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Old 08-06-2017, 11:49 AM   #1
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Rare three door?

I was watching an old episode of West Coast Customs where they built three rides for veterans, this was a brain child of Ebay. One of them was a GMC Suburban. All three vehicles were purchased through Ebay.

So they build them and then surprise the recipients with the vehicles. When they deliver the suburban of course the lady from West Coast Customs touts how it is one of the very rare three door suburbans.

Now we all know that all the burbs from 67-72 were three doors. They made lots and lots of them. Its not like they weren't all over the place for many many years. So I'm wondering how the heck they ended up being tagged as the rare three door suburbans?
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Old 08-06-2017, 02:03 PM   #2
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They made a gazillion square body Suburbans.

I think most people didn't even know that Chevrolet made Suburbans for so many years previous, let alone, with only three or two doors.
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Old 08-06-2017, 02:24 PM   #3
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I never considered that. I think that is probably the best explanation.
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Re: Rare three door?

Rare like a Big block Pontiac...
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:16 PM   #5
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Re: Rare three door?

I have had several people not believe me that GM made Suburbans in the sixties. Then if I say they started building them in 1935 they're sure I'm full of BS.
I wonder... if GM had made them with 4 doors, would they have sold more of them?
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:20 PM   #6
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Rare like a Big block Pontiac...
Well, not really since big block Pontiacs never existed. Or was it the small block Pontiac that never existed? That's it! They are ALL big blocks!
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Old 09-02-2017, 02:46 PM   #7
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Re: Rare three door?

It's a TV show, they didn't get a degree in automotive history to be on it and they read scripts written by people lacking in lots of knowledge.

I didn't know Suburbans had been made for so long or that they only had three doors before I joined this website.
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Re: Rare three door?

I tracked this episode down. I had seen Pimp My Ride, but never this show. Great idea, giving to the vets, but underwhelmed with actual build process. I've watched a few episodes, same thing. Always big idea, but little details on actual process. I always hope for something more like Motorhead Garage or the like, showing step by step.
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It's a TV show, they didn't get a degree in automotive history to be on it and they read scripts written by people lacking in lots of knowledge.

I didn't know Suburbans had been made for so long or that they only had three doors before I joined this website.
And from 1935 to 1966, they only had two doors.
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Old 09-29-2017, 03:50 PM   #10
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Re: Rare three door?

I heard this rare 3 door burb comment at a show a couple of weeks ago. I asked the guy why he thought they were rare and his response was..... "Most of the 67-72 suburbans were 4 doors just like all other suburbans." I told him to show me everyone he can find and I'll buy them.
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Old 09-29-2017, 04:54 PM   #11
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I've kinda wondered, since there are so many people that are resto-moding them, has anyone tried to put in a 4th door? Some of the other work I've seen on here is unbelievable: welding, patches, modification, turning a suburban into a "Tahoe".. I don't know if a 4th door is just too far out there.
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anythings possible with enough skill and imagination
I used to have an AD pic of one like these..
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Old 09-29-2017, 05:57 PM   #13
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I've kinda wondered, since there are so many people that are resto-moding them, has anyone tried to put in a 4th door? Some of the other work I've seen on here is unbelievable: welding, patches, modification, turning a suburban into a "Tahoe".. I don't know if a 4th door is just too far out there.
There have been quite a few done here on the board. So some guys use a burb and a truck cab to make pretty cool extra passenger pickups. And some of those guys convert the missing 4th door to a working door.
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I've kinda wondered, since there are so many people that are resto-moding them, has anyone tried to put in a 4th door? Some of the other work I've seen on here is unbelievable: welding, patches, modification, turning a suburban into a "Tahoe".. I don't know if a 4th door is just too far out there.
Add a 4th door? Then it wouldn't be unique. I have to laugh when at a car show and I overhear a couple of guys commenting on what a nice job I did filling in the driver side rear door.
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Was one black with green flames?

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I was watching an old episode of West Coast Customs where they built three rides for veterans, this was a brain child of Ebay. One of them was a GMC Suburban. All three vehicles were purchased through Ebay.

So they build them and then surprise the recipients with the vehicles. When they deliver the suburban of course the lady from West Coast Customs touts how it is one of the very rare three door suburbans.

Now we all know that all the burbs from 67-72 were three doors. They made lots and lots of them. Its not like they weren't all over the place for many many years. So I'm wondering how the heck they ended up being tagged as the rare three door suburbans?
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Was one black with green flames?

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Add a 4th door? Then it wouldn't be unique. I have to laugh when at a car show and I overhear a couple of guys commenting on what a nice job I did filling in the driver side rear door.
It's all I can do to not bust out laughing when they comment about how much work it must have been to fill the windows. I always wonder, " who ties your shoes?"
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Yep Yep.
I talked to the young Veteran when he was selling the black suburban with green flames as I was seriously considering buying it. He thought receiving the Burb was great, until the builder sent him a 1099 for @ $60,000. This left him needing to pay tax on that amount and he didn't have enough money, so he had to sell it.

What was intended to be a nice gesture, based on what he was telling me, caused him a lot of stress trying to cover the tax bill. While I was making arrangements to have the vehicle inspected, he was able to sell it, so I think it was a wash for him. He was a very polite young man majoring in finance / accounting as I recall.
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^^^^that's sad^^^^...but as with a lot of those type programs and game shows they kill you on taxes..I had a cousin win 2 cars on price is right once and he had to sell one to cover taxes on both...
but a Veteran?..I mean comeon...looks like they could have picked up the tab on the taxes..
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well, based on production figures, looks like suburbans represent appox. 5-10% of truck production of same year..

so I guess it just depends on how you interpret the meaning of 'rare'
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^^^^that's sad^^^^...but as with a lot of those type programs and game shows they kill you on taxes..I had a cousin win 2 cars on price is right once and he had to sell one to cover taxes on both...
but a Veteran?..I mean comeon...looks like they could have picked up the tab on the taxes..
I agree....this is the rest of the story most folks don't realize happens.
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There have been quite a few done here on the board. So some guys use a burb and a truck cab to make pretty cool extra passenger pickups. And some of those guys convert the missing 4th door to a working door.
Does anyone remember when Desoto made a Suburban? I remember the one my Grandfather had back in the 50's. It was a monster of a car with a large chrome luggage rack on the top and a big door in the back.
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Not to be confused with the Plymouth Suburban

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At some time, GM must have copyrighted the name "SUBURBAN". Obviously it wasn't in the early 50's. They were known as the Suburban Carryall even into the 70's.
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