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Old 05-02-2011, 01:41 AM   #1
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New Guy, Old Suburban

Hi all, been reading awhile but this is my first post. A few months ago my Dad said he wanted me to have his 71 Suburban, it has been in the family since he bought it in 72. Lot's of great memories ride with this Suburban, I got my DL in 75 it was the party wagon back then!
It's been parked for at least 10 years now, but my Dad made sure to start it up at least once a year. I live in Vegas, I headed up to So. Utah this Saturday morning to get it running, load it up and haul it back, just got back this afternoon!
Put a couple gallons of fresh gas in with the old, charged the battery and she started right up Needs quite a bit of work but is in great shape considering.
It originally came with a big block 400 but Dad and I built and swapped in a 454 14 years ago, it might have 10k on it. BTW still have the original 400 stored in the barn.

Here are some pictures I took with my phone today, forgot to take some of the interior, I'll add them tomorrow.





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Old 05-02-2011, 01:46 AM   #2
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Nice Burb! Cool to hear its staying in the family.
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Old 05-02-2011, 04:03 PM   #3
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Super sweet!
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Old 05-02-2011, 04:14 PM   #4
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Very nice!
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:49 PM   #5
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Nice family ride! Awesome that you know ENTIRE history of the vehicle. I'm in Vegas too, good to have another Burb in the Valley
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Old 05-02-2011, 07:12 PM   #6
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Re: New Guy, Old Suburban

Thanks! Looking forward to start working on it.
Hope to see you/your Burb sometime soon Eric, I could use a plan of attack!
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:47 PM   #7
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Welcome, and awesome to see you are saving the family burb!

Mine has a similar story as well, and the longer I keep it the more I realize I made the right decision to keep and restore her.
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:51 PM   #8
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Very cool!
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:40 PM   #9
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Re: New Guy, Old Suburban

and from Ohio Great lookin burb
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:24 AM   #10
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Cool looking burb and great story! Congrats!
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:50 AM   #11
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if that body is as clean as I think it is, then you are a lucky SOB!
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:21 PM   #12
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What great memories! I wish I still had my folks '71 Blazer that I learned to drive in. What a stupid teenager I was.
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:48 PM   #13
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She is straight, the rear right back panel was dented in by a horse once, but popped back out. There are a few small dents, the front bumper is not even, but undamaged and no RUST.
It lived here in Vegas most of it's life, moved up the S. Utah about 10 years ago, been in a dry climate it's whole life.
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:06 PM   #14
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Re: New Guy, Old Suburban

Took pictures of the interior today after work.





The 3rd seat is not bolted down




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Old 05-03-2011, 08:54 PM   #15
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Sweet!
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Wow, I'm jealous!
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:40 PM   #17
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Little bit of elbow grease, and that interior looks like it would run as is.
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:44 PM   #18
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that interior looks great - that's going to clean up real nice. You're stoked, you've got a nice burb there!
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:10 AM   #19
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That looks REAL solid, and the interior looks great too
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:25 PM   #20
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Thats gonna be fun ... Welcome from Texas
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:01 AM   #21
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Nice truck you have there!! It looks like an easy cleanup and you'll have a sweet ride!!
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Nice Burb Salvo! It's sure got some deluxe features!
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Old 05-07-2011, 02:13 AM   #23
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Welcome to the site... Nice Burb.
There are a couple Vegas members here... just search VEGAS and the posts will come up...
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Old 05-07-2011, 04:02 AM   #24
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Welcome. Very Nice Take Care
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:20 AM   #25
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Thanks all!
Thats good to know Rich, nice to meet you.

Dang Pack Rat's
After work yesterday I finally got started on cleaning up the Burb. Thought I would start in the engine compartment, then interior, did not make it to the interior, getting the pack rat nests out of the front of the fenders was a nightmare!

Need to repair and clean up the wiring, new plug wires/plugs, fuel filter and rebuild the carb. It's running pretty good though, took it around the block which was great, have not drove it since the 70's







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