Josh Johnson 1962 Scout 80

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Originally Published in Issue 31 of 4Low Magazine

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Basic Info

Owner Name: Josh Johnson

Location: Glenwood Springs, CO

Vehicle Make & Model: 1962 Scout 80

Builder: I did everything myself in my garage

Years in sport: 21


Engine: LS2

Engine Modifications: Stage 2 Cam, Mild tune

Transmission: 4l60e

Front axle:  Currie RockJock HP60

Gear Ratio:         5:38                         Locker: ARB

Modifications: 35 spline Branik Chromoly axle shafts machined for 50* steering

Rear axle: Currie Rock Jock HP70

Gear Ratio:    5:38                               Locker: ARB

Modifications: 35 spline Branik Chromoly axle shafts machined for 50* steering, Trail Gear outers with Hi steer and Wilwood brakes,  Steering ram in front of the axle

Transfer case: Atlas II with 4:3 gears

Drive Shafts: 1410 ujoints with Wide Open Design 2-piece front shaft

Steering: Trail Gear Full Hydraulic Steering front and rear, Rear has separate Volvo Electric pump and PCS steering valve.

Wheels Brand & Size: Trail gear Beadlocks 17”

Tires Brand & Size:42” Maxxis Trepadors Comp Compound



Front Type: Dual Triangulated 4 link

Parts used: ORI 16” struts

Rear Type:  Dual Triangulated 4 link

Parts used:  ORI 16” struts


Front Bumper: Custom with winch mount

Rear Bumper: Custom with sway bar built in

Armor: Buggy style cage built throughout, front to rear, Smooth belly with 3/16”  T-1 Steel Skidplate

Winch/Recovery: Warn 9.0 RC winch


Seats: Jegs Suspension Seats

Cage – Material: 1.75 DOM, sleeved in impact areas, 1.5 DOM used in less critical areas

Builder: Self

Entertainment: Sound Bar and Flowmaster exhaust

Navigation: Phone

Communications: Walkie Talkie

Please include any additional information on back:

The Scout tub was chopped 3 inches and narrowed 12”. The front and rear fenders were removed and set up to be skins. The hood and grill were dovetailed the front 20”. The rear factory tailgate was cut down and set up so that it still functions as a tailgate and hides a cubby for tools and spares. The Scout “truck top” was narrowed 10” and the cage was built so that it can come on and off and fits over the cage. The windshield was also narrowed and set up so that it can still fold down like the factory windshield.

Premier Power Welder.

Onboard Air

A/C and  heater.

Its titled and insured and I drive it around town.

My Instagram is rock.binder   I have a bunch of build pictures and some wheeling pictures there.

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