This actually started a few years back when I started collecting parts for a diesel conversion on my K5 Rock Rig to shift it to more of an exploration/expedition vehicle. But the K5 really was too small, and I couldn't get enthusiastic about it, so started looking for a clean square body Suburban to provide a new base for what would probably be my last build.
In late 2017 I found what I thought would be a good candidate in an '85 OEM 6.2/700R4 Suburban with a Star Craft conversion package. It had a locked up motor and mostly gutted/ruined interior, but was otherwise a straight solid body. I expected to find a bit of a mess from the conversion, but had no idea what a huge mess they made of it. And that was just the beginning of this turning into a white elephant, though I am making painfully slow progress all along.
In the end this is intended to be a fuel efficient plush back road cruiser for exploration, camping, fishing, etc rather than a rock crawler. Obviously I'm far behind on posting this stuff, but I'll update as I get time in chronological order with pics.