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I feel like the only person with a scout here!

So.. to all other scout owners, what do you drive, and what mods do you have?

Shawn
'79 ScoutII, 345, straight pipes, 727 auto with high stall convertor, D44 axles with 4:56 gears, rust.
 

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Originally posted by 79Scout:
I feel like the only person with a scout here!

So.. to all other scout owners, what do you drive, and what mods do you have?

Shawn
'79 ScoutII, 345, straight pipes, 727 auto with high stall convertor, D44 axles with 4:56 gears, rust.

1961 Scout 80. tired 304,loose 727,leaky Dana 20.
GM Dana 44 front, IH D60 rear. 36x12.50 swampers. Powerlock front, Lincoln rear, 4.10 gears. Bastardized suspension built from CJ-7, Wagoneer, YJ & IH 3/4 ton.

 

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Dont worry your not alone new to the board 80 scout11 304/345 auto no lift yes rust




[This message has been edited by because (edited September 19, 2000).]
 

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Originally posted by 61Scout:

1961 Scout 80. tired 304,loose 727,leaky Dana 20.
GM Dana 44 front, IH D60 rear. 36x12.50 swampers
That IH D60 rear, is it the same width as a Scout II axle? Are the axle shafts hard to find? I presume it's a six bolt wheel?

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Originally posted by lars:
That IH D60 rear, is it the same width as a Scout II axle? Are the axle shafts hard to find? I presume it's a six bolt wheel?

...lars

No, its a full floater, 8-lug. 64" wide (5" wider than Scout II), 30 spline shafts, out of a 2wd 3/4 ton. They are fairly common, I saw at least 4 of them in one wrecking yard.

If you're thinking of the semi-floating 35 spline D60 out of a heavy half ton, they are 5-lug and are fairly uncommon AFAIK.
 

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>So.. to all other scout owners, what do you
>drive, and what mods do you have?

Hmmm.. where do I start? LOL.

1977 SII "Tigger" - built 345, wide T19, 4.09 axles, 33x12.50s, front Lockright/rear Tracklok, 4" Skyjacker front/SOA rear. BesTop, onboard air, Gryphin Racing steering linkages (broke the stock stuff. ;-) )

"Tigger" will (hopefully) get some body work this winter (body mounts? A tailgate that works again?).. then I can start in on the new frame n' suspension I'm building.

'77 SII "Little Devil" - 350hp/400ft-lbs "Comerized" 304V8 (6500rpm anyone?). Built 727. Tilt-front clip. Full cage. spring-over-axle front/rear with a Chevy 1/2T pickup front and Travelall rear Dana 44s filled with 4.89s. Usually a roughly 31" sized tire is use. This rig is for drag-racing, Tuff-Truck/Obstacle/Mini-Baja and the occasional mud-bog competition.
Super Scout Specialists Racing Team

'72 Travelall - just put a 27k mile 392 in it. 727/NP205. In the spring it'll get a Chevy 3/4T disc front and Ford 4.10 D60 rear and 3/4T rear springs. It'll be setup to haul the racer (or wheelin' rig) on a car trailer and be my support rig.

'72 Scout II - frame up project on hold

'79 Scout II - 304/3spd/3.54s - street machine for my mother to use if I ever get it back on the road..

'77 Traveler - now a off-road "utility trailer"
'72 SII - just a tub left.
'75 SII - frame donor for Tigger
'75 SII - dunno what I'm going to do with this one yet..

WHEW. How's that? LOL.

Last race of the summer is this weekend near Missoula, MT..

-Tom
 

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Hey Tom!!!.. I recognised who it was from the binder bulletin as soon as you mentioned tigger!

Good to see you here.

Shawn

Now we need Daminan or the Comers on here to show these guys how a 4x4 really should be built
 

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>Hey Tom!!!.. I recognised who it was from
>the binder bulletin as soon as you mentioned
> tigger!

Uh oh, I have a "known" Scout! And the "Tigger" name isn't even one of flattery (had something to do with my lack of finesse in HOPPING up Holy Cross)

>Now we need Daminan or the Comers on here to
> show these guys how a 4x4 really should be
>built


How about Caine Covert of SNORT?

-Tom Mandera, Helena MT




[This message has been edited by tsm1mt (edited October 04, 2000).]
 

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Sorry.. not trying to put anyone down on here.. My rig is far from anything spectacular, it's just that D&C Extreme ( and Gryphin Racing (www.gryphinracing.com) build some awesome trucks.

Shawn
 

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Originally posted by 61Scout:
How should a 4x4 really be built?
That's a good question - and there are hundreds of answers!


I think I have a pretty good idea of how to go about building one - at least, one that suits my tastes - I just lack the time n' money to do it the way I WANT to and instead end up doing it the way it works out.

Should a 4x4 be a truck-pull configuration? Ice-racing? Drag racing? How about a conquerer of speed-bumps?

Mud runner? Daily driver that will get your grandmother to the store in the winter? REALLY tall with 42s that make your friends in HS jealous?

Body lift? Or Sawzall?
Paint? or Bedliner?

Most people probably think a built Scout should ultimately end up with a CJ7/8 tub on it.

At least, that's what the CJ owners seem to do, even if they don't *say it*

 

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Most people probably think a built Scout should ultimately end up with a CJ7/8 tub on it.

At least, that's what the CJ owners seem to do, even if they don't *say it*
Nah... CJ owners just take a bit of the best from a bunch of different 4x4's

In my case it's a Chev motor and tranny, Jeep transfer case, Dodge rear axle, chev and scout front axle, and the odd Ford part as well....


I could have used all Jeep parts (401, T18, Dana 20, Dana 60 front, Dana 70 rear, etc) but that stuff is even harder to find than rust free Scouts


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[This message has been edited by jeeponrock (edited October 05, 2000).]
 

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Originally posted by jeeponrock:
In my case it's a Chev motor and tranny, Jeep transfer case, Dodge rear axle, chev and scout front axle, and the odd Ford part as well....

I could have used all Jeep parts (401, T18, Dana 20, Dana 60 front, Dana 70 rear, etc) but that stuff is even harder to find than rust free Scouts
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Precisely why my race Scout II is the way it is. I couldn't find the Scout parts I wanted.. so I still catch flak for having a Chevy pickup front axle with a Ford F150 rotor/hub combination under "Little Devil"

I just couldn't find the right Scout parts (I shoulda looked under more Jeeps in the junkyard.. LOL)

I wonder how everyone will feel as I start thinking about scrapping the leaf-sprung suspension for coil-overs? Or springs from a different vehicle or something.. seems I slammed the opposite side of a ditch pretty hard yesterday during a race and bent the front springs into an "S" which then resulted in the driveshaft punching the Dana 20 right off the 727, taking parts of the 727 with it.

Oops.


-Tom http://www.tmcom.com/~tsm1/scout/racing/
We Race Farm Equipment
'77 Scout II - 304V8/727/4.89s/31s, caged (almost tested yesterday!), 5pts, blah blah..
 
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