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.
- Assess current 345 health & re-seal
- Service/rebuild/replace Drivetrain
- Remove body lift
- Convert to disc brakes
Long Term Goals:
- Replace all necessary panels
- update interior
- Build a side 392 or molest it by dropping in a GM LS engine