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Old 11-27-2017, 10:19 AM   #1
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The Family Truckster- 66 Suburban Build

I picked up pretty clean 66 Burb a couple of months ago off my local craigslist. I had been thinking about buying something bigger that I could fit the whole family in and when I saw this suburban pop up I knew I had to go take a look at it. Between my son who was born in June and my stepson who is 4, I wouldn't be able fit everyone in the cab of my 68 C10 so I bought the Suburban and proceeded to part out my C10 which was still a project in the making. I went pretty deep on my C10, Choppin Block/Porterbuilt suspension to lay frame, big wilwood brakes, LQ9/4L80e combo, 20" TTII wheels.

For the Burb, I decided that I didn't want to go that extreme so I sold the suspension and brakes off my 68 as well as the cab, doors, buddy buckets and some other misc. items. As many of you already know, with the birth of my son, the truck funds have dried up significantly This is the other reason I decided not to use the suspension and brakes off of my 68. I did keep the LQ9/4L80e combo as I plan on putting it in the burb. I also plan on doing a mild bag job front and rear along with Accuair to control it. I'm undecided on the wheels, I still have the 20" TTII wheels from my 68, I may use those or I may go with factory 15" steelies and caps. The burb has the original front seat but is missing the rear seats so I need to figure out what to do for a rear seat. I hope to have the Burb running and and the road this year but we'll see how that goes.

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Old 11-27-2017, 10:23 AM   #2
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Re: The Family Truckster- 66 Suburban Build

A couple more pics of the Burb and of my little guy behind the wheel
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:26 AM   #3
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Re: The Family Truckster- 66 Suburban Build

I also kept the 12 bolt rear out of my 68 as it was already rebuilt with an eaton posi and 3:73 gears along with converted to 5X5 bolt pattern. You can see it in the second pic in the post above. I'm using Captain Fabs D52 rear disc brackets for rear brakes. A pic of the LQ9 going in the Burb. I did a cam swap to a Tick Motorsports SNS Stage 2 along with swapping the intake over to a LS6 car intake with a ported stock throttle body.
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:44 AM   #4
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Re: The Family Truckster- 66 Suburban Build

sub'd. can't wait to see how the burb turn out
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:53 AM   #5
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sub'd. can't wait to see how the burb turn out
Thanks man, hopefully I finish this one
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:00 AM   #6
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The past couple of weekends I’ve been busy working on the rear suspension of the Burb. Not an easy job laying underneath it and working on your back, wish I had a lift and some more room lol. I got everything torn down and installed the Deadend Garage C-notch kit I picked up from Travis at Pro Performance. Very nice kit and a easy install. While I was at it, I cleaned up and painted the frame where the notch mounts. Now I have to clean up and paint the rear of the frame rails
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:08 AM   #7
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:14 AM   #8
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Re: The Family Truckster- 66 Suburban Build

I'm sure you will! You have the best motivation factors to do so. I have a suburban as well. when it came up, I hoped on it because of the family and because I refuse to drive a min-van. Mine burb is a 72 C10 Custom Deluxe. It came it a 400 v8, which I plan of ripping out and installing a LS.
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Old 11-27-2017, 02:39 PM   #9
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Great progress Keith! You've got that 6.0 looking nice! Your burb is going to scream with that under the hood. I've been searching high and low for a family hauler myself, and if all goes to plan, this might be the week that the stars align and I get back into a Chevy. Fingers crossed. Look forward to following your updates!
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I'm sure you will! You have the best motivation factors to do so. I have a suburban as well. when it came up, I hoped on it because of the family and because I refuse to drive a min-van. Mine burb is a 72 C10 Custom Deluxe. It came it a 400 v8, which I plan of ripping out and installing a LS.
Nice, do you have a build thread for it?

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Great progress Keith! You've got that 6.0 looking nice! Your burb is going to scream with that under the hood. I've been searching high and low for a family hauler myself, and if all goes to plan, this might be the week that the stars align and I get back into a Chevy. Fingers crossed. Look forward to following your updates!
Awesome Jason, hopefully it works out for you and you get it.
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Old 11-27-2017, 03:04 PM   #11
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Re: The Family Truckster- 66 Suburban Build

Not yet. Im trying to get the 67 as a roller before I start on the burb
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Old 11-27-2017, 04:02 PM   #12
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I have been away too long, I had no idea you sold the 68. Get this new ride out on the road as soon as you can and enjoy it brother, its gonna be cool!!!
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Old 11-27-2017, 07:54 PM   #13
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Re: The Family Truckster- 66 Suburban Build

Sub'd. I'll be watching Keith... I have an itch for a 1955 Chevy car.
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Old 11-28-2017, 01:28 AM   #14
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Nice score That is a clean and straight Burb you picked up. That drivetrain should make for a nice driver.
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Digging the new project! Looks great Keith!
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:16 AM   #16
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Not yet. Im trying to get the 67 as a roller before I start on the burb
sounds like a good idea, one project at a time. I know I would get to sidetracked with multiple projects going at once.

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I have been away too long, I had no idea you sold the 68. Get this new ride out on the road as soon as you can and enjoy it brother, its gonna be cool!!!
That's the plan, it's almost winter now so I'll be working on it trying to get it ready for next summer.

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Sub'd. I'll be watching Keith... I have an itch for a 1955 Chevy car.
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Nice score That is a clean and straight Burb you picked up. That drivetrain should make for a nice driver.
Yeah she is pretty clean and straight but does have some problem areas. Shes got a little bubbling on the lower passenger doors, needs rear cab supports and has some rust spots on the inner fenders. But overall really nice.

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Following along for the finished product (if there is such a thing...)
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I'll watch this one. Looks good so far.
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Just checking in, Subscribed. I want to see where you go with this one. Very nice so far !
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No disrespect meant toward you, Keith. Just meant that are WE ever really finished with a project?
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Thanks Chad, nice to see your almost done with yours.

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It's all good buddy, I get what you mean. This truck will be an ongoing driving project for the foreseeable future
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Old 12-19-2017, 11:23 AM   #23
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Got the deadendgarage exhaust cutouts installed in the factory trailing arm crossmember, should have no problem getting the exhaust tucked up in the frame now. Also mounted the slam specialties bags on the notch too. While I was at it I cleaned and painted the frame up to the trailing arm crossmember. Getting it done little by little.
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nice, one step at a time...
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Looking good Keith! How do you like the Dead End Garage stuff? I was thinking of buying those same pieces for new old family hauler. Are you planning on using the stock control arms for the front? Keep up the good work!
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