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Alright! I got a sweet deal on the ultimate 73-88 burb accessory!

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by dale_gribble, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. dale_gribble

    dale_gribble Registered Member

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    a complete 89-91 suburban front grille assembly! I bought this whole setup off of Ebay for $140- Core support, grille, headlight doors, headlights, buckets, turn signals, hardware and complete wiring harness! Shipping will put that whole setup at $240 to my door.

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    I then went ahead and bought a new grille and headlight doors-

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    The whole conversion set me back $370 total cost. This is just under 1/2 of one of the full conversion kits and I still get new cosmetic parts.

    I think the burb will look good with the updated grille setup.

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  2. PsRumors

    PsRumors 1/2 ton status

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    That is one sweet looking burb.

    The new front will look good.
     
  3. roadnotca

    roadnotca 3/4 ton status

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    How do you make a Burb "more perfecter"?:yikes: You must post pics when its done.
    Was that a Private Party one time deal, or a vendor?
    Wait, Autosdepo?
     
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    roadnotca 3/4 ton status

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    Autosdepo, amazing prices. So Dale, you gotta report your opinion on the quality of the stuff.
     
  5. dale_gribble

    dale_gribble Registered Member

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    I will definitely let you know... I am definitely one to only use original GM sheetmetal with original GM tooling, but when it comes to these kind of parts, I feel that I stand a pretty good chance of decent fit and finish in the end.

    I like to think that processes get better over the years- better technologies, processes and efficiencies with the end being a better part. I am also VERY naive... :haha::doah:
     
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    88sub4x4 1/2 ton status

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    That burb. look awesome. Show us more pics so we can drool some more
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I love the newer front end. That is going to look great.
     
  8. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    holy **** awesome deal! its gonna look soo good!
     
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    nice burb, this is what I did, and i put 88-96 composite lights with 9006 bulbs in mine, I will take some new pics and post them as soon as I can.[​IMG]
     
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    dale_gribble Registered Member

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    Here is a 'final' pic with the bowtie in... I like it a lot!!! No regrets whatsoever. I don't know why, but the look of the 89-91 just really attracts me.

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    Here is a before pic of the truck when I test drove it for comparison.

    Since this, I did the 89-91 conversion, took the 35s on 17x9s off in place for 37s on 17x10s, added the dual stabilizers, borgeson steering shaft, new drag link, bilsteins, added the front swaybar back in, had 4.56s installed, K&N drop in, tranny cooler, oil cooler, full services, system is installed and I have some stuff to go on: XtremeEFI Throttle Body, Thorley Headers, MSD 6A/8.5mm superconductors/blaster coil, Edelbrock 3704

    This is in about 6 months time. :D

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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    That is a beautiful Suburban. I will probably go bigger one day, but for daily use and looks, the 37's are just about perfect IMO.
     
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    Thanks dude... I have to admit, 17" is the sweet spot for wheels. Since I decided on 17s, I share a very common tire size with the 90 bajillion diesels out there now. I watch the classifieds and see 37x13.50(or 12.50)R17s almost on a weekly basis for $300-400 for a set, and even new they are very reasonable.

    Anyone considering rim size should definitely not overlook 17s just for that fact. 16s don't exist on diesels, 18s are there, and 20s are a minority, but 17s are really the sweet spot.
     
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    I might go with 17 then, I thought there would be more 16 out there. Here is what I did for my grill...[​IMG]
     
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    man your suburban is amazing sweet! It is just to clean to even beleive. I would like to get a second sub, and just have it as a clean DD.
     

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