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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-13-2004, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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Lifting a Scout

A friend of mine scored himself a Scout and is wanting to lift it. I suggested a spring-over. Anybody here done one on their Scout, what all is involved and how much of a lift can you get from it?

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Re: Lifting a Scout

I've done two......first question to ask....do you have a welder and a torch?.....Two.......a good hack saw or able to make a jig for the front axle..........and three....ever look at jim weeds web site for scouts at off-road.com ?.............and the back axle is not a worry.....just the front axle is alot of work.....and you will get between 5-7 inches of lift depending on how good a shape are your springs
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Re: Lifting a Scout

Thanks. Seems like a straight-forward job.
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Re: Lifting a Scout

I just got through doing a spring over on my 77. I got about 6.5". You will need to do something about the steering. The spring is in the way of the draglink with the spring on top.

Here's some pics of mine. http://community.webshots.com/album/117652956wUVthy
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