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    Re: 1976 Scout Traveler, Ultimate Expedition Build

    Damn, no expense spared...awesome work!

    -WRM

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    Re: 1976 Scout Traveler, Ultimate Expedition Build

    i wasnt beatin my junk,,,, just takin a long OLD MANS NAP! im awake now after seeing this build tho! looks awesome!
    Im back to the drawing board
    STAY TUNED!

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    Re: 1976 Scout Traveler, Ultimate Expedition Build

    Incredible craftsmanship.

    Lol at Dave.

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    Re: 1976 Scout Traveler, Ultimate Expedition Build

    Quote Originally Posted by WRMorrison View Post
    Damn, no expense spared...awesome work!

    -WRM
    Still a budget build. Just trying to spend money where it is most cost effective.

    Quote Originally Posted by zjfabn View Post
    Incredible craftsmanship.
    Thank you, I appreciate that coming from someone that does nice work.

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    Lol at Dave.
    Suddenly everyone is talking about beating their junk, I'm not sure I like where this is heading



    A little sneak preview of the fold down tables on the back of the swing aways. I think this is a sign I am itching to build another race car; fold down food prep tables are .090 aluminum, dimple died, weigh less than 4 lbs for the both of them, and can support 200lbs. I'm pretty sure my OCD is weight reduction

    One side holds stove and gear, other side is big enough for a large cutting board, leaving the back of the vehicle open.


    They will be supported by coated aircraft cable (load rated)


    I still need to put the latch and rubbber bumpers in place

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    Re: 1976 Scout Traveler, Ultimate Expedition Build

    Well all the little bits and pieces for the can holders, tire carrier latch, roof rack mounts, hi lift mounts etc came in. Unlike most swing away bumpers, my latch is not there just to keep it closed. On my swing outs, I use the U bolt style latch to clamp the swing aways to the bumpers; greatly increases the rigidity of the assembly, and helps takes load off of the spindles.

    I couldn't decide if the 7000lb latch would fit when i was ordering, so I got the 4000LB and 7000LB to see which one I liked better.


    I decided to go with the BIG one! 7000lb clamping force with a .5 diameter u bolt...the clamps are really nice quality forgings from Jergens. They are always somewhat vulnerable, but I am not worried about this one. After I finished mounting it, I used my floor jack and picked the back of the Scout up using the latch handle as the jacking point!

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    Re: 1976 Scout Traveler, Ultimate Expedition Build

    Unreal work as usual Rob! Those tables on swing aways should be your new gig! Those would be amazing even on day trips imho!
    Flexes like a boneless hooker on muscle relaxers

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    Re: 1976 Scout Traveler, Ultimate Expedition Build

    Quote Originally Posted by Howyadoin View Post
    Unreal work as usual Rob! Those tables on swing aways should be your new gig! Those would be amazing even on day trips imho!
    Thanks Mike! I think it is one of the most practical additions to a tire carrier, especially now that the "tailgate" is an endangered species. They are sturdy enough I can stand on them too, makes accessing the roof rack easier with the slant back.


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    Re: 1976 Scout Traveler, Ultimate Expedition Build

    Quote Originally Posted by Howyadoin View Post
    Unreal work as usual Rob! Those tables on swing aways should be your new gig! Those would be amazing even on day trips imho!
    I agree! I would love to add one of those fold away tables to my swing away. I have a fiberglass tub and no tailgate and that would be awesome! I have also been looking for a creative way to mount a jerry can without spending $150 on the Hard Rock holder that matches my bumper. I only want 1 5gal can. Great work Rob!
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    Re: 1976 Scout Traveler, Ultimate Expedition Build

    This is awesome
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    Shaft size/strength is pretty important.
    "Randabuggy 2.0" in progress

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    Re: 1976 Scout Traveler, Ultimate Expedition Build

    Thanks guys. Maybe I should make a DIY fold down table kit

    I also finished up the gas tank mount/skid, the tank should be between 35-40 gallons, a pretty decent range with the nato cans.


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    Re: 1976 Scout Traveler, Ultimate Expedition Build

    Alright, I am waiting on some parts before I can finish the rear bumper and roof rack. I need some new nato cans to build the locking hold down for them, an arb awning, propane tank, hi lift, etc...

    I decided to start on the dash. The owner picked out some gauges, really nice set from New Vintage.




    Stock dash, I wanted to keep as much of it as I could, and build it out of steel so it looks original, I also wanted to integrate the AC vents into the dash, along with the HVAC controls and ARB switches. You can also see the factory Scout shifter I modified to work with the 4l60E, more on that later.




    18 ga steel dash welded in, ready for the paint (Bondo and paint will make me what I ain't!)




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    Re: 1976 Scout Traveler, Ultimate Expedition Build

    Dash pad on, gauges mocked up. The 3 holes under the center ac vents are for the Vintage Air hvac controls. The 3 squares between the ash tray and cigarette lighter are for the ARBs. The factory light switch, wiper switch, and the clock all remained in their factory locations, and I still have room to mount 4 auxiliary switches. I even managed to keep the cool factory clock!





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    Re: 1976 Scout Traveler, Ultimate Expedition Build

    Sick.
    Flexes like a boneless hooker on muscle relaxers

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    Re: 1976 Scout Traveler, Ultimate Expedition Build

    Clean work as always.
    From race-car to weekend warrior. XJ to JK...

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    Re: 1976 Scout Traveler, Ultimate Expedition Build

    Thanks! I liked the gauges, and I liked the scouts dash, but I wasn't quite sure if they would go together. In the end, I think they blend pretty good. Scouts are pretty primitive, so having gauges that seem older than the truck seems to work with the rest of the interior.

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