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Old 09-23-2018, 11:04 PM   #1
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New project : 72 Suburban

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
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Old 09-26-2018, 06:56 PM   #2
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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
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Old 09-27-2018, 10:01 AM   #3
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i dont think that they have many of those ( or still have survived ) ...

and that looks like a cool project
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Old 09-27-2018, 01:03 PM   #4
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Re: New project : 72 Suburban

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
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Old 09-29-2018, 12:43 PM   #5
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That Burb looks fairly well loaded.

I'll follow along for the bodywork and LS swap.
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Old 09-30-2018, 07:10 AM   #6
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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
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Old 09-30-2018, 12:17 PM   #7
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Welcome. Enjoy the build!
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Old 10-02-2018, 10:18 PM   #8
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Frame is painted and working on suspension components to get ready for front portion of static drop
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Old 10-02-2018, 10:43 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 10-04-2018, 07:51 PM   #10
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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.
I used a 1" wide putty knife when I did mine and it worked great on the flat surfaces!


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Old 10-04-2018, 08:17 PM   #11
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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
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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
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:36 PM   #13
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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
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Nice fit! Moving right along.
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