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We work hard to preserve the vintage vibe and aesthetic of these old trucks while making them work in our modern context. In order to do so, one of the most beneficial changes to reliability, performance and fuel economy is a LS Drivability Conversion.
Having dedicated technicians, with years of experience specifically converting Scouts, has allowed us to perfect the conversion process and continue to increase efficiency and quality on these cherished vehicles.
Scout II: Complete drivetrain conversion and "drivability" improvements. Starting at $35,500**
Scout 800: Factory V8 engine and drivability improvements, including: power steering, power brakes and rewire. Starting at $39,000**
Scout 80/800: Factory 4 cylinder and drivability improvements, including: power steering, power brakes, rewire and engine bay customization in order to update the radiator bulkhead for a proper fit. Starting at $42,500**
Low Miles Engine: 4.8l LS 300hp, Gen IV, pre-owned, low mileage
Includes: Refreshed gaskets, tune-up and water pump
NEW Engine: 6.0l LS 360hp, Gen IV, crate motor
Includes: 2yr manufacturer warranty
Transmission: 6L90 6-speed automatic -or- AX15 5-spd manual transmission
Scout 80/800: Lokar shifter, Upgraded indicator (PRND321)
Scout II: Integrated factory automatic shifter
Transfercase: Refreshed NP241c transfer case -or- Dana 300
Scout 80/800/II: Integrated transfer case shifter
Driveshafts: New Tom Woods driveshafts
Wiring: New engine wiring harness and computer. All new wiring from headlights to taillights.
Cooling: New aluminum LS designed radiator and hoses
Heat: New heater hoses and control valve
Fuel: New fuel lines, pump and filters
Gauges: Integrated factory gauges and sensors with diagnostics port (OBDII).
Conversion Timeline: Typically our Drivability Conversions take 6-8 weeks for completion, with some additional time for test miles. Every truck is unique and therefore takes time and care to put it through its paces (between 200 – 300 miles) to ensure safety and quality before they are considered done.
Conversion Reservations: We have a limited number of Drivability Conversion reservations every year, but generally we book placements about 12-14 months in advance. To begin the process of reserving a spot for your Scout, please contact us to set up a consultation meeting with one of our Drivability Conversion experts. To expedite the process, please follow up with photos of your Scout.