Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Arizona - Maricopa
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Even though the Scout had a brush fire under it, and was sitting in the forest for countless years the interior is in a surprising good condition. The dash pad has the normal sun cracks, and the dash/column could be better, but overall it is pretty darn good. The condition probably will only increase a little bit, but I might get a bug up my bum and try to redo the interior a little. Notice the nice door panels with no rips in them… I am actually quite impressed with the condition, ohh and as a red-neck hillbilly I love the peg board head-liner (and the ‘key’ for the ignition sitting in the passenger seat)…
Please remember that this Scout II project is not going to be entered into a Show-N-Shine competition. Once I get the Scout running and able to drive safely down the street this beast will become a trail boss. I will end up putting it to its limit, and as my bud said “if in a few years after we get [the Scout] going if there is a body panel with no dents on it we have not been using it enough, and eventually you know it will end up paint side down…” yup and I agree this Scout will not be the one that is on Barrett-Jackson but it will not be the one that ends up not looking like a truck but more of a roll-cage with an engine. This truck will be able to be used as a ‘round the town and to work if I need it as well as a trail buster during the weekends. It will not be my DD so I will be able to do a little bit more mods than the DD/Weekend warrior but I do not think (at least at this time) that the Scout will become a trailer queen (due to not legal to be on the street anymore) that has become a cage I sit in with wheels and a drive train.