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  1. #1
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    Default International Scout

    I'm looking for a International Scout. I don't know alot about them, but I know I want one.

    My current daily driver is a 98 Blazer, runs great, but this summer I would like to replace it with a scout with a removeable top. I need something in pretty good shape and very reliable since it will me driven daily.

    email leads or info to cullenbryant@hotmail.com

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    Default Re: International Scout

    I spent a good amount of time driving a '76 Scout II. They are incredibly durable machines. The one I drove had the 345 V8 and a 4-speed. The problem with them is that they rust very badly. It will not be easy to find one that is in good original condition due to that issue. Also, those were very expensive vehicles at the time. They were considered industrial duty vehicles. The folks that bought them were not the folks that buy Hummers these days. They were bought and used hard...real hard. I could tell you some good stories about some of the stuff we would drag around with that Scout.

    Funny, I also have a '98 Blazer with 220k miles. It has been a very durable vehicle.

    -Mike

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    Default Re: International Scout

    Mine has 170k on it. I knew rust was gonna be an issue but maybe I underestimated it. As much as Id love to have one by summer this more than likely be a long term plan...

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    Default Re: International Scout

    They are great vehicles, but the reason you don't see many anymore is the rust issue. I think they were rusting when they came off the factory floor.
    Bret
    71 Skylark Custom

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    Default Re: International Scout

    Quote Originally Posted by bullisbm View Post
    They are great vehicles, but the reason you don't see many anymore is the rust issue. I think they were rusting when they came off the factory floor.
    I worked in a local International parts dept a long time ago. The replacement panels came from the factory, rust already installed for you


    1973 Regal
    350 CID, TA Connecting Rods, 9.6CR, Comp 268H, Poston Intake, 800 Q-Jet,
    TH350, B&M Holeshot Converter, 3.42 Rear

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    Default Re: International Scout

    i had i believe the last year of them 1978. they quit making them because of the epa mandates i believe. i replaced all the panels about 6 years later. i think if i remember right they sold them cheap to you because of the rust. those panels lasted another 5 years in ohio. any way back in the late 80's some one was making fiberglass panels for the scout. also that engine was great, it was used in a lot of buses. had to change the waterpump once. loved and wish i had a new one. jim
    jim karnes
    ohio

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    Default Re: International Scout

    I will get a phone number for you. My best friends little brother has a few of these. He is big into them and knows a lot of people that have them and probably can find one for you. I will PM you his number so you can get in touch with him. I know right now he has one he is doing a FULL restoration to and he is talking about doing 2 more.
    Ryan

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    Default Re: International Scout

    Thanks guys, still waiting on that number...

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    Default Re: International Scout

    How 'bout this '73......looks pretty nice.
    John
    http://www.oldride.com/classic_trucks/311150.html

    "Scout,.....anything less, is just a car"!

    John Simonson
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    1969 Buick GS400
    2008 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ
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    "Always Give More Than You Promise"

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    Default Re: International Scout

    Then there's this one......if you want to spend a little more coin.......

    http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/...ii/793384.html

    "You get more for your money, with Scout"

    John Simonson
    BCA# 33582

    1969 Buick GS400
    2008 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ
    2011 Chevrolet Silverado Z71

    "Always Give More Than You Promise"

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    Default Re: International Scout

    I recall seeing one in Omaha when I lived there a few years back that was right hand drive. Kinda cool. I always wanted to pick it up.
    Greg "They Don't Call Me Raul" Schmelzer
    Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult!!
    "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, margarita in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO- What a Ride!"
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    Default Re: International Scout

    we've got lots of them around the northwest check out craigslist for them we don't have the rust issues you eastern guys have either


    worked on lots of them don't understand your fascination w/ a truck that was built w/ left over misc. tractor parts but hey to each his own i guess
    charlie nagel
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    Default Re: International Scout

    i love scouts. mine is a 79 pick up 345, tf727, dana300 (i think, havent been under it in a while so i cant remember for sure), and locked dana 44s. im lucky, NO rot. i can see why you would want one, they have ALOT of torque, look awesome, and can go almost everywhere. they have excelent approach angles and crappy departure angles, and are heavy as hell. just because it was made by a tractor company doesnt mean its a tractor. they are more capable stock then alot of built trucks i see. good luck finding one
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    Default Re: International Scout

    We owned a couple when I was growing up. They are very cool with durable drivetrains. I would love to have a 60's short cab and totally trick it out.

