Sunk to Frame: 1967 International Scout 800

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To some this might look like a lost cause or a worthless hunk of metal. To others, it is a rare find. This 1967 International Harvester Scout is located in Bowden, West Virginia. It is currently bid to $355 here on eBay with 3 days remaining in the auction. The reserve has not been met. What usable parts do you see?

The seller doesn’t provide much information regarding the drivetrain on this 1967 Scout 800. International Harvester offered a variety of engine options for the Scout during its production run. The Scout 80 (19611965) was equipped with a standard 152 four cylinder gasoline engine. 19651971 model years (800, 800A, and 800B) offered 196 four cylinder, AMC 232 six cylinder, 266 V8, and 304 V8 gas engines, as well as a turbocharged version of the 152 four cylinder from 19651967. The Scout II (19711980) featured 196 four cylinder, 232 six cylinder (early production), 258 six cylinder (like in this model), 304 V8, and 345 V8 gasoline engines. An optional Nissan SD33 diesel engine was available starting in 1976, which was later replaced by the SD33T turbo diesel engine in 1980. A select number of Scouts left the factory in 1979 with the Nissan SD33T turbo diesel.

It is hard to tell if any of the parts on this Scout 800 could be used to restore another one in better condition. The seller states that he has another Scout that he will sell with this one but no further information. It is surprising to see the glass still intact after being stored outside for apparently a long time.

This Scout 800 has a red exterior and beige interior. The seller states that the mileage exceeds 115k but I don’ think the mileage is the issue on this vehicle! Scouts were built from 1960 to 1980. The first generation of the Scout was called a Scout 80 and manufactured from 1960 to 1965. The second generation of Scout was called the Scout 800 which was produced in three sub-models (800, 800A, and 800B). In 1971, the third generation model was introduced as the Scout II and produced until 1980.

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  1. Yblocker

    I’m gonna sit this one out, I’m just here as a spectator on the upcoming comments, it will certainly be entertaining. But I just can’t help but mention the chevrolet window crank handle on the driver’s door, must be some interchangeability between gm and International lol

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    • Bob k

      Wish this baby was closer to minnesota working on a 69 scout. At least there is something to see on mine you have to imagine what was there.

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  2. mike

    This mess has a reserve?? Is the seller going to get her out of the woods for the buyer?? At least it has a key in the ignition switch..

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  3. Bobby

    I was at an auction last year and there was 5 scouts in different conditions, none running but all better than this. They went for 100 bucks each.

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  4. Big C

    Imagine the possibilities…lol

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  5. Nevadahalfrack NevadahalfrackMember

    “We dump this body onto the ground, earth to earth, bashed to trash, busted to rusted…”

    Collect the comprehensive insurance from the policy shown and let it rust in peace ..

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  6. Big Loop

    I think the first sentence covers it…
    Outside is often bad, frame on the ground is mostly bad.

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  7. Fritz

    there’s a nice looking tree in the distant background.

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  8. PA RICH

    Must relocate to rodents lol

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  9. Russ Ashley

    Was going to bid until I noticed that broken key.

    Like 5
  10. George Mattar

    These piles rusted out when a few years old. Suddenly, they bring big money like equally stupid old Broncos. With all interest in these old heaps, I never see one on the road, even on a dry day.

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  11. PA RICH

    Nothing that flex seal and flex seal tape won’t cure.

    Like 4
  12. Big Bear 🇺🇸

    You know soon as they pull it out …. It’s going to split in two!!! Or they get the back half out and front stays put!! 😂 Who would bid on this is beyond me. I have a better idea. The seller pays me to remove it!! 😂 And we save the trees! Thanks it make me chuckle when I see a rust bucket with a reserve on it! 🐻🇺🇸

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  13. Troy

    $355 is over current scrap value makes me wonder what the recurve is

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  14. Keith Black

    My 78 scout II had a 304 V8 with a 383auto trans so add dodge into the interchangeability too

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  15. dogwater

    Rent a backhoe finish the job

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    • Fred

      Should have dug the hole deeper to begin with 😂

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  16. chrlsful

    80/800, CJ8 or scrambler, 1st gen bronk, ’66/73 comando – what I want/have/like. I woulda got the 80/800 but picked up the bronk instead (IH lght trucks went bankrupt). To get to the one of 40 yr ownership it took 3, 4 in this condition. However they were sold as the 1 was built (all pre-90s when the net began to raise the cost of all thee) and were in on rd (not just ‘off rd’) shape (more funding for the current one).
    I’d bring this one back. I still like the looks better than the bronk. (swap the 3 tops is not as easy on these tho). Same w/the comando. Just the scrambler has that ease w/my own. 100 – 200$ & begin the component search 8^ )

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  17. butchb

    There’s one of these floating around the marketplace here for $69,000. Of course it’s highly modified but Bronco it aint. And the Bronco market craze is not going to rub off onto the Scout.

    But, if I was building a Scout for fun I’d buy this rotted hulk for parts if the price stayed under $499. If you need Light Line IHC parts. its a good idea to buy em when their available and reasonable. You aint gonna find em at the junkyard.

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  18. TheOldRanger

    Did they find the body that was with this thing hidden out in a bunch of trees?? Looks like a ‘hit job’ from several years ago.
    My thought is just dig a deeper hole and let this thing continue to die.

    Like 2

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