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Title: Looks like the Scout is in for a re-transformation..or something
Post by: 92UrS4 on November 24, 2007, 08:19:25 PM
Most of you don't remember seeing my Scout before it was converted to a Super Scout. In 2003 I decided the Scout would never be a DD again and that I should have fun with it and make it my rec vehicle. I figured I would have a garage for it and all that so I went and got a hold of some used parts and some new parts and let the transformation take place. It was a good experiment, but in the end, it wasn't what I wanted.

So here is a picture of my Scout in 2001 just before it went in for major cancer reduction:

(http://www.jaygietl.com/gallery/d/5379-2/scout_before_side.jpg)

Here it is after that work:

(http://www.jaygietl.com/gallery/d/5392-2/Scout019.jpg)

And of course more or less what it looks like today after the conversion in 2003:

(http://www.jaygietl.com/gallery/d/5411-2/SSII_conversion_3.jpg)

So the plan is to get it back to be more like pictures 1 (sans rust). My hope is the guy doing the work for me might be talked into painting it for me too, just save me a step and some time hopefully.

Having driven the Scout almost daily for the last 3.5 weeks I have realized what's missing and half the reason I don't drive it.

Once the Audi is fixed the Scout will go off to Penrose, CO for some time, I am guessing 2 - 6 weeks. When it comes back it will be a different vehicle again, but more like what it used to be.

This I hope helps to earn it's permanent spot here at home without the pestering of "Are you ever going to sell that thing?" Plus once painted I think it will aide in the nasty looks I get from select neighbors.
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Post by: gragravar on November 26, 2007, 02:26:03 PM
nothing wrong with a stock looking scout.  those are awesome.  cant wait to see the results.
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Post by: 03Indigo on November 26, 2007, 04:18:28 PM
nice, I never really liked the convert thing, love that you are going back to the original!!!!
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Post by: ColoradoB5 on November 28, 2007, 09:01:47 AM
Hey I know you will really like to get that thing more how you want it.  I'm psyched to see it completed.
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Post by: 92UrS4 on December 10, 2007, 02:16:28 PM
Well the Scout is gone (for now)...all I see out front are the oil stains it left behind. It's been just over a day and it feels like I have been without it forever.

I should have it back around mid January.
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Post by: Cole on December 10, 2007, 03:14:12 PM
I'm excited to see the pics when you get it back!!!
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Post by: 92UrS4 on December 10, 2007, 03:40:14 PM
Thanks Cole, I got to see the top it will be getting, it actually has a headliner! And I was told other than the parts that are currently green (old paint) everything should be primered and I am having the tub covered with a bedliner so that should spruce it up a little.

The After I get it back I will need a few in cab seals and then it's onto prepping the rest for paint. I have some surface rust areas to tackle in order to accomplish that though, and one dent in the front end lower grille to pound out.
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Post by: gragravar on December 10, 2007, 03:42:40 PM
I cant wait to see it.  the scout will be awesome Jay.
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Post by: 92UrS4 on December 10, 2007, 03:48:46 PM
And just for the heck of it, here are some more pictures back from when I first bought it in November 1998:

(http://www.jaygietl.com/cars/scout/images/scout3.jpg)

(http://www.jaygietl.com/cars/scout/images/scout2.jpg)

From 1999, first time I ever took the top off (you can see Renee's old 190E in front...RIP :():

(http://www.jaygietl.com/cars/scout/images/scout5.jpg)

(http://www.jaygietl.com/cars/scout/images/scout6.jpg)

This is shortly after the last pictures, I bought a factory repro roll bar and a bikini top:

(http://www.jaygietl.com/cars/scout/images/scout9.jpg)
Title: Re: Looks like the Scout is in for a re-transformation..or something
Post by: 92UrS4 on January 13, 2008, 06:10:24 PM
Here are some pictures I got of the progress so far:

(http://shutter07.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/15/00A/5B/B3/F2/39/p4+igjcWc5C4WcEdk2fA8XD54yTHH+y00300.jpg)

