am not planning to put the top back on. I am going to skin the top of the rollcage with thin steel.

08-13-2013, 07:36 AM
any updates?