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!!! It's OFFICIAL !!!! - I'm a Suburban Owner!! (PICS!)

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by Greg72, Apr 12, 2003.

  1. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    !!! It\'s OFFICIAL !!!! - I\'m a Suburban Owner!! (PICS!)

    Well it didn't take as long as I thought it would....I found an AMAZING 'Burb in the '69-'72 range I was hoping for within about 20 miles of my house! Talk about good luck...! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    It's a 1972, and from the looks of it, I have to believe it's still 98% original!!! Here are the basic specs:

    1972 Chevrolet Suburban
    Original Green/White paint scheme (though it's been repainted)
    2WD Version
    3/4 Ton (Eaton Rear Axle)
    Coil springs (Front and Rear)
    350 Small Block....non-numbers matching (oh well!)
    TH350 Tranny
    All original interior with 2-zone overhead A/C that WORKS!
    All interior mats and trim and panels are intact and beautiful
    Still has the original plywood floor in the rear cargo area
    Custom 50-gallon gas tank (Gives it a 600 mile range, but it's gonna hurt to fill it! $$$ )
    Towing package
    Non-Cut dash with original AM radio
    Original gauge cluster with working Amp Gauge (no tach)
    Runs like a champ!!!!

    OK, enough of the suspense.....here are the pics!

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    Not bad for a 31 year old......eh?

    Pretty stylish tow-rig too, IMHO...!
     
  2. zcarczar

    zcarczar 1/2 ton status

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    That sure is purty.
     
  3. azblazor

    azblazor 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Awesome rig! How much dinero??
     
  4. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    Damn man, sure you didn't go back in time and bring that thing forward? That burb looks prestine /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Nice score on the beauty /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  5. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    He was asking $10,000......but today he seemed happy to get 70 Benjamins for it!!!!

    Made me happy too, I couldn't afford 10K, so I thought I was going to have to walk away from it. I saw it in-person about a week ago and had pretty much lost hope of owning it...then he e-mailed me again and said he'd take $7500. I found out today that he's moving to Seattle, so he was under pressure to let it go. He took the $7000 cash today, and I've been smiling all night. It's parked right outside my window at this very moment!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif


    I am SO psyched! /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif




    BTW -> Now that I just spent $7000 that I don't have, it looks like I'll be putting some "FOR SALE" signs on my 88K5 (aka Mini-Me).....My wife will probably kill me if I don't stop adding to my Chevy collection!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  6. Grim-Reaper

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    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what incredibble condition! Makes me mis the 70 I had.

    There is an extension duct available that runs from the rear A/C right down the center of the ceiling so the air will blow down on each row of seats. They show up from time to time on the 67-72 board. Does a nice job of getting some cool air to the center row seat.
    Welcome to the club. I picked up a 88 454 Friday /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  7. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Thanks Grimmy.....congrats to you too! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif


    The only thing I wished it had was the factory 402BB, but that's a minor gripe. I've got "connections" if it becomes an overwhelming need!!!

    I've seen that A/C setup your talking about. I have mixed feelings about it. It kinda has that whole "airplane look" to it which is cool, but I'll bet it crowds the headroom quite a bit too. The 2 part system is pretty clean looking which I really like. Even the headliner is cherry! I still can't believe I own this thing....
     
  8. SUBFAN

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    that is really nice - not something I would cut up....
     
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    Very nice looking Sub! I love that clean, untouched interior. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    That's a beauty - looks like it rolled out of the showroom yesterday! /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif

    I started with this stocker -

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  11. Ryan B.

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    Very Nice Greg.
    That's gonna look sweet with a 72 Burb towing stomper!


    I like the glovebox door!!! /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
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    I just about fell out of my chair!! That has got to be one of the most BEAUTIFUL suburbans I have ever seen. Very original, very good condition. You have done yourself well Greg!! SWEET!!

    That makes my Suburban look even worse now. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    Man you scored! That thing is awesome. So what are your plans for it?
     
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    i can't get over how immaculate that thing is!!! awesome score man!
     
  16. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Like I told some of the other NCBD guys..... I bought a 2WD deliberately so that I wouldn't be tempted to lift it and take it wheelin' !!!! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif


    I might put some new wheels and tires on it....maybe get the AM radio working again (yeah right, it needs some modest tunes! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif)

    I was thinking of going through at some point and doing new body mounts, suspension bushings....that sort of stuff. It drives really nice already, so I don't think it needs a whole lot....

    After that.....just enjoy it!!! It's a great unmolested example of an early 70's Burb...and I don't want to spoil the fact that it's survived "improvements" for 30+ years....
     
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    NICE ride! It's always great to see another "tailgater" out there... /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

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    thats one of the cleanest burbans ive seen,you rob a museum?
    any idea of the actual mileage?
    congrats
    goodluck
     
  19. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    It's either 68,000 or 168,000....

    I guess the papertrail isn't complete enough to know for sure, but supposedly the first owner only used it during the summers to tow his boat to the lake, so it was only getting a few thousand miles a year. The second owner (that I bought it from) didn't seem to drive it much either.....but he sure did spend a FORTUNE making sure everything worked on it. I haven't totalled up the reciepts he gave me yet, but I'll bet there are a few thousand dollars in "small stuff" that he had done.

    The truck drives awesome.....you can cruise at 75MPH with 2 fingers on the wheel if you want.....smooth and straight!!


    Can you tell I'm still SO excited about it??? /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    That is ABSOLUTELY AWESOME. I'm speechless (and jealous /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif).

    That's a pristine classic, you'll be towing in style. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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