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65sub 01-04-2015 02:36 PM

My suburban's Twisted Little Sister
 
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Hi guys. This is my first thread but not my first truck. My daily driver is a
65 suburban. It has a static 4/5 drop and a fuel injected 409 with a 700R4. The Twisted Little Sister is a 66 suburban that is going to be chopped , sectioned and further customized

So here's my daily driver

65sub 01-04-2015 02:44 PM

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And here's the Twisted Little Sister

65sub 01-04-2015 03:00 PM

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On this truck I decided to use all of the ideas that I've had over the years, practical or not, just for fun. So for the suspension I got this for a donor.

65sub 01-04-2015 03:09 PM

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Since I've always liked the idea of a V12, I got this for the motor and transmission

Modges'66 01-04-2015 03:23 PM

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Nice!
This is gonna be very interesting!
I can't wait to see this one move forward!

Grizz1963 01-04-2015 04:28 PM

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I do like the Suburbans, and would also love a short panel on my drive.

Take a look at this build, not quite the same, but the same motor action.

Also, you could probably use him as a resource or ally.

http://retrorides.proboards.com/thre...-sketchy-drive

There is a driving video on page 14.

Will keep and eye as this unfolds.

markeb01 01-04-2015 05:17 PM

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I've never been much of a suburban fan, but this sounds like a fun and interesting build. Looking forward to the progress as it evolves!

Free Candy Inside 01-04-2015 06:15 PM

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Can't wait to see the build. I'm building a bodydropped extended panel truck currently.

65sub 01-04-2015 06:55 PM

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Thanks for the interest guys. Grizz, I did get a couple of ideas from the V12 Landrover link. Thanks

We stripped the Corvette. Then last week we built a frame table and put the Corvette frame on it. We cut the frame at the back of the doors and unbolted it from the front cross member

65sub 01-05-2015 08:45 PM

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We tig welded theses frame curves at the end of last week. We spent all day today cutting and then squaring the 2X6 frame sections on the mill

pimpston65 01-05-2015 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by 65sub (Post 6987072)
We tig welded theses frame curves at the end of last week. We spent all day today cutting and then squaring the 2X6 frame sections on the mill

wait a minute, you putting all this stuff i. e V12, corvette suspension in the burban? if so, can i move in a be your whipping boy

Johnny_Lamebridge 01-06-2015 12:44 AM

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Cool project! I can't wait to see how this progresses.

Captainfab 01-06-2015 02:11 AM

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Very interesting build, I'll be watching for sure.

That Jag trans looks quite a bit like a GM trans.

mjh1965 01-06-2015 04:18 AM

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Going to have to keep an eye on this build . Those V12 cars are getting quite cheep over here in the UK due to the running costs

McMurphy 01-06-2015 11:03 AM

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I like the no-holds-barred approach, there are so few things in life you can truely indulge in.

If this is what you are doing for the frame and power train, I can only imagine where you may go with the body in and out.
:metal:

65sub 01-06-2015 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by pimpston65 (Post 6987102)
wait a minute, you putting all this stuff i. e V12, corvette suspension in the burban? if so, can i move in a be your whipping boy

:haha: Always room for more


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Originally Posted by Johnny_Lamebridge (Post 6987486)
Cool project! I can't wait to see how this progresses.

Thanks Johnny


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Originally Posted by Captainfab (Post 6987578)
Very interesting build, I'll be watching for sure.

That Jag trans looks quite a bit like a GM trans.

You're right Captain. Jaguar used a GM Turbo 400 with a different bell housing bolt pattern


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Originally Posted by mjh1965 (Post 6987620)
Going to have to keep an eye on this build . Those V12 cars are getting quite cheep over here in the UK due to the running costs

Cheap here too. Running cost and rust issues

reaper71 01-06-2015 11:36 AM

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Very interesting!!
I'm along for the ride..

Mark...

65sub 01-06-2015 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by McMurphy (Post 6987803)
I like the no-holds-barred approach, there are so few things in life you can truely indulge in.

If this is what you are doing for the frame and power train, I can only imagine where you may go with the body in and out.
:metal:

Thanks Michael. Your build was an inspiration. I do plan to modify every part of this truck

joedoh 01-06-2015 04:43 PM

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corvette suspension custom frame and jack-u-wire 12 cylinder, there isnt one thing not to like about this!

CRGRS 66 01-06-2015 09:41 PM

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Huh! Nutty! I love it!

ChiefRocka 01-07-2015 09:32 AM

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Nice !!

I thought my B BODY frame swap was interesting ...

This one will be fun to watch for sure !

65sub 01-07-2015 09:24 PM

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Originally Posted by reaper71 (Post 6987839)
Very interesting!!
I'm along for the ride..

Mark...

Thanks for the interest Reaper

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Originally Posted by joedoh (Post 6988229)
corvette suspension custom frame and jack-u-wire 12 cylinder, there isnt one thing not to like about this!

Glad the combination works for you Joedoh

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Originally Posted by CRGRS 66 (Post 6988615)
Huh! Nutty! I love it!

My friends do sometimes wonder. Maybe it's the winters here in Canada:canada:

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Originally Posted by ChiefRocka (Post 6989121)
Nice !!

I thought my B BODY frame swap was interesting ...

This one will be fun to watch for sure !

Thanks Chief. I enjoy following your frame swap as well

65sub 01-07-2015 09:50 PM

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We spent more time today prepping the frame pieces. Then we started mocking up the frame.

65sub 01-08-2015 09:15 PM

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A lot of clamps, a lot of measuring, a little tack welding and we got the perimeter of the frame tacked together. Then we started on some of the sub assemblies

Free Candy Inside 01-08-2015 10:07 PM

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Nice work. I keep checking on this for progress. It's gonna be sick.


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