Classics This 1974 International Scout II Works As Good As It Looks

15:56  10 october  2017
15:56  10 october  2017 Source:   MSN

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This 1974 International Scout II Works As Good As It Looks . Posted in Features on September 12, 2017. Share this . Harry Wagner Contributor. As the lust for old iron has grown, International Scouts have joined early Broncos and FJ40 Land Cruisers on the list of popular build platforms.

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As the lust for old iron has grown, International Scouts have joined early Broncos and FJ40 Land Cruisers on the list of popular build platforms. But Dustin Bradford was an International nut before they were cool, as evidenced by his restored 1962 Scout 80 (dubbed Elder). The 80 was built by D&C Extreme in Colorado Springs, and when it was completed Dustin was ready for another project. “Eric Younger and the crew at D&C have become like family to me,” Dustin tell us. “We spend holidays together.”

Dustin Bradford Scout© Harry Wagner Dustin Bradford Scout

Their latest project is this uber-capable Scout II, named Blanca. “People often get confused because the paint is tan, but Blanca actually is a reference to Mount Blanca,” Dustin explains. Mount Blanca is one of Colorado’s true gems, a high mountain trail that is as beautiful as it is difficult. This trail was the inspiration for building a Scout as capable as it is beautiful.

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This 1974 International Scout II Works As Good As It Looks . Read all about this custom 1979 International Scout II with a 4-inch Trail Master lift kit

This 1974 International Scout II Works As Good As It Looks . His bright green Scout jumped out of the trees and we had to take a look at this classic. It 's setup to crawl rocks and tackle some significant trail obstacles, quite unlike when it was in stock form off the assembly line four decades ago.

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Now that it’s complete, Dustin and his family are using Blanca in exactly the way they intended. We suspect that it won’t be long though before Dustin and D&C Extreme are collaborating on their next International creation.

Tech Specs

1974 International Scout II

>Drivetrain

Engine: 6.0L V-8

Transmission: 4L80E 4-speed automatic

Transfer Case: Atlas II

Front Axle: Dana 60 with 5.38 gears, Yukon Zip Locker, and Yukon chromoly axleshafts

Rear Axle: GM 14-bolt with 5.38 gears, ARB Air Locker, and Yukon chromoly axleshafts

>Suspension

Springs & Such: D&C Custom 3-link with Radflo coilovers (front); triangulated 4-link with Radflo coilovers (rear)

Tires & Wheels: 40x13.5R17 Maxxis Trepadors on 17x9 Trail-Gear Creeper Locks

Steering: PSC steering box, pump, and ram; 7075 aluminum tie rod and drag link; D&C Extreme double-sheer steering arms

Other Stuff: Warn Zeon 12-S winch, Tom Wood’s 1350 CV drivelines, Optima YellowTop battery, D&C Customs full cage, Corbeau seats, plaid door panels, Winters Sidewinder shifter, Softopper top, Auto Meter gauges, Artec trusses, Griffin aluminum radiator

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