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Now I can run with the ‘Trail Rated’ Jeeps and Chev Z71s, lol.

Some pics of the latest fun.  

Scout pics.   😜

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1 hour ago, sar4x4 said:

Scheduled deliveries:

Items from Binder Boneyard - Thursday, March 12

Items from Harvester Hardware - Monday, March 15


Oh the suspense!

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New dash control knobs.  Originals are 40+ yr old plastic, and an old spring for tension.  
New ones are billet aluminum, knurled edge, with a set screw.  

The one that really matters is the hood release. First off, mine was missing when I purchased the truck.  Second, the knob is reported to consistently pull off.  (It’s a pull knob and needs to be on tight!)


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Installed LED bulbs in almost all of the Scout lights yesterday.  Pics to follow another time.

Another parts shipment arriving tomorrow...

Next up...

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Started switching the dash bulbs to LED and looked at the non-factory license plate light.  It’s sealed and not replaceable.  🤔 

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6 hours ago, sar4x4 said:

One pic.



Nice, Looks great!!! Iv done the same with the towtruck and mom's wheeler. I put in green for that old school glow from the 50's lol.

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18 hours ago, autumnwalker said:

Wow! Those are bright. Are they dimable too?

Lol, I don’t know!  Never crossed my mind or I read it and I don’t remember. We’re going to finish the installation today and do a better test..


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LED bulbs all installed, and flashers changed to LED compatible versions. Crazy amount of half-hidden bulbs in the dash, but we think we got them all.  Pics another time.

New dash knobs mostly installed.  (Still have to install the identification labels, now that they’re in their proper orientation.)

Rear ‘cubby-hole’ cabinet installation started.

Etc etc.

Now taking a few days off to complete some house maintenance (also my bro has his rig in the garage 🤷‍♂️).

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Took/taking an unplanned diversion from the rigs.  My brother is using his garage for a short bit.

1) Installed two shut-off valves, new sink and taps.

2) Built a small foundation, and currently erecting a garden shed.  The 10’ x 14’ x 9’ shed is crammed full..

3) Building a new patio deck.








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Day 1, Project #3.


Tore old deck down last summer, and prepped the area.


Landing and steps removed.



Possibly a bit over-built.  2”x10” instead of 2”x6” or 2”x8”.  Engineered ‘screw’ fasteners, galvanized lag bolts and  bolts, etc.  No ‘tin’ joist hangers / deck screws joining the joists and posts.


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I need to post a finished picture of the deck!

More importantly:  the Scout went back into the garage on Sunday.

We started the brakes on Monday. Got the LR parts all off and a new wheel cylinder installed. It wasn’t leaking, I’m just refreshing all the brake parts.  They haven’t been touched in 20 yrs.

Also removed two Thermo/vacuum  sensors from the intake manifold.  They are no longer hooked to anything, and capped off,  BUT one was leaking coolant.  I had wondered for a couple of years where the coolant was coming from...  Jocelyn noticed it leaking!


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Both left and right rear brake hardware all replaced.  Rear brake lines/wheel cylinders NOT bled yet.

RR brake had not been working in God knows how long...




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