The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1967 - 1972 Chevy/GMC Suburbans & Panels Message Board > 1967 - 1972 Chevy/GMC Suburbans and PanelsProjects and Builds

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-09-2007, 12:35 AM   #1
19723DR
Registered User
 
19723DR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 628
1972 3dr Suburban Build Thread

I bought this 1972 suburban about 14 months ago. The plan was to keep it in the family tradition style with stock molding and trim but custom suspension and after market wheels and tires. Here's a picture just after I bought it:



Here's a picture I drew how I imagined it to look when it's finished:


The plan is to put on air suspension, 22" wheels and kick the yellow paint up a notch. I'll be posting up pictures of the progress I have made over the last year as I get time.
19723DR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2007, 01:16 AM   #2
19723DR
Registered User
 
19723DR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 628
Re: 1972 3dr Suburban Build Thread

I started out doing body work mostly grinding welds and block sanding. The body was mostly straight. The doors had rust-through on the bottoms. I just welded in some patch pieces. I also removed the dent in the front fender.










Last edited by 19723DR; 11-12-2007 at 01:16 AM.
19723DR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2007, 01:28 AM   #3
67_C-30
I have a radical idea!
 
67_C-30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Sweet Home Alabama!
Posts: 6,517
Re: 1972 3dr Suburban Build Thread

Great project. I really hope to have Burb for myself one of these days!
__________________
'67 C-30 Dually Pickup 6.2 Turbo Diesel, NP435
72 C-10 SWB , 350 4bbl, TH350
'69 C-10 SWB , 250 L6, 3 OTT
'69 GMC C3500, dump truck, 351 V6, NP435
'84 M1009 CUCV Military Blazer

67 C-30 Turbodiesel build thread
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=254096

My trucks
http://s226.photobucket.com/albums/d...ediafilter=all

Member of the 1-Ton Club!
67_C-30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2007, 01:29 AM   #4
19723DR
Registered User
 
19723DR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 628
Re: 1972 3dr Suburban Build Thread

I decided to splurge for my birthday last year. I bought a set of 22x9 Boss 304s and some Kumho 265/35/22 tires. My daughter was excited but not half as excited as I was. I couldn't wait to see them on there.





Anyone feel like a chuck wagon breakfast after looking at these?

They look killer on my 93 Silverado too.



Last edited by 19723DR; 11-12-2007 at 01:40 AM.
19723DR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2007, 01:35 AM   #5
19723DR
Registered User
 
19723DR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 628
Re: 1972 3dr Suburban Build Thread

Check out the cancer on the rear hatch. I think the only thing holding it together was the window. I was lucky to find a used hatch at a scrap yard and also got a tailgate but I don't know if I will ever use it. The original was in good shape.




19723DR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2007, 12:23 AM   #6
19723DR
Registered User
 
19723DR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 628
Re: 1972 3dr Suburban Build Thread

Man those pictures were given me a nose bleed. Here are some pictures of after I bagged the front and back. That was so easy. It took longer to get the ten pounds of dirt off the A-arms. I wish that I would have taken a picture of that. I also cleaned up the sway bar and got some polyurethane bushings. I cut 1'' off the ends so they wouldn't rub the bags. I also added a new adjustable track bar from Classic Performance Products.









19723DR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2007, 01:42 PM   #7
gringoloco
A guy with a truck
 
gringoloco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Germany, for now
Posts: 5,919
Re: 1972 3dr Suburban Build Thread

Looks much better sittin' low. What bag brackets did you use? I've never seen those before.
__________________
-Chris

Instagram _elgringoloco_

'70 Short-Wide How to: Ruin a perfectly good C10
70 Blazer ConversionHow To: Ruin a Perfectly Good 4wd
'72 Highlander How To: Ruin a Perfectly Good K/5 (SOLD)
'72 Blazer 2WD How to: Ruin a perfectly good Blazer (SOLD)
'05 Yukon Daily Driven (not so stock) Yukon (SOLD)
07 Yukon Denali (daily)

Members met list: SCOTI, darkhorse970, 67cheby, 67cheby'sGirl, klmore, porterbuilt, n2billet, Fastrucken, classicchev, Col Clank, GSFMECH, HuggerCST, Spray-Bomb, BACKYARD88, 5150, fine69, fatbass, smbrouss70, 65StreetCruiser, GAc10boy
gringoloco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2007, 08:20 PM   #8
19723DR
Registered User
 
