This 1976 International Harvester Scout II was acquired by the seller one year ago and benefits from a recent refurbishment including a repaint in bright white. Power comes from a rebuilt 345ci V8 mated to a T19 4-speed manual gearbox and an Dana 20 transfer case. The engine is fitted with an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, a painless wiring harness, a K&N air filter, and an electric fuel pump. The suspension benefits from a 2″ body lift, a Rough Country 2.5″ suspension lift, American Racing wheels, and Falken mud tires. Other alterations include a 33-gallon fuel tank, a roll bar, Bushwacker fender flares, bucket seats with houndstooth inserts, a Pioneer sound system, and more as detailed in the listing. A service last month included changing fluids, installing Rancho shocks all around, a new steering stabilizer, new weatherstripping, and a windshield gasket. A California emissions test was reportedly passed in March 2018, and this Scout is now being offered with a full hardtop, softtop, the original build sheet, receipts for recent work, and a clean California title in the seller’s name.
Per the seller, the truck remained in Texas its entire life until being moved to California by a Navy Seal five years ago. A repaint in bright white was commissioned by the seller, as well as the installation of new weatherstripping and a windshield gasket. Body modifications included an SSII front grille, Bushwacker fender flares, a rear step bumper with tow-ball, a front bumper with rubberized coating, and a heavy-duty 4-point roll bar.
A 4-minute walk-around video is viewable above.
The body was unbolted and the frame was wire-wheeled prior to being undercoated. A 2″ body lift with new body mount bushings was subsequently installed, along with a 2.5″ Rough Country suspension lift, Rancho RS5000 shocks, and a steering stabilizer. Braking is handled by a pair of power front discs, and a set of 15×10″ satin black American Racing Aluminum wheels wear 33×12.50″ Falken Wildpeak mud terrain tires.
The interior was removed and the tub was coated in rubberized bedliner. A new carpet kit was added, along with a pair of rebuilt low-back bucket seats from a 1973 Scout II which benefit from new foam padding and contrasting houndstooth inserts. Other interior alterations include a leather-wrapped dash, blacked-out side mirrors, and IH Farmall all weather floor mats.
Car audio is handled by a Pioneer CD-player with streaming Bluetooth connectivity sending power to a pair of 6×9″ speakers. A new radio antenna was installed and the odometer shows 6k miles, which is believed to have rolled over once. Approximately 500 miles have been added by the seller since the completion of the refurbishment.
The 345ci V8 is backed by a T19 4-speed manual gearbox with power running through a Dana 20 transfer case and warn locking hubs. Less than 6,000 miles have reportedly been covered since a rebuild conducted by the previous owner and recent work included installing installing all new belts, spark plugs, a fuel sending unit, Accel hi-temperature 8mm plug wires, an aluminum radiator, valve cover gaskets, battery cables, as well as a new distributor cap and rotor. Modifications include an Elderbrock 4-barrel carburetor, a painless wiring harness, an electric fuel pump, and a K&N air filter.
The T19 4-speed manual gearbox features a low first gear, and a 33-gallon fuel tank replaces the standard 19-gallon unit. The steering was rebuilt using Moog high performance tie-rod ends and a new heavy duty Moog draglink. A 2-chamber dual performance exhaust is fitted and a pair of driving videos are viewable below.