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Old 10-26-2011, 07:55 AM   #2011
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You really should have an M 715.
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:48 AM   #2012
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Those Scouts are cool looking trucks, but they kinda suck when you really get into them. They are pretty heavy for the Dana 44 axles under them, the steering knuckles are set-up with negative caster (what the fuck!?!), they use really narrow leafsprings, flimsy shackles, etc. Just a bunch of kooky shit. All fixable, and not even that big of a deal. Guess it's just a matter of what you want to build. Or maybe just enjoy as-is.
And they rust like a mo-fo
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Old 10-26-2011, 10:39 AM   #2013
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Those Scouts are cool looking trucks, but they kinda suck when you really get into them. They are pretty heavy for the Dana 44 axles under them, the steering knuckles are set-up with negative caster (what the fuck!?!), they use really narrow leafsprings, flimsy shackles, etc. Just a bunch of kooky shit. All fixable, and not even that big of a deal. Guess it's just a matter of what you want to build. Or maybe just enjoy as-is.
IIRC, they have 0 caster which does suck. 4-6* fixes it though. I like them for their uniqueness as well as being easy to work on.
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:59 PM   #2014
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Seems everyone has the same opinion. That's about the 4th thing on my to do list.
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:42 PM   #2015
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Seems everyone has the same opinion. That's about the 4th thing on my to do list.
Allow me to add my name to the list of haters. Great truck marred by a questionable choice. Easily cured with some period steelies.
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:51 AM   #2016
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Allow me to add my name to the list of haters. Great truck marred by a questionable choice. Easily cured with some period steelies.
Or even 70s rallye wheels...

Something other than what's on there.

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Old 10-27-2011, 10:09 AM   #2017
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It's not like I suggested a Veyron-- they're easy enough to find & afford.
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:55 AM   #2018
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Here's another -

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It's a '61 I traded a buddy for a DeWalt 15-minute battery charger. I never found the charger, so he was OK with a Battery Tender +. It doesn't run that I know of, but the engine is free. The carb throttle shaft is sloppy as hell, & the interior is garbage, but that's all I know that's wrong.

It's a former fence truck, so there's probably a lot of shit worn out.

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Old 10-28-2011, 08:14 AM   #2019
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That's cool as hell. Looks like it lived most of its life off road and away from the salt.
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:46 AM   #2020
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That is a cool Dodge. Many years ago, a friend of mine had one like it that he used for his lawn service. I always thought he shoud restore it.
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:55 AM   #2021
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That's cool as hell. Looks like it lived most of its life off road and away from the salt.
It's been worked: there are a few holes in the bed, and stress cracks in quite a few places, but no rust-through anywhere I can see.

It'll be a firewood/yardwaste/etc. truck if I ever get it going.
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:56 AM   #2022
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That is a cool Dodge. Many years ago, a friend of mine had one like it that he used for his lawn service. I always thought he shoud restore it.
I don't think I'll be restoring it-- I don't have that kind of focus.
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Old 10-29-2011, 09:05 AM   #2023
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I don't think I'll be restoring it-- I don't have that kind of focus.

+1, cool as is. Make it a good runner and call it a day.
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Old 10-29-2011, 09:44 AM   #2024
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+1, cool as is. Make it a good runner and call it a day.
Yeah, I think that makes the most sense. Why would you bring 12 coats of hand-rubbed lacquer into the woods, anyway?
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Old 10-29-2011, 09:59 AM   #2025
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Pretty much what I'm doing with my Willys. Afterall, it's just a glorified wheel barrel.
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