This 1975 International Harvester Scout II was acquired by the seller a year ago and was subsequently repainted in Jeep Crystal Granite Metallic. A 1970s 350ci Chevrolet V8 sends power to all four wheels through a T19 4-speed manual gearbox and a Dana transfer case. Engine modifications include rebuilt double-hump cylinder heads, a Comp Cam, ARP hardware, an Edelbrock intake and 4-barrel carburetor, an aluminum radiator, MSD ignition, and more. A Rough Country suspension lift, LED exterior lighting, and American Racing wheels with BFGoodrich tires have also been added as well as new braking and steering components, fender flares, a soft top, and a customized interior. This Scout II is offered with refurbishment receipts, a manual, and a clean California title in the seller’s name.
The body was removed from the frame and rust repairs were conducted in the rocker panels prior to a repaint in Jeep Crystal Granite Metallic with matte Rallye decals. Photos from the process are shown in the gallery below. The truck was reassembled with a new windshield, weatherstripping, and Bushwhacker fender flares as well as LED headlamps, taillights, markers, and turn signals. Accessories include a custom rear bumper with an integrated tow-hitch, a Super Scout II front grille, a Softopper soft top, and mirrors sourced from Anything Scout. A walk-around video with the engine running can be seen here.
The ride height was raised using a 4″ Rough Country suspension lift, and a steering stabilizer was fitted. Black 15″x10″ American Racing wheels wear new BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires, including the rear-mounted spare. Manually-locking Warn hubs are featured up front, and new wheel bearings and studs were installed. Braking system refreshment consisted of turning the rear drums and fitting new hardware as well as installing a power booster, calipers, pads, new lines, dual master cylinder, and front discs.
The customized interior features a D&C Extreme 4-point roll cage over front bucket seats and a rear bench upholstered in marine-grade black vinyl. Black rubberized coating was applied throughout, and a new carpet kit was added along with a dash pad, a Tuffy lockable center console with cupholders, IH all-weather floor mats, new shifter boots, LED lighting, and a Pioneer radio with Bluetooth capabilities.
A custom brushed aluminum dash bezel houses a set of white-faced Equus Performance instruments including a mechanical odometer showing 39 miles. Total chassis mileage is unknown. The seller notes that an A/C compressor is present though currently unhooked.
A 1970s 350ci Chevrolet V8 was installed under previous ownership, and the accessory drive system was reportedly converted to a late-model GM setup with a single serpentine belt. Features and recent work include: Ported and polished high-compression double-hump cylinder heads Z28 valve springs by Comp Cams and roller rocker arms New pushrods, hydraulic lifters, and a Speed Pro Camshaft ARP studs and head bolts Timing gear and chain Head gaskets, seals, serpentine belt, and hoses Edelbrock Performer intake manifold and an Edelbrock (1406) 600 cfm 4-barrel carburetor with electric choke Edelbrock air cleaner and valve covers Spector lifetime air cleaner Milodon oil pan Polyethylene fuel tank, new sending unit and mechanical fuel pump A Howe Racing water pump and aluminum radiator with electric fans MSD electronic ignition and 8.5 mm Super Conductor spark plug wires Optima Redtop battery and thermostat True dual exhaust feeding single-chamber Flowmaster mufflers
Power is routed through a T19 4-speed manual gearbox with an Advanced adapter kit, a Dana transfer case, and Dana 44 axles, the latter of which benefit from new ring and pinion gears and seals. The rear differential was rebuilt with a new ring and pinion cluster. The frame was reportedly wire-wheeled and coated with rust inhibitor. New performance body mounts were installed along with grade-8 bolts. Steering components include a rebuilt steering gearbox as well as a new power steering pump, high pressure and return lines, and steering shaft U-joint upgrade. A brief driving video is viewable below.