(http://shutter10.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/23/00B/5F/FF/C9/82/vrZTIpfHKZHcM6foZEv0Ossw2+eOHOJ+0300.jpg)
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Post by: gragravar on January 13, 2008, 10:42:22 PM
thats lookin good Jay
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Post by: 03Indigo on January 14, 2008, 08:11:15 AM
nice, coming along fairly quickly. 
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Post by: Cole on January 14, 2008, 11:08:07 AM
 8)
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Post by: Colorado_Baja on January 14, 2008, 01:55:09 PM
Nice. What color are you going to paint it?
Title: Re: Looks like the Scout is in for a re-transformation..or something
Post by: 92UrS4 on January 14, 2008, 02:01:04 PM
I still need to figure that out. :)
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Post by: 03Indigo on January 14, 2008, 02:03:17 PM
I vote for Indigo Blue with a white roof ;)
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Post by: BHase on January 15, 2008, 08:54:59 AM
Hey Jay, slight OT...where do you bring your Scout for all of its cosmetic/repair work, or do you just do it yourself? A friend from New Orleans who just bought a mid-70s Traveler moved up here, to Denver, and wanted to know if there was anything around that was reliable...
Title: Re: Looks like the Scout is in for a re-transformation..or something
Post by: 92UrS4 on January 15, 2008, 09:28:26 AM
I always laugh when I see your sig. :D

Unfortunately the guy that does my work, isn't doing it anymore. He stopped taking work about a year and a half ago. He has a few he is still finishing up that he had agreed to do and he is doing my work as a favor.

I mean it's mutually beneficial, he gets my old parts which are worth $$$ in exchange for him doing a kickass job on the Scout.

Tell your friend, if they haven't already checked it out, to go to http://www.binderbulletin.org that is THE site for IH owners.

I think there is a guy, Jim Maulis who can do a lot of good body work for these old rigs too. He is in Sedailia and owns a business claled Scout Pro. I think it is he and his sons that run it.

I will try to get some more details and get them over to you. Otherwise, have your friend check that site and post up, he'll get some good responses. Most will say learn to weld and do it yourself. :)
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Post by: Colorado_Baja on January 15, 2008, 11:53:39 AM
Mmm you know I like Indigo.
(http://www.rmcb5.com/gallery/d/11092-3/DATR_2004_144.jpg)
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Post by: BHase on January 16, 2008, 12:44:46 PM
Thanks Jay. I would've probably changed my sig by now, but I'm too lazy. Plus, it is refreshing since I go through phases of posting, and then you can laugh at it once every six months or so...

I'll refer my friend to that shop.  He'll appreciate it!
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Post by: 92UrS4 on June 26, 2008, 03:16:34 PM
It's been over 5 months....but I will be posting some update pictures tonight. Stay tuned.
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Post by: 92UrS4 on June 26, 2008, 05:11:33 PM
So obviously this project has taken a bit longer than anticipated, but due to a brutal winter where it was located and some time constraints of the guy doing the work it has been while. However, I am okay with that because of the quality. I should have it back in about 2-3 weeks. The show is in about 4 weeks, so I wont be able to get it painted in time but I still plan on taking it.

Rear Passenger Floor Patch
(http://www.jaygietl.com/gallery/d/10300-2/P1010030.JPG)

(http://www.jaygietl.com/gallery/d/10304-2/P1010031.JPG)

Passenger side view, primered, but needs to be blocked still
(http://www.jaygietl.com/gallery/d/10307-2/P1010027.JPG)

Baby got back!
(http://www.jaygietl.com/gallery/d/10310-2/P1010029.JPG)

Driver side, blocked
(http://www.jaygietl.com/gallery/d/10313-2/P1010028.JPG)
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Post by: 03Indigo on June 26, 2008, 09:39:57 PM
damn Jay, that is coming along nicely.  Is it still gonna be that green color?
Title: Re: Looks like the Scout is in for a re-transformation..or something
Post by: 92UrS4 on June 27, 2008, 07:19:02 AM
I need to get it back before I can decide what color to paint it. I will probably leave the top white. I have considered painting it the Mocha Brown that VW uses on the Passat and then having the top painted more of a cream color.

