Been a while since my last visit here.

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Been a while since my last visit here.

Post by RonMc1954 » Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:14 am

Just stopped in to say HI! I have not been to the forum for a while but I have been busy. I have gotten in some paddling but I have been busier restoring a 1974 Scout. Having a good time gettin greasy. At least the grease washes off, not like epoxy :laughing . I will try to visit more often.
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Post by Glen Smith » Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:31 pm

Hi Ron, any pics of the old Scout?
How big a job is it going to be?

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Post by RonMc1954 » Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:58 pm

Hey Glen, good to hear from you again. Yes I have some pics Posted below. I bought it off of Ebay I tought it was going to be a parts truck because it had a bad tranny leak and I did not want to spend $400 for a rebuilt. When I got it home the tranny leak turned out to be the torque convertor($80) cheap fix. After a good tune up and some basic TLC it runs like a dream. It runs better than my 75 Scout, just don't tell my 75 I said that :laughing she's tempermental. I am fixing some rust with plans on a new paint job. I also installed a 2" body lift. Oh yea one of the doors was welded on, I have fixed that also.
I only paid $410 for it and $100 to trailer it home. I have taken the top off and made a roll bar, and installed a bikini top. Just turning out to be a fun summer project. Heres a couple of pics.
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Post by Glen Smith » Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:05 pm

Looking good Ron, nice project. Keep progress pics coming.

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Post by RonMc1954 » Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:45 am

Thanks Glen, by the way I fixed the pics looks a little better.
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Real close to being finished

Post by RonMc1954 » Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:00 am

I thought I would post a couple of picture of the Scout, she's almost done
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As you can see my paint job needs to be fixed, it came out 2-toned. It was my mistake, the doors and hood and tailgate has 2 more coats than the fenders and I did not realize it would make that big of a difference, but with metalic paint it DOES.
If you want to see the entire history of the build go to this link:
http://www.ihonlynorth.com/forums/reade ... o-far.html



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Post by Glen Smith » Sat Aug 15, 2009 2:51 pm

Wow! You have done a lot of work on your project. Looking good!

Your link to MSN is no good anymore, they shut down that service. Have you migrated it all to another service?

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Post by RonMc1954 » Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:26 pm

Thanks Glen; I still have some work to do but at least she is back on the road again. Now maybe I can get some kayaking in!!
Ron

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