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Old 12-27-2015, 06:55 PM   #101
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Re: What did you do to your Suburban Today?

Jumping in on this thing again
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Old 12-28-2015, 01:04 AM   #102
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Re: What did you do to your Suburban Today?

Changed the thermostat, installed new valve covers and gaskets.
Today I also installed a new window regulator in the drivers door.
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Old 12-28-2015, 01:21 PM   #103
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Re: What did you do to your Suburban Today?

I HAVE A 86 GMC 2500 I am trouble having troubles with the brake proportioning valve the right rear break locks up all the time if I could down the road and hold my foot on the brake pedal and warm the breaks up a little bit everything is fine
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Old 12-30-2015, 02:01 AM   #104
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Installed my autosound slidebar radio this weekend. I opted for the Bluetooth option. Quite an easy set up to install. Instructions were quite detailed and the radio programming was straightforward. The bluetooth interface worked like a dream, can make and receive hands free calls. Can also stream Pandora and any other audio from my smartypants phones bluetooth. The pita was reinstalling the center AC vent.
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Old 12-30-2015, 10:56 AM   #105
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JB, are those custom gauges, or did you redo the originals with white face?

Nice radio install, by-the-way.
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Old 12-30-2015, 01:25 PM   #106
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Here are a few more pics of the finished product. Gauges are white vinyl overlays.
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Old 12-30-2015, 06:48 PM   #107
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Replaced my 2X4 hatch holder with gas struts

My OE hatch hinges never worked right so I've been using a 2X4 to keep the door from dropping on my head. Finally sourced some gas struts from McMaster: http://www.mcmaster.com/#gas-struts/=10gvykk and now the hatch stays up by itself!
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Old 12-30-2015, 06:59 PM   #108
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My OE hatch hinges never worked right so I've been using a 2X4 to keep the door from dropping on my head. Finally sourced some gas struts from McMaster: http://www.mcmaster.com/#gas-struts/=10gvykk and now the hatch stays up by itself!
What part # did you use? Anything else needed for this mod? Simple bolt in with no modification needed? Let me know. Thanks
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Old 12-30-2015, 07:09 PM   #109
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Mostly plug and play but I did need to tap new threads into the original holes. I'll dig up the receipt and post the McMaster PN when I get home.
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Old 12-31-2015, 01:51 PM   #110
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McMaster-Carr PN 4138T585

Here's the strut I used...specify the 50lb version
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Old 01-01-2016, 03:27 PM   #111
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Re: What did you do to your Suburban Today?

not to hijack your thread but has anyone done this to the cargo doors?
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Old 01-01-2016, 03:59 PM   #112
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not to hijack your thread but has anyone done this to the cargo doors?
my bad ,found the thread after all and its a great one
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Old 01-03-2016, 05:58 PM   #113
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Here's the strut I used...specify the 50lb version
Thanks, I need to do this.
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Old 01-03-2016, 08:59 PM   #114
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Re: What did you do to your Suburban Today?

Got one more door done! Rough body work and 2 coats of epoxy primer. Two more and the body comes home!

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Old 01-03-2016, 11:25 PM   #115
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my bad ,found the thread after all and its a great one
Yup, I installed them in the '67 Panel Truck and they work great. You will find out quick if your hinges are bad because it will spread the top of your doors apart....

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Old 01-04-2016, 09:27 AM   #116
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Re: What did you do to your Suburban Today?

I spent the last two weeks on my driver side qtr panel replacing the fuel filler and some rust. Here's a couple "before" pics of the old door and rust and a finished pic with the new flush push/twist release cap.
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Old 01-04-2016, 10:53 AM   #117
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I spent the last two weeks on my driver side qtr panel replacing the fuel filler and some rust. Here's a couple "before" pics of the old door and rust and a finished pic with the new flush push/twist release cap.

Any more info on the cap. ie: brand, part #, link to web site. The fill on my '67 Panel Truck is on the inside and it has to go. I don't get any gas odor but it's a pain in the butt to have to open the rear doors to fuel it up.

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Old 01-04-2016, 11:04 AM   #118
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Any more info on the cap. ie: brand, part #, link to web site. The fill on my '67 Panel Truck is on the inside and it has to go. I don't get any gas odor but it's a pain in the butt to have to open the rear doors to fuel it up.

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Old 01-04-2016, 11:32 AM   #119
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Thanks. I will check it out....

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Old 01-10-2016, 12:24 PM   #120
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Re: What did you do to your Suburban Today?

Caused some body damage to one of them...no big deal, though.
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Old 01-13-2016, 03:11 PM   #121
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Had door locks installed in the yellow 1972 suburban I have, to keep my new custom Sundown Audio sub system in the back where it belongs!
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Old 01-16-2016, 12:56 PM   #122
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Re: What did you do to your Suburban Today?

I replaced my halogen 6 inch Unity spotlight bulb with a Whelen PAR146 LED spotlight bulb from Sirennet. A couple of before and afters. I went from about 1000 lumens to around 2000. The amp draw is significantly less as well.

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Before shot illuminating some masking paper on my toolbox.

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Another before, the light isn't shining directly at the camera, it washed out the shot too much. Notice the reflection on the hood compared to the last pic, noticeable difference.

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After. Spot detail is much more defined. I am certain that at night this more focused beam will broadcast much further with better clarity.

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Put it on a quick diet by pulling the heavy tow hitch.
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Old 01-31-2016, 10:51 PM   #124
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Removed the stock pan hard bar and then added the deluxe from CPP.
It is like night and day driving it, I should have done this a long time ago.
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Old 01-31-2016, 11:08 PM   #125
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Removed the stock pan hard bar and then added the deluxe from CPP.
It is like night and day driving it, I should have done this a long time ago.
Forgive my ignorance, but in what way does it drive better? Is it smoother, corner better, or track straiter? Are you running a rear sway bar?
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