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Old 06-09-2019, 03:48 PM   #601
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Re: Our "What are we going to do?" 66 Suburban Build

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We completely scraped/cleaned the underside (that was a PITA) and brushed on a heavy coat of black implement paint.
Bet that was a neck & shoulder workout, but it looks good! Started to try something similar on my Tahoe & quickly decided thatís not happening without a lift, lol.
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Old 06-14-2019, 12:51 AM   #602
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Re: Our "What are we going to do?" 66 Suburban Build

Smoothed the firewall a bit and then primered and painted it...the original Balboa blue.
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:51 PM   #603
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Re: Our "What are we going to do?" 66 Suburban Build

and body back on chassis...
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Old 06-15-2019, 01:45 PM   #604
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Re: Our "What are we going to do?" 66 Suburban Build

That looks awesome..how long before you are back driving it
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Old 06-16-2019, 02:04 AM   #605
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That looks awesome..how long before you are back driving it
Thanks PE, hard to say...maybe another month or two or so. We still have lots of little things to work through.
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Old 06-16-2019, 02:16 AM   #606
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Re: Our "What are we going to do?" 66 Suburban Build

We have started fitting the front sheet metal back on and are finding a few areas that need massaging.

Right off the bat, the blower belt was against the fans/radiator (first pic). My son worked on the rad support and opened it up to allow the rad to slide forward over an inch...plenty of clearance now.

We'll rework the mounts and should be good to go!
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Old 06-20-2019, 02:15 AM   #607
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Re: Our "What are we going to do?" 66 Suburban Build

Got the upper/lower radiator mounts reworked and fit in...locks it in nicely. Also got the fuel regulator mounted and all the lines ran.
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Old 06-23-2019, 02:05 AM   #608
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Re: Our "What are we going to do?" 66 Suburban Build

Continuing to fit pieces of the puzzle in...
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Old 06-23-2019, 11:25 AM   #609
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Re: Our "What are we going to do?" 66 Suburban Build

Looking good so far..stay at it
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Old 06-24-2019, 12:16 AM   #610
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Looking good so far..stay at it
Thanks PE! We're trying...


Started playing with the hydro boost and lines fit-up...
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Old 06-28-2019, 01:55 AM   #611
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Re: Our "What are we going to do?" 66 Suburban Build

Built the PS pump mount...made a upside down cradle that captures the modified PSC pump and allowed us to move the pivot point out to where we could optimize the limited amount of adjustment space we had.
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Old 06-29-2019, 12:36 AM   #612
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Re: Our "What are we going to do?" 66 Suburban Build

Added some material to the upper tensioner mount plate tonight and hung the reservoir off of that also...
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Old 06-29-2019, 03:24 PM   #613
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Re: Our "What are we going to do?" 66 Suburban Build

Looking good
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Old 07-02-2019, 01:11 AM   #614
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Re: Our "What are we going to do?" 66 Suburban Build

We made some down bars for the engine bay to help stiffen up the chassis...bolts in between the top of the frame up front and the upper corners of the firewall. Tubes come off mating plates on the inner firewall and are welded into the a-pillar/dash bar nodes.
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Nice work on the tubes
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Nice work on the tubes
Thanks PE, we're running out of room up there...getting harder to fit things in!
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Column to box was interesting...4 u-joints, 3 sections of shaft, and 2 stand-offs.
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Working through some more things...hydroboost lines ran and throttle pedal/cable done.
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Re: Our "What are we going to do?" 66 Suburban Build

We've been putting this next step off, but decided to jump into it tonight.

Cutting the hood!

My son picked up a spare hood for a practice cut/fit...we laid out a basic rectangular hole that looked like it should clear...and it did, but not exactly what we wanted.

That allowed us to gain some confidence in our technique and pattern before cutting the original hood.
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We modified the hole layout a bit and started cutting into the original, stock, patina matching hood...no pressure there!

It all worked out though, no problems and we really like the look.
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