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Building up my Burb . . . Finally

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by skratch, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. skratch

    skratch 1/2 ton status

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    I'm kinda looking for ideas on where to head with my build up.

    I have a few ideas for it, like:
    MPFI 383
    Bowtie Ovedrives Stage III 700R4
    Dually D60 front
    Dually D70 HD rear
    Hummer rims
    38" Tires (not sure what kind)
    Crossover steering
    ORD doubler
    Hydro Boost brakes

    I use it mostly for camping and snow running (well I would if we ever got any decent snow in the middle of Ohio /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif)

    Any ideas or advice on which way to go with this thing or what parts to use would be appriciated.



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    Oh yeah and if you're wondering how I'm gonna pay for it . . . Some kid hit my work truck (60,000lb cement mixer (loaded)) and I rolled. Broke my neck, leg, and lost a chunk of my left elbow. I'm working on the lawsuit portion now, he was at fault and I'm gonna win. . . something at least. Hopefully enough to get some serious work done on my truck.
     
  2. u2slow

    u2slow 1/2 ton status

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  3. SUBFAN

    SUBFAN 1/2 ton status

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    Sorry about your bad luck....That sounds like one heck of a plan though....
     
  4. skratch

    skratch 1/2 ton status

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    Actually, my luck has been pretty good. I survived and I shouldn't have and I just found a D70HD dually in the town my folks live in for $450! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Now if I can just convince my wife that I need another rear end, I have a 78 14FF sitting behind the house.
     
  5. Highjaxx

    Highjaxx 1/2 ton status

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    You may go bigger in the engine. 400? 454? 8.1L(496)? 502? /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    Tranny. 4L80 Built? NV4500(probley not)?

    I don't know about using dually stuff either, but thats all you.

    Don't get me wrong, what you have lined out will work, but if you are going to have some fun and MONEY IS NO OBJECT then do it to it.

    Or for that matter, buy a new one ton with a Duramax and put a straight axle in the front, and doubler underneath. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif

    I like my old truck, but it's been in and out of shops(3) around town for over 10 months now. And I'm not even close to being done. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    Anyway after the drama I've been through with mine, it will be in my family until I stop breathing. /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif

    Good Luck, hope you heal up quickly. I'm sure no matter what you decide to do it'll be sweet. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. skratch

    skratch 1/2 ton status

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    I like the idea of a bigger engine, like the 502 ramjet, but I don't have 8K to throw around right now. I think for now the 383 might work alright but I'm keeping my eyes open for big blocks that I can afford.

    Thanks for the input.
     
  7. bpiccioni

    bpiccioni 1/2 ton status

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    County auctions could be a good source of big blocks - they just had one out here in Oregon, Lane County, Sealed Bid (best kind!) which had a lot of relatively older, little used Chevy's, in this particular case a 91 1.5T Flatbed, 100K miles, 454 - minimum bid $1500, sold for $3524. Also had a 4 Speed Automatic w/ OD.

    Lane County - 10/25 Auction
     
  8. skratch

    skratch 1/2 ton status

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    Dang, never thought of that. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    I'll have to look into those, I might even look into some police auctions too, and I'm trying to get my salvage dealers license so I can hit the insurace salvage pool auctions. I used to work for one hauling the cars in from out of state and I know once and awhile decent stuff came in for rebuilding and a lot of stuff made good parts rigs. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  9. Ddragggon

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    [ QUOTE ]
    I like the idea of a bigger engine, like the 502 ramjet, but I don't have 8K to throw around right now. I think for now the 383 might work alright but I'm keeping my eyes open for big blocks that I can afford.

    Thanks for the input.

    [/ QUOTE ]Supersize75 is selling a 396 complete carb to oilpan, with full exhaust under it. he's in Arizona, but I think he was only looking for 900 bucks or so.

    lemme see if I can find the link, or direct him to this thread.... dunno if he/you would go for shipping tho.

    -Ddragggon
     
  10. one ton burb

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    Myself i like the HO454 and HO502 they are a great price and put out big numbers /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  11. gokartergo

    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Myself i like the HO454 and HO502 they are a great price and put out big numbers /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Nope.. It's my tow rig.. If I have to I'll put add-a-leafs all the way around.. But that's only if the tires rub.. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    Myself i like the HO454 and HO502 they are a great price and put out big numbers /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Nope.. It's my tow rig.. If I have to I'll put add-a-leafs all the way around.. But that's only if the tires rub.. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    something must have gotten messed up someware because this post should be in the New shoes are on the Burb post not this post all well Sh!t happens
     
  13. cornfed

    cornfed 1/2 ton status

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    I think with 38's youll be totally happy with a 383. The one in my burb would hang with a friends built 454 just fine, and that is with basically identical burbs on 44's.
     

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