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The Bruin

1989 Suburban

Overview

Here is a 1989 Suburban I just picked up. It was a research rig for the University of Wyoming. Prof. Hank Harlow used this truck to research bears all over the rockies. The research included how bears hibernate and applications in medicine concerning muscle deterioration. He would crawl into bear dens while they were hibernating and take samples, what a total badass. This truck has sat for 10 years since his retirement and was just sold at auction where I bought it. The researchers named it "The Bruin" and my buddy Tyler stuck a bear toy to the dash up in Colter Bay (Tetons) about 20 years ago. The name and toy will be staying.
I already have 2 lifted squares, (crew cab and k5) so this truck will most likely just stay a utility rig. It has a great drivetrain but isn't much to look at right now.

Specs:
1989 V2500 Suburban
TBI 350, possibly only 79,000 miles.
Manual trans, SM465
NP241, (to be verified)
Barn door
Bench seats, rubber floor, manual windows/locks

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Specs

Year
1989
Make
Chevrolet
Model
Suburban
Interior
Bench seats, rubber floor, manual windows/locks, AC, tilt column
Factory Options
3/4 ton, Manual, Barn doors
Engine
TBI 350
Transmission
SM465
Transfer Case
NP241
Steering
Stock
Suspension
Stock
Axles
10 bolt, SF 14 bolt
Wheels
Stock
Tires
Maypop
Paint
Some of its left, grey

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