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Old 08-23-2015, 01:05 AM   #1
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What did you do to your Suburban Today?

See it in other sections and not here (Even did a search) well big girls need love too! So What did you do?

I cleaned out the interior of mine and found the missing "G" from my tailgate emblem.


It was a nice small surprise
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Old 08-23-2015, 07:38 AM   #2
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Re: What did you do to your Suburban Today?

New carpet mat for the rear and oil change
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Old 08-23-2015, 12:10 PM   #3
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Re: What did you do to your Suburban Today?

I washed mine. It takes a ladder to get the roof

Fixed my leaky power steering hose. Custom work never ends.

Spent some time tuning. I still have a stumble like a weak accelerator pump shot. Software tuning is new to me.
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Old 08-23-2015, 01:01 PM   #4
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I washed mine. It takes a ladder to get the roof

Fixed my leaky power steering hose. Custom work never ends.

Spent some time tuning. I still have a stumble like a weak accelerator pump shot. Software tuning is new to me.
HA I gave it a quick bath as well. The step ladder comes in handy
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Old 08-23-2015, 01:48 PM   #5
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Re: What did you do to your Suburban Today?

Took it in for an alignment. Check out the weight bench setup they have in their shop.
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Old 08-26-2015, 12:23 PM   #6
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Re: What did you do to your Suburban Today?

Rubber mat cleaned


before


after

Cleaning up the buddy bucket seat frame now to throw it in there maybe with some saddle covers for now?
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Old 08-27-2015, 01:47 AM   #7
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Re: What did you do to your Suburban Today?

Started to buff out the paint on my old girl.
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Old 08-27-2015, 01:52 AM   #8
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Started to buff out the paint on my old girl.
I'd be interested in what products/process
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Old 08-27-2015, 02:01 AM   #9
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Re: What did you do to your Suburban Today?

Really all I used was 3m heavy duty rubbing compound applied by hand onto the body and wiped it down with terry cloth, probably not the easiest or most conventional way. But it works for me that's how I did my k5 and my gmc.
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Old 08-27-2015, 02:02 AM   #10
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This is what my k5 looked liked when I first got it.
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Old 08-27-2015, 02:05 AM   #11
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And how it looks like now
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Old 08-27-2015, 02:08 AM   #12
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And here's the gmc, all trucks had/have heavily oxidized paint. The gmc has had a repaint in its life however. The other trucks have there factory paint.
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Old 08-27-2015, 09:45 AM   #13
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taking my 70 down this morning to get the pipes run out the back instead if in front of the tires
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Old 08-27-2015, 10:43 AM   #14
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Re: What did you do to your Suburban Today?

Continued some work on Goldmember..

Moving to the rear, I began to disassemble the rear axle in prep for the C-Notch.. Well, Guess they don't make sockets as good as the old days, with a short breaker bar I ended up with these..


So out came the sawzall and plasma.
went from this:to this:



continued on attacking the rivets.. Man I hate rivets!!

I ended the day after getting the passenger side mocked in. I only need to finish drilling a couple mounting holes, and painting all areas that will be inaccessible.
Forgot to get pics of that..
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Old 08-27-2015, 12:42 PM   #15
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Continued some work on Goldmember..

Moving to the rear, I began to disassemble the rear axle in prep for the C-Notch.. Well, Guess they don't make sockets as good as the old days, with a short breaker bar I ended up with these..


So out came the sawzall and plasma.
went from this:to this:



continued on attacking the rivets.. Man I hate rivets!!

I ended the day after getting the passenger side mocked in. I only need to finish drilling a couple mounting holes, and painting all areas that will be inaccessible.
Forgot to get pics of that..
Rivet pain is FUN I went through enough of that installing my shackle flip and B52 lift kit
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Old 08-28-2015, 09:13 PM   #16
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Re: What did you do to your Suburban Today?

Put the seats back in including my buddy bucket set with some uhhh temporary covers. Old contest shirts from a few of the contests I've done/won until I can save up the $$ to get some fawn covers stitched up

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Old 08-28-2015, 09:21 PM   #17
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And how it looks like now
I'm going to have to do that. Once all the mechanicals are done.

I think some good shine could be brought back from this original paint
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Old 08-28-2015, 09:50 PM   #18
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Been busy bringing the old girl back to life. been off the road since 1990. Today I rekeyed the rear lift gate key cylinder for $10 at our local locksmith.
In the last 2 weeks I have installed headers, glass packs, welded custom bent pipes to the outside of the frame to flowmasters that exit before rear tire, ran power to my power heated memory seats, adjusted secondaries on the carb, replaced dash bulbs, rebuilt the leaking right front wheel cylinder, got the air horn working, installed rear wheel spacers. Still lots to do.
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Old 08-29-2015, 12:01 AM   #19
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Re: What did you do to your Suburban Today?

I originally put a 3.5/4 inch drop on the Burb but I don't like how low it sat in the rear so today I changed the rear coils to 2 inch lowering springs and I like how it looks now.
The pic on the top is 3.5/4 inch drop and the pic on the bottom is what the Burb looks like now with a 3.5/2 inch drop.
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Looks good!
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Re: What did you do to your Suburban Today?

Removed the inner fender wells and the radiator, ac compressor, couple other things from the front of the burb.
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Old 08-30-2015, 02:47 PM   #22
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Took the heater box off to clean out a nest and stop some rust from spreading near the blower motor
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Old 08-31-2015, 11:37 AM   #23
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I'm going to have to do that. Once all the mechanicals are done.

I think some good shine could be brought back from this original paint
I think so to, here is hopefully a peek at how much it comes back to life with a little bit of effort. May be hard to tell, but in this shot I have not done the tailgate..



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Took the heater box off to clean out a nest and stop some rust from spreading near the blower motor
Had to do the same thing on mine, nice how GM built in the perfect home away from home for critters...
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Old 08-31-2015, 02:32 PM   #24
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I think so to, here is hopefully a peek at how much it comes back to life with a little bit of effort. May be hard to tell, but in this shot I have not done the tailgate..




Had to do the same thing on mine, nice how GM built in the perfect home away from home for critters...
Thanks for the photo, I think I will do it some weekend my wife is out of town so she will be shocked that the truck now looks "nice"
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worked on my subs rear suspension
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