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1980 International Scout Rear Dana 60 Axle

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Out back is a Dana 60 axle that was sourced from a ’70 International 1/2-ton truck. Like the front axle it has been fitted with an IH-issue Dana/Spicer Powr-Lok differential and 4.10 gears. The axleshafts have been upgraded to 35-spline Dutchman Motorsports units. The rear suspension is also similar to the front and uses Skyjacker 4-inch-lift leaf springs, Rancho RS9000 shocks, and an Ismail-built spring-over-axle conversion. In this photo you can also see the Scout’s two fuel tanks. The rear is a factory 33-gallon unit and in front of that is a custom aluminum 18-gallon tank. Factoring in the Scout’s 20 mpg average, the 51-gallon combined capacity that these two tanks offer give the Scout an approximate cruising range of 1,020 miles—perfect for backcountry exploring and camping.

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