BaT Auction: 350-Powered 1976 International Harvester Scout II Traveler
This 1976 International Harvester Scout II Traveler has been with the seller for the last three years and just had a restoration completed earlier this month by a local shop. A rebuilt 350ci Chevrolet V8 was installed along with a TH350 3-speed transmission, Dana 300 transfer case, Rough Country shocks and springs, new braking system components, Raceline wheels, and much more as described below. A bare-metal repaint was also performed following some bodywork, and the interior was refreshed with new upholstery, carpeting, instrumentation, and a custom rear cargo shelf. Nearly $50k was reportedly spent in the build, and this Scout is now being offered with restoration photos and receipts, as well as a clean New Mexico title in the seller’s name.
The body was disassembled and taken down to bare metal during the recent restoration. The quarter fenders, inner wheel wells, inner and outer rocker panels, floor panels, and taillight housings were replaced before the body was sealed, primed, and repainted with PPG products. The underside of the body was sanded and painted, and the inside was sealed and refinished. The frame was also sanded down, repainted, and fitted with polyurethane body mounts prior to reassembly.
Exterior modifications include custom bumpers front and rear with D rings, as well as plastic fender flares and LED auxiliary lighting on the roof and front bumper. Rough Country shocks and springs have been installed at each corner, and the truck currently rides on 4″ of lift. Raceline wheels wear 265/75 Dick Cepek Extreme Country tires installed in June 2018.
A set of Autometer gauges resides in place of the factory instrumentation. The stock seats have been rebuilt with new foam and upholstery, and new carpeting has also been fitted. Other items include new weatherstripping, an aftermarket stereo, and a partially-installed factory A/C system. 29,700 miles are indicated but true mileage is unknown.
A custom-welded frame has been mounted behind the rear bench seat and provides extra storage space above the spare.
The rebuilt Chevrolet 350ci V8 is equipped with a rebuilt Holley 4-barrel carburetor and mated to a TH350 3-speed transmission, Dana 300 part-time 4wd transfer case, and stock axles. New ancillary parts include:
- Water pump
- Aluminum radiator
- Coolant hoses
- Fuel pump and lines
- Power steering pump and lines
- Oil pump
- MSD HEI ignition and plug wires
- 2.5″ exhaust with Magnaflow mufflers
The entire wiring harness was also replaced and updated with a modern fuse block, and a new battery was installed.
A new master cylinder and proportioning valve were installed along with calipers, rotors, wheel cylinders, shoes, and pads. New driveshafts were fitted front and rear, the front hubs were rebuilt, and both differentials were just serviced according to the seller.
Several photos documenting the restoration process are included in the gallery below.
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