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Burb 03-29-2018 03:20 PM

The Burb a long time coming
 
...well the time has come.

I have owned her since '96, she is on the 3rd motor 4 transmission 3rd Rearend...

Was jacked up in 2000 while I drove other things that used less gas and had a/c

But in '01 when I made the decision I was gonna move on with, vehicle I chose was her.
Put a new battery and filled her with fluids and put the ol 8 lug steel wagon wheels on and she cranked right up ... needed a lil tune on the edlebrock, but when didn't it.:lol:
Drove it another 80K+...

Using the reg. info and with some help the mechanic on 1 of the 3 motors ... we figured the truck had over 480K on her.

Some of you may even remember I put her up for sale some time ago, minus the motor/tranny, because I just don't have the REAL time it takes to do it right, so it was sitting.

... but never did sell her

So after talking with the wife an her telling me she knew how much I loved the truck and all the work I had put into her over the years :waah:

We decided to give her a new life ... the way I wanted it.

And this will be her story

Burb 03-29-2018 03:27 PM

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She was rough after years of use and abuse ... a lot of 5 hour trips uphill one way to go camping ... kids loved it
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Burb 03-29-2018 03:34 PM

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She didn't always look so bad but ... was feeling that field she once lived in

Burb 03-29-2018 03:40 PM

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So I made some inquires and did ALOT of research, about a years worth, and I found someone I felt could handle this task and would want to see and be apart of this incredible project.
His name is Blake and he owns Mo Muscle Cars in Conroe, TX http://www.momusclecars.com/
and this is where this transformation will happen.

Burb 03-29-2018 03:44 PM

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Scheduled Red to come pick her up, hadn't run in 3 months or so ...

So we coasted her on out to the street and loader her up on a trailer

Burb 03-29-2018 03:46 PM

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... once Blake and the guys had her it didn't take long for them to start stripping her down

Burb 03-29-2018 03:49 PM

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I mean I was like ... wow

Burb 03-29-2018 03:53 PM

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Even here when I last saw my lil sleeper it was full of life ... and now in a deeper sleep

Burb 03-29-2018 03:59 PM

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... blastin time she gets pulled off the frame and set up like a chicken :metal:

Burb 03-29-2018 04:02 PM

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... and speaking of frame it gets rolled out back for further review, seems there is a twist on the left rear portion of the frame.

Burb 03-29-2018 04:03 PM

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Blast day comes ...

Burb 03-29-2018 04:10 PM

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and the days in field are revealed

Burb 03-29-2018 04:17 PM

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so the cutting starts

Burb 03-29-2018 04:21 PM

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and cutting

Burb 03-29-2018 04:29 PM

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and of course the inside couldn't escape the growth

Burb 03-29-2018 04:36 PM

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So once we realized what we had ... or Didn't Have ... it was time to start huntin parts

Burb 03-29-2018 04:42 PM

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as I was looking for parts the pile seemed to grow

Burb 03-29-2018 04:48 PM

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... gotta love the inter-web for searching for parts and happy the suburban parts are coming more avail. , not so many years back you would have to salvage yard the art or make using C10 truck parts

Burb 03-29-2018 04:50 PM

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thank you LMC

Burb 03-29-2018 04:54 PM

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and as for the spare tire tub ... Blake's guys just made one, I figure it will be used for something other than a spare ... have to wait and see

Burb 03-29-2018 04:55 PM

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The frame is a loss, it maybe could be fixed but knowing the plans for this truck it would only get me in trouble in the end, not the most ridged designed frame.

So once again some research is being done, you would think after 47 years someone would be have a frame for these great beast ... but once again when they refer to C10 frame they mean truck so it narrows the search some and adds an increased chance to do what I want with her.

So I sent out an email to some noted frame builders and was surprised to see how few builders have the specs to do a 1971 suburban frame, though only slightly different than the truck frame
only got a response from a small handful

Bigdav160 03-29-2018 05:04 PM

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Cool.

And we are practically neighbors. There's a few other local Suburban guys so we'll have to plan a get together one day.

It looks like your Sub and my Sub are in the same condition of disrepair. I need to get back on the metal work.

How's the hatch? I have too many hours de-rusting and repairing mine.

Is the d-door aftermarket? I've heard they are not the best fitting.

Burb 03-29-2018 05:15 PM

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and other than one little mod I had Blake do
http://www.facebook.com/momusclecars...5340063899851/

Burb 03-29-2018 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Bigdav160 (Post 8225232)
Cool.

And we are practically neighbors. There's a few other local Suburban guys so we'll have to plan a get together one day.

It looks like your Sub and my Sub are in the same condition of disrepair. I need to get back on the metal work.

How's the hatch? I have too many hours de-rusting and repairing mine.

Is the d-door aftermarket? I've heard they are not the best fitting.


Well I replaced the hatch a year or so before I gave it Blake, I found a used one on this site out of Cali for $250 +shipping and was it pretty decent shape once it was blasted

Burb 03-29-2018 05:24 PM

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and it seems we both appreciate another bow tie as well ...
noting your avitar


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