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Old 04-28-2018, 09:06 PM   #101
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Re: The Family Truckster- 66 Suburban Build

good work - steady progress.
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Old 04-30-2018, 08:24 AM   #102
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good work - steady progress.
Thanks man, I'm chipping away at it.
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:51 PM   #103
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Stripped the interior and firewall today on the Burb and finally got rid of the old carpet that was stinking up the interior. Iím going to clean up the dirty firewall and see if I can get away with not painting it right now!
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Old 05-09-2018, 10:37 PM   #104
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I'd vote for paint. Exterior, frame, suspension all look great. Bet the engine will too. Firewall may look out of place with everything else shiny. But then I paint the insides of the doors and do other OCD things.
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:52 AM   #105
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I agree, paint the firewall on the cowl area to better match with the exterior. The outside paint looks good in the pictures, just go ahead and paint it while you have it all apart. You might regret it later if you don't.
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:35 PM   #106
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...just go ahead and paint it while you have it all apart. You might regret it later if you don't.
My thoughts exactly!
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:30 AM   #107
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I'd vote for paint. Exterior, frame, suspension all look great. Bet the engine will too. Firewall may look out of place with everything else shiny. But then I paint the insides of the doors and do other OCD things.
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I agree, paint the firewall on the cowl area to better match with the exterior. The outside paint looks good in the pictures, just go ahead and paint it while you have it all apart. You might regret it later if you don't.
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My thoughts exactly!
Thanks guys, I hear what your saying and will probably end up painting the firewall anyway. We'll see, have to get it cleaned up first.
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Old 05-17-2018, 12:56 PM   #108
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Thanks guys, I hear what your saying and will probably end up painting the firewall anyway. We'll see, have to get it cleaned up first.
It just needs cleaning & freshening-up. No need to go full tilt. Scrubbing & some cheap satin paint would work. Rattle can even (that's what I did for my dually where it was fubar).
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Old 05-18-2018, 10:32 AM   #109
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It just needs cleaning & freshening-up. No need to go full tilt. Scrubbing & some cheap satin paint would work. Rattle can even (that's what I did for my dually where it was fubar).
That's exactly what I did on my GTO while I was in college. I didn't have the budget or experience to do the metal work on the firewall, so I just cleaned it up and used some rattle can paint. It didn't look bad either, just don't use cheap paint.
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Been a while since I posted an update, life has been busy I did manage to get my power steering conversion done. Used a Captain Fab steering box bracket and installed new Moog tie rods, idler and pitman arms! Also used some Pro Performance tie rod sleeves!

I also managed to cut the floor for the high hump but havenít had the time to install it yet! My transmission is done being rebuilt as well, just have to pick it up and then clean up and paint it when I have the time.
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Old 06-12-2018, 07:31 PM   #111
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Keep it up. You'll be done before you know it. Looks good so far.
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:01 AM   #112
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Nice work - I am hitting snags on my brakes but slowly moving along.
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Old 06-28-2018, 08:12 AM   #113
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Keep it up. You'll be done before you know it. Looks good so far.
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Nice work - I am hitting snags on my brakes but slowly moving along.
Thanks guys, Don't have a lot of time on the weekends during the summer so I work on her when I can.
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Old 07-14-2018, 08:11 PM   #114
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Very, very nice.

Keep plugging away.
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Old 09-04-2018, 10:50 AM   #115
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Very, very nice.

Keep plugging away.
Thanks, itís been a while since I had any progress but I finally have some to post!
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Old 09-04-2018, 11:00 AM   #116
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Well the Burb got put on the back burner for the summer, my wife works weekends in the summer so my focus switched to watching my 14 month old son, which I wouldn’t trade that bonding time with him for anything! But it did mean that the Burb spent the summer collecting dust Now that the summer is over, it’s time to dust off the old girl and get some work done! I finally swapped the tires over from the 1 piece TT II’s to the 2 piece custom backspaced 20x10 TT II’s. I had to do a couple rounds of trimming on the outer fender lip to fit the wheels and the meaty 295/40/20’s under there but it was worth it! I’ll have the 2 20x10 1 piece wheels up for sale in the for sale area if anybody wants them.
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Glad to see you back on it, but totally understand the "distraction".

That tire and wheel looks killer back there.
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Wow, that looks great!
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Glad to see you back on it, but totally understand the "distraction".

That tire and wheel looks killer back there.
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Wow, that looks great!
Thanks fellas, I love the lip on these rear wheels!
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I managed to get a few things done on the Burb over the last couple of weekends. Getting ready to hopefully put the drivetrain in soon! I got the high hump installed, the transmission cleaned up and painted and also painted the firewall. Decided just to do a semi gloss black on the firewall. I like the way it came out, body color would have been nice but I just don’t have the time or space for that. Maybe one day if/when I get the truck repainted! Still have to fill the shifter holes in the high hump as well.
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Looks good Keith! I cant wait to see this thing on the road again.
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Looks good Keith! I cant wait to see this thing on the road again.
Thanks Steven, me too. I canít wait to hear the LS fire up for the first time!
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Detailing looks great, Keith. Glad to see you decided to tidy up the firewall. With all the other suspension/frame details, it would have looked out of place without some TLC. I''ll bet you're past ready to drop the LS in there.
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Detailing looks great, Keith. Glad to see you decided to tidy up the firewall. With all the other suspension/frame details, it would have looked out of place without some TLC. I''ll bet you're past ready to drop the LS in there.
Thanks Vic. After I attempted to clean the crud off the firewall it became evident very quickly that I was going to have to sand it down and paint it. Not what I wanted to do but it looks better now. And yeah I'm way past due to drop this motor in something, it's only been sitting on an engine stand for about 3 years
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Motor & Trans are in and Iím excited. Love the way it looks and went in without any hiccups. Ran out of time last night before I could set the angle of the motor and bolt the trans crossmember down. Itís just sitting in the frame rails right now holding the trans up. Also have to bolt the converter to the flex plate along with about a million other things still left to do
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