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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-11-2001, 01:55 AM
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Sorry, forgot to mention, mine's a '72 II. I'm running 31's and with my body mounts needing repair I'd like to stay away from body lifts. thanks

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I'm running 31's on my stock 79' too. They don't rub, not yet..I bought a 2" body lift for $89. That is the cheapest route. But like you my front body mounts are toast. I priced 2 new mounts from SSS, at $65 for the set. This is still cheaper if you had to fix the mounts and such than ordering a suspension lift. But if you are looking for a 2.5" lift I hear the Rancho is good. Scout Masters page can tell you about it. Just the other day I ordered the Triangle Lift from SSS for $440 plus shipping. It is the 4" lift that allows 33"s to fit. That would allow plenty of room for 31"s. SSS says no changes in tie rods or steering arms are neccessary, just some brakeline adjustments I hear.
Hope this helps, I'll post how the Triangles work...
As far as buckets go I was in the local yard the other day searching for Scouts and came across several Dodge full-size vans (mid 70's early 80's my guess) that had cool front bucket seats. Lowback with lap seat belts built into the frame. There frames are very similiar to the Scouts, 4 bolt and the bases were about the same height and width. The seats slide forward and backward via a handle between your legs, easy. Some I saw even had arm rest. the only thing was they do not fold forward like Scouts. But It looks like they slide forward enough to get passengers in the back seat. They were very comfy too. I'm going to do some measuring on my Scout and go back to the yard and compare, they look like good prospects..
Keep you posted, Adam B.

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Don't mean to sound ignorant, but who is SSS? Do they have a website?

Also, anyone have any idea on a good way to modify lap belts into shoulder and lap belts? I'm looking for a cheap swap from a junkyard car rather than an expensive kit from a company.

Oh yeah, one more question....what is that piece called that is bolted into the fenders and gets bolted into by the doors? Mine are rusting away and I need to replace them. Any ideas?

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Super Scout Specialist, Inc. in Springfield, Ohio.(937)525-0000. www.superscoutspecialists.com
They have been very good to me and have answered all my questions and concerns. I have done all my business with them except for the local junk yards..
Your not talking about the door hinges are you? Describe some more.

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Yes, you know where the door hinges bolt into that piece of metal that covers the opening created by the outer fender? It looks sort of like a backwards "D". What is that called?

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I have a web-page on putting shoulder belts in - http://www.tmcom.com/~tsm1/scout/faq

You'll need a 4pt rollbar - http://www.SuperScoutSpecialists.com sells 'em.

I hope you're not talking about the *firewall* where the doors bolt on.. Unless you're talking about the very bottom of it (the footwell /kickpanel/front-body-mount area) I think you're SOL.

If it's just the bottom, that's the famous body mount rot. You'll need new body mounts from one of the vendors (SSS?) and have someone weld them in. Then you can have the kick panel and remains of the floor replaced at the same time.

If the damage is farther up, closer to the middle or even the top door hinge, the rest of the Scout can't be in much better shape.. :-(

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