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what year suburban?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Calclips, Jan 7, 2002.

  1. Calclips

    Calclips 1/2 ton status

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    In what years did they make a 2 door suburban? I know its old, but I don't know how old. Its definately NOT an 80's model, its very rounded off. I've just seen it in the field and the guy didn't know much about it. He has the title (which would have the year on it...) but he didn't know offhand what it was and I haven't talked to him since I looked at it.
     
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    okay, it isn't 2 door. Its 3 doors, and I think its like a 69-74 (?). I would, however, like to know what driveshafts will fit this?
     
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    3 doors where made in 67-72.... what did the front clip look like? how many lugs did it have.... that can narrow it down to what year.... or just write the vin down one of us can decode it for you that will help narrow it down.... check out www.67-72suburbans.com for info on those years

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    did it have windows on the side behind the doors? If not then what you saw was a panel body not a burb. 2 doors no windows. they were made up tell 1970

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    The front clip is off it and in the guys barn. I'm gonna buy it non-the-less, I'll just let you guys know when I figure it out. Its a burban sitting on 35's all complete minimal rust.... no engine.... 300 bucks. I can't pass it up, It'll give me a chance to get a dedicated wheeler. Are these trucks hard to find parts for? it needs a front driveshaft.... will any ol' suburban driveshaft fit or will I need to hunt to find something special?
     
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    if you don't want it for $300 bucks I'll take it! Sounds like a steal![​IMG]

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    The pre 67 Suburban CarryAll's had two doors. It could be a 4X4 and be that old....possibly a NEAPCO conversion. As stated earlier, the 67-72's had 3 doors and the '73-up had 4 doors.
     
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    It did have windows behind the doors. I'm positive that its a first gen burban. Its sweet, I love the thing already and I haven't even towed it home. Its gonna rock and roll. Like I asked earlier, are these hard to find parts for? It needs a front driveshaft. thanks for all of your help everyone
     
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    ahhh "First Gen Burban"? the first Suburban was like 1920 or something way back in the past.....duno exsactly what year but it was a LOOOOONNNNGGGGGG time ago...


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    The first Suburban was a 1935 model. It is hard to classify Suburbans into generations unless you start from the beginning. We might be up to a dozen generations by now.

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    I know that suburbans date back to ancient times (as far as automobiles are concerned), but like Beast said we'd be in the 12 generation if we went all the way back. I said "first generation suburban" purely based on the heading of this part of the forum.
     
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    Ok just checkin[​IMG]!
    I figured that is what ya ment anyway[​IMG]
    I too love the 3door burbs!! I hope to someday get a completely restored 72 3door to tow my 72 K5 to the trail heads!
    Good luck!

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    Hi Calclips: I've got a 3-door '67 Sub K/10 (4wd) myself. They're big dogs, but they're warm and friendly. WRT parts availability: body parts are hard to come by -- several aftermarket sheetmetal houses have given up re-pop efforts due (they say) to lack of market size. You have to scavenge the salvage yards. Glass and seals are available from some aftermarket houses like LMC, Brothers, etc., but spendy. The doghouse is the same as a pickup cab or Blazer though. Running gear, thankfully, is normal chevy stuff just like a Blazer/Jimmy or pick up. Any engine, trans, Xfer case or differential GM made for this vintage is usable on this rig. As far as I know, the front propeller shaft is the same as a K/5 or K/10 of this period. If you have the original, a 4x4 specialist can rebuild it for you. If it's missing try one from a junk yard. Mine ran about $200 to repair and rebalance.There was a design change in '69 from a closed (GM) to an open-knuckle (Dana 44) front axle. The later Dana's are better and may come with Disc brakes. A must, unless you're like Fred Flintstone and can stick your feet thru the floorboards! Also they will accept Power Steering- not easily done in the '67/'68s. (BTDT) In my opinion the Sub chassis is a perfect setting for the big block. [Following an engine fire in '98, mine's down currently but I've got big plans for it.]Good luck and keep us posted.<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by BluThndr71JMMY on 01/11/02 02:31 PM.</FONT></P>
     

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