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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-14-2009, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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If you had to choose between body work or engine work...

I am currently looking at two Scouts for sale. 1 runs but had a great deal of rust (from looking at pictures), and has a bajillion miles. The other one has no "apparent" rust (again just pictures) a few leaky tires and no spark, which would you choose and why? Newbie here and I'm just wondering what would be the bigger headache. Thank you in advance.
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having little tallent with bodywork, i lean toward engine. especially if the compression is good. if you can see considerable rust in pics, body mounts, tail gate, any channel areas are likely going to need alot of attention.

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Thanks Stump. I have my eye on a couple Scout IIs, and I will have one by next weekend. It seems everyone is coming to the same conclusion. Scouts are very vunerable to rust, but they all seem to rust in the same places. I look forward to getting my hands dirty. I am not looking for a show piece I am afraid to drive, I'm gonna drive the crap out of this one lol. Thanks again for the answer.
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