1963 Scout 80, mostly complete, mostly original

  • Make: International Harvester
  • Model: Scout
  • Type: Standard Cab Pickup
  • Year: 1963
  • Mileage: 61021
  • VIN: FC61475A
  • Color: Purple
  • Engine size: 152 ci
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
  • Location: Golden Valley, North Dakota, United States


I picked up this 1963 Scout 80 back in February for a project, in part due to the fact that my daughters middle name is Scout, after this line of vehicle. Priorities have changed since, so I'm putting her up for sale; "her" being the International, of course.
Since I got it, I haven't done much, except getting it running properly. Timing, dwell, and a carb adjustment have been done. While I was at it, I replaced the spark plugs and wires. The cap, rotor, and points looked brand new, so they were left alone, except for the dwell adjustment. It starts pretty easily now. It has an electric fuel pump and fuel pressure regulator and runs off of the drivers side fuel tank, which looks pretty clean. It has a new filler from a boat, and universal Gates fuel filler hose. The passenger side needs something similar as the hose is blown out pretty badly.
The 4wd works well in high and low. I was able to try it out in the snow when I bought it, even though it was only running on 2 cylinders at the time. The vacuum wipers both work. Headlights and dash lights mostly work; high beam switch on the floor is broken. The blower motor worked when I bought it, but has since stopped. I haven't looked into why, but they are pretty inexpensive. I have the blower and fresh air intake hoses that go in the engine bay. They are in decent shape, but the ones behind the dash are toast. I also have the horn button and turn signal lever, but the steering wheel is missing it's nut, which was quite the surprise when I pulled the horn button, to see about installing the turn signal lever. The brakes and clutch work alright, but I haven't had it over second gear as it has only been driven around my property (Thankfully. See the previous comment.) I have also located a glovebox door, since the pictures were taken. That'll, of course, be included. Wiring needs to be gone over. Both fuel senders are in-operational. I suspect it's the orange wires hanging down below the body on the drivers side, which you should be able to see in a couple of pictures.
Rust. There is some. The bed seems to be the worst, with it running down both sides along the bed floor. The floor boards inside seem pretty good, but most of it is covered by FatMat. Underneath though, the floors seem fairly solid. Pics are shown of both sides. The cover for the high beam switch is rotted out. The drivers rocker panel has a mystery hole behind some bondo. The passenger side has a split that is shown in the pics. The left rear panel under the taillight; the previous owner told me what happened, but it must not have been too interesting because I don't remember any of it. I broke off the large, grey blob that was over that spot, so I could see what was there, and now you can too. I certainly needs work, but far less than I've seen on a lot of Scouts. As far as the purple and white, I don't know. I didn't ask. It was going to be the first thing I tackled, so I didn't care. The windshield is broken as is obvious in the pictures. The bench seat that is shown is no longer there. It was gross and not bolted down. I think it was out of a Toyota or Isuzu. The floor brackets are for a bench seat though, and the bulkhead is not removable. I move it around sitting on a 5 gallon bucket, which is actually a really comfortable seating position for this thing.
I don't have much else that I can tell you about it. I'm happy to provide more pictures if you want anything specific. I'll try to answer any other questions as best I can.