I Do This For The Glory
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Nobleboro, Maine
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Re: new purchase
Howdy, welcome to the Board. I have a few Scouts myself, but they're rusted and have been rebuilt a few times. It's also why I switched to jeeps.
Check the rear frame by the gas tank, on the inside, if it's going to rust, it'll rust there first.
'83 is a good year, widetrack axles, and the 258 is a good motor (IHC even used them). If the tranny has a straight shifter to it, it's a good one, if it's got a curved shifter, it's a weaker one (but may still hold up) and if you plan on beating on it off-road you might want to upgrade. Otherwise it's a good jeep, especially with the 1-piece axles.
Winter Harbor, Maine
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled!
It's a Jeep, Chevy, IHC kinda thing!