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Abscate Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:06 am

Picking up a good deed project putting one of these back on road. Anyone got experience? Managed to find one local and its easy simple to work on stuff in the engine bay, but wondering if anyone here suffers the same ailment

Looks like they made their own engines and used Chrysler transmissions.

Hopefully I won’t be Voice overnight the Bears...

“ Im thinking of buying a Scout?”

“ Why would you want to do that?”

danfromsyr Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:05 am

nice vehicles but a bit of a red headed step child in the auto industry.
not as bad as an AMC mind you.

Dad used to have a few through the years.

powerful short wheel base little beast..
nice tops off desert cruiser.

KTPhil Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:27 am

danfromsyr wrote: nice vehicles but a bit of a red headed step child in the auto industry.
not as bad as an AMC mind you.

Dad used to have a few through the years.

powerful short wheel base little beast..
nice tops off desert cruiser.

Some specialists in the SoCal area. MY B-I-L just restored one.

KTPhil Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:24 am

Have you checked out this site?
https://scoutswest.com/

calvinater Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:48 pm

There is member on here who's listed as 68ihscout .

mark tucker Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:41 pm

I saw a brand new one about 3 weeks ago.oh so sweet. I though it was glass it was so slick everywhere, but it was steel.all steel. so sweet.

grandpa red Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:07 am

Use to go wheeling with a guy that had one.

Not many around anymore but they are cool.

cbeck Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:17 am

Went tn Colorado last year, never saw so many scouts in one week. 1980's had the good dana 300 transrer case. 2.46?low gear vs 2.0.

Fusillade Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:14 am

I saw this website recently if you are looking from some (high dollar) ideas:

https://www.bulletproofrestorations.com/

Abscate Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:06 am

Fusillade wrote: I saw this website recently if you are looking from some (high dollar) ideas:

https://www.bulletproofrestorations.com/

Thanks. That website is out of price range , let alone the service

:D

Nice work,seriously.

crukab Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:31 am

So is there a "Samba" website for I.H. Scouts ??

VOLKSWAGNUT Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:55 am

Plenty of 13 letter shit spreader admirers in the USA.. Im one too. :lol: albeit on a larger scale.. a 1967 4000 series..


http://www.binderplanet.com/forums/index.php

https://www.redpowermagazine.com/forums/

I have found quite a few Scout parts on it. :wink: Manufacturers always re-purpose parts across platforms.

One nice thing from keyboard researching to find out about.. International Harvester has great archives.. I actually submitted and received the build sheet (Line Set) for my old rig...

https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS3480

My lil Whinder Binder 1967 IH CO4000D.. 2 stroke GM Detroit Diesel "Jimmy" power.


LAGrunthaner Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:35 am

Wow now that's a cool truck.

VOLKSWAGNUT wrote: Plenty of 13 letter shit spreader admirers in the USA.. Im one too. :lol: albeit on a larger scale.. a 1967 4000 series..


http://www.binderplanet.com/forums/index.php

https://www.redpowermagazine.com/forums/

I have found quite a few Scout parts on it. :wink: Manufacturers always re-purpose parts across platforms.

One nice thing from keyboard researching to find out about.. International Harvester has great archives.. I actually submitted and received the build sheet (Line Set) for my old rig...

https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS3480

My lil Whinder Binder 1967 IH CO4000D.. 2 stroke GM Detroit Diesel "Jimmy" power.


Chickensoup Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:07 pm

scouts are cool. i had an early scout not too far from my house with the clip on roof, it was a truck. was sitting in a field. went to go buy it, the sucker was gone :cry:

my dad also had a scout II with the big decal on the side. i will ask him how shitty it was :wink:

ps, get a diesel blazer :D NA detriot diesel v8. 4x4. sounds soo good, looks soo good. slow as hell.

m1008 is the military version. awsome truck. dana 60 rear end. lifted 8 inches. no body lift. big tires. dents. rust. all campered out. sooo fun. take the bitch anywhere. anywhere!

oprn Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:22 am

International made really solid dependable pickups and the scout was one in the line up. They died out due to the luxury pickup fad that continues to this day. International built utilitarian pickups aimed at the farming community. They were reasonably priced, well built but plane simple, basic trucks with virtually zero options. International refused to get into the luxury pickup truck race. They didn't even offer two tone paint.

This was back in about '73/'74 (I think) and the dealership in my city could not sell them. They brought a couple over to the body shop I worked in and we added a second color in the form of an insert on the sides like the early '90s Chevys had with a fogged in 3rd color and a pinstripe around the edge. It really made them stand out in a crowd and looked sharp. They sold well that way and we must have done 20 or 30 of them like that, even a few Scouts. Shortly thereafter International dropped production.

olspeed Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:08 am

VOLKSWAGNUT wrote: Plenty of 13 letter shit spreader admirers in the USA.. Im one too. :lol: albeit on a larger scale.. a 1967 4000 series..


http://www.binderplanet.com/forums/index.php

https://www.redpowermagazine.com/forums/

I have found quite a few Scout parts on it. :wink: Manufacturers always re-purpose parts across platforms.

One nice thing from keyboard researching to find out about.. International Harvester has great archives.. I actually submitted and received the build sheet (Line Set) for my old rig...

https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS3480

My lil Whinder Binder 1967 IH CO4000D.. 2 stroke GM Detroit Diesel "Jimmy" power.



Just LOVE your Corn Binder does it have a 216 I6 or a 318 8V, can't remember how many of those old girls I worked on in the day.

VOLKSWAGNUT Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:03 pm

Slight IH family sidetrack.. sorry.. :wink:

olspeed wrote: Just LOVE your Corn Binder does it have a 216 I6 or a 318 8V, can't remember how many of those old girls I worked on in the day.


Its powered by the original 671 (N) inline 6 "Jimmy" GM/ Detroit Diesel...
Never late with a "238" (hp)

Knicknamed.. The Whinder Binder :wink: .. super tight wheel base. at 122 inches... \:D/ ...

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQooZf2woOg7kKdGwzHm9qPRByLhrDbNh



I was weaned on a juiced and tuned up 8V71N.. :wink:


Love any version of the ole GM 2 strokers......just one of my many layers besides OLD VW's... :lol:

..

cbeck Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:16 pm

Those old Detroits were what I learned on in school in the early 80's. Only electric needed was for the starter. Air and fuel, real trucks don't have spark plugs. Still rocking a 7.3 powerstroke in my tow vehicle.

oprn Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:12 am

Just think about how different the picture would be today if International had put their diesels in their own pickups instead of selling them to Ford? Hindsight is always 20/20 isn't it?

crukab Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:47 pm

I have always liked the look of a Older I.H.Scout, my VW mentor had one back in the day in Boulder Co., so now this topic has got me keeping an eye out for them........
Today, outside Grafton Vt............





Just what I need, some other flavor car to bring home.... :twisted:



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