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Old 12-10-2014, 04:35 PM   #1
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Rusty 68 K20 Burb

Picked up this 68 last Friday. She is pretty rusty, but I saved her from the scrappers or just rotting away on a farm.

I picked her up cheap, she was actually a gift from my 4x4 buddies because they knew I always wanted a slant nose 3 door.

The plan is to use her as a family wagon/wheeler. I want to swap the frame with my 78K20 Burb with a 350/465/205 and 60/14 Combo with 4.56's and a detroit in the rear. I want to exo cage her and protect what body is left.

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Old 12-10-2014, 04:44 PM   #2
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The way she sat when I picked her up



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Old 12-10-2014, 04:55 PM   #3
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It would appear that someone swapped out the tailgate for barn doors.

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It also is going to need a heater box.

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Old 12-10-2014, 04:58 PM   #4
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The bumper and grill guard is pretty straight.

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Old 12-10-2014, 05:00 PM   #5
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Old 12-10-2014, 05:02 PM   #6
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Old 12-10-2014, 05:18 PM   #7
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Old 12-10-2014, 05:35 PM   #8
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Re: Rusty 68 K20 Burb

Sweet looking burb, bet that straight six fires right up. Even when they are old, rusty and beat up those chevy's still look good.
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Old 12-10-2014, 05:40 PM   #9
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The Donor Chassis.
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:53 AM   #10
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Re: Rusty 68 K20 Burb

Love that grill guard, Why the frame swap?, All the running gear should bolt in I would think, besides the offset 292 mounts.
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Old 12-13-2014, 02:22 PM   #11
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Re: Rusty 68 K20 Burb

That grill guard is sweet!
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Old 12-16-2014, 04:46 AM   #12
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The 78 already has a beef tubular engine crossmember, beefier frame, reinforced steering box area longer springs,(all the fuel and brake lines are rotted on the 68)power brakes. What's a few body mounts..........
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Old 12-16-2014, 04:52 AM   #13
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That grill guard is sweet!


The previous owner said the bumper was original, but I have a hard time beliving that with all the dents in this rig. Although the grille guard may be rusty, it's straight.




I will be tossing that in the pile of unused stuff, I have 2 other winch bumpers that I am going to test fit and see if I don't have to fab one. The old warn on my 78 would fit but it's not strong enough for what I am going to use it for.
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Old 12-16-2014, 04:54 AM   #14
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Burbalicious..
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Old 12-16-2014, 05:06 AM   #15
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Re: Rusty 68 K20 Burb

That sum ***** was dirty, and she pretty much looks the same. Except I can see the rot now.





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And then, BAM.
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Old 12-16-2014, 05:21 AM   #17
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Re: Rusty 68 K20 Burb

sorry about the language, I'll keep it down.




So in my blind awe when buying this I failed to see the rot before I purchased. I still would have bought it, it just sucks that I missed seeing it.
Hey, it was dark, raining, and I had been sitting in traffic for hour and a half more than I expected. I had a itchy trigger finger.
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Old 12-16-2014, 01:45 PM   #18
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Re: Rusty 68 K20 Burb

That thing is shot ......... Looks worst than my green burb ! I might have another tub I might sell on the cheap.
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That thing is shot ......... Looks worst than my green burb ! I might have another tub I might sell on the cheap.
Hey, thanks................................
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Re: Rusty 68 K20 Burb

I would get it running and put a reliable heater in it. Then drive it for a few thousand miles and see how the body holds up. If the body mounts are shot and the floors are real bad it might not be worth saving.
Look for a G86 on the glove box door. I think that denotes a Detroit locker.
with a little work you can install power steering, and power brakes and even put front discs on the closed knuckle front axle.
I would be inclined to keep that six if it is a 292.
Is the Rockwell married to the SM420? The only draw back to the Rockwell is parts availability. The rear intermediate shaft bearing retainer is aluminum as I recall and I wore one out. It was tough to find a replacement.
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Old 12-16-2014, 05:37 PM   #21
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Re: Rusty 68 K20 Burb

I have no plans to use any of the drivetrain. Not even the frame. It will eventually find a good home, somewhere else.
It's a 292ci 6cyl, sm465, Rockwell t-case. Closed knuckle Dana 44, Eaton Rear.
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:51 AM   #22
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If my recollection is correct the 68 is on a 127" WB and the 73-91 Suburbans are 129". Not a big difference, but something to consider.
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Old 12-23-2014, 03:00 PM   #23
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No updates yet. Just a ton a rain. I emptied this can nov 16th and this is a shot from how full it was last week. It has since filled up more.

We really needed the rain.
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Old 12-23-2014, 03:31 PM   #24
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I would get it running and put a reliable heater in it. Then drive it for a few thousand miles and see how the body holds up. If the body mounts are shot and the floors are real bad it might not be worth saving.
Look for a G86 on the glove box door. I think that denotes a Detroit locker.
with a little work you can install power steering, and power brakes and even put front discs on the closed knuckle front axle.
I would be inclined to keep that six if it is a 292.
Is the Rockwell married to the SM420? The only draw back to the Rockwell is parts availability. The rear intermediate shaft bearing retainer is aluminum as I recall and I wore one out. It was tough to find a replacement.




Actually it's not too bad underneath.
I only have one mount that might give me a problem.
Pass Front


Driver Front


Pass mid ship


Driver mid ship



The rears look to be just as good as the rest.



As far as the rear locker. I can't read the tag, it is too damaged. It doesn't really matter to me, I guess it could matter to the next guy. I will inspect it before I part with it. Power steering and power brakes will come with the other chassis. I am not even going to bother with the closed knuckle/drum brake dana 44, I got a dana 60 that's going to take it's place.



My bad, it's a 465/rockwell combo.
Not going to use that either.
I have a 465 to a twin sticked 205. The plan is to eventually run a auto with a 203/205 combo.
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Old 12-23-2014, 03:36 PM   #25
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Just made the call for the steel for the rocker/floor replacement. Looks like some 2"x6" .250wall is finding a home there as rock sliders.


Cheaper than replacement panels that are just going to get ruined anyway.
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