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    Default 1972 Scout II repair help

    I just bought a Scout II that has a rusted hard top, other body rust and power drum brakes in front.

    Can anyone tell me what year range is interchangeable as it relates to the top, body, brakes and drive train? I would like to purchase another hard top, body parts and change drums to disc in front.

    Thanks.

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    Welcome to the madness. As for your questions:

    On a 72 SII, the top should be a steel one, if it's original. You can replace with either a fiberglass or steel top from any year Scout II. New fiberglass tops are available (as well as fiberglass body parts) from Kentrol Industries for some coin.

    74 and up Scout II's had front disc brakes (IIRC) so find a Scout II or Traveler newer than 74 and you can do the brake conversion or swap axles.

    Almost all body parts are interchangeable. Check out the Light Line vendors (Super Scout Specialists, IHOnly, IHOnly North, Light Line of Louisiana) for replacement sheet metal or fiberglass body pieces. Or get friendly with some local junk yard dealers.

    Good Luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by muledeermike View Post
    I just bought a Scout II that has a rusted hard top, other body rust and power drum brakes in front.

    Can anyone tell me what year range is interchangeable as it relates to the top, body, brakes and drive train? I would like to purchase another hard top, body parts and change drums to disc in front.

    Thanks.
    Be careful on the year. The 74 could have come with a D30 or D44, with drum or disc brakes. It was a transition year.

    When you chage to a later year front axle, you will need to change the master cylinder and metering valve to swap to discs.

    Pretty much everything changes out, though. After 72, IH switched away from the BW automatic to the 727 behind the IH engines. When you find an AMC 6 cylinder engine, the bell housings are different, so watch yourself there. Traveller doors are slightly different, so watch yourself if you go to a half-cab. Post back up for details if you go that route and somebody will be able to help out.
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    Default 1972 Scout II repair help

    Thanks for the info. Very helpful. Mike

    QUOTE=LoneStarScout;1662]Welcome to the madness. As for your questions:

    On a 72 SII, the top should be a steel one, if it's original. You can replace with either a fiberglass or steel top from any year Scout II. New fiberglass tops are available (as well as fiberglass body parts) from Kentrol Industries for some coin.

    74 and up Scout II's had front disc brakes (IIRC) so find a Scout II or Traveler newer than 74 and you can do the brake conversion or swap axles.

    Almost all body parts are interchangeable. Check out the Light Line vendors (Super Scout Specialists, IHOnly, IHOnly North, Light Line of Louisiana) for replacement sheet metal or fiberglass body pieces. Or get friendly with some local junk yard dealers.

    Good Luck![/QUOTE]

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    Default 1972 Scout II repair help

    Thanks for the info Alan.

    Quote Originally Posted by Allan E. View Post
    Be careful on the year. The 74 could have come with a D30 or D44, with drum or disc brakes. It was a transition year.

    When you chage to a later year front axle, you will need to change the master cylinder and metering valve to swap to discs.

    Pretty much everything changes out, though. After 72, IH switched away from the BW automatic to the 727 behind the IH engines. When you find an AMC 6 cylinder engine, the bell housings are different, so watch yourself there. Traveller doors are slightly different, so watch yourself if you go to a half-cab. Post back up for details if you go that route and somebody will be able to help out.

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