ok so i have a jeep comanche and i know this is not the scout form but i want to know what you guys felt on scouts. It is a 76? scout mint conditioin for about 3800 what do you think?? good deal??? shoudl i buy one?? [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
one more thing who maked scouts? sorry i am not that into other trucks as most of you are but i am getting there!!!
International Harvester Scouts are probably the best built off-road vehicle overall. Good engine (even the 4 banger will last forever), good tranny and transfer case and good axles (front disk) on some models. All of their parts are tucked up inside the frame so nothing is hanging down to get whittled away. You could literally get a giant piece of flat steel and cover almost the entire underside for protection. They are just the right size. Not too small and not too big.
For $3800.00 it shouldn't have ANY cancerous rust.
I had a '73 with the 304, T19, D20 with D30 in the front and D44 in the rear. Well built at 5900 lbs. dry, almost 700 lbs of it is engine. The 345 is the desirable engine and '74 and up had front disc brakes and maybe the D44 front axle.