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Old 03-18-2014, 09:18 PM   #1
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Location: New Bloomfield pa.
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1953 Burb build

My original thread was all jacked up so I am starting a new one.
I picked up a '53 suburban in Long Island
Not bad , I was told it came from Ca. but I cant confirm that.
Toe boards have been replaced as have the inner kick panels. The rear fenders have had some work and I would like to replace the passenger side. Rear doors , passenger side is great the drivers side needs work and again I would like to replace if possible.
Fenders and hood are great as is the roof. The doors are good except for the bottoms inside but that is a easy fix.
Wood floor needs replaced as does the floor on the passenger side .
Plans are to put in a LS motor, mustang II and leaf springs in the back. No bags but get it down to about 5" off the ground.
Me along with my FIL and uncle will do all the work and a buddy will do the paint. Hope to have it at his shop ready for paint by Aug-Sept time frame.
I have built or helped build 7 or 8 trucks, always used Camaro clips and small blocks. The mustang II and LS will be different for us but I like the challenge.
I am sure I will have many questions.
The suspension is in boxes in the garage as is the LS just need to get cracking on this thing....but that damn thing called work continues to get in the way
Almost forgot.....finding the turn signal bezels is like finding the winning lottery ticket

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