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Old September 14th, 2011, 12:26 PM   #101
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Huh.

Japan isn't international? - my droid worked there.
Mine didn't in Europe.

Back to the 'Burb thread.
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Old November 20th, 2011, 08:36 PM   #102
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As many of you know, I am opening a vintage auto parts and off-road store. I have been thinking a lot about this, and I'm not at this time 100 percent sure I want to finish and/or keep this Suburban, as I have other ideas I'd like to explore. I am considering selling or parting this out. I really do not want to sell the motor, trans, t-case, or front axle, as I plan to use them in a different project that I feel will be more fitting to my new business. I would consider selling the rust free body/frame with rear axle already set up for your axle for $1,500. This will not include "extras" I've aquired for the project. If you would like to make reasonable offers that include other parts in this thread, you are welcome to do so. Do not consider this the "official" end of this project, just a change of direction. I will post in the for sale section when I know for sure what I'm getting rid of from this project.
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Old November 21st, 2011, 09:39 AM   #103
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i know you said you dont want to sell motor and trans but how much would you want for it all?
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Old November 21st, 2011, 10:07 AM   #104
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i know you said you dont want to sell motor and trans but how much would you want for it all?
It depends on what "it all" includes. I have uses for many of the parts I aquired. I don't want to sell the dana axles or trans unless I get more than their worth or we worked a package deal that I couldn't resist. I'd sell motor for $2,000 alone, or $3,000 with suburban, no front axle, no trans stuff, no extras. Anyone can call me at 810-614-8038 to hash out details.
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Old November 21st, 2011, 02:16 PM   #105
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Rust free Texas Body!

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Old November 22nd, 2011, 10:28 AM   #106
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So, I'm 99% sure this will be for sale or at least a part out. I've purchased what most likely will be its replacement (for a similar expedition-tow rig build) that I feel will be a better fit for my new business venture. I just need to get it home first and see what I have to work with (its currently in Philadelphia)
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Old December 1st, 2011, 09:22 PM   #107
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This is definately for sale now. No trans, bumper, or front axle. You guys know what I'm asking, so make some offers.

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Old December 9th, 2011, 04:51 PM   #108
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Would consider trading body for a trade that involves nv4500 transmissions, dana 60 fronts (preferably a 86-91 ford with 3.55 gears) etc.
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Old December 24th, 2011, 12:00 PM   #109
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O.K. guys. I really hate to be wishy washy on stuff, but its eating at me that I didn't finish this. Plus, I need a new tow rig that I can haul the kids in. I'm leaning towards finishing this thing, even though it isn't "vintage" Which would fit better with my business. I'll keep you all updated.
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Old December 24th, 2011, 11:41 PM   #110
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Build it, they will come.
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Old December 25th, 2011, 08:19 PM   #111
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I would love to see this get built.
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Old December 25th, 2011, 08:31 PM   #112
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I would love to see this get built.
Thanks! I probably will finish it, or build some similar version from its parts. I've got to finish a few short term projects before I continue though.
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Old December 25th, 2011, 08:38 PM   #113
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You should find a sixth (1960–1966) or seventh (1967–1972) generation suburban and build it like you were going to do this one.
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Funny you mention that. I am bringing home a 1959 one ton panel truck in a few weeks that I may use instead.
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Old December 25th, 2011, 08:45 PM   #115
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BTW, I'm a BIG fan of the 60-66 trucks, but they never made a four door version from the factory. I like, but am not too big a fan of the 68-72 style. I have thought quite a bit about adding the extra doors and windows to a one ton panel.
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Old December 25th, 2011, 08:49 PM   #116
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This is already mine, I just need to go pick it up.

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Old December 31st, 2011, 11:24 AM   #117
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This is already mine, I just need to go pick it up.

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sweet... I want to see that build thread.
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Old January 1st, 2012, 07:31 AM   #118
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sweet... I want to see that build thread.
Me too. I'll probably be picking it up within the week. Then I'll be able to fully check it out and decide whether I'll be building it or the burb.
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Old January 12th, 2012, 08:39 AM   #119
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Heres the official scoop. The panel truck is now home and all I wished for. It will become the long term buildup tow rig project someday. Being that I needed a reliable tow rig for the business right away, I went out and purchased a Cummins Dodge extended cab. That leaves me with the only want for the Suburban project its "expedition" qualities.

After speaking with some other expedition guys and some freinds from europe the general concensus is that the Suburban is too big. My close freind from Germany looked at it and says it won't even fit on many of the roads by his house. So, it seems that my 3.9 cummins Cherokee build is better suited for true expedition travelling. Plus, it should get much better mileage and range.

I have "officially" decided to find the Suburban a new home. Many of its parts will be used in my 83 Cherokee, others in other projects. So, if anyone is interested in the Suburban body and/or 5.9 Cummins motor, let me know.
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