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.

The Scout 800 replaced the Scout 880 in 1965. The new 800 model was built from 1965 to 1968. The turbo version was dropped in early 1968. The fold-down windshield was eliminated on the (with the exception of a rare "prototype" 800's), and the vacuum wipers were moved to the bottom of the windshield frame. November 1968 saw the introduction of the 800A, which replaced the 800. Improvements included more creature comfort options, a slightly different front end treatment, drivetrain upgrades (heavier rear axle and quieter Dana 20 transfer case) and the options of: 196 four-cylinder, 232 six-cylinder, 266 V8, or the 304 V8. The inline-six was only offered for a short period in early 1969. The 800A's grille was in three segments: the center grill and two matte black headlight bezels. The Light Line of pickup trucks received bodywork similar to that of the Scout in late 1969.


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This Scout has come in needing to built from the ground up. We are still waiting for the rest of the parts to come in from the client.

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During...

The brake drum puller all set up to take off the old drums.

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Removed both the front and rear differential. 

Taking the differentials apart to clean them up.

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Annealing the leaf spring clamps to allow for proper removal without damage.

The newly extended clamps have been cold-rolled around the original rubber spacers and freshly painted.

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Installed hard brake lines from front hubs to flex line. We rebuilt the drag link and installed the steering linkage.

We have mounted the springs and attached the rear axle to the springs.

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The new body just came in.

Got the body back from media blast.

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The body has been epoxy sealed.

The engine has been painted Harvester Red.

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