19723DR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 628
Re: 1972 3dr Suburban Build Thread

It's never low enough. I ordered the brakets from AIM Industries. The rear brakets I oniy used the top plate. Plans are to go much lower with 2.5 drop spindles and C-notch.
19723DR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2007, 01:37 PM   #9
Frizzle Fry
Registered User
 
Frizzle Fry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Hillsboro Oregon
Posts: 6,446
Re: 1972 3dr Suburban Build Thread

Looking good. If you run cups on the front and get rid of those plates in the back you'll get another couple inches too. After the last discussion about cups in the suspension forum I'd say the consensus is that 1.25" is a good height for the cups. Maybe TMI for you after just getting those on But you'll be looking to go lower for sure
Frizzle Fry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2007, 03:03 PM   #10
ColoradoK5
Registered User
 
ColoradoK5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Denver Colorado
Posts: 608
Re: 1972 3dr Suburban Build Thread

That is sweet looks alot differnt from a year ago!
ColoradoK5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2007, 12:36 AM   #11
19723DR
Registered User
 
19723DR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 628
Re: 1972 3dr Suburban Build Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frizzle Fry View Post
Looking good. If you run cups on the front and get rid of those plates in the back you'll get another couple inches too. After the last discussion about cups in the suspension forum I'd say the consensus is that 1.25" is a good height for the cups. Maybe TMI for you after just getting those on But you'll be looking to go lower for sure
The kit that I got wasn't the best I have seen but it functions as good an any. I'm posting pictures as I get them organized so I much further along then the pictures I have posted show so far. Two weeks later I got 2.5" McGaughys drop spindles. My tires are now 1/4" from the inner fender so it's as low as I can go without removing or modifying my inner fender. Thanks for the advice though. I've checked out your threads and you have done some sick work. Here are a couple of pictures with them installed:




At a later date I will be putting the c-notch kit in (haven't done that yet). That should bring the back down 2.5 - 3".
19723DR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2007, 12:41 AM   #12
19723DR
Registered User
 
19723DR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 628
Re: 1972 3dr Suburban Build Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by ColoradoK5 View Post
That is sweet looks alot differnt from a year ago!
Thanks, actually these are from six months ago but I am slowly getting more pics up. Lots more pictures soon.
19723DR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2007, 08:04 PM   #13
19723DR
Registered User
 
19723DR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 628
Re: 1972 3dr Suburban Build Thread

I put everything back together for a couple car shows, one local and the Cache Valley Cruise in Logan Utah. Here are some pics form the shows:

Taylorsville Days






Cache Valley Cruise




The suburban got a lot of attention at the show. People really love the 67-72s and especially the 3 doors. They aren't seen very often.
19723DR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2007, 10:40 PM   #14
19723DR
Registered User
 
19723DR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 628
Re: 1972 3dr Suburban Build Thread

The car shows were in June-July this year and then I tore it down to get it ready for paint. I got rid of the rest of the rust on the hinges, tailgate and drip rails. I cleaned up the engine and put a fresh coat of orange on the block and other engine parts black with rattle-can-magic. Keeping the engine original looking.













These suburbans really rock!

Last edited by 19723DR; 11-06-2008 at 01:25 AM.
19723DR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2007, 10:48 PM   #15
19723DR
Registered User
 
19723DR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 628
Thumbs up Re: 1972 3dr Suburban Build Thread

Check out the sticker that was on the hatch window. It's from when the original owner towed a boat to the Gulf of Mexico in June 1973.
19723DR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2007, 08:25 PM   #16
FRENCHBLUE72
PROJECT 7DEUCE
 
FRENCHBLUE72's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: GRANTS PASS OR
Posts: 21,526
Re: 1972 3dr Suburban Build Thread

Man I got to get me a burb... Looks great and so does the chevy truck ya got..
__________________
GO BIG GREEN GO DUCKS



MEMBER #6377

72 k-5 daily driver 6'' lift 35'' 350-350-205 slowly getting rust free.

