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Old 04-19-2017, 06:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a late model vehicle frame that works for a Scout 2?

I looked for a way to search the threads and don't see it... I'm in love with the Scout look, but would love the ride and handle of a late model vehicle. I know u could "force" anything, but do u know if anything that goes easiest???


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S-10 Blaser, 2-door has the same 100" wheel base and a HUGE aftermarket support, even for the 4wd version.

There are a couple others, but the blaser is the most common. Or you could take just about any mid-sized SUV frame and cut it down to fit. All depends on how much work you want to do.
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Old 04-19-2017, 07:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If I had deep enough pockets to build a scout the way I wanted a two door JK rubicon chassis would be part of the plan.
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Sweet! I know some companies make kits to make the conversions. Who are the respected online Scout merchandisers??
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Anything Scout has built several scouts using a late model wrangler frame and suspension
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Just upgrade the suspension. Why swap a whole frame just to get coil springs. Just remove the leaf springs and install X type suspensions. Be quicker easier and cheaper in the end if reusing the stock motor and trans etc.
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Old 04-20-2017, 05:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Just upgrade the suspension. Why swap a whole frame just to get coil springs. Just remove the leaf springs and install X type suspensions. Be quicker easier and cheaper in the end if reusing the stock motor and trans etc.
My .02. Most every Scout I have seen on links sits quite a bit higher than I would like. If you look at the rigs done by Anything Scout they look to be riding at about stock height, or a very mild lift. I don't recall ever seeing a Scout on links riding as low as those rigs. By going to a JK frame you have a world of options for suspension kits and i am sure the frame is worlds stiffer than a Scout frame. With the vast aftermarket support for the JK I would think that one could buy brackets to install Scout or any other axles you might like to choose.
I would be shocked if anyone contemplating a swap to a frame from another vehicle would be looking to keep a 304 and 3 speed auto.
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If I had deep enough pockets to build a scout the way I wanted a two door JK rubicon chassis would be part of the plan.
I have read that brand new JK frames are available for around 1K I did some searching and salvage yard frames seem to be 500 to 750. With you fab skills where would you see the costs getting ugly?

Since seeing the rigs done by Anything Scout I have really been thinking about the benefits in ride and handling by having a factory designed link suspension.

My thoughts revolve around long arms with an Air Rock suspension
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I have read that brand new JK frames are available for around 1K I did some searching and salvage yard frames seem to be 500 to 750. With you fab skills where would you see the costs getting ugly?

Since seeing the rigs done by Anything Scout I have really been thinking about the benefits in ride and handling by having a factory designed link suspension.

My thoughts revolve around long arms with an Air Rock suspension
https://anythingscout.com/pages/outrider-chassis

That's is interesting seen it before but never really looked into it. Plus be a drivers drop and open up WAY more transfer case option's for LS swaps.
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https://anythingscout.com/pages/outrider-chassis

That's is interesting seen it before but never really looked into it. Plus be a drivers drop and open up WAY more transfer case option's for LS swaps.
Any idea what they run price-wise???
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Old 04-27-2017, 09:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Any idea what they run price-wise???
I am sure not cheap. Call and find out.
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I'm thinking about putting my 80 on a fs bronco chassis. I want to long travel the TTB. I need to measure it to see how it would work out
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Any idea what they run price-wise???
If you are here to contribute why don't you ask them and post up the prices and options here?
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