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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-11-2004, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Old scouts and comont problems, rust???

I have the opportunity to get two 1969 Scouts for $100. One of them is running and the guy uses it to plow snow. the other one does not run but is in better shape. He said the running one is pretty rusty though. I am not familiar with scouts much. I do know that old jeeps, my CJ included, had frames that rusted out real bad. Do the old scouts rust out bad in the frame like jeeps (this is in WI)? I have looked all over the internet and have only seen a few pictures of rusty scouts, maybe they used thicker body panels back in the day? I have not seen the trucks yet and am curious to know what to expect. They both have 4 cylinders. Also, when did they start using D44's in the front? I immagine these will have either a 27 or 30?? My girlfriend went wheeling with me and my club this past weekend and she loves it. She wants a wheeler' now so this would be a rig for her. From the sound it wouldnt be trail worthy for some time, but at least something to wrench on from time to time.
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Re: Old scouts and comont problems, rust???

The frames hold up pretty good....i would worry more about a bent frame on the plow truck. I am from wis. Drop me a line at [email protected] for any more questions. Scouts make awesome trail trucks. I've built two of them for rock crawling.
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Re: Old scouts and comont problems, rust???

The frames hold up pretty good....i would worry more about a bent frame on the plow truck. I am from wis. Drop me a line at [email protected] for any more questions. Scouts make awesome trail trucks. I've built two of them for rock crawling. Check the body for rust right behind the door panels....they rust out real bad where the gas tanks hide. They run forever if they were kept right. Also, drop me a line if you get them. Maybe i can make you a deal on the parts truck.
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Cool, I guess the nicer one is sold. I am going to look at the other one on sunday. It supposedly runs and drives, the plow works, and he wants $75 for it. Its worth that just for the plow I figure. He says it is REAL rusty. It does have an extra set of nice doors though. I guess i'll see what this beast looks like and let ya'll know.
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