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1962 International Scout 80 - One Bad Binder

Posted in Features on July 26, 2013
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Owners of International Scouts and Travelalls, as a rule, tend to be extremely brand loyal. Anthony Liscio is the exception. Anthony had a Jeep, but when he ran out of room for his growing family he started to look for something different. He found this 1962 International Scout 80 sitting behind Route 66 Dog Haus in Flagstaff, Arizona, and was able to talk owner Gary McKelfresh out of the Binder in exchange for working on Gary’s Shelby Charger. (For those curious, Binder comes from the International’s heritage as tractors, where they were used to bind corn fields together during the harvest.)

That wasn’t the only horse trading Anthony did. The engine came out of a wrecked Mustang that was given to him, and he traded a rifle to a friend in exchange for the front coilover shocks. “If it was not for trading, the Scout would not be!” Anthony exclaims. “When you’re on a mechanic’s budget and raising a family it’s all about trading, either in labor or in parts that are lying around.” That mentality has resulted in a Scout that truly lives up to its International moniker.

PRP suspension seats and Crow harnesses are used in conjunction with a custom 2-inch DOM rollcage to keep Anthony and his family safe. Also visible are the Grant steering wheel and Lokar shifter for the C6 transmission that has been fitted with billet planetaries, a full manual valve body, and a 1,100-stall Hughes torque converter.

Tech Specs
1962 International Scout 80
Engine: Ford 5.0L V-8
Transmission: Ford C6 3-speed automatic
Transfer case: NP203 and NP205 with Prodesigns doubler
Front Axle: Dana 60 with Yukon 5.38 gears, Detroit Locker, Alloy USA 35-spline chromoly axleshafts, and Riddler diff cover
Rear Axle: Dana 60 with Yukon 5.38 gears, billet spool, Moser 35-spline chromoly axleshafts, Riddler diff cover, and disc brake conversion

Springs & Such: 3-inch-diameter, 14-inch-travel King coilovers, 4-inch Fox air bumps, and custom radius arms (front); 3-inch-diameter, 16-inch-travel Sway-a-way coilovers, Currie Antirock sway bar, and triangulated 4-link (rear)

Tires & Wheels: 40x13.50-17LT Maxxis Creepy Crawlers on 17x8.5 KMC Enduro beadlocks
Steering: PSC double-ended hydraulic ram and custom steering arms
Other Stuff: Custom bumpers and skidplates, Warn XD9000i winch, RPM fuel cell, PRP suspension seats, Crow harnesses, custom rollcage

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