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Old 04-18-2014, 09:22 PM
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International harvester scout

Anyone here have a scout, have the chance to buy one cheap, just need to know availability of parts???
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Old 04-18-2014, 11:00 PM
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I drove one back in the 70's. Are you looking at a Scout or a Scout II? Obviously no support from International Harvester. The drive train was all produced by outside companies so no problems there and the suspension is really basic. There is a fairly active Scout preservation community that can source parts but might be expensive if you are looking for a stock restoration. Scout's achilles heal was alway rust. Look hard, especially in the rear quarters.
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Old 04-19-2014, 01:37 AM
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There are folks that love them. I wasn't that impressed with the one I messed with.

Take that with a grain of salt, I'm a Land Cruiser guy
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Old 04-19-2014, 01:54 AM
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A cheap Scout typically equals an extremely rusty Scout.

As so many of them have rusted away and there is such a cult following, used parts are in good supply. Some of the motors were made by IH, others were sourced from AMC and even Nissan (a diesel option in the very last Scout II's.)

Did I mention rust??
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:56 AM
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Yep guys it is rusted, Body panels I know I can replace myself, am really worried about the drive train and suspension parts available, still on the fence about this thing. It is a scout, not a scout II. Thanks for your help.
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:00 AM
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You shouldn't have any problems tracking down drive train and suspension parts. As others have mention there are quite a few aftermarket suppliers for scouts. Finding oem or nos parts can be more of a hunt if you go that route. Check out super scout specialist for tracking down those hard to find parts and the binder planet forum is a great resource as well.
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