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Old 08-02-2016, 06:53 PM   #176
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Re: 68 GMC 4x4 Suburban build up

Progress...Burb looks good there!
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Old 08-06-2016, 11:51 AM   #177
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Progress...Burb looks good there!
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Suburban is now at the new house. Still doing a lot of house work and unpacking with the move but some serious work on the Suburban should start soon.

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Old 08-06-2016, 12:28 PM   #178
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Great picture. Love to find a gold,burb like yours.
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Old 08-06-2016, 12:32 PM   #179
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Great picture. Love to find a gold,burb like yours.
Thanks I feel very lucky to have found the one I did!
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Old 08-06-2016, 12:35 PM   #180
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Looking for a set of gold mirrors/arms for both sides I know this will be a hard find but I'd like to find an original set so it matches the patina of my burb.

Will take individual arms as well
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Old 08-08-2016, 10:14 PM   #181
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Re: 68 GMC 4x4 Suburban build up

Gave it a good bath today to up the property value

My wife gave her 69 Pontiac a real detailing while I was washing the Suburban. Was pretty cool to spend the afternoon together working on the cars.

I ordered all new brakes, shocks and springs for the Pontiac. Its taking precedence over the Suburban right now since its so nice and its a shame I can't drive it everyday.





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Old 08-17-2016, 05:44 PM   #182
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Replace the horror that was the mirror arms..

Thanks to Cheyenne ShortStep for the part! Now to find a pass side gold arm...
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:47 PM   #183
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Yep, Very nice improvement!
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:28 PM   #184
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Im sure everyone here knows how but made another simple video

Removing Door Panels in a 67-72 Chevy & GMC C10 - YouTube
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:29 PM   #185
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Old 05-07-2017, 07:41 PM   #186
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Finally found a passenger side mirror so I had to buy the pair

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Old 05-07-2017, 09:43 PM   #187
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Finally found a passenger side mirror so I had to buy the pair

Did you actually have trouble finding mirrors? They should work fine. There is a backing plate that goes inside the door with nuts welded to it, for bolting them in place. I hope you got those too.....

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Old 05-07-2017, 11:20 PM   #188
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Did you actually have trouble finding mirrors? They should work fine. There is a backing plate that goes inside the door with nuts welded to it, for bolting them in place. I hope you got those too.....

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Not trouble finding mirrors

Mirror arms that are original and still gold to somewhat match my original paint.

I got the backing plates as well.
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Old 05-14-2017, 01:16 PM   #189
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Mirror installed

Putting the backing plate and mirror on by yourself is tricky until you get some duct tape.

Was not happy with the "original" color of the arms I got so I painted them with the closest match I could find. Which is good enough for now



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Old 02-02-2018, 01:50 PM   #190
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Took the engine accessories off to give it some detailing

I will get some more photos and a write up soon.




I listed the Burb for sale just because I am so busy I don't feel like I have the time but all the potential buyers seem to fall out so thankfully it looks like I will be keeping it and doing what I can little by little.
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Old 02-18-2018, 05:18 PM   #191
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Had it for sale but don't think I am ready yet.

Plugging away doing a little bit here and there when I can.

New points, plugs, wires, etc in.

I used AC Delco 508N Plug wires to keep them under manifold and they fit great without cutting. There was 1 set "used" on amazon for $9 shipped so I scored on that as they were brand new when they arrived. Looked like a returned item to me.

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My son is due on April 9th. My Suburban was sold April 12th 1968 so a decent chance they end up sharing a birthday just 50 years apart.
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Old 02-27-2018, 11:51 AM   #192
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Got to chat Suburbans with member here Jordan and he brought me this rear A/C unit that is pretty complete.

Looks like it will be fun to figure that one out someday

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Old 03-20-2018, 02:52 PM   #193
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Slow progress but progress

Power Steering in



Who designed this bolt? I was able to get it done with a stubby wrench flipped up as shown and didn't have to jack the motor up thankfully.
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Old 03-20-2018, 04:41 PM   #194
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A little here, a little there, pretty soon it will be done. That's the way I do things sometimes. Lookin' better all the time.

That bolt is the single worst bolt on the build for me.

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Old 03-21-2018, 11:36 AM   #195
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A little here, a little there, pretty soon it will be done. That's the way I do things sometimes. Lookin' better all the time.

That bolt is the single worst bolt on the build for me.

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That is the way I am looking at it.

One bolt/part at a time
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Old 03-21-2018, 11:38 AM   #196
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Rainy out but got a cool shot of it sitting in the driveway.
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Old 03-23-2018, 10:11 PM   #197
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Got a little more work done today, Power steering lines, adjustment, alternator bracket, etc... More it was just a really nice sunny day after a few days of rain and it was nice to be outside wrenching.



Bad news is I think I have a small leak in the radiator so I pulled it to inspect / repair while everything is out.

I also picked up 1 6 lug slot mag for $20 that was down the street from me and I love how it will look! (mocked up)



I might try to go get a set of four this weekend if I can make the drive...

I figure this can be used as a full-size spare off the back gate eventually.
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Old 05-11-2018, 10:17 PM   #198
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It runs!

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