|08-13-2019 07:59 PM|
|08-10-2019 09:28 PM|
|runit02||Have you had any cooling issues with your setup?|
|06-21-2019 06:54 PM|
Very happy with the Maxxis Razr, for such an aggressive tread, they are fairly quiet on-road and did very well off road. Threw 14oz of Airsoft BBs in when I mounted them.
|06-18-2019 11:54 AM|
|turtlehead||Guido, I'm about to start on my 1966 Scout 800 build with HP D60's front & rear, but wondering how wide your axles are? I'd imaging full width (66-67") but narrowed up with the H2 wheels, but wanted to confirm.|
|06-18-2019 07:15 AM|
Looks like a good time. How did the new tires perform?
I found that putting a box end on a ring gear bolt and rolling it up against the housing then using a big pry bar under the lowest bolt and the housing pops them right out.
|06-12-2019 02:25 PM|
|06-03-2019 08:12 PM|
|MochaMike||I’ve pulled 1/2 dozen gears out using 4x4 wood blocks, bottle jack & a ratchet strap. Best part is when it pops out it hits the wood.|
|06-03-2019 08:07 PM|
Santa brought me a D60 ARB for the front, but of course my usual procrastinating self waited until the week before a wheeling trip to stuff it in, as well as finally install the high steer tie rod that I've had for 6 months.
Didn't have a case spreader and couldn't get the old carrier out with a prybar, so I wrapped a strap around it and used the winch.
All braided stainless lines and Clippard pneumatic switches for the ARBs. No electrical solenoids, all manual (except for the 1 switch for the compressor) The clear PVC lines are the vent lines for the pneumatic switches.
Of course my new high steer tie rod wanted to occupy the same real estate as my lower radiator hose, so I had to rework that.
|04-23-2019 08:23 PM|
After my last wheeling trip in October, I kinda bent my winch mount a little. I did a field expedient repair (pulled off the winch and pounded the plate flat as I could get it with a BFH), but considering I had slapped it on "temporarily" ~10 years ago it held up remarkable well, even pulled and F350 out with it, fullly expecting it to come flying off.
"It's only temporary, unless it works!"~Red Green
The original winch plate was too short to span the frame rails and only had 6 short stitch welds holding it to the bumper. I've got another 'wheeling trip coming up, so I finally decided I should get a larger winch plate.
I cut off the old winch plate and added a proper winch plate that was wide enough to span the frame rails, and has a 90* lip along the back edge for more rigidity. Even threw some fresh paint on the ol' winch.
|04-23-2019 08:20 PM|
Got some new shoes. size 4DDDD
|02-09-2018 07:04 PM|
Got the back glass tinted and back in with new seals from Clester's Auto.
|11-07-2017 03:22 PM|
They are/were Ballistic Fab weld on beadlocks on H2 rims that I bought off a guy here on PBB about 10 years ago. I ran them as beadlocks as my daily driver for about 5 years, sealed with RTV and balanced with airsoft BBs. Airsoft BBs worked like a champ.
Inner ring started to cone and I got bad leaks along the welds (not between the tire and rim, but between the inner ring and the rim) so they wouldn't hold air. I tried a few ideas to seal them, none worked, so I took off the outer ring and been running them as regular rims until I can afford something else. Probably not worth the time/money/effort to try and repair them since I'd need access to or pay for someone with a big lathe and a big TIG welder/MIG with spool gun.
|11-06-2017 05:09 PM|
|levi1a||Went through the thread, but didn't see it mentioned. Who did your beadlocks on the H2's? How are they on the road?|
|11-06-2017 05:09 PM|
|levi1a||Went through the thread, but didn't it mentioned. Who did your beadlocks on the H2's? How are they on the road?|
|10-23-2017 09:04 PM|
|plug ugly||looks good|
|10-23-2017 12:51 PM|
Posing on the curb at the mall:
|07-03-2017 11:54 AM|
thank you for the great detailed write up with all the photos!!
|06-12-2017 02:07 PM|
|06-12-2017 11:21 AM|
|RockRogue||Great looking practical build.|
|06-08-2017 12:20 AM|
|1OLD4X4||That looks bloody good to me. I wouldn't be too concerned about a couple of rough spots. If it looks too pretty you never want to risk scratching it. It's a Scout, made to use and abuse I say. Awesome job, well done.|
|06-07-2017 12:34 PM|
Finished up with 3 more coats of white base and then shot the clear. Not going to win the Concours d'Elégance anytime soon, but looks pretty good IMHO. Next up: Glass install.
|06-07-2017 12:33 PM|
Then I did a quick wet sand with a scotchbrite pad to knock down the texture a bit. Then loaded up and took it to a friend's house for the color and clear coat.
It looks a bit thin in a few spots, because we ran out of paint. It was Memorial Day Weekend so, I had to wait a few days to get more paint the following week.
|06-07-2017 12:33 PM|
Then I used an undercoating gun to shoot the interior. That came out pretty well, but I didn't like that much large texture for the exterior. (Not an airplane. It's a Texas sized Skeeter)
The Duplicolor Rust Barrier is pretty thick, so I wasn't sure if I could spray it through a regular paint gun. I followed the instructions and thinned it 10% (maximum recommended) and it sprayed very well, just a bit of texture. I probably could have thinned it a bit or messed around with the gun settings more and gotten it a little bit smoother, but I figured the texture will hide some of the blemishes. I used a Harbor Freight HVLP gun with the remote reservoir. https://www.harborfreight.com/64-oz-...kit-62895.html
|06-07-2017 12:32 PM|
I drilled out the old 5 bolt flange bolt holes to make them even and welded a washer in to fill the hole.
Oops I deleted pics of the washers welded in and ground flush, so use your imagination.
Used 3M 5200 as seam sealer on the rain gutter. A piece of clean fuel hose works like a champ to smooth the bead.
I used several methods to apply the Duplicolor Rust Barrier. The first coat of Duplicolor Rust Barrier I applied using a small trim roller which came out pretty well, but not the best.
|06-07-2017 12:31 PM|
After a year of tripping over the hard top in the garage, I finally got to work on it to get it ready for paint.
Back to work on the hard top:
Pressure washed the old gunk and dirt off the top and prepped for paint.
The interior paint was in surprisingly pretty good shape under the old spray on coating, the cab area had a bit more surface rust, but still in great shape.
Just one bit of rust on the rear quarter window (the top was stored on it's side and the side was near/on the ground)
I used a mini-spot sand blaster to clean up the rust before filling with JB Weld Steel stick epoxy.
A bit of surface rust, but nothing serious, scuffed it up before coating with Duplicolor Rust Barrier.
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