1976 Scout Traveler


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Rusty Driver
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Post Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:00 pm

1976 Scout Traveler

Just bought this one. 4WD,345 Auto, runs drives, all the lights work, stops.
The wife and I bought a new one in 1975 got rid of it have kicked myself ever since.
Needless to say I am needing body parts.
1. both rockers
2. both sides these are from the doors back to the rear.
I have not contacted anyone for parts as I just got it last week.
Wondering what other might have for body parts that are useable.
Thank you.

Golden Jubilee
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Post Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:07 pm

Re: 1976 Scout Traveler

I would rather have tools I do not need than to need tools I do not have
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Thomas A. Edison

Golden Jubilee
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Post Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:42 pm

Re: 1976 Scout Traveler

The Scout guys hang out on binderplanet.com
There is more vendors in The USA. SuperScout etc, don't recall the one in Iowa, that would be closer. Shipping from Canada is to much.
https://www.superscoutspecialists.com/
http://www.scoutconnection.com/

Rusty Driver
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Post Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:57 am

Re: 1976 Scout Traveler

Thanks for the information.
Will get to work on looking for parts.

Rusty Driver
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Post Wed May 12, 2021 11:58 am

Re: 1976 Scout Traveler

Well believe it or not I found 2 NOS quarters for this traveler and the rockers as well. Paid dearly but it was the only ones I could find unless I wanted to go with some patch panels. The quarters on it have been fixed with bondo so thick that it would have taken a lot of labor to get them right and as bad as they were they may have never been able to be fixed and looked correct.
Anyway now the work of tearing it apart starts to see what else needs replaced or built.
Thanks for the leads.

Golden Jubilee
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Post Wed May 12, 2021 5:28 pm

Re: 1976 Scout Traveler

As far as builds on Scouts, Travelers, the guys at binderplanet is the place restore etc. They bring them back like new.

Golden Jubilee
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Post Fri May 14, 2021 4:03 pm

Re: 1976 Scout Traveler

kevin wrote:The Scout guys hang out on binderplanet.com
There is more vendors in The USA. SuperScout etc, don't recall the one in Iowa, that would be closer. Shipping from Canada is to much.
https://www.superscoutspecialists.com/
http://www.scoutconnection.com/

Well, Kevin, you should know that most of the reproduction parts for many vehicles are made and originate in the USA. It is common for a Canadian distributor to serve the US customers by shipping from the US to US without routing through Canada. I know of two local specialty car parts suppliers who maintain warehousing in Washington State. They bring their parts into Canada, as needed so as not having to pay taxes and duties on parts that may not sell in a reasonable time. These two business use a computer program that takes care of the details involved in importing. This simplifies the documenting and saves on a much larger brokerage fee. A broker may not be required if the paper trail is complete and correct.
I have to ask how you might think shipping charges from Canada might be so high.
Buying something in Canada with USA dollars has been a real bonus for American buyers. Our dollar was as low as 70 cents. It looks like the dollar advantage may be over in the near future. the Canadian dollar is getting stronger, every day.
I would rather have tools I do not need than to need tools I do not have
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Thomas A. Edison

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