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Old 05-12-2017, 03:00 AM   #1
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62 Burb project in the making.

My 62 Suburban project is starting I bought it last year and finally got it.
Will try to keep pictures updated.
Going to start on removing I 6 tomorrow.
Got the 283 all set waiting to go in,PB and new hyd.clutch.
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Old 05-12-2017, 08:37 AM   #2
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Re: 62 Burb project in the making.

Does it have a jump seat on the passenger side? How cool!

I hope you keep that Wurden Fire Dept. emblem on it

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Old 05-12-2017, 01:35 PM   #3
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Does it have a jump seat on the passenger side? How cool!

I hope you keep that Wurden Fire Dept. emblem on it

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Yes the jump seat folds down to make a bench like seat as well.
It looks like it was used as an ambulance as well.
I am probably going with the Fire dept. lettering again when finished which is quite a ways off for paint.
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Old 05-16-2017, 04:59 AM   #4
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Re: 62 Burb project in the making.

Making a little progress. 6 is out measuring for the 283. & New tank.
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Old 05-16-2017, 05:04 AM   #5
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Few pictures as well.
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Old 05-17-2017, 12:09 AM   #6
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Re: 62 Burb project in the making.

Do you have a front saddle mount for the 283?
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Old 05-17-2017, 12:46 AM   #7
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Do you have a front saddle mount for the 283?
Hi John, No I am using 67-72 mounts on the side. Already removed the front mount, makes it easier down the line if I decide to do a 355. Have lots of parts from the race car that may get used later on. We run a super gas car when we are not rebuilding old trucks. Right now the only racing is with one of the teams kids Jr. Drag race.
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:37 AM   #8
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OK, those are better yet. I didn't know what parts you had to work with but it sounds like you have some parts plus a bit of experience as well.
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Old 06-24-2017, 12:31 AM   #9
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Re: 62 Burb project in the making.

Got the motor mounts done. Dident like the idea of putting the 1" block under the top support to the frame so we did a little remodeling, 2 notches out of the side at the bends and bend together after a few fitting trys welded it back together cut off the top bolt holes and made new holes. Fits great and looks original I will get some installed pictures in later we want to try and put the engine in today hopefully.
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Old 06-24-2017, 07:32 PM   #10
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Making a little progress. 6 is out measuring for the 283. & New tank.
I had a 73-81 Blazer tank in my 65 Suburban several years ago. I fit perfect in the original home. I just had to modify the filler tube a little, and find a fuel guage that would work with it.
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Old 06-25-2017, 03:43 AM   #11
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I had a 73-81 Blazer tank in my 65 Suburban several years ago. I fit perfect in the original home. I just had to modify the filler tube a little, and find a fuel guage that would work with it.
What kind of fuel gauge did you end up with?
That is basically what I am doing.
Added a crossmember to adjust where the supports go an fits perfect.
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Old 06-25-2017, 03:59 AM   #12
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Re: 62 Burb project in the making.

Thought we could put the engine in today but ran into a snag.
The Novak hydraulic clutch slave cylinder setup needs to have a long throw out bearing so I need to get that before putting the engine in as we want to adjust it on the floor.
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Old 06-25-2017, 11:07 AM   #13
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What kind of fuel gauge did you end up with?
That is basically what I am doing.
Added a crossmember to adjust where the supports go an fits perfect.
I never got a gauge put in. I knew how far I could go on a tank so would fill it before it ran out. The 73-81 use a different ohm than the stock. I tried to use a gauge from those years and cut down the backing but didn't work. As far as the support, I actually removed on to fit the tank in. I will try to find the pic of it in, from underneath and post it later.
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Old 06-25-2017, 11:15 AM   #14
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I never got a gauge put in. I knew how far I could go on a tank so would fill it before it ran out. The 73-81 use a different ohm than the stock. I tried to use a gauge from those years and cut down the backing but didn't work. As far as the support, I actually removed on to fit the tank in. I will try to find the pic of it in, from underneath and post it later.
Here are the pics. Sorry they aren't that clear.
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Old 06-25-2017, 01:16 PM   #15
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Here are the pics. Sorry they aren't that clear.
Interesting to see the original tank. Mine had a curved tank to make room for the spare tire. But the shipping company butchered that one.
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Old 06-25-2017, 01:22 PM   #16
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Re: 62 Burb project in the making.

Working on the brakes with the kit from capt.fab.
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Re: 62 Burb project in the making.

[QUOTE=sirJim;7976192]Interesting to see the original tank. Mine had a curved tank to make room for the spare tire. But the shipping company butchered that one.[/QUO
My spare is laying on the floor inside. I have a bracket that screws to the sidewall when I don't have the big 2nd seat in. It's something the original owner made.
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Old 06-28-2017, 05:14 PM   #18
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Re: 62 Burb project in the making.

Finally got the engine in.
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Old 07-10-2017, 05:34 AM   #19
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Re: 62 Burb project in the making.

A little more progress after a weeks vacation with the family. Belt on windshield out and painted the windshield channel which was in excellent shape.
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Old 07-12-2017, 12:37 AM   #20
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Re: 62 Burb project in the making.

Little progress. Finally got the longer throw out bearing and Got the transmission and drive line in. Novak slave cylinder mounted still need to put the lines in and adjust but on its way.
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Old 07-13-2017, 03:23 AM   #21
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Re: 62 Burb project in the making.

We got a bit of wiring done last night.
Carb installed, Radiator off to have the thermostat switch bung welded in for the electric fan.
Have to do a make shift exhaust in the first stages to get it thru DMV, look at doing it right down the road.
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Old 07-15-2017, 01:25 AM   #22
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One with the carb in.
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Old 07-16-2017, 02:11 PM   #23
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Got the fan in.
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Old 07-16-2017, 02:17 PM   #24
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Exhaust is in for a try.
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Old 07-17-2017, 12:47 AM   #25
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Nice work on the exhaust
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