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Guido's 1965 7.3 Powerstroke Diesel Scout 80

GuidoLyons

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Since I chopped up the firewall to get that big ol' PSD crammed in there...I was getting tight on foot room, there wasn't any room for a throttle pedal.
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No problemo... With a little help from the oxy/ace torch, I beat the pedals into submission. I straightened out the stock clutch and brake pedals and .... voila! Plenty of room for the throttle pedal
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Steering column barely sneaks by the exhaust manifold and under the PS pump:


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Man, I'd seen your avatar, thinking that had to be a squeeze, I thought you had a scout 2, I had no idea you put that into a baby scout :laughing:

looking good, keep it coming
 

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Had to do more battle with the
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Those hinge reinforcements trap a lot of junk and rust out. I found out I had a problem when I pulled the dash and the tab that holds the dash fell off.
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Same on the other side:

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I didn't get it all body shop smooth since it was going to be under the fender. I gave them a shot of rubberized undercoating and slapped the fenders back on.
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I needed to match up my GM PS box with my Ford PS pump, I thought about getting a custom hose made, but then I had a better idea. The Ford line uses an invert flare fitting and the GM is an O-ring. A quick trip to the autoparts store, and a viola! I cut off the ends and re-flared (double flared like a brake line to handle the 1,000+ psi steering fluid pressure). Now it's Ford on one end and GM on the other.
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Well, Lipstick 6 (the Boss) was never too keen on the junkyard seats I had picked up for the Scout, so she got me these new environmentally friendly cardboard seats.
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They are cheapo JC Whitney seats, I read a few reviews online and most guys like them. The material seems to be thinner than the more expensive seats, but they'll do for now. I haven't installed them or used them long enough to give a long term evaluation.

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* DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THESE SEATS!!!! I knew they were cheap, but they are JUNK! Just sitting in the garage for two years they fell apart, the fabric is crap. It's not like they were cooking in the sun every day, once I actually started sitting in them the fabric and foam just fell apart. They are pretty comfortable, though...
 

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Ford 31 Spline ZF 5S-47 to GM 32 Spine NP205

Jed's Machine Doubler. Ford NP203 to GM 205.

1:1, 2:1, & 4:1

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Modded the shift rail for front digs


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19.5" long from face to rear output yoke.

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Modified the original steering column mount to fit a GM column.
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When I had initially test fit the 203/205 doubler, I thought I'd be able to fit it between the frame rails.

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Cut off the mounting boss on the NP205 and cut, notched,
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Frame notch filled in:

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Plated on the outside as well:

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I was hoping to get it completely flat, but with a very short rear driveshaft, I had to drop it down a bit the help with the angle. I may mess with it some more but it only hangs down 2-3". With a good skid plate it shouldn't be a problem. I added a second crossmember to support the doubler so it doesn't hang down too far below the frame rail.

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Since I was using all the stock F250 wiring harness, it made sense to use one of the F250 fuel tanks. I mounted it up and made a new fuel filler.
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Recycled Ford exhaust, too. Turns out just in front of the rear tire.

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I dropped most of the Ford wiring harness in the Scout from Headlights to tail lights.

This is the engine harness, It wasn't too bad, I had labeled everything well when I took it out of the F250 and most of the connections would only attach one way.

The PCM and injector control module fit perfectly right in a small ammo can.

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No sooner did I get it running and it was time to move again. I was getting deployed, so we moved back home to TX. I did get one last thing done before my leave was up and I had to go...

I got the Scout some new shoes
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Looks like I'll need to do some fender trimming
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BFG KM2 37x12.50R17

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So, that's it for now.(July 2009) Stay tuned for part 3. I've been ordering parts while I'm deployed and there's still a bunch of work to be done. I have my work cut out for me upon my return. I have to finish the dash, mount the seats/seatbelts, mount the shocks, winch, ARB, etc and get it registered and inspected...because guess what? Yep. We're moving again.

To be continued...
 

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July 2010
I was home for 2 weeks of midtour leave in July. I spent 5 days in Vegas, and just vegged out for a few days, but I did manage to get in a little bit of work one day. While I've been deployed I have been ordering parts (shocks, XRC-10 winch, ARB for the 14BFF, Wild Horse EB flares and some other odds and ends, gauges, etc) so I'll have a bunch to do when I get home. I have been brainstorming on what I wanted to do to fix my rockers. I had some rust and I wanted to build some rocker protection. I decided to do a mini-boatside. I get to cut out some rust and will gain 2-3" under the rocker panels.
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I made it home from Iraq at the beginning of October 2010 and after some relaxation I got to work on the Scout. Once again, I'll be getting transferred again soon and I have to get the Scout street-worthy, registered and insured so the Army will ship it to Hawaii.

First, I redid both sides of the floor with .125" diamond tread floorplate and built some seat brackets with some 1.25"x.083" square tube:

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Once I had my floors fixed up, I could get to work on my mini boatsides. The mini boatsides are 2x2x.188 angle, 1x2x.080 rect tube, and 3"x.188" strap/flat stock. There are 20 bolts in each one (eight 3/8" bolts countersunk along the bottom, and twelve 3/8" bolts along the top edge with nut plates inside) the mini boatsides took care of my rusty rocker panels, protect the stock side gas tanks, give me some protection and a little more clearance under the doors/rocker panel.

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Kustom Tripple stick shifters.....from Tractor Supply Co :dustin:

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Also reworked my front spring hangers to fix my shitty +14* caster angle, also added a piece of 3" C-channel between the spring mounts.

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Pulled the top off and shot 2 gallons of Al's DIY Liner on the tub. Al's is a 3 part polyurethane made by the same company that makes Scorpion Liner. Despite my best efforts to screw it up, it came out pretty good. It's a little thin in a few places and a little thick in others, but not bad for a first time bedliner sprayer-on-er. [10 years later still in pretty good shape]

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Super quick winch mount

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Stuffed the ARB in the 14Bff

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Ruff Stuff Specialties 3/8" Diff cover

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Absolutely awesome to see all of these pictures and ideas. So many things can be learned by seeing someone else's ideas and builds! Looks great!
 
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