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1964 International Scout 80 - Readers' Rides

Posted in Features on October 1, 2003 Comment (0)
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Submission information: All submissions to Readers' Rides must include an address or a telephone number. Include a complete list of all modifications made to the vehicle. Unfortunately, if we can make out faces of people in the photos, we cannot use them. Also, letters must be signed by the vehicle's owner. Due to the large volume of mail we receive, we regret that we cannot return photos. Please send submissions to: Readers' Rides, 4-Wheel & Off-Road, 6420 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048-5515.

OK, One More Confederate Flag
Vehicle: '64 International Scout 80 Owner: Clint Bridges, Covington, TN Tires: 40x17x15 Ground Hawgs Wheels: 15x10 American Racing chrome spokes Lift: Homemade 1111/42-inch suspension, 6-inch body [Ed.-ugh!] Drivetrain: 152 I-4, T-90A-1, Spicer 18, Dana 44 front, 12-bolt rear with locker Performance Mods: Heavy foot Other Doodads: Snorkel system, PTO winch, fuel cell, racing seats, five-point harnesses Funniest Wheeling Incident: None Best Mod: '77 Chevy axles, snorkel system Worst Mod: None yet

Vehicle: '01 Hummer Owner: Robert Bower, Lincoln, DE Tires: 42-inch Swampers Wheels: 16.5x12 Steel Lift: 2-inch Drivetrain: '70 455ci Oldsmobile, TH400 tranny, NP208, 14-bolt rear with Detroit Locker, Dana 60 front, 5.13 gears Performance Mods: None Other Doodads: None Funniest Wheeling Incident: None Best Mod: Plentiful old GM parts Worst Mod: Lack of twin 0.50-caliber mounts.

Smoke Stack
Vehicle: '80 Chevy Silverado Owner: Darren, British Columbia, Canada Tires: 40x17.5x15 Ground Hawgs Wheels: None Lift: 4-inch suspension, 3-inch body Drivetrain: 350ci Performance Mods: Headers, aluminum intake Other Doodads: Chrome rollbar Funniest Wheeling Incident: None Best Mod: Custom exhaust that comes through the bed in back of the cab Worst Mod: None

Xtra Nice
Vehicle: '00 Nissan Xterra Owner: Brent Larson, Las Vegas, NV Tires: 33x12.50R15 BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/AKO Wheels: 15x8 American Eagle Lift: 3-inch Rancho suspension, 3-inch body lift Drivetrain: 3.3L V-6, stock Performance Mods: Raven exhaust system, K&N air filter Other Doodads: Revolver shackles, YJ sway-bar disconnects, RS 9000 shocks Funniest Wheeling Incident: None Best Mod: None Worst Mod: None

Vehicle: '97 Land Rover Defender 90 Owner: Mickey Ashmore, Dallas, TX Tires: 35x12.50-15 Dunlop Mud Rover Wheels: American Racing Lift: Safari Gard Stage III suspension Drivetrain: Stock Performance Mods: Front and rear ARB lockers Other Doodads: Full body protection and skids by Safari Gard, X9 Superwinch Funniest Wheeling Incident: None Best Mod: None Worst Mod: None

Puttering Along
Vehicle: '61 Willys CJ-5 Owner: Brian Moleski, Mount Carmel, PA Tires: bald P235-15 Wheels: N/A Lift: No lift, just broken springs Drivetrain: Stock four-cylinder, T-90 three-speed trans and Dana 18 transfer case Performance Mods: 93-octane gas Other Doodads: Newer CJ-5 rollbar Funniest Wheeling Incident: No legal problems because it's just too good-looking Best Mod: I got the brakes to work Worst Mod: None

Travel Happy
Vehicle: '93 Jeep Cherokee Owner: Scott Sincavage, Escondido, CA Tires: 31x10.50R15 BFGoodrich A-T Wheels: Stock Lift: 4-inch Skyjacker front with dual Fox 2.0 10-inch travel Fox Shox, add-a-leaf in rear Drivetrain: Stock Performance Mods: Flowmaster muffler, custom air intake Other Doodads: Fiberglass fenders, front Baja bar with Pro Comp lights, Surco roof rack Funniest Wheeling Incident: None Best Mod: 14 inches of front suspension travel Worst Mod: Nuthin'

Hold Your Horses
Vehicle: '77 Ford Bronco Owner: Eli Matthews, Medford, OR Tires: 33x12.50x15 Thornbirds Wheels: 15-inch Alcoa look-alikes Lift: 211/42-inch Rancho Drivetrain: New 351ci Windsor Performance Mods: None Other Doodads: Wild Horses 4x4 bumpers, Infinity stereo with 10-inch subs Funniest Wheeling Incident: None Best Mod: None Worst Mod: None


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