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Old 03-24-2013, 11:24 AM   #26
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Re: 1948 Suburban - finishing what dad started...

hey guys - had another productive day in the shop yesterday. the progress is less visual, but that means we're getting closer to blowing the burban back apart to move toward final assembly.

Stuff done this round:
headers removed/put back on (trialed a different set) ready for exhaust
column shift linkage hooked up
rear bumpers sucked up, mounted to frame
under dash mounting plate built for electrical, ecm, etc.
brake master cylinder and resevor mounted
drive shaft ordered
newer style upper and lower control arms ordered
reconfiguring the radiator was discussed
other misc items where done, but i was there on 5hrs of sleep so...

Our plan is get together (just the boys) and reorganize the shop a little. draw up a plan of attack for the truck as we inch closer to pulling the body from the frame. next meeting for the group is April 20th.

Thanks for all the support and reading - John (and the rest of the Jutte's)
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:25 AM   #27
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Re: 1948 Suburban - finishing what dad started...

o yea, i have a ton of pictures from the chop and other body work. i'll work on getting them digitized and posted later in the week.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:54 AM   #28
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Re: 1948 Suburban - finishing what dad started...

here are 36 pictures from the body shop of the burb going through the chop. sorry for the delay for those of you waiting on pins and needles..
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:54 AM   #29
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Re: 1948 Suburban - finishing what dad started...

last of the metal/body work...
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:37 AM   #30
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Re: 1948 Suburban - finishing what dad started...

Worked on the suburban yesterday. Mocked up most the sheet metal while some of the guys worked on the rear bumper. test fit the drive shaft, too. next time we hope to start mocking exhaust...
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:39 AM   #31
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Re: 1948 Suburban - finishing what dad started...

more pics...i couldn't resist. then we rolled it outside and cleaned the years of dust off, too.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:41 AM   #32
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Re: 1948 Suburban - finishing what dad started...

since we had our 53 panel out to get some sheet metal, we parked them side by side...
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:07 PM   #33
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Re: 1948 Suburban - finishing what dad started...

looks good.
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:35 PM   #34
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Looks even better out side. Well done. dug
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:25 AM   #35
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Re: 1948 Suburban - finishing what dad started...

hey, we're taking a summer break to enjoy some shows and get things done around our houses. we plan to get back together in Sept. to dive back in. Thanks for watching.
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:31 PM   #36
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Re: 1948 Suburban - finishing what dad started...

Hey man. I think it is just too cool what you are doing for your dad. I've heard way too many stories of peoples parents or grandparents passing away and they just scrap the projects or cars they had sitting around instead of doing something with them. Can't wait to see more progress later this year.
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:37 PM   #37
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Re: 1948 Suburban - finishing what dad started...

This isn't the only thing laying around either! We still have a 71 suburban to get to and a two door and a four door 39 Chevy. Plenty of things to keep us busy!
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Old 04-26-2014, 10:04 PM   #38
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Awesome Tahoe and burban.
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Old 02-07-2015, 04:20 PM   #39
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Re: 1948 Suburban - finishing what dad started...

Well, its been too long, but we've put a couple saturdays in on the burb. The last couple times we got together we worked on the following:
gas lines ran
fuel pump installed
gas tank was put in place
lines were connected to the motor.
seat brackets designed
fabbed up a valance for under the dash.

The general goal was to get the sub running on it's own power. Then we would get the truck to our painter, seperate the body and frame, work on brake lines, exhaust, and other suspension changes. Then get the frame painted, the underside of burban taken care of, and then put them back together for final paint.

Anyway... today we had fun with the motor.
We got everything plumbed and the power hooked up, but the motor wouldn't stay running. We found some vacuum leaks, fixed them, no go. checked injectors for power, checked fuel pressure, checked plugs for spark and it was all good... the motor fired but just wouldn't run. we finally found all 8 injectors were not pumping gas through. after some top secret cleaning (and banging around) we got them working. well, most of them anyway.

I got to crank it over and BOOM! It fired right up and ran. We did it couple times and one more time before everyone left. Damn, it's been a long time coming for all of us (the boys, the club guys, everyone...). it was awsome.
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Old 02-07-2015, 04:25 PM   #40
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Re: 1948 Suburban - finishing what dad started...

A couple videos of the fun. i got them second hand, so bad quality but just listen...lol
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Old 02-07-2015, 08:21 PM   #41
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Re: 1948 Suburban - finishing what dad started...

Appreciate the update. Was thinking about this project the other day and glad to see you are moving forward. Sounds good in video 2.
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Old 02-07-2015, 11:05 PM   #42
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Re: 1948 Suburban - finishing what dad started...

My LT1 sat for quite a few year before I started it. It ran rough and sounded like an old Harley. You can tap on the injectors to free them (as it sounds like you did) but the biggest improvement I found was to swap out the injectors with a clean set. It made a world of difference.

I found someone on EBay that had a cleaning service. I bought a set from them and gave them my old set to knock some of the cost down.

Nice progress.
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Old 02-08-2015, 01:37 AM   #43
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Thanks for the update...Jim
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Sweet
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Very cool project. Your Pops would be proud of the work you guys are doing. Great way to keep his memory alive.
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Old 02-09-2015, 09:04 PM   #46
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My LT1 sat for quite a few year before I started it. It ran rough and sounded like an old Harley. You can tap on the injectors to free them (as it sounds like you did) but the biggest improvement I found was to swap out the injectors with a clean set. It made a world of difference.

I found someone on EBay that had a cleaning service. I bought a set from them and gave them my old set to knock some of the cost down.

Nice progress.
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We started looking around for some new injectors, but beat the crap out of the old ones to get'em going. We wanted to hear that bad boy run. lol. Already scheduled to work again in a couple weeks, so we're going to try and keep on it.

Thanks guys!
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Old 03-13-2015, 02:32 PM   #47
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Re: 1948 Suburban - finishing what dad started...

A couple guys from the club helped load up the burb today, so we can take it to our body man tomorrow (a fellow club member too). Farthest the suburban has been out of the shop in a long time...

Plus, a couple killer square bodies helping us out...
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Cool pics...Jim
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Fun day! What are the paint plans?
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Old 03-14-2015, 06:30 AM   #50
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well, originally it was the purple you see on the front wheels for the bottom and a pearl on the top. It sounds like mom wants a darker purple and maybe a silver for the top, but I"m not 100%. it's whatever she wants as long as it's not neon or **** brown...lol
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