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 03-11-2012, 07:43 AM   #51
Bud1300
Registered User
 
Bud1300's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Elmore
Posts: 99
Re: 72 Suburban Started

I am sore today after working on the ground not to self (2 post car lift)
Bud1300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2012, 10:12 AM   #52
Bud1300
Registered User
 
Bud1300's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Elmore
Posts: 99
Re: 72 Suburban Started

Yesterday I was able to get the old 350 transmission to the shop for rebuild and a new housing, I also pulled the heads and intake off of the engine and it looks good so I will only need to install new lifters and push rods and I already have a RPM intake and 650 chm carb and valve covers and Bcubed gave me a set of headers . Later that night I got most of the front frame painted. I hope to have my parts in this week from LMC and Brothers.
Bud1300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2012, 10:16 AM   #53
Bud1300
Registered User
 
Bud1300's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Elmore
Posts: 99
Re: 72 Suburban Started

I will have to become a paying member so I can edit my post sorry for the spelling I am a lot better at building trucks (not typing.....)
Bud1300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2012, 12:55 PM   #54
Bud1300
Registered User
 
Bud1300's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Elmore
Posts: 99
Re: 72 Suburban Started

Today I sent my heads to the shop for rebuild and went to the parts house to get all of the engine parts. Good news I was able to order everything on the company accout and pay cash... We buy about 50,000 each month in parts and got a BIG DISCOUNT.
Bud1300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2012, 10:54 PM   #55
Average Joe
Registered User
 
Average Joe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Southern Oregon
Posts: 451
Re: 72 Suburban Started

Thats great being able to save on parts like that. Cool project and BEAUTIFUL CAMARO btw.
Average Joe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2012, 10:07 AM   #56
Bud1300
Registered User
 
Bud1300's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Elmore
Posts: 99
Re: 72 Suburban Started

Thanks Joe, UPS just called and I am on my way to unload the truck...I will be able to work on the burb this weekend
Bud1300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2012, 12:35 PM   #57
gcburdic
Restoration Virgin!
 
gcburdic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cornelius, NC
Posts: 8,192
Re: 72 Suburban Started

keep those updates coming....gotta love when UPS calls to tell you to unload the truck...your parts are here:P
__________________
Geoff with a G
1968 Chevy C10 SWB The Mistress FOR SALE
1972 Custom Deluxe C20 Suburban
Current Resto: 1966 Mustang-Mama's High School Graduation Present
gcburdic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2012, 02:46 PM   #58
1sik7t2
dave
 
1sik7t2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: el cajon
Posts: 510
Re: 72 Suburban Started

i have a '05 lq4 6.0 in my burb...LOVE IT...even has the original computor, been flashed....works awesome...reliable, better gas milage, more horses, and u can't beat a new engine in a old truck.....keep at it...looks good so far




Quote:
Originally Posted by Bud1300 View Post
Well I need to decide on an engine to run. I have a good 350 that Bcubed has made available but I will need to find a 350/400 turbo transmission or install a 2006 LQ4 I have but it will need a Painless 60221 Gen III Truck Harness about $1000.00 ( input needed)
__________________
check out my build "DIRTY BURB"
1sik7t2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2012, 10:27 AM   #59
Bud1300
Registered User
 
Bud1300's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Elmore
Posts: 99
Re: 72 Suburban Started

Having trouble finding the outer rocker panel for the passenger side it’s not the same as the truck due to the 3rd door. I don’t even know if anyone makes it or if I need to modify the truck panel to fit...?
Bud1300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2012, 08:54 PM   #60
Bud1300
Registered User
 
Bud1300's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Elmore
Posts: 99
Re: 72 Suburban Started

Made it home to find boxes of parts, all of the front suspension came in the only thing missing was the all bags, Ricky at Thorbros said they were being shipped today. I was able to put the final coat of paint on the front frame today worked on the fire wall, UCA and rehung the door and checked the alignment of the rocker panels and floor pan. 1st try it was a good fit all of the measurement paid off. I took a lot of photos I will post this weekend.
Bud1300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2012, 05:43 PM   #61
gcburdic
Restoration Virgin!
 
gcburdic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cornelius, NC
Posts: 8,192
Re: 72 Suburban Started

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bud1300 View Post
Having trouble finding the outer rocker panel for the passenger side itís not the same as the truck due to the 3rd door. I donít even know if anyone makes it or if I need to modify the truck panel to fit...?
do you need the front passenger rocker, or the 3rd door rocker?
__________________
Geoff with a G
1968 Chevy C10 SWB The Mistress FOR SALE
1972 Custom Deluxe C20 Suburban
Current Resto: 1966 Mustang-Mama's High School Graduation Present
gcburdic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2012, 05:48 PM   #62
bcubed
Registered User
 
bcubed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Wetumpka, AL
Posts: 147
Re: 72 Suburban Started

Quote:
Originally Posted by gcburdic View Post
do you need the front passenger rocker, or the 3rd door rocker?
Both, he actually put in the front rocker passenger side, but it was a truck piece, so it's going to need some massaging ..but he needs the 3rd door rocker as well.

__________________
Bill

2000 Bagged Silverado
1978 Chevy Malibu
1955 Apache Stepside (someday)

Last edited by bcubed; 03-18-2012 at 06:17 PM.
bcubed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2012, 06:07 PM   #63
bcubed
Registered User
 
bcubed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Wetumpka, AL
Posts: 147
Re: 72 Suburban Started

Spent most of Saturday and Sunday working on the Suburban. When I got there Bud had already cleaned and painted the frame and started on the firewall. He used a hammertone paint and I wasn't sure how it would look on the frame but it looks very good.









