Whelp, I was looking for a project but I didn't think I'd end up with one like this. Considered another C5 Corvette, SW20 MR2 project with a 2gr swap, bunch of other random sport cars . . . but reality always took over and reminded me I live on a small barrier island outside a major city with nowhere fun to drive. This brought me back to old trucks and while I really like my GX470 as a daily driver, I desperately missed the character of my LX450. Looked at FJ40, Bronco and Blazer for a while but they are all either crazy expensive or one rain drop away from disintegrating.
This brought me to the IH Scout, the original but forgotten SUV. After a few months of half assed looking, this popped up and my wife bought it for my bday:
It has been partially rebuilt with the frame being repainted, new brake lines, new bushings, new shocks, replaced tub and panels, rebuilt V8 and some other smaller things. It's wired to run and drive offroad, but the major hurdle for me will be completing the wiring for the rest of the truck so I can get it registered for street driving.
It's being transported to me this weekend, excited to get dirty.