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Post up your summer mods/fixes....

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by heavy4x4, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. heavy4x4

    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Now that summer is getting closer, what's everyone got planned for their suburbans?

    What I've got planned (so far):
    Sliders in place of sorta-rusty rockers.
    Maybe a new rear bumper.
    More rust repair.
    Corvette servo, replace rear tranny seal.
    General maintenance like ignition stuff, maybe timing chain, etc.

    Nothing major for me this summer...I'll be spending most of my "truck" money on gas. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
  2. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    pretty much a new motor for my burb








    oh and the perpetual refilling of the gas tank /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
  3. funkycold

    funkycold 1/2 ton status

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    I am going to try and accomplish one or more of the following:
    cross over steering
    5:13 gears
    new drivshafts
    front bumper
    rear bumper

    we'll see how much I can get done with the price of gas it may be a minimal accomplishment, but we'll see. I might have to buy a motorcycle from work and put the money I save into my /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif.
     
  4. Topdown

    Topdown 1/2 ton status

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    front and rear bumpers
    paint and body work
    new set of tires (33's)
    swapping to a 6" rear spring instead of a 4" and adding a zero-rate to the front
    new windshield & all new weather stripping
     
  5. 4xcrazy

    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    Homemade sliders,
    get a girlfriend that likes to wheel,
    new front n rear bumpers,
    MORE LIGHTS!!!
    bigger tires n wheels,
    rebuild the 14bff with and install a locker,
    get a girlfriend that likes to wheel, /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
    PAINT !
    actual front locker,
    AND,,,
    get a girlfriend that likes to wheel /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    Well, that's all fine and dandy but I would try to find a girlfriend who likes to wheel /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  7. ratzila

    ratzila 1/2 ton status

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    I have almost everything I need done except for:
    Nerf-step bars DP 90K5 is building them.
    Rear winch bumper for warn 12000-need to talk with DP 90K5 /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Install snowplow lights - stock headlights too tall

    I think that will be it for now. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
    unless something else happens.
     
  8. afroman006

    afroman006 1/2 ton status

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    When you get the rear bumper...I WANT PICS!!! Anyway this summer I plan to

    Re-do my headliner
    bedline my cargo area
    front winch and bumper
    roofrack with a shiteload of lights
    finish parting out my CUCV's before I go off to college
     
  9. mojo-jojo

    mojo-jojo 1/2 ton status

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    I'm gonna convert my 89 from tailgate to barn doors. build roof rack. rear bumper with spare tire carrier and finish the camo paint
     
  10. BigRed89

    BigRed89 1/2 ton status

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    Do you have any pics of the construction or partially finished nerf-step bars that DP90K5 is building you? If they are anything like that front bumper he built, I'm sure they will look awesome.
     
  11. Muley

    Muley 1/2 ton status

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    With a little luck I will get the AC fixed on the Sub. If I can secure the funds from my wife, I will try and get my front and rear bumpers built. After that, try and get my dad to decide he needs to retire his 85 sub, so I can rape it for the fenders, lower grill support, and all 4 doors. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
  12. chvyhs

    chvyhs 1/2 ton status

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    Well, since you asked /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Fabricate:
    front winch bumper, rear bumper, shifters for doubler, rear overhang armor, side armor(above rocksliders), and skid plates
    Mount:
    hydralic winch and cross over steering
    Install:
    front gears, rear gears, power steering cooler, and new front spring bushings
    Buy:
    Front Detroit locker, weld on steering box brace, hydro assist steering, oil cooler, tranny cooler, spare 42" Super Swamper, 35 spline stub shafts, and locking hubs
    Fix:
    parking brake, off road lights, and AC

    If I get all of this done by September I should actually make it through the Rubicon that month, because I don't understand that heep thing.
     
  13. skratch

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    Install 1" body lift <font color="red">Done!</font>
    Rotate transfer case <font color="red">Done!</font>
    Finish getting engine put back together so it will run. <font color="red">Done!</font>
    Rock sliders (hopefully)
    Finish building D70 for the rear.
    Then just a bunch of general clean up maint type stuff
    O and a new windsheild!
    Maybe a new 4" lift


    BONUS

    Trimmed my fenders too! /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif
    Now I think I'm going after my bumper too
     
  14. ratzila

    ratzila 1/2 ton status

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Do you have any pics of the construction or partially finished nerf-step bars that DP90K5 is building you? If they are anything like that front bumper he built, I'm sure they will look awesome.

    [/ QUOTE ]
    The only thing I have is a drawing that I faxed to him on the design. It will be similar to the ones that smittybilt
    use to make. He told me he will start on them this saturday
    and that if everything goes ok they will be shipped monday. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif The rear bumper will also be in the works soon. I will also be looking at something for the front similar to the one he did for nvrenuf.
     
  15. dleroy43

    dleroy43 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    well today going to replace rear brake shoes(gear oil is bad on brakes) and put my KCs on. The rest of the summer hopefully I wont be in the feild too much so I can go wheel. /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     
  16. 85m1009

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    All I have left to finish up is put on the new wheels tonight. The poser suburban you see on the left is now history, in its place is project HOOV (high occupancy offroad vehicle) It now showcases most all the parts we build. I started two weeks ago with gutting out the stock drivetrain from the transfer case on down the line. To date it now has the following:
    Dually dana 60 4.56's and a detroit locker
    FF 14 bolt rear with a detroit
    A doubler transfer case setup with triple sticks
    Cross over steering with high steer.
    Rear axle truss
    Inverted shocks
    An over the top of the driveshaft traction bar that is 6 feet long /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif(actually protrudes up through the floor between the front seats)
    Rear disc brakes
    Custom made billet steel rear wheel spacers 3.5" thick.
    The wheels are the radial Hummer wheels with a bolt in rock ring
    Installed one of our front bumpers with a Mile Marker Hydraulic winch
    Rock sliders
    Cut the front fenders
    Rhino lined the lower section of the body from where the trim used to be down.

    A rear bumper is in the works to compliment the front.
    A Confer roof rack is setting in the corner waiting to be modified. It will be mounted to the frame and rear bumper and setup to hinge to the rear and set down on the ground for easier loading.


    Pictures are soon to follow as soon as I get time.
     
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    Wow!

    Can't wait for those pictures.
     
  18. ratzila

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Do you have any pics of the construction or partially finished nerf-step bars that DP90K5 is building you? If they are anything like that front bumper he built, I'm sure they will look awesome.

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    Here is a preliminary pic. Daniel said he will angle the steps more &amp; then weld the mounts up [​IMG]
     
  19. SUBFAN

    SUBFAN 1/2 ton status

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    Can't wait for those pics either....


    Finish the rear 60 install (If I can figure out the disc set-up)

    Fight rust some more....

    Make that tired ass motor run right, or start the 400....
     
  20. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    All I have left to do is:

    Put on the nerf bars I have, replace the blower motor, valve cover gaskets, finish installing the interior pieces (they've been sitting loose for 2.5 years), and maybe wash it.
    [​IMG]
     

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