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Old 12-28-2015, 03:54 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Over the past few days I've cleaned/primed/painted the top to window rubber area in bright white and glued the rubber in on the drivers side. I have to say that I REALLY like Clesters products! It fits very well and is very soft and pliant, netting a really good seal on the window area. I haven't done the lower yet cause I have to refit the door still. I also pulled the exhaust down and welded up all the holes that didn't get done...his welds look like bubble gum. Reinstalled it with a new donut and went for a drive to heat it up and re-torque it. I now have no exhaust getting in the cab....WOOHOO!! and the drivers window doesn't rattle anymore.

Then the weather went to hell.
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Old 12-29-2015, 04:26 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Finished the rivnuts in the windshield frame today and added a few to the bedrail for the rear of the top. Also added shell tape for a weather seal to the base and the top of the fold down windshield since they don't make that seal anymore and mine was there...just hard as a rock. I have a few more holes to weld in the P/U top and some finishing before I do roll on bed liner to the inside and out of the P/U top, then paint it bright white. I have decided that it will be painted desert tan with a white top.....rattle can style.
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Old 12-31-2015, 06:19 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I finished the passenger side top and rubber today and went for a spin...its much quitter now and there are no horrible air leaks now. I took the old blower motor apart today to see if I could fix it, the rear bearing on the brush side of the housing is toast and the single speed I found is like running it on low! Does anyone have a line on a replacement bearing? I can replace the motor with a new one, but I bet its not as good of quality as the original is! will spend tomorrow working on water proofing the cab.
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Old 01-01-2016, 04:21 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Worked on the top today and welded up some little holes and odds and ends that needed doing. Did some sanding and priming on it for prep to be painted soon. Steel wooled the windows and the new seals are all done.



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Old 03-02-2016, 04:05 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Its been a bit since I posted and a lot has taken place in the last week. Really haven't done much on either of the Scouts till this week. We got this wild idea at the shop and chained the 64 up to the I-beams on the rear roof structure and put the porta-power between the I-beam and the frame and WA-LA!!! Now the frame is straight and true within a 1/16th of an inch from corners and cross members. Who would have thought it would be that easy to fix??

So with the Wilma's frame now good, I'm going back to the original plan since the tub on the 64 is virtually rust free as compared to Beaters. I liberally sprayed down all the body bolts with rust penetration spray twice today and will get all the body bolts out tomorrow. Heck I might even get the body bolted back on with new bushings and the lift blocks.
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Old 04-14-2016, 05:44 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I got the body bushings all done, it argued with me (big surprise), and I had to use the smoke wrench and drill a few out, but the body is mounted again.





What a PITA the engine/trans mounts were!! The engine and trans were tailed over to the passenger side and leaned about 5* that way too. I finally got it straightened out and bolted in the right way with new mounts, I had to stretch the firewall a little for the valve cover. The front is in the air with tires removed for the next go around...have to figure out what kinda shape the axle is in and fix what needs fixin to make it a driver. The push is to get her into a DD for the least amount of cash for now and sell Beater to finance the upgrades and equipment list.
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Old 04-19-2016, 05:01 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Had to order a set of spindle nut kits today, the stuff that was on there is in pretty bad shape, so until parts come in I'm at a standstill on that. So I started to put the engine bay back together, I will have to do a bit of repair on the front wire harness but will run it while I build a new one. Used a porta-power between the engine and the bent inner drivers fender and pushed a lot of it out. Will do some hammer and dolly work on it tomorrow to try and straighten it out the rest of the way. Pulled the torn up seats and pedestals out and started on the drivers side since it still has the factory seat mount. I will have to modify one of the pedestals for the passenger side.
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Old 04-20-2016, 05:10 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I beat and banged on the drivers fender well today for what seemed like hours, along with the help of a porta-power, and got it as straight as I'm gunna get it.

BEFORE



AND AFTER



I need to pick up some steel tomorrow and finish the drivers seat install and I started repairing the front harness....it was 94 today and miserable.
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Old 05-02-2016, 05:43 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I bought an oil light switch and temp sender over the weekend and rebuilt the Weber 32/36 too. Installed the senders and got most of the wiring done on the engine, still need to wire the alternator, but the rest is done and working. Primed the carb and she came to life, don't have the exhaust on cause it needs to be modified since it was installed with the engine all cattywampuss and now will not bolt back up to the engine. I also got the driver seat mocked in, it seems to high to me but will work for now till I get her home.

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Old 05-16-2016, 07:36 PM   #35 (permalink)
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So I'm staring at the Scout and came up with a lift with parts that I already have and that wont mess up my steering geometry to add clearance for the 33's. I have a bunch of 1/4" plate left over from other projects and what I'm planning on doing is going with 5" shackles and making 2" drop brackets for the spring hangers on the frame...netting me an instant 2" lift. That along with the 1" body lift should give me plenty of room for the tires. I measured out the factory brackets, and there the same on the front and the rear. The only difference is there angle in relation to the ground...the fronts being 34* and the rears are 30*. If I make the brackets at 32* it will only change the mounting centers by 1/8", which is no big deal.

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When there finished they should look like this. They will cover the factory hangers and will be self centering on them too.
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Old 05-26-2016, 04:33 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Tackled the front end yesterday and today...




