Guido's 1965 7.3 Powerstroke Diesel Scout 80

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    Guido's 1965 7.3 Powerstroke Diesel Scout 80

    I've had my 1965 Scout since 2006. I didn't set out to end up with a 7.3 Powerstroke Scout 80 on won-tons and DDDDs...it just kinda happened...🤣


    Started build originally on JustIH.org https://www.justih.org/forum/main-te...llowed-me-home but now it's missing most of the pictures.

    also have build thread on Binder Planet and PBB.
    http://www.binderplanet.com/forums/i...cout-80.95965/
    https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/inte...cout-80-a.html


    I found my 1965 Scout in the local paper, (he wanted $700) I talked him down to $500... and so it began...





    152 4cyl, T-90 3 speed, Dana 20, and D27 axles...the usual.




    The PO had started working on it. He cut out the driver's side floor, then lost interest. I drove it into the garage sitting on the spare tire :stuart:

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    Last edited by GuidoLyons; 09-24-2020, 09:46 PM.

    #2
    Nice to see it in your driveway and not down the street!

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      #3
      Fwiw https://www.justih.org is back up.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Jackie Treehorn View Post
        Fwiw https://www.justih.org is back up.
        So it is. It was down the last half dozen times I had checked previously. Most of the pics I had hosted there are gone though.
        🙄
        Not sure that I feel like trying to go back and fix all of it.

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          #5
          Alright fawkers I've had my Scout since July 2006, it started off as a simple frame on restification to get it driving, then the project creep began, fixed a bunch of rust, swapped axles, power steering, disc brakes, etc. Nuthin' really Pirate worthy.

          I've only driven it three times, once into the garage, once onto the trailer and once off the trailer. Although, that's 3 more times than Brandon's driven his looks like he's on the home stretch now though.

          For me, it's rare to have the holy trinity (time, money, and motivation), but with a nice tax refund from Uncle Sugar the planets aligned and I stumbled across a wrecked 4x4 1996 F250 7.3L International PSD, ZF 5 speed

          If the guys at Petersen's 4WOR can stuff a Cummins 6BT into a Jeep I can get a 7.3 PSD in my Scout with some slight firewall mods


          Can you guys help me?

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            #6
            My initial plan was to fix the rust, fix the brakes, and get it running as a semi-daily driver/trail rig


            I figured I would start where the PO left off and start cutting out the rust: Click image for larger version
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              Redneck sheetmetal brake...on 12 ga diamond tread. Click image for larger version
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                #8
                I made one very large error here...and didn't realize it until about 3 years later when I could actually stand more than 2 feet away from the Scout. I didn't brace to door frame and floor, so it moved when I cut it out. I *thought* the hard top would be enough to keep it square and lined up. Ended up with giant door gaps. but bu the time I realized it...I was not going to cut everything out and start over,

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                  While I had the bed out, I figured I should address the mid-body mounts. I had seen a lot of pictures of bent and broken mounts, so I boxed them and an added some strength. I found out later when I re-did the body bushings that although my mid-body frame mounts were good, the sheetmetal boxes on the body were barely attached must have been built on a Friday or a Monday
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                  Passenger side:
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                    Cleaned up the frame with a wire wheel and coated with POR15 Click image for larger version
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                    Slid in my new bed and welded it in:
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                      Had local radiator shop clean up my tanks and repair leaks on the passenger tank. Reinforced the mounting straps and coated outside with POR-15. Click image for larger version
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                        Somewhere around August 2007 I stumbled across a set of axles from a 3/4 ton Chevy. 8 lug 10 bolt front and 14 bolt rear... The Scout project just took a sharp right turn and veered off the cliff into the abyss🤣 A simple brake job turned into a SOA with 3/4 ton axle swap and 4 wheel disc brakes.

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                        Shaved the lip off the 14BFF rear:

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                          #13
                          Then I ordered up some spring perches, shackle hangers and spring mounts from Dan at Ruff Stuff Specialties http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/catalog/index.php

                          With tape measure in hand, I hit the junkyard until I found some leaf springs that would put my axles where I wanted them. In the back, Ford Bronco II springs (56" long 26"/30" 4" center pin offset I added Ford Ranger springs later to make a bastard spring pack) 2.5" wide spring (3" wide with bushings) which made a perfect fit to build spring hangers right off the frame.
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                          I made the spring hangers for the front of the rear springs, but used Ruff Stuff pieces for the rest... Dan makes awesome, beefy stuff, reasonably priced, and ships quick and easy, you'd be amazed what he can stuff in a USPS flat rate box

                          Everything is just tacked in at this point, it took me three tries to get the rear shackle angle where I wanted it.


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                            #14
                            Then I started on the front:

                            Shackle reversal with Chevy 52" leaf springs (26"/26" centered pin) also 2.5" wide spring (3" w/ bushings).

                            Measure twice cut once! I almost made a mistake here:
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                            Uggh look at all the junk in the frame. I even found a fossilized mouse skeleton when I was vacuuming out the junk in the frame.


                            Mock up shackles so I could determine the length I needed to order from Dan @RuffStuffSpecialties:
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ID:	142086 I ended up making these shackles another inch longer, so the spring eye would clear the frame. My first set was too short.

                            Full droop:

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                            Initially was was going to build a bumper further out, so I had the slope of the spring hangers facing forward. Once I realized I wouldn't need to do that to fit the Chevy springs, I turned them around. I extended the frame ~ 5", then built a bumper out of 2x4x.188 (3/16") rect tubing.
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                              Once I got the spring hangers turned around, built the front bumper:

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ID:	142091 I also swapped in a GM steering column (1987 Chevy truck) and PS box from 1995 Chevy: Plated and sleeved through the frame.

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