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Todd mansel:

I really like the work that ANYTHING SCOUT is producing but could we see more build pictures.

September 25 2015 at 12:09 AM

Ben Tilley:

Hello, I am an Automotive Technician and I have a good friend wanting me to do a gm 5.3 liter Vortec or 5.7 liter Vortec Engine, Transmission and possibly transfer case swap into her 1978 Scout II as a surprise for her husband who will be home from his military service in about a year. I have done many swaps but I know next to nothing of scouts and what will work.. most all I have done have been gm 5.3 swaps into Jeep Wranglers (YJ and TJ models only). I have found the site and found several pieces of advice and some conversion adapters but not too sure of the rest. How has your swap gone and any pertinent or helpful advice/tips/suggestions and resources available for needed conversion parts and accessories.. They will need to keep all smog components as well as the PCM, wiring and such.. how did you do the gauges? Did you replace with complete aftermarket or were you able to adapt them? What about the transfer case? I found an adapter to keep the original t-case but am worried about the linkages mating up correctly in length..which I am sure I can modify or fabricate to make fit but is it easier to just stay with the gm t-case? what year/generation engine did you choose? why? My friend is trying to stay under her 10k budget but wants it done right as do I. Any and All help or pointers would be greatly appreciated.. I am hoping to get this done for her in a timely and more importantly “affordable” way. Thank you sincerely, Ben Tilley

October 04 2015 at 07:10 PM

anything scout:

Hey Ben, take a look at our new LS Conversion Info section. I think it will help send you in the right direction for a lot of the build. If you still have more question please send us an email at

December 16 2015 at 03:12 PM

Steve Lozano:

What a nice ride what size lift was used in this build?

April 05 2016 at 04:04 PM

anything scout:

Thanks Steve! This is a spring over axle conversion on stock height springs.

April 25 2016 at 04:04 PM

E. Arredondo:

What size and kind of tires did you put on?

May 16 2016 at 11:05 AM

Thomas O'Meara:

Hey, what seats did you install and did you have to do any modification?

July 28 2016 at 03:07 PM

anything scout:

E, I believe they are 33" BFG Mud terrains.

Thomas, they are the sport seat by Corbeau. We typically have to trim the seat base by an inch or 2.

September 07 2016 at 10:09 AM


Is this scout available for purchase? If not what are the steps needed to start a build? I have been looking for years and never been able to pull the trigger.

September 07 2016 at 11:09 PM

Paul Newby :

Do you guys prefer the 5.3 or 6.2?

October 17 2016 at 07:10 PM

Bobby White:

Where did you get the roll bar? One that is compatible with the factory hardtop…

November 08 2016 at 09:11 AM


Fuel Economy on the LS builds?
For LS engines: What is your overall average fuel economy on the built up 33"+ tires?

Does Anything Scout make engine mounts for the 4bt diesel Cummins engines?

February 16 2017 at 11:02 AM

anything scout:

Brian – This was built for a customer. If your looking to start a build send an email to for a consultation.

Paul – The 5.3 is nice in that there are so many of them you can find them relatively cheap. You’ll also get a little extra MPG’s with a 5.3 but its hard to beat the power of a 6.2.

Bobby – This truck received a full roll cage we built in house using our front cage legs.

Forrest – Depending on driving habits, mid to upper teens. If you take a look at the cooks classic build we were averaging 20mpg on the delivery trip to Colorado. We do not make mounts for the 4bt. We are currently working with Cummins and prototyping there new 2.8L turbo diesel and plan to make mounts for the 800s in the near future.

April 03 2017 at 09:04 AM

James M:

What is the color/ paint code on this build.

June 27 2017 at 10:06 AM

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