We'll see. Trying to keep the costs down, so it will probably be whatever color choices I can get done for the cheapest price. :)

The parts that are still green I need to sand and prime/prep myself, so I still have work to do before getting it to paint.
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Post by: gragravar on June 27, 2008, 07:33:34 AM
Jay, that looks awesome.
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Post by: 92UrS4 on June 27, 2008, 07:59:13 AM
Thanks, and I forgot to add, there is a bedliner getting sprayed in the tub before I pick it up too, so that will be really nice and durable.
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Post by: ColoradoB5 on July 01, 2008, 10:50:22 PM
Nice Jay, my FJ60 is jealous.
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Post by: Eric18T on July 04, 2008, 05:39:48 AM
looks good jay. i can't wit to see the final pics.
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Post by: 92UrS4 on July 04, 2008, 07:50:57 AM
Thanks guys, I should have it back in a week at this point! Then it's off to RMIHR (http://www.rmihr.org). After that I should be able to finish prepping it and get it in for paint. Woot!
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Post by: 92UrS4 on July 06, 2008, 12:52:57 PM
Some more progress photos:

(http://www.jaygietl.com/gallery/d/10400-2/P1010040.JPG)
(http://www.jaygietl.com/gallery/d/10403-2/P1010041.JPG)
(http://www.jaygietl.com/gallery/d/10406-2/P1010042.JPG)
(http://www.jaygietl.com/gallery/d/10409-2/P1010043.JPG)
(http://www.jaygietl.com/gallery/d/10412-2/P1010044.JPG)
(http://www.jaygietl.com/gallery/d/10415-2/P1010045.JPG)
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Post by: 03Indigo on July 06, 2008, 09:45:22 PM
wow, looks awesome Jay.  I think you should paint it Indigo Blue with a white roof, some hood stripes and a huge yin yang on the roof ;)
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Post by: 92UrS4 on July 11, 2008, 04:17:01 PM
Well I will have her back Sunday afternoon. Just got an email with some more pictures. It needs to be put back together again after having the bedliner sprayed in. Here are the newest pictures:

(http://www.jaygietl.com/gallery/d/10418-2/P1010038.JPG)

(http://www.jaygietl.com/gallery/d/10421-2/P1010039.JPG)

(http://www.jaygietl.com/gallery/d/10424-2/P1010040_001.JPG)

(http://www.jaygietl.com/gallery/d/10427-2/P1010041_001.JPG)
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Post by: ColoradoB5 on July 11, 2008, 09:42:27 PM
Looking good, Jay.  I see a lot of them too with my neighbor always having several over, including the big orange beast.
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Post by: gragravar on July 12, 2008, 03:51:29 PM
that looks awesome Jay, cant wait till it gets back home.
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Post by: 92UrS4 on July 12, 2008, 05:00:55 PM
Me neither it's all I can think about! About this time tomorrow we should be home.
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Post by: Kingtut on July 12, 2008, 08:07:51 PM
Lovin' the progress, hope to see it soon.
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Post by: 92UrS4 on July 13, 2008, 08:46:58 PM
Woot! It's back! We got home late after having a mishap with a line popping loose off the gas tank when we were filling it up in Penrose. Delayed us about an hour and a half but man am I excited to have her back. She already left her mark on the street letting her tell tale oil leak loose on the asphalt. It's so nice to have it back. My guess is the neighbors feel differently. :)

I didn't take any pictures, I will try to tomorrow. It looks pretty much like what you've seen already, I will get some more detailed photos when I have a sec.
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Post by: 03Indigo on July 14, 2008, 07:30:42 AM
nice Jay, that bed liner job turned out nice.
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Post by: ColoradoB5 on July 14, 2008, 10:08:38 AM
Hey Jay, I have a paint setup I am looking to get better at using.  Do you have paint plans for it?  Do you want to make the Scout a learning experience for painting?
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Post by: 92UrS4 on July 14, 2008, 10:11:02 AM
I am debating the DIY or just having maaco (or similar) do it. I should be able to finish getting to all prepped up and ready to go. Though I wouldn't mind trying to shoot the top.
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Post by: ColoradoB5 on July 14, 2008, 10:54:31 AM
Well I'd be glad to help.  I need to get the paint booth set up again and shoot my front end on the B5 too.  The FJ60 needs to have the rust spots fixed and then I can repaint it too.
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Post by: gragravar on July 14, 2008, 01:18:47 PM
glad its back home Jay!