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suburban specific build data base... post up sub info here!

Discussion in '1936-Present Suburban' started by muddysub, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    if you have any sub specific info, post it up here so we can compile a database for sub specific builds.
    - links to radical sub build threads
    - sub specs and general info
    - tips and tricks for suburban modification
    - write ups on sub specific material
    - have you done a lot of work or something out of the ordinary to your suburban? post it up!
    - pics of height/tire/spring/bodywork
    etc...

    lets try to keep the chat down to a minimum, this thread is for information. treat it as a research paper.
    lets see it guys!
     
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  2. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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  3. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    I need to get pics of mine, I have had to modify everything on this 68 burb.

    One of my main ones was I wanted to run the 3/4 ton rear I already had without cutting and moving the perches So I used a 2nd gen flip and a pickup front hanger form a 73-91 to space the springs to match the axle. plus between them it added enough lift so I don't need to run any sort of blocks.

    I'll update this reply with the pics so it's not a total waste.
     
  4. roadnotca

    roadnotca 3/4 ton status

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    1985 K10

    Burb-lite here. I'll be "Editing" as time goes by.:haha:
    *1985 K10 Silverado, 190K miles, bench seats, dual air, 4X12w to seats 1 & 2, 100w to a 6" Bazooka in the RR, Lightforce 170s, 140amp Alt., Dual Batts, Cobra 148 NWST, VDOs, CO2, RR window gunracks.
    *GM 10067353, Edelbrock 60759, Edelbrock 3701, Fluidamper 670100, Milodon 15200, Comp-Cams 12-206-2, Weiand 8240, Q-Jet, HEI.
    *Home built TH350 with TCI 328800, TCI 241600, HURST 383-8510.
    *NP208, DIY4X clock coming soon, Tom Wood's CV rear D-shaft, stock front D-shaft.
    *10b front, PowerTrax 1920, 3.90:1, Spicer 760, WARN 20990 & 60863, drilled rotors.
    *10b rear, PowerTrax 2805, 3.90:1, Superior axles, drilled drums.
    *BFGTAKO LT315/70R17 on black steelies 4.5 back space.
    *Tuff Country 18270/19270; 18470/19470 soon, Skyjacker drop pitman, ORD Braces & Poly.
    :crazy: Later

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  5. smokkey1

    smokkey1 1/2 ton status

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    90 1 ton gmc suburban. orginaly was a 3/4 ton burb and a news crew sub
    350tbi motor, TH400, Np241 all stock
    4.56 gears
    14FF - mini spool, disk brakes, shaved and pinion gaurd
    D60 - 3/4 brake conversion from screamin seaman offroad, ORD crossover
    Front - 4" TC ez ride springs, ORD shackles, 1" ORD 0rates greaseable bushings and 12.5" travel shocks
    Rear - 4" ORD shackle Flip, Stock 56" rear springs, 1" ORD 0rates and greaseable bushings
    custom built 7ft rock slidders
    rear tube bumper from BLAZENOFFROAD.com
    38x13x16 bias swampers
    16x8 black crawler rims with 4.25 back spacing


    I'll add some pics of the sheetmetal I cut off and some new pics of the burb
    also, here's my build from over the summer http://http://coloradok5.com/forums/...d.php?t=171650
     
  6. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    This is my super clean 88 burban. Has a 350 TBI, TH400, 10B front and 14BSF rear. Not sure on gears, hoping they are 4.10 by some chance.

    Plans for it:
    CUCV 1 ton rears for it with a locked 14B and D60 front. that just might get welded. 4.56 gears.
    Bunch of parts from ORD and DIY.
    36" Hummer tires for now.

    That will be my start.

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  7. PsRumors

    PsRumors 1/2 ton status

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    Nothing to input
     
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  8. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    umm... ok


    i didnt mean for it to be a 'post a pic of your sub and give us the specs' thread.... we've got 2 pic threads for that.

    maybe i wasnt clear enough...

    it was supposed to be for RADICAL suburban mods. such as 55willy's 68 which has to be totally rebuilt with newer suspension and running gear. or chop top jobs, tubbing for huge tires on minimal lift, fully caged, dovetailed, body off resto, etc... out of the ordinary stuff. i wouldnt call any suburban on an 'off the shelf' suspension kit and a set of 35s radical by any means.
     
  9. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Damn sorry..didnt understand you there.
     
  10. PsRumors

    PsRumors 1/2 ton status

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  11. roadnotca

    roadnotca 3/4 ton status

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  12. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    alright nevermind me...
     
  13. roadnotca

    roadnotca 3/4 ton status

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    Start another Thread with diff wording, maybe a pic, like Chopped&Bobbed or Willyswanter.:D
     
  14. Clod_King

    Clod_King 1/2 ton status

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    I don't know if this has been done before, but I geuss it's radical, and I did enlarge the rear wheel wells... Oh well here goes.


    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=207585


    Looks like this right now... Nevermind the open gaps, and crap, that'll get filled in. It will be 100% street legal.

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  15. Clod_King

    Clod_King 1/2 ton status

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    I took six pictures for some stupid reason, so here is the last one.

    And that build thread O'Mine gets a little bit off topic near the end.

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  16. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    Now that is what I wanted to do to my van.
    Now seing it here, I still want to do it to my van sometime.:D
    Let's see it when it's done.
    My plan was to have the full body in front of the tires so no wheel well to worry about in the body work.
    :laugh:
     
  17. shawns 92 Burb

    shawns 92 Burb Registered Member

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    My info of my Brub

    Axles: Front: Ford HP D60, 5.38's, Detriot Locker, 2.5" 16" SAW Coilovers W/ Eibach Springs, BTF D60 Truss,
    PCS Full Hydro Steering, BTF High Steer

    Rear: 14 Bolt, 5.38's, Detriot Locker, Disc Brake Conversion, Rancho 9000's

    Wheels & tires: 47x17x16.5 LTB's with Trailready BeadlocksOther equipment: Triangulated 4 link, Warn 16.5 ti Winch, Rockstomper Winch Line, 4-Procomp Offroad Lights, 8-Fender Well Lights, Ranchhand "style" Rear Bumper


    Other info: Custom Tube frame from fire wall forward & custom tube front winch
     
  18. bftank

    bftank 1/2 ton status

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    i think what you are trying to do here is spot on. kinda wanted to know what your thoughts were about this?

    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=246906

    one pic and a buld thread link. one sticky for each body category.

    thanks.
     

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