He took that thing down to the frame and cleaned it all up. Cut off some 40 year old brackets that weren't being used, cleaned up some 40 year old dirt and rust, etc. Then he planned on either putting another Scout tub on or tubing the entire thing.
When he cut the old tub off, he realized just how heavy that thing was. Without the front clip, firewall or rear quarters, it still took both of us to lift it off the frame and onto the junk trailer.
Then he looked at the cost and time it would take to do a complete tube buggy and decided against that (he wants to drive againt already)
So, I offered him this CJ-7 tub I had that I was going to throw away. We hauled it over to his house and put it on the frame. It fit! Then we figured we'd throw in his old 6 point cage. It fit too!! (especially since he plans on extending the bed by about 12 inches so he can have more room for his gear and dogs).
First he wanted to clean up the frame, put on new cross members, clean up the tub bottom, weld in new sheet over the few rust holes, etc. So, yesterday was the day it was all mounted together.
Oh, you like that motor? Gonna put gerbiles in there from Richard Gere
:flipoff2: No that's a 307 block he carries around (yes pics it up and carries it around) to mock up where the engine goes and all. The real 350 is in his kitchen (no garage or shop ya know) almost ready to go in.
Anyway, the cool thing is he is going to do some tube more tube work anyway. He's going to tube the front so he can hang his Scout frenders, hood and grill up front along with some sheet metal work on the cowling to match up the tub and Scout front clip. He wanted to call it a Sceep, but remembered there's someone named Sceep online here
Then he's gonna go with bright assed yellow with everything else black. It should be pretty damned cool when he's done.