I took a ride up to Waukesha, Wisconsin yesterday to pick up the head and intake manifold for the 4.0L straight-six that’s going into my AMC Gremlin. Forest, at Independent Tuning Solutions, ported them for me and they look great. I’ll have some pictures of that with the motor sometime soon. Monday is the last day of this semester for me, so I should be back to working on the Gremlin pretty soon.
On the ride home I spotted a CASE IH sign and an International sign from I-94 and decided it would be a good photo opportunity.
Keep on truckin’…
The Scout II needed a roll bar so that I will be able to put a bikini top on it down the line instead of having the hard top on in the warmer months. The pipe is 2″ steel conduit for the hoop and 1.5″ for the diagonal supports. The mounting plates are 1/4″ steel. My dad welded everything together and then I rattle canned it flat black.
I ordered the “rust is lighter than carbon fibre” from volkswagenstickers.co.uk, I think that it suits the truck well 😛
The remainder of the to-do list for the Scout is as follows:
- Make or buy a bikini top
- Replace the body mounts (or what’s left of them!)
- Finish weeding out emissions hoses from the engine bay so that it doesn’t look like it’s full of snakes anymore
- Paint the bed and cab floor with bedliner
- Reupholster the bench seat
That’s all for now.
It was nice out today so I took the top off of my IH Scout II (with the help of my neighbor) and went cruising with my friend Jason.
Now it just needs a roll bar and a soft top so I don’t have to reinstall the hard top for when it rains.
Also, happy birthday to the AMC Gremlin! It is April fools day after all.
Here’s a picture of Harvey, my 1974 International Harvester Scout II, looking tough from the daily commute and Illinois’ road salt. It makes a good wallpaper. 🙂
Corny name, right?
For my 19th birthday I bought a 1974 International Harvester Scout II and have been working on it a little bit every now and then for the past two months. It’s my winter driver to keep my Gremlin out of the snow and Illinois street salt.
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