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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.









 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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Got the back glass tinted and back in with new seals from Clester's Auto.

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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 :laughing:


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
Was going to try that, but ring gear bolts were 15/16"? 13/16"? Didn't have not a box end wrench that fit. I had a socket, but that wouldn't wedge in there properly to drive the carrier out.

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.

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.
Yep, full width, I did not narrow them. Front Chevy SRW D60 is ~69.5" wide WMS-WMS and the 14BFF is ~67" WMS-WMS in rear.
 
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