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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Specs on Dad's Scout

Since posting the pix I've had a few questions about Dad's Scout and what we're specifically doing. Here's the scoop:

  • Started out with a 1980 Scout Traveler Diesel snowplow truck from a trucking company in Fargo. Very rusted. Purchased for $800 (with plow)
  • Sold the plow for $500
  • Sold the Nissan diesel engine for $700
  • Sold the 4wd transfer case for $350
  • Bought a green 1978 Scout II parts truck for $600
  • Sold the green Scout's engine and transmission for $225
  • Sold the green Scout's F&R axles for $250
  • Parted the green Scout's sheet metal, fasteners, etc. and gave the remains to a local body shop owner
  • Purchased a 1989 fuel injected Chevy 350 and 700R4 transmission from eBay for $500
  • Purchased a 1990 NP241C transfer case from binderbulletin.net for $250 with crossmembers and driveshafts
  • Purchased a 1976 Terra top (short pickup top) from a junkyard in WI for $250.
  • Rebuilt the Chevy 350 and 700R4 transmission
  • Lots of new & used sheetmetal
We broke even on part acquisition costs, which was pretty cool.

The Scout's going to have all the goodies and reliability of a late model truck (leather heated seats, fuel injection, A/C, power windows, locks, etc etc) with all the coolness of a 1980 Scout.

Current status is we're about 75% done with the sheet metal replacement (floors, rockers, rails, supports, crossmembers, body mounts). Then the re-assembly part begins.


  • Wow, Terrabl has actually cost you only about $375 so far, if I did the math in my head right. I can't wait to see it finished.

    By Blogger Dana, at January 25, 2007 at 6:21 PM  

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