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KFF 1 09-23-2018 11:04 PM

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New winter project arrived today. 72 C-20 Suburban 402/400 factory ac front and rear. Has the usual rocker rot and bottoms of quarters but nothing major that cant be fixed fairly easy. Floors and frame are in pretty good shape overall. Will post pics of my progress when I can

KFF 1 09-26-2018 06:56 PM

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Making some progress on the Suburban. 402/400 is almost ready to be pulled to make way for the LS swap 402/4L80E

Lokin4AReason 09-27-2018 10:01 AM

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i dont think that they have many of those ( or still have survived ) ...

and that looks like a cool project

Bigdav160 09-27-2018 01:03 PM

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As much as I like LS motors, in my mind, they don't hold a candle to a good running Big Block.

Anyway, in for the details

GIZZ 09-29-2018 12:43 PM

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That Burb looks fairly well loaded.

I'll follow along for the bodywork and LS swap.

KFF 1 09-30-2018 07:10 AM

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402/400 pulled out and power washed frame. This week will work on disassembling suspension for the 1/2 ton conversion and static drop, plus get some paint on the frame

Advanced Design 09-30-2018 12:17 PM

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Welcome. Enjoy the build!

KFF 1 10-02-2018 10:18 PM

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Frame is painted and working on suspension components to get ready for front portion of static drop

GIZZ 10-02-2018 10:43 PM

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Frame looks great.

I see all the undercoat and dirt on your shop floor, how much time did you spend cleaning it? What was your tool of choice?I'm doing the same, I've been spending an hour a day when I can stripping mine and I figure I'll need many more days stripping it.

pwdcougar 10-04-2018 07:51 PM

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Originally Posted by GIZZ (Post 8356154)
Frame looks great.

I see all the undercoat and dirt on your shop floor, how much time did you spend cleaning it? What was your tool of choice?I'm doing the same, I've been spending an hour a day when I can stripping mine and I figure I'll need many more days stripping it.

I used a 1" wide putty knife when I did mine and it worked great on the flat surfaces!


Paul

KFF 1 10-04-2018 08:17 PM

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I power washed frame first ,then used razor scraper for the heavy stuff followed by 4 inch grinder and wire wheel or wire cup

04ls1gto 10-06-2018 09:42 AM

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I got some bildge cleaner from a friend that is a tug boat captian. Putty knife, scrapper, scotch bright pad wire wheel and whatever else I could find. One piece of advice is put plastic or a tarp on the floor first. I will be cleaning the floor for a while

KFF 1 10-09-2018 08:36 PM

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Got the front cab support, A-pillar, floor, and inner rocker panel welded in today. Now just waiting for B-pillar, and front lower quarter to arrive so I can finish the job and get the outer rocker installed

Advanced Design 10-09-2018 10:39 PM

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Nice fit! Moving right along.

KFF 1 10-17-2018 08:59 PM

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The 2 front wheels and tires came for the Suburban the other day ( Ridler 650 Gray center polished lip 20x8.5 Nitto NT555G2 245/45/20) Brake booster, master cylinder, front brake lines, and A-arms installed. Drop conversion spindles should be here tomorrow so I can get the front end buttoned up and move on to the rear

flashed 10-17-2018 09:45 PM

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Im in to see the rest .

LockDoc 10-18-2018 09:38 AM

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Ahhh, progress. All of the little accomplishments add up to a finished truck....:)

Looking good.

LockDoc

KFF 1 10-19-2018 08:41 PM

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Got the front suspension and front brakes finished today. Now its on to the rear. I hung a fender on it just to get a visual of what it will look like when its finished

Advanced Design 10-19-2018 10:15 PM

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Great progress! Looks very good.

3drburb 10-20-2018 11:01 AM

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Looking very good.

KFF 1 10-28-2018 06:53 PM

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Just an update for everyone following my build, I started on the C-notch in the rear and have the passenger side completed. Since this is my first one I did not document that side but I will on the driver side. I'm returning to work tomorrow after a 3 month layoff bc of surgery I had in August so my posts wont be as frequent as they have been the past month. Thank you all for following along and for all of your help and support with this build. I will update my progress when I can

KFF 1 11-03-2018 07:37 PM

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Finished the C-Notch today. Drop springs and blocks installed, rear end housing is in, shock relocation kit and shocks are on, and brake line back to rubber hose is finished.

KFF 1 11-04-2018 07:02 PM

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Finished up the rear end today, set it on stands and threw a wheel on it to get a visual of ride height

Advanced Design 11-04-2018 07:39 PM

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Making good progress.

KFF 1 11-17-2018 08:07 AM

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Got the Suburban back down on all 4's. Next step is to install motor and trans mounts. The machine shop is going to have the 6.0 block finished next week so I hope if all goes well when I go on vacation in 2 weeks the motor and trans will be in the frame


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