IH Scout — International Harvester Scout

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IH Scout — International Scout

The International Harvester was one of the first production American off-road sport utility It was originally created as a competitor to the and like that vehicle, models featured fold-down The first generation Scout and generation Scout II were as two-door vehicles with of a half cab pickup truck or a full hard or soft

Scouts were manufactured 1961 to 1980 in Fort Indiana.

Scout Models and

Scout 80/800 (1961-1971): The production model

Scout 810 Some early Scout contain Scout 810 badging on the box.

Scout II (1971-1980): The later production model with a soft or hardtop (100 in

Scout II Terra (1976-1980): The pickup truck version in wheelbase).

Scout II Traveler This version had a removable hardtop, optional 3rd row of seats(118 in

Soft-top Safari II (SSII) This model had removable doors, a rollbar, and softtop. The

Safari model was tagged the by IH marketing. As a result, buyers generally unaware of the actual Safari name. Eventually the SS were assumed to stand for Scout, the name this is called today.

Scout Origins

International had been building trucks, and later Travelalls since In the late 1950s, they a design plan to produce a to compete with the Jeep CJ. By 1960 the first Scout was the Scout 80, with a 1961 year.

According to Ted Ornas, the designer of the Scout, the market for a 4 wheel drive recreational was an unknown quantity in the early The only such vehicle in the post-war period was the Willys a version of the military jeep for World War II. It was a flat-sided bare-bones and American military personal to appreciate its ability to maneuver rough terrain. Sales was very low.

In early 1958 we were to develop a concept proposal to this small market of time. So help me, Mr.Reese, of engineering, said ‘design to replace the horse.’ There was no definition to use as a guide. It was even to use the defunct Henry J body Compound body surfaces considered too far out for this type of The military jeep was thought to the correct appearance.

Our design with the flat-side, no contour never excited the executive The program began to …. One while sitting at our kitchen (full of frustration and desperation), I off this rough sketch on a of scrap mat board.

It had contoured sides and was designed for tooling. The next morning it was to a committee member. He reviewed it controlled enthusiasm, but revived in the program.

We were off and running. produced many plastic for WWII and had formed a large engineering group. We entered a with them, a scale was vacuum formed to simulate assembly. This model executive approval for appearance. By 1959, Goodyear completed costing and, because of the costs, the plastic program was

By this time the contoured met with executive approval and a was made to convert the body to steel. Starting in late 1959 a full size model was completed, and in November it was approved. Looking back, it was a program with fast engineering and manufacturing developments.

The total development time of 24 was an heroic achievement considering the was unique and no in-house engine or was available or even considered the program started.

The first was introduced in 1960. A concept for its was initiated in 1964 and approved for in mid 1965. The Scout II was introduced in The basic sheet metal the unchanged until production on October 21, 1980. During the 20 period (1960-1980) 532,674 were produced.

The Scout, introduced as a commercial pickup in 1960, set the stage for 4-wheel drive recreational of the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s.


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