1964 International Scout 80

1964 International Scout 80

PROJECT:  1964 International Scout 80 Truck

COLOR:  Seafoam Green

Photo Gallery Below (with Before and After):

This client was a perfectionist who was looking for something a little more UNIQUE and RARE and found it in this gorgeous half-cab 4 x 4 International Harvester Scout 80.

This was a meticulous frame off, nut and bolt restoration. Nothing had been left untouched with every item having been replaced, reconditioned or upgraded.

A complete makeover from top to bottom and inside out, starting with an “exquisite and oh so unique body color” (it’s a real head turner), following are all the details:


Bodywork and paint was professionally completed by myself, a seasoned Professional Auto Body Painter (nearly 30 years in the business). Paint was originally tan, with the Scout being disassembled, old paint stripped, and properly recolored to a fine metallic seafoam green, which was a period correct color for the 1960’s. The bodywork was done to where the Scout is arrow straight - paint is smooth as crystal glass with a deep gloss from being colored sanded and buffed and topped off with 3 coats of PPG clear. Looks stunning!

  • 100% rust free body
  • Dual fuel tanks
  • All new lights and lenses
  • New electric wipers
  • New windshield, remaining glass in good condition
  • New weatherstripping and seals
  • Underneath is dry and rust free

Wheels and Tires:

  • Brand new whitewall tires
  • Wheels reconditioned to original specs - new lug nuts and studs, weights mounted on inside
  • New wheel bearings on all 4 corners
  • Axles are Dana 27’s, rear has limited slip and have all new U joints


  • 196ci, 4 cylinder
  • T18 BorgWarner 4 speed transmission (first gear is granny low)
  • Dana 20 transfer case
  • Entire drive train is from a 1967 Scout and had approximately 45,000 miles
  • Both transfer case and transmission were inspected and resealed with new seals and gaskets
  • Engine was rebuilt with new bearings, rings, lifters, all new seals and gaskets, runs smooth and strong
  • All fluids and oils are fresh
  • Heads were removed, inspected and cleaned, new valve seals and springs
  • New water pump
  • Rebuilt carburetor
  • All new fuel lines, tank selector switch
  • New fuel pump and filter
  • New belt
  • New one-wire internally regulated alternator
  • New hoses and thermostat
  • New plugs, caps and wires
  • New battery
  • New muffler and exhaust
  • Differentials were drained, inspected, and new fluid differential oil added, all new seals, and wheel bearings
  • 4 Wheel Drive works properly, high and low gear


  • New heater hoses, heater works great
  • New fan switch
  • New heater/vent ducts

Brake System:

  • Totally new brake system – lines, hoses, master cylinder, shoes, wheel cylinders, and hardware


  • New bushings and shocks
  • New bolts/nuts and U bolts/nuts
  • Steers nice and tight
  • Steering gear does not leak


  • Brand new reupholstered vinyl seat with all new material underneath
  • Interior looks all new, gauges are clean, smells fresh and brand new
  • New rubber matting
  • All interior dash lights work
  • New interior instructional decals
  • Electrical was inspected, in good shape, added new light switch, new ignition switch
  • All gauges work properly with an additional temp, volts and oil pressure gauges to replace “idiot lights”
  • Clear title and clean Carfax in hand

These Scouts also have manual steering and brakes, so they are a little harder to turn and stop. Also know that they are gear driven and will not be as quiet as today’s cars…think “little tractor”. When you own one of these beauties you can expect some occasional tinkering and maintenance and since it is a carbureted motor one does need to pump the gas pedal prior to starting. That said, these are still incredible vehicles and well worth the extra care that is required.



29 August 2018