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Old 04-10-2011, 11:34 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Picked up a Burb this weekend

I picked up the 61 GMC that I have had my eyes on for a while. I am stoked! It has been in WY since at least 74 when it was last titled, making me the 3rd title owner. The guy I bought it from said it has been sitting for the last 10 years or so. It is gonna be a fun project & I will start a build thread soon but here it is for now.

Currently it has the V6 305 and no tranny. Has the front seats but they are shot. The rear area needs to be cleared out, it is full of old magazines, cans, and part of a bed. I did find an extra Chevy gauge cluster in there too. The exterior has some surface rust and the fenders are shot. I will have some body work to do but that is no big deal for me. All the trim is there less mirrors, and is in great shape.
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:42 AM   #2
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Re: Picked up a Burb this weekend

Great score man! Are you for sure that it is a '61 and not a '62? The only reason I ask, besides the hood, is that I thought the custom trim started in '62. Oh, and let's get some close ups of those bucket seats!
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:56 AM   #3
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Love the trim, nice score.
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Old 04-10-2011, 12:15 PM   #4
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Re: Picked up a Burb this weekend

There's one of those rare-ish hood birds that pop up every so often. Didn't I see a post on these awhile back? Factory black?
Cool find, have fun.

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Old 04-10-2011, 02:14 PM   #5
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Re: Picked up a Burb this weekend

You keepin tha 305 6'er ?
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Old 04-10-2011, 04:57 PM   #6
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Re: Picked up a Burb this weekend

Thank you all! I am really excited.
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...Are you for sure that it is a '61 and not a '62?...Oh, and let's get some close ups of those bucket seats!
I wondered about the hood too. But VIN & title show to be 61. I will get more pics of the seats soon. Wind kicked up right as we unloaded so I didn't do anything with it yesterday.

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There's one of those rare-ish hood birds that pop up every so often...Factory black?...
I think it was originally turquoise & white, at least that is what the interior is. The hood bird is awesome. From what I have found, that particular one is 60-61 GMC V6 only. So, I was excited to have it.

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You keepin tha 305 6'er ?
No, unfortunately I am not. I have a 355 with a mild cam that will provide the go for this thing.
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:43 PM   #7
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Re: Picked up a Burb this weekend

Has anyone seen a coil over set up like this? It looks to be an over load system of sorts but I'm not sure. Here also, are a couple shots of the seats. And one of the work I have to do in back.
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:03 PM   #8
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Re: Picked up a Burb this weekend

any pics of the hood bird?
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Re: Picked up a Burb this weekend

Really nice.
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:28 PM   #10
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Here is the only one I took so far.
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:31 PM   #11
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Great find.
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:19 PM   #12
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Those buckets look to be '68-'72 Olds Cutlass...
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Old 04-10-2011, 09:31 PM   #13
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Re: Picked up a Burb this weekend

Thanks for the comments! What ever the seats are, they fold flat forward & they are not sticking around too long. I am picking up seats soon along with other parts to get it on the road.
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Re: Picked up a Burb this weekend

holy cow!!! right on brother congrats on the awesome find... i know you and the family are going to love it! hell probably already do now put the camera down for a minute and do some spring cleaning
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Re: Picked up a Burb this weekend

The hood bird IS MORE RARE than you can know. I've got mine restored but yours looks great as is. There were two birds, BUT ONLY ONE for the 60-61 GMC. They had a long nose version in the 57-59 model years and the short nose version in the 60-61 (hump hood) years.
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Nice rig. That's gonna be really cool cruizing in.
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I found an article on line talking about the uniqueness of the "stub nose" jet. That was one of the things that sold me on this thing. I will probably get at it a bit this week. I have to come up with a plan to haul the junk off that is in it. Then I can work on the floor and such.
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Nice find kat!!
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Thank you all! I am really excited.

I wondered about the hood too. But VIN & title show to be 61. I will get more pics of the seats soon. Wind kicked up right as we unloaded so I didn't do anything with it yesterday.
Do I already smell project delay excuses?? Shame shame...... just kiddin bud. That thing is going to be SWEET!!!!
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Love the bird. lol
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Has anyone seen a coil over set up like this? It looks to be an over load system of sorts but I'm not sure.....
Nice Suburban. Those are simply overload shocks. They are still available.

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Cool ride man .... nice score !!
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awesome burban and has all the custom trim to boot can wait to see what you do with it keep the pictures comming thanks!!!!!
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Great score...........................Ya gotta love those burbs...........Hemmit
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