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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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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


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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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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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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 09-13-2015, 07:08 AM   #12
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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.
I really admire "keeping the patna". They are only original once and there is something about preserving whats there.
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Old 08-30-2015, 12:19 AM   #13
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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   #14
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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   #15
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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   #16
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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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Old 09-01-2015, 03:32 PM   #17
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worked on my subs rear suspension
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Old 09-05-2015, 01:00 PM   #18
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Get some white steelies on that bad boy!
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Old 09-05-2015, 04:05 PM   #19
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Get some white steelies on that bad boy!
I have old slot mags for it with 35s

I'd like some 8" white steelies with original GMC caps though
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Old 09-05-2015, 02:22 PM   #20
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I didn't do anything but drive my burb to breakfast, and stretched her legs out for a hundred miles or so around where I live.
As soon as the heat picks up in my area, it's best for me to get the old girl back home
(No A/C)...
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Old 09-05-2015, 04:06 PM   #21
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I didn't do anything but drive my burb to breakfast, and stretched her legs out for a hundred miles or so around where I live.
As soon as the heat picks up in my area, it's best for me to get the old girl back home
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I did the same in the Pontiac, such a good feeling.

I'll be down in that area for the Holidays this year I hope to come check your burb out
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Old 09-05-2015, 04:06 PM   #22
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Installed rear sway bar and fixed glove box door so it will stay closed.
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Old 09-07-2015, 05:05 PM   #23
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Re: What did you do to your Suburban Today?

Ten year old car crazy great nephew came over today. He goes and checks out every old vehicle on the place every visit. So, we took him for a ride in the 72 Burb and the 56 Chevy. He asked tons of questions ( love that) and pretty much went nuts. Had a great time...fanning the flame.
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:05 PM   #24
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Ten year old car crazy great nephew came over today. He goes and checks out every old vehicle on the place every visit. So, we took him for a ride in the 72 Burb and the 56 Chevy. He asked tons of questions ( love that) and pretty much went nuts. Had a great time...fanning the flame.
Which did he call dibs on?
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Which did he call dibs on?
He thought both were cool and I think he liked the 56 better. He also drove the JD Gator around with his Grandpa and made for a memorable day.
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