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Old 10-22-2015, 12:35 AM   #1
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Hello all,

The name's Andrew. I've stalked the forums for a little while now but decided to make a profile. I've got a 1960 Chevy Suburban that I've owned for about 10 months now. Progress has been slow but I'm makin' it. I'm not going to restore the truck any time soon but I am going to make it road worthy to cruise around with my family. On to some pictures.

Here's where I found her. I'd seen it sitting in this spot on a hill about 50 yards off the highway for over 6 years. I could never get a good look at the front or back to see what generation it was. I finally had a chance to stop one day when I didn't have my wife and kids with me. There's no home with the little shop just an empty plot. I got the plate number to have an officer friend of mine run it with no luck. I talked to a neighbor who gave me a last name and a general vicinity of the owners home. Ended up leaving for the day. I finally decided I couldn't wait to find someone and did a little shadiness. I had to get the vin out of the door jamb. Got the vin and had my PO buddy run it. Got a name. Looked the name up in Google. Owner had since died... in 2004. Found where it said another man was related to him. Called the number. Got the brother of the previous owner. Said the Uncle had passed it on to the brother's son. IF that makes any sense. He then gave me his son's number. We talked for about a good 30 min. Talked on a Sunday and I was picking it up on Tuesday... for $1,000!!



Kiddos posing for a picture on the way home with our memory wagon!


She definitely hadn't been used in a few years for more than storage. Check out that shag!!


Word from the owner was that this used to be an old school bus. Not too sure on that but who knows!!




Had an old 350 out of a 70s Vette in it. One of those crappy emissions models. No inner fenders, front core support had been cut to tilt the hood, PS has been added, still drum up front but a booster had been added too. I did get this motor to run off a bottle twice. It definitely needed to be rebuilt. Soooo, out it came. I got a very good 307 from a friend for $100. Truck already had a 700r4 in it so we're good there.


OFF topic for a sec but I had a pin striping friend whip up a quick rendition of the burb. This'll go to shows with us.


Decided I wanted it to have wagon wheels and big cobra meats.


Said 307 dropped in and test starting. (failure due to wiring)


Another little off topic tidbit. Wrapped my door panels in burlap sacks.


Got another hood, fenders, grille support, and took some of that blue spray paint off the door. Look at that yellow!! You can also see that I've stripped most of the tint off of it now too.


Scored a '61 grille for $100 while in California on vacation. Had a gentleman that wanted the insert so we traded and he sent me '60 bars.




She got to take a sweet ride on another friends COE going to annootthher friends shop.


Update to today. Got most of my parts in to do the wiring and rear end.


Comments, jokes, criticism, all are welcome! Glad to finally be on the forum. Thanks guys.

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Old 10-22-2015, 01:34 AM   #2
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Cool project man! Welcome to the suburban club! I see that it has front and rear sliders. Does it still have all three seats?
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Old 10-22-2015, 01:38 AM   #3
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Thanks!
I thought the front and rear sliders were normal until I started seeing more and more without them online. I had one jump seat and the 2/3rd seat when I bought it. Plus the green bench in it now. I really didn't have a use for the original seats and know someone could use them for a resto. I sold them to a gentleman in Illinois. I'm going to use a 2000's Tahoe or Suburban seat in the rear for the kiddos since it has built in seat belts.
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Old 10-23-2015, 08:15 PM   #4
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Welcome to the 'burb world. Looks like a good project you got there. I lije the way its going to look by the drawing your friend did.
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Old 10-26-2015, 04:28 AM   #5
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Thanks. Body is the last thing on my list for now.