Pulled the D27 and springs off and put new bushings in the passenger spring. The drivers spring pack had the 2 top leafs bent from the front end hit, so I had to take it apart and replace those 2 leafs. I had a set of front late model 800 springs with the 2 leafs that I needed. Being late model the eyelet was the larger diameter, good thing they had new bushings in them! I want to replace my springs with lift springs eventually, but these should work for now till I save up the cash. Got the D30 that I picked up in place and the springs remounted, I need to have new u-bolts made tomorrow since the D30 has larger tubes, and I still need to change the steering linkage over from the D27 along with the brake lines...tomorrow!



It was a loooooooong day, took forever to get the u-bolts bent and back to the shop. The D27 spring plates are a tad small for the D30, but I modified them to work for now till I make new ones or find some from an late 800. Didn't get the steering or brake lines done, maybe on Monday, then gotta get the brakes done and new bushings in the rear springs. It's taking longer than I wanted to get it back on the road but its close.

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Old 05-29-2016, 08:24 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Are you doing a shackle reversal or just dropping the shackle mounts and keeping the shackle forward?
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Old 05-31-2016, 06:29 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Just dropping the spring right now but I may do a reverse shackle in the future. Maybe when I get a D44 put together for the front. Everything is taking so much time lately to get done...that and trying to keep the wifes car in shape is killing me.
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Old 06-21-2016, 05:17 PM   #39 (permalink)
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I'm losing my work area for the 64 so it will be towed home next week....awesome!
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Old 07-31-2016, 12:25 PM   #40 (permalink)
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The 196 in the 64 has some "interesting" noises coming out of it now that the muffler is back on. It seems to run just fine and has good power, but has a rattle/knock without load when coming back to idle only...I'd say from 1800rpm to idle. That and the fact that I'm positive that the head isn't unleaded friendly is making me rethink the build, and the fact that I've ALWAYS wanted a 2wd street and a 4x4 Scout in the stables. So since I have 2 S80's I can have both! I have other things to sell to finance the builds (priorities) I will continue the work on the 63 as the off-road machine. It has an awesome engine and is already kinda beat up so trail rash wont be a concern.

I found out that the driver side axle on the rear of the 63 is bent awhile back along with the driveshaft, most likely the source of my vibration issue, and it has a centered D44 tapered rear axle on a D18 T-case. Tomorrow I will start the swap on the rear axle and driveshaft from the 64 to the 63. It's a flanged D44 from a Waggy, so its offset for a better driveline angle with the D18 T-case, and its much stronger than the tapered axle and has WAY better aftermarket support, and I'll gain an E-brake!
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If you pull the head down, look into putting BBC springs on it. Makes a huge difference.
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Old 08-02-2016, 05:45 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Tackled the axle swap between the 64 and 63 today...got the Waggy axle bolted into the 63 and back down on its wheels. Tomorrow I will bleed the brakes and tend to the e-brake setup. I might even get the other axle back into the 64, but that's not as much of a priority as getting the 63 back up. I can say that working in the driveway SUCKS, but that's all I got for a work area for now.



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Old 08-03-2016, 10:08 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Got the rest done today...brakes are bleed and the e-brake cable is tied up for now out of the way. I need to get a driveshaft shortened since the D44 has a longer housing than the D27. It wasn't as big of a deal with a centered axle, but with the offset there is almost no slip left in the shaft and I don't want to damage anything.
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The 63 is now a "driver" again...bleed the brakes and tied the e-brake cable out of the way till I get to a handle. Have to go get the good driveshaft shortened tomorrow, it has almost no slip left (1/4") with an offset D44 which wasn't the case with a centered one. The gears are lower on this axle, I think 4.27 vs 4.88 and its an open diff too. I might take the guts and R&P out of the old one, it was a locker, maybe a trash-lock never looked. Took it on a small test drive and readjusted the proportioning valve so my brakes are pretty good now.
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Good progress. Keep em coming.
BTW what master cylinder is that? Do you know?
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Had the driveshaft done yesterday...$50.00...a great deal, and installed it this morning and checked and lubed the u-joints. Went for a test drive and am VERY happy with the results. This is the first S80 I've driven with 4.27's all my others have had 4.88's and with a 196 and a Weber it will cruise effortlessly at 65mph on the highway at almost 3,000rpm instead of screaming at 55mph. Even with the solid mounted engine/trans the vibration isn't to bad at speed now...I'm willing to drive it almost anywhere now.
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Old 08-10-2016, 02:19 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Been driving the 63 all week and she's doing pretty good. The steering box is in decent condition, but I cant wait to get the Grand Cherokee P/S box in it to tighten it up a bit. I need to change the wrong front ubolts out for the stock ones I have on the RF corner and I re-torqued the rear ubolts. Next up is my cheap 2" lift......I want to go with Chevy springs all around, but this will cost me almost nothing.
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Its been awhile since I've done anything to the Scout cause its been so fricking hot here these last 2 months of summer. The weather has mellowed a bit now so I started in on it again this past week. Remember the drop plates I had made? well I started fitting those this week getting ready to do my "on the cheap" lift while retaining the correct axle alignment specs. I have procured 3/8" x 5" shackles to take care of the other ends to match the 2" spring mount drop. Thats all for now and nothing has really changed yet, I'm planning to do the lift in 1 day so as not to down it for long since its my DD...more to follow.
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