"Raising Kane."

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JDMJNKY
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How one became two?

I wanted a smog exempt scout. In my thoughts I settled for a 77 because they weren’t popping up for sale like they are today. Granted the price was more reasonable then, I would have wasted the money on my Subaru. After a let down turn-and-burn trip to Texas for a 71 scout 810, I was browsing CL. I saw a scout that caught my eye. I thought to myself this must be sold, and on top of that there was no way my wife would agree. A few days later I sent a message to the seller and by weeks end our family would be doing another Turn-and-Burn, this time heading north, a few hours shy from the state of OR for this beautiful ‘72. It was definitely a trek to some remote coastal location.

Anyway, here is our boy "kane." 2 owners before me, has OG miles, and it’s been sitting since ‘97/98 due to electrical issues. Solid rig for the most part.


Short Term Goals: Start w/ driving project, dive off the deep later.
  • Re-Wire
  • Assess current 345 health & re-seal
  • Service/rebuild/replace Drivetrain
  • Remove body lift
  • Convert to disc brakes

Long Term Goals:
  • Replace all necessary panels
  • Repaint
  • update interior
  • Build a side 392 or molest it by dropping in a GM LS engine
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8AG-6zFsJk

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BajaScout
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Nice Scout. Keep us posted!
1976 Scout II w/4 Wheel Camper
1968 1200C 4x4
1969 Scout 800 Aristocrat
1964 Scout 80
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JDMJNKY
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Of course.

Purchase day.

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Nice find, I think one of my 72's is that color.
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JDMJNKY
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Thanks you! Mind sharing those pics? I'm torn between keeping this color or just doing my thing which is black. As I love black vehicles.
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taking point from the previous scout. I pulled the pan first making sure there are no shavings.

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quick media blast and paint.
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also if anyone is interested, I'm going to be putting together a website (basic) for engine hardware soon. I should have it up by next week.
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JDMJNKY
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When we purchased this scout, I had asked "why it sat for so long," I was told something to the effect of electrical issues. While peeking behind the dash, I received my answer. Rodent droppings galore, in acorn city.

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ShaunT
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Looking good... share the website once you get it going... I have to rewire mine at some point. I have the full kit but she is running fine so I don't want to temp fate.... :)
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