What I've always wanted: 1970 Scout. All Mine

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  1. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I ran into an old friend Saturay night at a wedding and he mentioned he had a 1970 Scout for sale. I told him I wanted it. Apparently he's heard that before because he was suprised when I called yesterday to come look at it. It's sitting in front of my house now:kdubbd:

    1970 International Scout 800A
    304 V8 - 4 speed manual
    ~16000 original miles*
    Very little body rust. Two small holes in the back floor area, easily fixable.
    Runs great.
    Steering and Brakes via arm and leg muscles:bigthumb:

    I have the original front bumper also.

    I've always wanted a scout... I'm fucking happy.

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    *So I'm told. May or may not have rolled over. But who fucking cares!!
     
  2. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    One of you lurkers could at least call it a rust bucket!:mamoru:
     
  3. Bugalu

    Bugalu OT Supporter

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    rust bucket
     
  4. spyder2581

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    how much did you pay?
     
  5. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Is there a resident Scout expert on OT?
     
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    retorq What up bitch??

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    That is a serious bumper. :O
     
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    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    I like it

    What kind of 4spd, T18?
     
  9. borazhasleftthebuilding

    borazhasleftthebuilding Lets Party OT Supporter

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    no way its rolled over...

    i think buzz killington has some smarts aboot scouts
     
  10. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Where would I find this info? I'll crawl under and look if you can tell me where the markings are. :bigthumb:
     
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    Easiest check would be is it a 4 speed with an unsynchronized 1st gear?
     
  12. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    I love it. Still want one.
     
  13. Havsie

    Havsie When I die, bury me inside the Pepsi 1893 store OT Supporter

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    my uncle has one of them he still drives regularly
     
  14. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Yessir:bigthumb:
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    The first problem arose this weekend.
    Driver's side window mechanism crapped out on me. Whatever connects it all to the inside door panel got in a bind and came loose. I need to figure out how to get the door apart and assess the situation.

    It was half way up/down when it stuck. I did managed to take enough loose to get it back up when I got up Sunday morning.
     
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    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    super granny low?
     
  17. affende

    affende Resident 4X4 Elitest Prick

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    that should be a T18 ... unless it was swapped from the factory ...

    is it a closed knuckle D27 front?
     
  18. skeletor25rs

    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    It's all factory, so no double sticks or anything fancy.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    I honestly haven't looked at the axles yet. I'm changing the oil this weekend, so I'll check it out then.

    But yeah, it should have Dana 27/30 axles.
     
  20. critter783

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    First gear in those T18s is like 6:1, so you won't be able to go much faster than a few mph before the engine starts screaming. I've got one in my '80 CJ7, and for anything other than rough offroad terrain, I just take off in second gear.
    Those transmissions are tough as fucking nails though.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Oh, yeah.

    1st - 3rd gets you to about 45 mph. 4th from 45 to 80 or so :rofl:
     
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    That sounds just about like mine. 35-45 is where I go to 4th, but I've never gone much over 45 in it. No sway bar and a brake caliper that's seizing = not fun to control.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Mine cruises @ 70 no problem..... so far:x:
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    In these poor economic times, too much. But I'll be alright.
     

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