I got most of the old wiring out. Getting ready to lay the new harness out.
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Old 10-27-2015, 12:35 PM   #6
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Great find. I wish I was making such consistent progress on my 60. Keep it up ! Glad to see another one hitting the road.
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Consistent isn't the word for my project haha. Unfortunately it's been just the opposite. I was really hoping to hit it hard this week but it's been raining for 4 days. I make take next week off work and just focus on it.
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Old 10-27-2015, 02:29 PM   #8
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Cool suburban! I wish I still had my 66, but my 61 Panel helps. Good call on the newer seats, thats what I have and the built in belts are great!
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Old 10-28-2015, 01:09 AM   #9
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Welcome to the forum

Nice Burb and you've made some nice progress.
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Thanks guys. I really need to get this thing goin...
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Consistent isn't the word for my project haha. Unfortunately it's been just the opposite. I was really hoping to hit it hard this week but it's been raining for 4 days. I make take next week off work and just focus on it.
Yea well you have been consistent in my book. Look at my build thread and you will see 3 steps forward and 10 backwards. Time, weather and money never seem to be at the proper place at the correct time. Keep it up. Hopefully you will inspire me and my nemesis of time, weather and money to work it out in the long run.
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Nice start, the kiddos look like they'll have a blast with it as much as you. Great memories.

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Nice start, the kiddos look like they'll have a blast with it as much as you. Great memories.

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Thanks Bomp,

The kids definitely love it. I was considering selling it a few months ago to pick up a very nice 64 Rambler Classic from a friend and I asked what my oldest would like. He told me he wanted to keep the burb so we could go camping. I couldn't sell it at that point.

UPDATE: I've gotten started on the wiring, I removed the old harness and got the new one mounted in place. I'm going to take off work next week to get some much needed work done...
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Old 11-13-2015, 12:34 AM   #14
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Got the wiring all done for the motor. I added an aftermarket set of gauges with mechanical oil pressure, temp, and battery. Just wanted the added security. Got it timed and turned back over today. Ran for about three seconds. I'll tell you what though that three seconds was amazing... I'll be setting the carb back up tomorrow and she should be yard driving.
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Set up for the gauges.


Oh and I'm probably going to look at this sweet girl too
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I found this in an article a good friend gave me several years ago. Shows a burb as a school bus.
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Well I've decided to let the other burb go for now. I can't be thinking about others while my ol' girl is still waiting on me.
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Well it's been a quick minute since I've updated the few of you that read this.

I got the suburban to run. The PO had a return style fuel pump on the original-ish tank that wouldn't take a return thus not putting the extra fuel anywhere but back into the line. Created too much pressure or some kind of mini void and wouldn't let it run. Swapped that for another pump and she fired right up! I think the block may have some water in it since the truck sat without a distro for a few months. It started to leak out of a valve cover gasket but didn't run any worse or smoke out of the exhaust at all. (Fingers crossed that the head gaskets are okay.)

Decided to go ahead and pull the fuel tank to flush it. Spent a few hours cleaning it out and took a wire wheel to the outside to get a good coating put down. anddddd I found holes in the tank. I've got an offer from a friendly local C10 owner for a blazer tank for $20. I'll probably go snag it up this week. Tomorrow I'm going to drain the oil off and refill it. Run it again to see if its actually leaking. If all goes well I'll be loading her up to bring her back from my buddies shop to finish everything in my garage. Here's a couple pics of the tank.





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Looks like a fun project Andrew! Are you going to rebuild the 327 that was in it originally?
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looks like that gas tank can take a new job as a cullender. LOL
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The motor I bought it with was a clapped out 350. I put the 307 in it a little later on down the road.



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Yeah I'm not sure how the hell all that happened. I'll probably just sit in the garage and stare at it. Then scrap it haha.
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welcome to the best ol' truck place around. always good to have another Arkansan join up.
that is a very cool rig and will be a great family camper. it does make sense that it was a school bus, lots of them were in rural areas. the dual sliders is a clue... is that a factory rack on top, can't tell from the pics.

hope you and the family have many adventures and memories aboard your burb.
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welcome to the best ol' truck place around. always good to have another Arkansan join up.
that is a very cool rig and will be a great family camper. it does make sense that it was a school bus, lots of them were in rural areas. the dual sliders is a clue... is that a factory rack on top, can't tell from the pics.

hope you and the family have many adventures and memories aboard your burb.
Thanks Clem. I've heard your name mentioned quite a few times around here. I wish I could've come up to your place a while back. Maybe one day.

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Let me know if this video works. I finally got to drive the dang thing! Not too much more left now before she's back on the road.
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Slowly but surely getting the wiring done. Get a little more done every day. Trying to knock most of it out before the weather gets too cold.

Today: LIGHTS!!
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