Project "7DEUCE"

check out my build http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=267665



Tim Powell..R.I.P EastSideLowlife..... R.I.P..
FRENCHBLUE72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2007, 01:43 AM   #17
1sik7t2
dave
 
1sik7t2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: el cajon
Posts: 558
Re: 1972 3dr Suburban Build Thread

lookn good down more down more lower the better mine sits on the body pinch but it's not low enough gonna shave them not picking on your wheels(i had these too) but be careful the brake dust will kill them quickly keep them clean probably no problem then keep down the good work
__________________
check out my build "DIRTY BURB"
1sik7t2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2007, 11:04 PM   #18
19723DR
Registered User
 
19723DR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 628
Re: 1972 3dr Suburban Build Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by FRENCHBLUE72 View Post
Man I got to get me a burb... Looks great and so does the chevy truck ya got..
Thanks a lot yeah you do need to get one of these. It's worth all the work. I'll keep my eye on your 55 "Little Daisy". Looks like a good solid project.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1sik7t2 View Post
lookn good down more down more lower the better mine sits on the body pinch but it's not low enough gonna shave them not picking on your wheels(i had these too) but be careful the brake dust will kill them quickly keep them clean probably no problem then keep down the good work
One good way to get rid of your pinch mold is to drag for brakes.
19723DR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2007, 11:40 PM   #19
19723DR
Registered User
 
19723DR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 628
Re: 1972 3dr Suburban Build Thread

Finally here's some pictures with some color. The color is Toyota Signal Yellow with light orange and red pearl and a silver metal flake added. The white is the factory color from 1972. I ended up using two gallons of base coat and two gallons of clear. I painted the fenders, doors, tailgate and hood separately on different days and then did the cowl, firewall, passenger's side, driver's side and then moved to the inside. Shield you eyes this thing is really yellow!









19723DR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2007, 11:40 PM   #20
19723DR
Registered User
 
19723DR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 628
Re: 1972 3dr Suburban Build Thread







19723DR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2007, 11:41 PM   #21
19723DR
Registered User
 
19723DR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 628
Re: 1972 3dr Suburban Build Thread

And more...







19723DR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2007, 12:49 AM   #22
gringoloco
A guy with a truck
 
gringoloco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Germany, for now
Posts: 5,919
Re: 1972 3dr Suburban Build Thread

Hell yeah! That'll get you noticed
__________________
-Chris

Instagram _elgringoloco_

'70 Short-Wide How to: Ruin a perfectly good C10
70 Blazer ConversionHow To: Ruin a Perfectly Good 4wd
'72 Highlander How To: Ruin a Perfectly Good K/5 (SOLD)
'72 Blazer 2WD How to: Ruin a perfectly good Blazer (SOLD)
'05 Yukon Daily Driven (not so stock) Yukon (SOLD)
07 Yukon Denali (daily)

Members met list: SCOTI, darkhorse970, 67cheby, 67cheby'sGirl, klmore, porterbuilt, n2billet, Fastrucken, classicchev, Col Clank, GSFMECH, HuggerCST, Spray-Bomb, BACKYARD88, 5150, fine69, fatbass, smbrouss70, 65StreetCruiser, GAc10boy
gringoloco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2007, 01:26 AM   #23
FRENCHBLUE72
PROJECT 7DEUCE
 
FRENCHBLUE72's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: GRANTS PASS OR
Posts: 21,526
Re: 1972 3dr Suburban Build Thread

Damn thats bright looks killer though..
__________________
GO BIG GREEN GO DUCKS



MEMBER #6377

72 k-5 daily driver 6'' lift 35'' 350-350-205 slowly getting rust free.

Project "7DEUCE"

check out my build http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=267665



Tim Powell..R.I.P EastSideLowlife..... R.I.P..
FRENCHBLUE72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2007, 01:28 AM   #24
19723DR
Registered User
 
19723DR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 628
Talking Re: 1972 3dr Suburban Build Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by gringoloco View Post
Hell yeah! That'll get you noticed
The last time I took it out, I got 2 thumbs up from nieghborhood kids, a guy at the gas station, "Totally Awesome", and I almost caused an accident. It's impossible to keep your eyes on the road when I'm on it. What color are you gonna paint yours? If you don't want to get this much attention, don't pick such a bright color!
19723DR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2007, 09:39 PM   #25
Frizzle Fry
Registered User
 
Frizzle Fry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Hillsboro Oregon
Posts: 6,446
Re: 1972 3dr Suburban Build Thread

That is f'n sweeeeeeet!
Frizzle Fry is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2020 67-72chevytrucks.com