1990 - Volume #14, Issue #3, Page #33[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Shorty Pickup Made From IH Scout
"I took the gas tank off, then took a sabre saw with a metal blade and cut everything off just back of the doors on each side and across the top. I discarded the rusted-out metal and moved the back of the body up to the front. Now it looks like the Scout has a `shorty' box on back.
"I made a new frame for the back glass from 2 by 6-in. treated lumber. I fit the original backglass with weatherstripping into the new frame. It still uses the original hinges.
"After taking off the original gas tank, I cut the frame just back of the spring shackles and welded on a piece of heavy channel iron for a hitch. A new plywood floor also bolts to the channel iron. I installed a new gas tank from a Deere tractor inside the plywood box on back and equipped the truck with taillights from a mobile home.
"I used the piece of the roof that I cut out to patch up the body and make 2-in. flares on the front fenders. You can do a neat job with steel pop rivets.
"Total expense was $50. The truck has a big V-8 engine with an automatic trans-mission. My boys call it `White Lightning' and I think that describes it well."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ray Henry, Rt. 3, Box 139, Richland Center, Wis. 53581.
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