Old Gold 1970 Scout 800A

1970 Scout 800A
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1970 Scout 800A

Tell us about your Scout:

I picked up this Scout from the original owner in December 2018. It was last registered in 2001 and given it's lack of rust and retaining nearly all of the original parts I would have to assume it was garaged up until the 2000's, then probably relegated to life outside as it sat unregistered. I spent 6 months getting it back on the road, doing all the work in the communcal parking garage of our townhouse in Venice Beach. I left the original paint on the outside and repainted the interior with Lizard Skin sound & ceramic insulation, finished with the new gold paint over top.

The following has been replaced between 2019 and 2022:
  • Holley Sniper Fuel Injection
  • Resealed all engine gaskets, rear main seal & freeze plugs
  • Electronic distributor by Bill Hamilton
  • New water pump, thermostat, coil, leads
  • Power Steering conversion
  • Scout II T19 Transmission, new clutch and clutch cable
  • D&C Extreme Power Brake Booster
  • High Horsepower Sales front disc brakes and new premium warn hubs & bearings
  • Rear brake kit and bearings with rear diff converted to oil bath setup
  • CPT Suspension & Tie Rod & Drag Link
  • New Universal Joints
  • Firestone helper airbags on the rear, ARB air compressor on board
  • Backcountry Binders Body bushings
  • Newport Electric Wipers
  • H4 Headlights
  • Old Air Products AC
  • Dual battery with Redarc DC controller
  • Recovered bench seat
  • Storage Boxes by Binderboneyard
  • IHparts Roll/Show bar with 3 point retractable seatbelts
  • SR2/Aristocrat Side windows with 70% ceramic tint on all windows
  • New window tracks & felts
I have a Treeline Outdoors Rooftop Tent on a Front Runner Slimline roofrack, Yakima Terrain Road Shower, ARB awning and Dometic fridge for camping and I have put about 30000 miles on it. most notably I drove it for 3 months from LA to NYC, to Wyoming & South Dakota with the guys from New Legend, Tennessee a bunch of times between Nashville and down to Levi at Old Iron Offroad. There's always something to fix but it has never really let me down!

It has been published a few times in Retromotive and Engage 4WD magazines and recently featured on marqued.com

Also check it out on my YouTube





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