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Old 01-04-2015, 02:36 PM   #1
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My suburban's Twisted Little Sister

Hi guys. This is my first thread but not my first truck. My daily driver is a
65 suburban. It has a static 4/5 drop and a fuel injected 409 with a 700R4. The Twisted Little Sister is a 66 suburban that is going to be chopped , sectioned and further customized

So here's my daily driver
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Old 01-04-2015, 02:44 PM   #2
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And here's the Twisted Little Sister
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Old 01-04-2015, 03:00 PM   #3
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On this truck I decided to use all of the ideas that I've had over the years, practical or not, just for fun. So for the suspension I got this for a donor.
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Old 01-04-2015, 03:09 PM   #4
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Since I've always liked the idea of a V12, I got this for the motor and transmission
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Old 01-04-2015, 03:23 PM   #5
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Nice!
This is gonna be very interesting!
I can't wait to see this one move forward!
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Old 01-04-2015, 04:28 PM   #6
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Re: My suburban's Twisted Little Sister

I do like the Suburbans, and would also love a short panel on my drive.

Take a look at this build, not quite the same, but the same motor action.

Also, you could probably use him as a resource or ally.

http://retrorides.proboards.com/thre...-sketchy-drive

There is a driving video on page 14.

Will keep and eye as this unfolds.
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:17 PM   #7
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Re: My suburban's Twisted Little Sister

I've never been much of a suburban fan, but this sounds like a fun and interesting build. Looking forward to the progress as it evolves!
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Old 01-04-2015, 06:15 PM   #8
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Can't wait to see the build. I'm building a bodydropped extended panel truck currently.
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Old 01-04-2015, 06:55 PM   #9
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Re: My suburban's Twisted Little Sister

Thanks for the interest guys. Grizz, I did get a couple of ideas from the V12 Landrover link. Thanks

We stripped the Corvette. Then last week we built a frame table and put the Corvette frame on it. We cut the frame at the back of the doors and unbolted it from the front cross member
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Old 01-05-2015, 08:45 PM   #10
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We tig welded theses frame curves at the end of last week. We spent all day today cutting and then squaring the 2X6 frame sections on the mill
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We tig welded theses frame curves at the end of last week. We spent all day today cutting and then squaring the 2X6 frame sections on the mill
wait a minute, you putting all this stuff i. e V12, corvette suspension in the burban? if so, can i move in a be your whipping boy
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Re: My suburban's Twisted Little Sister

Cool project! I can't wait to see how this progresses.
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Very interesting build, I'll be watching for sure.

That Jag trans looks quite a bit like a GM trans.
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Going to have to keep an eye on this build . Those V12 cars are getting quite cheep over here in the UK due to the running costs
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Re: My suburban's Twisted Little Sister

I like the no-holds-barred approach, there are so few things in life you can truely indulge in.

If this is what you are doing for the frame and power train, I can only imagine where you may go with the body in and out.
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:23 AM   #16
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wait a minute, you putting all this stuff i. e V12, corvette suspension in the burban? if so, can i move in a be your whipping boy
Always room for more


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Cool project! I can't wait to see how this progresses.
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Very interesting build, I'll be watching for sure.

That Jag trans looks quite a bit like a GM trans.
You're right Captain. Jaguar used a GM Turbo 400 with a different bell housing bolt pattern


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Going to have to keep an eye on this build . Those V12 cars are getting quite cheep over here in the UK due to the running costs
Cheap here too. Running cost and rust issues
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Re: My suburban's Twisted Little Sister

Very interesting!!
I'm along for the ride..

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Old 01-06-2015, 11:39 AM   #18
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I like the no-holds-barred approach, there are so few things in life you can truely indulge in.

If this is what you are doing for the frame and power train, I can only imagine where you may go with the body in and out.
Thanks Michael. Your build was an inspiration. I do plan to modify every part of this truck
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corvette suspension custom frame and jack-u-wire 12 cylinder, there isnt one thing not to like about this!
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Huh! Nutty! I love it!
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Re: My suburban's Twisted Little Sister

Nice !!

I thought my B BODY frame swap was interesting ...

This one will be fun to watch for sure !
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Very interesting!!
I'm along for the ride..

Mark...
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Nice !!

I thought my B BODY frame swap was interesting ...

This one will be fun to watch for sure !
Thanks Chief. I enjoy following your frame swap as well
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Re: My suburban's Twisted Little Sister

We spent more time today prepping the frame pieces. Then we started mocking up the frame.
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Old 01-08-2015, 09:15 PM   #24
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A lot of clamps, a lot of measuring, a little tack welding and we got the perimeter of the frame tacked together. Then we started on some of the sub assemblies
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Nice work. I keep checking on this for progress. It's gonna be sick.
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