The International Harvester Scout is an off-road vehicle which was produced by International Harvester from 1961 to 1980. A precursor of more sophisticated SUVs to come, it was created as a competitor to the Jeep, and it initially featured a fold-down windshield. The Scout and second generation Scout II were produced in Fort Wayne, Indiana as two-door trucks with a removable hard top with options of a full length roof, half cab pickup and/or soft top.
International Harvester began building trucks and pickups in 1907. In 1953 it added a truck-based carrier, Travelall. In the late 1950s it began to design a competitor for the two-door Jeep CJ 4X4. The 1961 model year Scout 80 made its debut in late 1960.
Scout 80s were built between 1960 and 1965. These models were identifiable by removable sliding side windows in 1960–1961 and even some very early 1962 models, a fold-down windshield, vacuum windshield wipers mounted to the top of the windshield and an IH logo in the center of the grille. The Scout 80 had the gasoline-powered 152 four-cylinder as its standard engine.
We are doing a mechanical make-over on this Scout. As in finishing engine assembly, front and rear shocks, front and rear differential serviced, and new fuel tanks and fuel lines. There are more things that we will be doing so stayed tuned to see what we do to this off-road vehicle.
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