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Old 11-08-2013, 01:45 PM   #1
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1963 suburban - fixin it up

started work on the 63 burb - here are a few pics of the work that exposed itself!

rear drivers quarter - filler was just put over rust
drivers side revealed the shoddy work
drivers side door lower
pass side filler exposed
pass fender - dowh!

decided was best to get down to metal


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11 mo old broke my keybrd so excuse the short words (mot all my keys r work) will add words after fix keyboard
pics for now
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:48 PM   #2
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Re: 1963 suburban - fixin it up

Kool! how bout some more pics of interior and whole burp..
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:49 PM   #3
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drivers fender was bad so picked up one at junkyard
got sandblasted
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:54 PM   #4
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fenders after blast
filler panel after blast
pass side fender after blast

gotta take all that down
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:59 PM   #5
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front end apart
behind drivers fender
fender ext blast and welded up holes
pass fender ext will need to fill hole
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Old 11-08-2013, 02:01 PM   #6
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started fixing pass fender
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Old 11-08-2013, 02:06 PM   #7
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getting close w pass fender patched up the holes
added new patch panel front and rear
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Old 11-08-2013, 02:08 PM   #8
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patched up the trans cover was duct tape over the holes
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Old 11-08-2013, 02:22 PM   #9
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pass floor!
drivers floor
interior started sanding
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Old 11-08-2013, 02:25 PM   #10
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mo pics
added electric fan - mark8 - got it from rock auto $80
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Old 11-08-2013, 02:28 PM   #11
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took out heater - going to treat rust paint and install firewall insulation
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Old 11-08-2013, 02:31 PM   #12
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Kool! how bout some more pics of interior and whole burp..
Thanks for stopping by

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Old 11-09-2013, 12:07 PM   #13
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"getting Busy" Nice
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:47 PM   #14
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Re: 1963 suburban - fixin it up

Nice progress. Ive been looking for a 63 burb myself and this is inspiring me to get more active in the quest.
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Old 11-21-2013, 06:59 PM   #15
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Re: 1963 suburban - fixin it up

Looks like lotsa work but aint they all, that's the best way to do it take it all the way down. That's what I'm doing to. It's lookin good.
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:01 AM   #16
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nice suburban great work and progress!!!
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Old 11-23-2013, 06:24 PM   #17
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"getting Busy" Nice
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Nice progress. Ive been looking for a 63 burb myself and this is inspiring me to get more active in the quest.
They sure seem not as easy to find as the trucks. I would have "settled" for a 4-5-6 but glad I got the year I wanted. Thanks

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Looks like lotsa work but aint they all, that's the best way to do it take it all the way down. That's what I'm doing to. It's lookin good.
Yes, alot of work. More surface area to cover. Gotta get back to work, my drivers side inner came in. Time to get the drivers fender done. Thank you.

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nice suburban great work and progress!!!
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:10 PM   #18
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Looking good!!!
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Old 11-23-2013, 10:06 PM   #19
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Re: 1963 suburban - fixin it up

Moving right along! Looks good. Post lots of pics of when you get into the pass floor/door sill work...I've got to do the same on ours.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:42 PM   #20
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Re: 1963 suburban - fixin it up

Nice work. Sure wish I could get my patches to look that nice.
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Any updates on this build?
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:53 PM   #22
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Moving right along! Looks good. Post lots of pics of when you get into the pass floor/door sill work...I've got to do the same on ours.
Will do. May be a while at the pace I am going.

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Nice work. Sure wish I could get my patches to look that nice.
Thanks! You can just keep practicing.

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Any updates on this build?
Yes. Better late than never.
Was not making much progress for a few years then got back on it this summer. Also purchased a bunch more parts. Still need to do more metal patch work.

Rebuilt the front end, added drop springs and shocks, dual master brakes with disc, drop spindes. New poly bushings on rear trailing arms, power steering, sway bar. new tires and powder coated the rims.

Will post up some photos.
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Old 07-04-2018, 06:29 PM   #24
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Re: 1963 suburban - fixin it up

Add some new springs, shock relocators and shocks from ECE.
Before pic of w stock height and red rims.
Pics of rear end and codes on rear end.

Question: Do I have to open up the read end to check the rear ratios or is there a way to look up the code?
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Old 07-04-2018, 06:35 PM   #25
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Front end started out super caked w gunk, was a pain to get cleaned up.
Got the rims powder coated black and got new tires.
Tore down the front end and got all new moog parts along with drop spindles and power disc brakes.
Brakes were shot and one of the a-arms was cracked. Got a new one from aspen auto.
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