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Old 01-07-2012, 07:55 PM   #1
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71 GMC 1-ton 4X4 build

posted some pics and story in regular burb forum but figured I shoud start a build thread. Starting with a 71 GMC that had a tbi injected 454 w/t400 and 205 case. Has dana60 front and 14b ff rear. Starting to tear into the rust and buying parts as I go. I will update as I go. Slow but steady.
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:06 PM   #2
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Here is the starting point.
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:11 PM   #3
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Here is the tire/wheel combo I will be using. American Outlaw Buckshot 17x9 and Pro-Comp Extreme AT 35/12.5/17. The are temporarilly running on my 83 burb just to see how they ride.

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Old 01-07-2012, 08:13 PM   #4
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Besides the known rust in the rear quarters this was the only hidden rust once the lower trim was removed.
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:15 PM   #5
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Nice collection of wasps nests once the sheet metal cutting started, This is on passenger side.
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:17 PM   #6
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Removed trailer mirrors and will weld shut the holes from those mirrors and original ones.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:25 PM   #7
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nice ride!!
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:34 PM   #8
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Thanx...haven't updated or posted pics in awhile. Hopefully more pics on Weds when I'm off work. Most rust repair should be done. Also picked up a new motor for it.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:23 PM   #9
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Hey, nice burb project! That will be a tank when you're done!
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Old 02-16-2012, 06:13 PM   #10
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Door handles taken apart for powder coating.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:41 PM   #11
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I love the looks of your suburban... can't imagine why
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:52 PM   #12
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Nice starting point. Kinda want to know the story on that old COE too.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:27 PM   #13
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Thanx for the comments. Will have more pics tomorrow of the progress and of some new parts that according to UPS tracking should be here tomorrow. Sorry for my ignorance Beelzeburb but what's a COE?
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Cab over engine. You can see the front of it in the first picture of your 2nd post.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:44 PM   #15
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Learn something new everyday on here. I don't know anything about it. It's at a shop here in town called Reno Speedworks, a hot rod shop.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:58 PM   #16
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Door jamb sill plates back from the powder coater.
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:02 PM   #17
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Edelbrock big block TBI manifold. Nice being able to drive the 3 miles over to Summit Racing.

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Old 02-17-2012, 07:41 PM   #18
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Look what the big brown van dropped off.

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Old 02-23-2012, 11:16 PM   #19
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Picked up one row of seats today.
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Lookin great!
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:10 AM   #21
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Haven't posted much about the rust repair.
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:05 AM   #22
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That repair looks great! Nice job!
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:46 PM   #23
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looking good and I like your seats...
will be nice to see them in the rig...oh and I hate rust!
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:06 AM   #24
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Thanx for the comments. The seats will be nice as I don't have to figure out seat belt mounts for shoulder belts. Just need to find a matching set for the front, going to have 2 rows of those buckets with the center console seat.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:31 PM   #25
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That'll be nice! Is it hard to come across those GM seats? I know it's pretty hard to find newer dodge and ford seats like that.
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