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Burb ... hearse?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dremu, Aug 24, 2003.

  1. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Well, it's not a /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif, but not everybody reads the /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif forum... /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    Just picked up a sales brochure, ca. 1977, for a Suburban *hearse* conversion, by an outfit that did hearses and ambulances. (Come to think of it, I saw one of those Burb ambulances at a junkyard once ... now, I would buy it, but I didn't have the sense back then...)

    Check out http://brochures.slosh.com

    go to 1977, and the very bottom of the page. Weirdness /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
  2. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    I've seen an El Camino hearse down in Philly. When I saw it I said I wanted to be taken out in a lifted burban hearse /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif I will build it damnit I just want it.
     
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    K5 NUTT 1/2 ton status

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    Thats a new one...ebay find i suppose? See a couple of 72 burb ambulances around here fairly often.

    DW
     
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    MOABDADC22 1/2 ton status

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    Our Coroner around here uses a couple of 98 Suburbans as a "Meat Wagon".
     
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    clubba68 1/2 ton status

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    How often do you think they used that 4x4 option? I guess if I went out I wouldn't mind one last fourbyin' trip. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Dale fan 1/2 ton status

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    I've seen a couple of older Sub hearses. Down in timber country, probably needed the 4x4 to get to some of those cemetarys.
     
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    Not too weird, there's a funeral home back home that uses a Sub when they have to go out of town. Their "real" hearse only gets like 5 miles to the gallon and only has like a 10 gallon tank. So far, I've had 3 family members go to their final resting spot in the Sub.
     
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    our volunteer fire company has a 72 pickup 2wd for a quick response vehicle. Its funny cause its not quick and only a few people can drive it cause its just really touchy(brakes, and everything else). So the only time I see it out its doing like 15 mph.
     
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    I'll have to pass that on to Amy "The Herse Queen) at www.grimrides.com. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    that thing would look sick with a 6inch lift and 36's! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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