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Big Block and Suburban question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by SS66, Aug 19, 2003.

  1. SS66

    SS66 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone know of a good online source for purchasing ( possibly turnkey? ) Chevy Big Block engines? Also, I've read it before.. but forgot: K5's are divided into generations 1 - 2, Are Suburbans like this? If so.. what years are what generation. I looking to know what the 80's-91 gen is.

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  2. HarryH3

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    Check out www.sdpc2000.com for complete, brand new big blocks. From 454 to 572 CI. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    Suburbans have been around for 68 years now, so no telling what "gen" they're up to these days. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif But the basic design changed very little between 1973 and 1991.
     
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    as far as i know the suburban has always had the same body styling as the trucks. Just a crewcab truck whith a conopy looking thing. Who knows how many generations of subs theres been, they have been being made since 1930 sonething.
     
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    as far as i know the suburban has always had the same body styling as the trucks.

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    I guess that means that you haven't seen an '88-91 Sub parked next to an '88-91 pickup. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif Subs carried over the old body style through '91, like the K5's did. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Some trucks did as well.
     
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    Thanks guys..... I currently have a k5.... but Im thinking about getting a burb' and doing the rear end swap so I can have a removeable top. So far the only thing stopping me is the thought of cutting the roof. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    Do a LOT of measuring before you break out the Sawzall. The roofline is different on a Suburban. Look at it closely and you'll see that it has a slight rise just behind the drivers head. That makes it tricky to match up with a K5 top. Someone on the site was talking about doing this conversion a year or so ago, but I've never seen any pics so I don't think it ever went beyond the planning stages. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     

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