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Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by mini_mull, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. mini_mull

    mini_mull 1/2 ton status

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    Well, since build threads are all the rage these days, I figured I'd jump on the band wagon. Here's my '91 burb as it was when I bought it about 2 yrs ago all stock.

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    Since then I've done the following small mods:

    -brighter dash lights
    -changed dash and door trim from woodgrain covered in plastic carbon fiber to a flat black finish
    -VIPER 791VX Remote Start/Keyless entry/Alarm

    (probably remember some more stuff and add it later. I'll also add some pics of the alarm install, and dash changes.


    But now it's time for the fun stuff. This week I'll be ordering the following:

    Front Shackle Frame Eye Hanger- made ½” wider for stock 3” springs - diy4x

    9/16” bolts (2) for upper shackle - diy4x

    4.5” Shackles (4pcs, l&r both sides) - diy4x
    Tuff Country 4" front springs - ORD
    Greasable Bushings -ORD

    New 56" stock rear springs - valley spring service
    Shackle Flip ‘n’ Switch - diy4x
    Cross Tied Shackles 4.5” - diy4x

    UD Spring Plates 14BFF - diy4x

    Guardsman 14BFF -diy4x
    14BFF outer bearings & seals - northwestfab

    2 pair 1” zero rates (for fine adjustments)

    Brake Line Kit - Blackwidowperformance

    steering arm - ORD
    swaybar disconnects/lowering kit - ORD
    swaybar bushings - ORD

    Energy Suspension
    34124G (body mounts for '91 burb) - diy4x


    Bilstein 5100s

    Exp Pro Comp Xtreme Alloy Series 7089 16x10 8on6.5 4wheelparts
    Pro Comp Mud Terrain 315/75/R16s 4wheelparts


    Ideas and suggestions are welcome. Thanks.
     
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    Everything's order and parts are pouring in. I'll get some pics up soon. :D
     
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    Here's the stuff from ORD except the springs which will get drop shipped.

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    Great on the phone, fast shipping, and looks like quality stuff. Kind of makes me wish I'd ordered more of my stuff from them. :dunno: But I found out today that my wheels are back ordered until middle of April, so I guess I can to be a little patient. :wink1: Patience makes the heart grow fonder. :rolleyes:
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Looks like a cool build. Big Burb's are cool.
     
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    looking good!!! too bad u weren't still over in my neck of the woods I would l totally help u out with the build.. good luck and keep us posted with updates :D
     
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    Thanks for the props.
    My headliner was falling down, so I needed to replace it, but I promised myself whenever I replace anything on the burb I'd make it bigger or better. So, being in AZ I wanted to find a way to make it better by making it cooler. I did a little research and found a company that was locally based, but doing business all over the world called Second Skin Audio. The product that interested me was called spectrum heatwave. It is a ceramic coating that absorbs heat and sound. Perfect. But since it is waterbased I didn't want to put it staight on the sheetmetal, so I used another one of their products called damplifier pro to go straight on the sheetmetal. Then I put the spectrum firewall on top of that, and last I'll put a layer of a familiar product called heatwave on top of that (seen it before at Mesa Sales). Sounds a little overkill I know, but that's what making it bigger and better is all about, right? Plus I never want to take down that PIA headliner again.

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    Here's trim and headliner removed

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    Here's the layer of damplifier pro. It's similiar to Dynamat pro, only better. It basically consists of a butyl based mat with a layer of aluminum on top. It is formulated just for use on autos, so it withstands temps of over 450 degrees and makes a permanent bond, unlike asphalt based mats which can fall off after time and smell bad.

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    Then I masked everything off and used a bedliner gun to spray on the spectrum firewall ceramic coating.

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    Here's a close up of the finish texture

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    and the whole roof

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    Now, I'll let it dry a couple of days (even though it's already dry to the touch) and put up the last layer, Heatwave.
     
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    A side note, you can also bedliner over spectrum, and that's what I plan to do on the floorboards. One layer damplifier pro, then spectrum heatwave, then grey herculiner (yes they make it) over the top. That way I'll have a weatherproof and quiet interior. (however it takes spectrum firewall 30 days to fully cure before putting a waterproof product like herculiner on top ot it, so I'll put my carpet back down for a month before I put down the bedliner.
     
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    Looks a lot better than the Lowes foam board insulation that I put between my roof and headliner.
     
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    The DHL Man brought me a super heavy box today :eek1: , and look what was inside (mmm Beef, it's what's from DIY :D )

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    DIY4X
    Shackle Flip & Switch (w/custom bowtie)
    Cross Tied Shackles
    Front Shackle Frame Eye Hanger
    4.5" Shackles w/heavy washers welded on for width
    14BFF Guardsman
    14BFF Ubolt Plates

    I'm so stoked these parts are beefy and sweet. Can't wait to paint 'em up and get them installed.
    BTW, these came in a week earlier than expected. GO KERT!!
     
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    Oh, almost forgot this pic

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    Pictures don't do these parts justice. They look incredibly thick and tough.
     
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    good work my freind!
     
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    Kirk put a nice little finishing touch on that shackle flip.
     
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    I am going to follow your Burb build sinc eI do not have time to work on mine.

    Keep up the good work.

    I have some stuff from ORD and Kert, both great companies.
     
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    That was by special request. He did an awesome job as usual. :D

    Thanks guys.
     
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    Kert @ DIY4X goes above and beyond the call of duty again today. To make a long story short, he fixed a problem I had before I even knew I had it, then when the circumstance changed he reworked it and replaced perfectly good parts for no cost. His level of customer service is beyond anyone I've ever done business with before. I'm a customer for life. If I need it (need used subjectively :wink1: ) I'll always check with him first. Thanks Kert.
     
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    Late yesterday afternoon the UPS fairy paid me a visit. :D

    Tuff Country 4" lift springs courtesy of ORD
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    Beefy Extended Brake Lines from Black Widow Products
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    wow...yer really goin' after that 'burb !!! good job, keep it up,thanks for posting!
     
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    sexy sexy sexy...
     

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