Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Cavalry Arrived

Well, this is actually old news, but I took the old sheetmetal to the shop and picked up the replacements - doors, inners and windshield frames (2 because I couldn't decide which I want to use). Also got the engine crane.

Today I got all the rest of the wiring undone (and labeled). Tomorrow I may run down to Harbor Freight and pick up a load leveler and see about pulling the engine and tranny. If I need extra hands, I may be making some calls. :-) If I could plan my work schedule, I'd get help in advance (thanks for all the offers), but I've not had that luxury lately.

I'll be in CA next weekend, so will have to give my regards to Carlisle from afar. Working on the brochures tonight. Hopefully I can get the printer to cooperate (it isn't thus far).

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Down to the Studs

Spent a little time in the garage this morning and got the rest of the front clip off. Now there's nothing on the tub but the tailgate.

I had pulled it into the garage too tight on the passenger side so had to pull it out of the garage to get the passenger side door, inner and windshield frame.

I'm sure the neighbors wondered what was Going on when I fired up the Scout with no sheetmetal, doors, radiator, top and the battery sitting on top of the air cleaner.

The cowl and firewall is is better shape than I expected, but there is some work to do.

Now on to unwiring the engine.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Take it all off...

So, now that I've decided to swap out the engine (thank you Dennis for offering up the 345 from Dirt Devil - that will reunite it with the axles), I decided it was also a good time to swap out all the front sheet metal, windshield frame and doors. In for a penny, in for a pound, as they say.

So last night I had a few moments while dinner was simmering, so I pulled the hood grill and bumper to get the ball rolling. Next comes the radiator, then inner and outer fenders. Then the top and windshield frame. Should be quite a sight when it's apart. Can't wait to see what surprises await me.