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Scout pic

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Dave Meyers, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. Dave Meyers

    Dave Meyers Member
    Messages: 54

    Here is my Scout II, the plow install is almost done. The plow is probably older than the Scout.

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  2. Kennedy81

    Kennedy81 Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    nice tractor, looks clean!
     
  3. StoneDevil

    StoneDevil Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    .............................:confused:
     
  4. Bill Rowe

    Bill Rowe Member
    Messages: 58

    Every now & then you hear, about International starting to build these again. That would be awsome!
     
  5. Dave Meyers

    Dave Meyers Member
    Messages: 54

    Thanks, like most Scouts, it started to rust while still in the showroom. I replaced the floor boards, and rather than repair the horrible rust and bondo on the fenders, I just trimmed it all off to make room for the 33s, and did not install any additional suspension lift. Saved money by trimming, didn't spend money on fender repair or suspension. Still rides nice too. LIfted Scouts get kinds squirrely unless you put some resources into the front end.
     
  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    She's beautiful.

    Want to sell? :D
     
  7. Dave Meyers

    Dave Meyers Member
    Messages: 54

    No, this is my favorite Scout so far, I want to keep it a while. I've had three. This rides the best, and most important, the wife is okay with it. Once I painted it red it's good enough appearing to be on the driveway. She did not like my previous Olive Drab Green Scout, too military and "exhaust smelled bad". She also likes the removable top on this one, and even drives it occasionally with the top off. There are always Scouts for sale on ebay. If you don't want to spend a fortune you have to be ready to do some sheet metal work. I paid $1500 and the previous owner threw in all the repair sheet metal from a Scout Vender and a MIG welder (needed minor repair). I used the MIG to burn in the sheet metal he provided, and then undercoated the heck out of it, with roofing tar and undercoating so I don't have to do it again. I am only going to plow my own driveway, then pull back into the garage. I live in the salt belt and don't drive it on the streets in the winter.
     
  8. Kennedy81

    Kennedy81 Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    Scouts were built by International Harvester, his calling them tractors, or binders.
     
  9. Kennedy81

    Kennedy81 Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    Definately the way to go. It has a damn good looking stance like that. Plus its nice to keep that center of gravity low.
     
  10. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    VERY NICE SCOUT :salute:I USED TO HAVE ONE OF THEM WHEN I WAS 19 I LOVED IT HAD A 390 4BBL AND A MEYERS LEVER CONTROL 7 FT POWER ANGLE ROT GOT HER THO AND MY OFFROADING :drinkup:
     
  11. Dave Meyers

    Dave Meyers Member
    Messages: 54

    That motor must have been transplanted from a larger IH vehicle. Probably actually a 392. It must have been a torque monster. That, and the 304 and 345s have loads of torque at very low rpm. Makes for good off roading.
     
  12. Snowman16

    Snowman16 Member
    Messages: 64

    Sweet looking rig, I saw one last night for the first time out plowing. It had a meyer on it too.
     
  13. WingPlow

    WingPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    my first plow truck was 69 SCOUT with a 2 way fisher
     
  14. Dave Meyers

    Dave Meyers Member
    Messages: 54

    I like the first generation Scouts, the 800s and the 80s. Yours was an 800. My first Scout was a 1967 800.I used to plow neighborhood driveways with it. It had an ancient plow on it that worked fine. It was belt driven, no electrical connections. Yours might have had a V8. The earlier Scouts only had 4 cyl options, then a 6, then the v8.
     
  15. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    nice scout man, one of my fav vehicles of all time.
     
  16. gordyo

    gordyo Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    I hope they do make them again! I am trying to buy back my 1980 from the guy I sold it too. It has been sitting in his garage since 1988.

    http://www.plowsite.com/showpost.php?p=313007&postcount=29
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2008
  17. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    IT WAS ACTUALLY A FORD 390 OUTTA OF A TORINO THAT SOMEONE HAD SWAPPED IN AND IT WOULD PULL A HOUSE DOWN IN 4 WHEEL LOW LMAOwesport
     
  18. Cooter24

    Cooter24 Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
    Messages: 268

    Nice Scout. My dad used to own a Terra. I have owned several as well. Had a 67 Travelall with some sort of blade. That thing was a tank. Several Scout II's. The funnest was a Scout II with a Terra top on it. It made for a real short pickup. With a 345 and a 4 speed it would go anywhere.
     
  19. Dave Meyers

    Dave Meyers Member
    Messages: 54

    Nice combination. I bet the 390 is lighter than a 392.
     
  20. Dave Meyers

    Dave Meyers Member
    Messages: 54

    The Scouts are work horses. Many either have, or had plows on them. I converted mine to a short wheelbase (100") pickup by removing the full top and replacing with a Terra top. That way I could off road, I like the short wheelbase on the trail, and haul scrap metal in the box at other times. I plowed one season with my 1967 Scout but didn't make much money. I am making much more hauling scrap. But both are/were just part time for me.

    I just want to plow my driveway with the Scout and pull back into the garage until spring.

    My plow install is finished, but needs a new electric motor. It worked for a few minutes, so I know everything is hooked up right, then petered out. I see that there are plenty of motors on ebay for $120 or so.