A bunch of parts had come in, bag brackets. Front suspension rebuild kit.
A bunch of engine parts had been gathered together












The engine itself, the intake and heads were torn down and a friend went over the heads and put in new seals and checked them out. The cylinder walls were in good shape and cleaned up and then the heads reinstalled with new head gaskets. A new oil pan has been ordered and the engine will get a coat of Chevy orange before going back in.







__________________
Bill

2000 Bagged Silverado
1978 Chevy Malibu
1955 Apache Stepside (someday)

Last edited by bcubed; 03-18-2012 at 06:21 PM.
bcubed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2012, 06:15 PM   #64
bcubed
Registered User
 
bcubed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Wetumpka, AL
Posts: 147
Re: 72 Suburban Started

Worked on the suspension, drilled out and mounted the upper bag plates. Finished taking the control arms apart, painted them and started reassembling them with all new parts.

This was easily the worst part, plenty of persuasion from a torch and large pipe wrenches were needed. In the end we almost gave up with the reassembly, the new parts were not fitting together very well. We ended up having the clean the threads of the new caps with a file, and then heat up the control arms and put the caps in ice water, the combination of heat and cold and they finally went in pretty simply.





Took a jack and cycled the suspension .. the bags aren't here yet and already decided we aren't using the cups but will be cupping the arms.








Took a short video



With that, and wanting to see it down already, we removed the rear springs to get the back down more. The back is resting on the axle, the front is not all the way down, hopefully this would be about ride height once it is all set up.



__________________
Bill

2000 Bagged Silverado
1978 Chevy Malibu
1955 Apache Stepside (someday)

Last edited by bcubed; 03-18-2012 at 06:33 PM.
bcubed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2012, 07:44 PM   #65
kev2809
low n' slo
 
kev2809's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: rosenberg, texas
Posts: 3,921
Re: 72 Suburban Started

lookin good!
__________________
67 1/2 ton Suburban - Project DRGNWGN. Build thread

-_--_--_ _________
_--_-_ -/____|__|__\__
,.,,,.,.,,.,|_O _______ O_]
kev2809 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 08:58 AM   #66
gcburdic
Restoration Virgin!
 
gcburdic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cornelius, NC
Posts: 8,192
Re: 72 Suburban Started

Quote:
Originally Posted by bcubed View Post
Both, he actually put in the front rocker passenger side, but it was a truck piece, so it's going to need some massaging ..but he needs the 3rd door rocker as well.
front passenger and 3rd door rockers can be found at GMC Paul's....http://www.gmcpauls.com/Patch_Panels.htm

BTW...this is an old thread, but check the 2nd post on how he modified the passenger front rocker (which was a truck rocker) to work
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s....php?p=1157426
__________________
Geoff with a G
1968 Chevy C10 SWB The Mistress FOR SALE
1972 Custom Deluxe C20 Suburban
Current Resto: 1966 Mustang-Mama's High School Graduation Present
gcburdic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 02:31 PM   #67
Bud1300
Registered User
 
Bud1300's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Elmore
Posts: 99
Re: 72 Suburban Started

Quote:
Originally Posted by gcburdic View Post
front passenger and 3rd door rockers can be found at GMC Paul's....http://www.gmcpauls.com/Patch_Panels.htm

BTW...this is an old thread, but check the 2nd post on how he modified the passenger front rocker (which was a truck rocker) to work
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s....php?p=1157426
Thanks
Bud1300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 02:31 PM   #68
1sik7t2
dave
 
1sik7t2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: el cajon
Posts: 510
Re: 72 Suburban Started

so far so good......to high of ride height thou...hahahahaaa....i just like it a lil' lower, thats all.....keep at it
__________________
check out my build "DIRTY BURB"
1sik7t2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 02:46 PM   #69
Bud1300
Registered User
 
Bud1300's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Elmore
Posts: 99
Re: 72 Suburban Started

Thanks Dave I was able to turn the 30" tall tires at this height. Question about rims and tires size??? would you go with 20 x 8 in front and 22 x 9 in rear tire height at 29"...
Bud1300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 02:55 PM   #70
1sik7t2
dave
 
1sik7t2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: el cajon
Posts: 510
Re: 72 Suburban Started

thats pretty much exactly what im running.....i think....i got 22's in back with 30 series tires....20's with 35's in front...29" sounds right




Quote:
Originally Posted by Bud1300 View Post
Thanks Dave I was able to turn the 30" tall tires at this height. Question about rims and tires size??? would you go with 20 x 8 in front and 22 x 9 in rear tire height at 29"...
__________________
check out my build "DIRTY BURB"
1sik7t2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 03:20 PM   #71
Bud1300
Registered User
 
Bud1300's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Elmore
Posts: 99
Re: 72 Suburban Started

Thanks again Dave.
Bud1300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 07:52 PM   #72
Bud1300
Registered User
 
Bud1300's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Elmore
Posts: 99
Re: 72 Suburban Started

Made it home and was able to work on the engine for a little while
Attached Images
 
Bud1300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2012, 10:29 PM   #73
dr69burb
Registered User
 
dr69burb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: San Diego CA
Posts: 223
Re: 72 Suburban Started

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bud1300 View Post
Having trouble finding the outer rocker panel for the passenger side itís not the same as the truck due to the 3rd door. I donít even know if anyone makes it or if I need to modify the truck panel to fit...?
i think brothers truck parts has them.
dr69burb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2012, 10:29 PM   #74
dr69burb
Registered User
 
dr69burb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: San Diego CA
Posts: 223
Re: 72 Suburban Started

cool build man.
dr69burb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2012, 12:06 PM   #75
Bud1300
Registered User
 
Bud1300's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Elmore
Posts: 99
Re: 72 Suburban Started

Oil pan just came in today now I need to find the engine mounts 350 3 hole to 72 suburban 1 hole...
Bud1300 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 -5. The time now is 02:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com