LS & Drivability Conversions

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.

Project Rates* & Summary:

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** 

*Based on a vehicle provided by the customer
**Project rates start at this price and can increase depending on options added by the customer

Drivability Conversions include:

  • Drivetrain Conversion: 

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).

        • Brake components
        • Steering components
        • Suspension components
        • New full electrical body wiring harness with optional upgrades

        Drivability Conversions DO NOT include:

        • Paint or sheet metal / body work
        • Complete restorations
        • Freight / shipping service
        • Custom drivetrain solutions


        Optional Upgrades:

        • Waxed canvas upholstery
        • Locking center console with USB
        • 4pt roll bar with modern 3pt seat belts
        • Atlas II transfer case
        • Premium progressive leaf suspension
        • Air conditioning
        • Cruise control (automatics only)
        • Bluetooth radio with upgraded amp, speakers, and sub
        • Workman bumpers with winch mount / tire carrier
        • Combo sliders
        • Roof rack
        • Wheels and tires
        • etc...

        Estimated Timeline & Reservations: 

        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.


        All Drivability Conversions include a 6 month warranty on parts and labor. Any warranty work must first be approved by Anything Scout and cannot not exceed the cost of original parts and labor. 

        Disclaimer & Policy

        We do not build partial projects. We only build projects for which we can guarantee the quality. For this reason, we do not offer paint or body work on this level of build. However, through New Legend 4x4, the Runner, Retro and Legend series builds include a complete frame-off rebuild & restoration.