    Mark
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    Default Re: International Scout

    I had a 75 I paid $200 for after hounding the guy to sell it to me. Drove it for about 2 years until the drivers door literally fell off of it. Great in the snow and very reliable. Not the best on gas the 345 2bbl really uses the fuel. They made them until 1980 also had and option of a 6 cylinder diesel. Those are pretty hard to score.
    Van
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    72 2dr Electra (Work in Progress)
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    Default Re: International Scout

    the 6 cyl deisel was a nissan engine and it was a piece of crap with no power.

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    Default Re: International Scout

    dont know if this will help you any but they are in the same town that i work in (kind of) Fort Madison, IA http://www.scoutconnection.com/
    Any car can be saved, all it will take is time, money, and dedication.

    Ryan

    1970 skylark 455 with oil leak
    1970 AMC needs new motor
    BPG 2356

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    Default Re: International Scout

    I had a rusty 77 I bought in "94' Loaded ;345 auto a/c tilt cruise am/fm 8track & my reason for buying it << a power angle plow >>.that was the plowing est POS I ever owned ,,,,,,,,the plows on a POS dakota now..... Scout is in corn binder heaven Chuck

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    Default Re: International Scout

    Drove by one taking a different way home from work tonight. Man was it rough. Rust everywhere, p. door caved in, Im guessing the gas tank rusted out of it cus he had a fuel cell mounted in the back cargo area. Still wanted $800 for it. The only upside is it came with a plow.

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    Default Re: International Scout

    If you really want one don't waist your time in the rust belt. Go out west Arizona, California, West Texas even Colorado is good. They are notorious for rot so it is best to start with one as rust free as possible. If your serious I can keep an eye out here for one here in Texas.
    Van
    71 Skylark Custom
    72 2dr Electra (Work in Progress)
    72 4dr LeSabre 18.5K original miles
    05 Envoy

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    Default Re: International Scout

    I had a 62 when I went to college. It had a 225 Buick in it and was built like a tank. The thing went about anywhere. The only time I had trouble was because I was poor, running highway tires, had such bad spark plug wires that it looked like the 4th of July under the hood at night, and needed a starter so I parked on a hill whenever I could. Would love to have another one some day.

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    Default Re: International Scout

    Cullen, check out this one on craigslist.

    http://lincoln.craigslist.org/cto/1025250383.html
    Greg "They Don't Call Me Raul" Schmelzer
    Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult!!
    "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, margarita in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO- What a Ride!"
    1984 Electra Park Avenue Platform for sleeper with a stage 1 build
    alkasmeltzer318@aol.com
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    Default Re: International Scout

    I have two, working on a third. I have a 63 and a 64. The 64 has is a convertible top, which I didn't even know was offered. Both need total restos, the 63 is more for parts. There is a company that is offering a complete fiberglass tub for these for about 2500 bucks. probably the way to go. anyway, once my buick is out of the garage, Its go time on the scouts...
    Joe
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    71 Skylark "Buzzin' 1/2 Dozen"
    250-6, TH350, 3.42s

    74 Apollo, 70 350-4, 2004r, 3.73s. Buckets/console. Her daily driver. 17.2 Mpg, driving rudely!

    62 and 65 Scouts, needing restos, after the buick is done.

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    Default Re: International Scout

    Cullen, I think I saw a 69 on the St.Louis Craigslist....very cheap..

    and there is a 79 for 1 k on stl craiglist ......
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    Default Re: International Scout

    I have a 68, its been plowing my driveway for 17 years now
    and I can see the driveway thru the floor
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