Happy New Year from the TFLcar family! And do we have a special treat for you today. As you’re making your resolutions and charging into 2018, held held high, join us for Getting Lucky Part II! On Christmas day, we aired the first part in the Getting Lucky series. The TFL crew headed up to Lovell, Wyoming in pursuit of a 1962 International Harvester Scout 80 that had been sitting in a barn for more than 20 years. The family who owned it decided it was time to let a special, albeit unused, part of their history go. To that end, Roman bought the Scout for $4,000. And so it was that the Scout became a new part of the TFL family, with the help of our friend Kent (Mr. Truck) Sundling.
Now comes the fun part. This past summer, the Scout made it back to our home base in Boulder, Colorado. Then, it was time to tackle more than two decades of dirt and grime as a result of its long-term storage. How well does this 1962 International Harvester Scout 80 clean up after its 22-year tenure in a northern Wyoming barn? Check out the video above to find out!
After conquering the immense challenge giving the Scout its most thorough cleaning in recent years, it’s now down to getting the car running. We bring in Ross of John’s 4×4 here in Boulder, Colorado, who just so happens to be a Scout expert. As a passionate Scout enthusiast, he explains everything there is to know about this historic SUV. After a thorough walkaround, Ross suggests all the necessary procedures to bring our 55-year International Harvester back to life. As Tommy installs a new battery, fresh oil and some fresh gas, the burning question is this: Will the Scout fire back to life? Watch Getting Lucky Part II above to find out!