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The Scout Connection is the oldest and foremost restorer of International Harvester vehicles. Four-time Ted Ornas Award winning vehicles to our name, a feat unsurpassed! Many multiple award winners at all major IH shows and open shows both!

We excel in all areas of vehicle restoration and details. We are committed to high quality in our restoration services and are constantly striving to improve. We have, to date, restored over 100 IH vehicles for everything from “daily drivers” to “Ted Ornas” winners and from all over the US and Canada. Our commitment to quality and attention to detail make us the number one choice for restoring your beauty.

“... restorations look flawless...” John Memphis, TN

 


1975 150 Travelall
392 V-8, Automatic Transmission, Power Steering, Power Brakes, A/C, Cruise, Tilt, Luggage Rack, Bucket Seats, Custom Interior, Aluminum Aftermarket Wheels, Power Windows and Door Locks, Rear Heat and Air Conditioning, Two-Tone Paint with New Deluxe Exterior Chrome Trim, Dual Fuel Tanks. This vehicle was purchased out of California, driven back and offered for sale in it’s unrestored condition. After the 1994 Midwest IHC Classic, the vehicle was purchased and the restoration process began. Vehicle was completely disassembled, engine was remanufactured painted, detailed, engine compartment painted/detailed, body/paint work, custom interior installed including cloth headliner, reconditioned all driveline components, detailed entire vehicle. Multiple Award winner and featured in International Truck Color History Book. Proudly owned by Kathy and Emil Tulenko, Clifton, New Jersey.


1976 Scout Terra

345 V-8, 4x4, Automatic Transmission, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Air Conditioning, Sliding Rear Window, Bed Side Rails, Leather Interior, Aluminum Aftermarket Wheels, Lock-O-Matic Hubs, Factory Bumper Guards. This Full Frame-Off restoration began as a 2WD, 4 Cyl. engine Terra. Our “donor” vehicle for this project was a 1976 Scout II, which provided the V-8 engine, Automatic transmission, transfer case and 4WD system. The Terra was completely disassembled, frame/axles/springs were sandblasted, painted and detailed, V-8 engine was remanufactured, painted and detailed, transmission/transfer case was reconditioned, painted and detailed, 4WD system installed, all paint/body work, all engine/drivetrain components installed, custom interior installed including leather bench seat/door panels and carpet, all areas of the vehicle were refinished and detailed. Every bolt, nut and screw had been turned on this unit! Multiple Award Winner, Proudly owned by Scott and Mary Weeks, Hamilton, Alabama.


1977 SS II
196 4-cyl., 4 spd., 4x4, Power Steering, Power Brakes, 2 spd. Transfer Case, Rear Step Bumper, Manual Locking Hubs, SS II Package Including Softtop, Soft Doors and Decaling. Acquired from local Iowa owner who used it as a daily driver and farm vehicle. Restoration included removing 19 years of underbody mud, minor paint/body touch-ups, hours of paint buffing, reconditioning all age-sensitive components, cleaning and detailing. 1997 Ted Ornas Award Winner! Multiple award winner at many shows! Proudly owned by Emil and Kathy Tulenko, Clifton, New Jersey.


1978 Van American Scout Traveler
345 V-8, Automatic Transmission, 4x4, Power Steering, Power Brakes, 2 spd. Transfer Case, Cruise, Tilt, Air Conditioning, Sliding Rear Quarter Windows, Luggage Rack, Van American Package including Custom Bucket Seats, Shag Carpet, Center Console Cooler, His/Hers Sunroofs and Custom Graphics. One of two that were ordered in new for the Sioux City, Iowa IH dealership, where it was purchased by a retired aircraft mechanic and he “babied” it until his death in 1999, when it was then offered at auction. Restoration consisted of removing 21 years worth of oil coating on the underside of the vehicle, minor paint/body touch-ups, hours of paint buffing, reconditioning all age-sensitive components, cleaning and detailing. 1999 Ted Ornas Award Winner! First Time Shown! Multiple Award Winner - all shows! Proudly owned by Jimmy and Wanda Setliff, Haleyville, Alabama


1978 Scout II
345 V-8, 4 spd. Transmission, 4x4, 2 spd. Transfer Case, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Air Conditioning, Bench Seat, Lock-O-Matic Hubs, Chrome Factory Wheels, 18,000 Original Miles. Originally owned by an engineer at GE Turbine Engine Plant, offered at auction upon his death in 1999. Restoration included removing 21 years worth of Ziebart rust-proofing, minor paint/body touch-ups, hours of paint buffing, reconditioning all age-sensitive components, cleaning, detailing. 2000 Ted Ornas Award Winner! First Time Shown! Proudly owned by Scott and Mary Weeks, Hamilton, Alabama

     
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