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Classic Scout Ii, 4x4 — My "Review" is summarized below. My 1974 & 1/2 International Scout got me by for a lot of years--it was built like a TRUCK, but that is what I.H. did so well back then.... It was great in snow and ice, if you knew how to run it. It had none of the electronics that we see now a days. [My, times have changed!] I could even "car camp" on a (plywood) platform that I built over the back "bed" of the Scout II. I enjoyed that manual transmission, and being able to "gear down" when needed! You could reach ALL parts of that engine without having to remove parts and belts, etc., to access it. [This 1974 engine ran on "low lead" gas, so how much lead substitute does it require now?]

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Great for off-road driving, and was wonderful in the SNOW and ICE for 39 years in Colorado!   Absolutely wonderful VISIBILITY out of all of the windows--which is IMPOSSIBLE to find in most/all "modern era" cars/SUVs....

Cons: Scouts "RUN COLD" as is well known.  They need to warm up for a while before driving, or you may be left "stalled" either because the car flooded or the choke opened up too early (it can be a challenge to figure out which each time!).  The wheel well rust issues are well known, and can be abated by installation of a "shield" in the back recess of the rear wheel well, as I did (see photos).  Can be "top heavy" if you are not careful.

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Omaha Orange Lifted Suv Convertible — Right now it needs the floor repaired above the body mounts. I really need to put the roof back on so it don't cave but it weighs 400 lbs or so. The plastic piece in the panel behind the gas cap leaks. One of the hose clamp points broke off allowing fuel to spill out once it gets full enough. The radiator leaks and is an easy fix, but it costs too much for me right now. The originals are brass. The electrics are being worked on right now. We aren't sure how to connect the wipers up yet.

Pros: A lifted SUV convertible is so fun to drive around in. I will buy something similar when the time is right.

Cons: The roof is too heavy

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